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When You Need It NOW! (You Shoulda Got It THEN!)

August 1, 2013

When You Need It NOW! (You Shoulda Got It THEN!)

A huge portion of the emails I get at Put This On are about men who NEED IT NOW! They’ve…

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The New Yorker: The End of Saks As We Know It

July 31, 2013

The New Yorker: The End Of Saks As We Know It

The New Yorker: The End of Saks As We Know It Amy Merrick of The New Yorker asks how luxury…

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Buying Vegan

July 18, 2013

Buying Vegan

Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from a reader who – whether for ethical, religious, or some…

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Thoughts on Buying Good Sweaters

November 19, 2012

Thoughts On Buying Good Sweaters

The best time to purchase sweaters is at the end of the season, when the fall/ winter stock gets discounted…

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Why You’re Unlikely to Tell Between a Fused and Half-Canvassed Jacket

November 14, 2012

Why You’re Unlikely To Tell Between A Fused And Half-Canvassed Jacket

Tailor Jeffery Diduch, who maintains the rather illuminating blog Tutto Fatto a Mano, was nice enough to contact us a…

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Check Out the Best

October 10, 2012

Check Out The Best

If you happen to live near a high-quality men’s clothing store, I encourage you to drop by it sometime, even…

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Classics for the Unsure and Indecisive

September 19, 2012

Classics For The Unsure And Indecisive

I was trying to decide the other day whether I should buy a certain pair of brogues from a Hungarian…

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Don’t Shop Aimlessly; Have a Plan

July 26, 2012

Don’t Shop Aimlessly; Have A Plan

If I could only give three pieces of advice to a budding clothing enthusiast, they would be: find a good…

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Smarter Sales Shopping

June 6, 2012

Smarter Sales Shopping

Everyone loves a good deal, but sometimes I wonder if men might not be better off if they weren’t allowed…

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“Nice Stuff, But Not for Me”

April 19, 2012

“Nice Stuff, But Not For Me”

One of the most important skills you can learn as you develop your own sense of style is how to…

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Put This On Season 2 Episode 2: Thrifting with Street Etiquette

April 11, 2012

Put This On Season 2 Episode 2: Thrifting With Street Etiquette

Put This On host Jesse Thorn goes thrift store shopping for menswear with Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, the proprietors…

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Strategic Frugality

February 6, 2012

Strategic Frugality

If you’re just starting to build a better wardrobe, funds can be limited, so it’s good to know where you…

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Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

February 1, 2012

Avoiding Buyer’s Regret

When you’re shopping for clothes, there are probably a dozen or more variables to consider before you make a purchase….

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Here’s a tip

October 18, 2011

Here’s A Tip

Try doing your shoe shopping after 3pm. Feet swell after a bit of walking, so by trying on shoes in…

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How to Detect Bullshit

August 3, 2011

How To Detect Bullshit

I’m almost always disappointed by the salespeople I meet when I go shopping. Most of them have been poorly trained,…

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