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The Million Dollar Polo Collection

September 13, 2017

The Million Dollar Polo Collection

If you happen to have a million dollars laying around, and love ‘90s Ralph Lauren as much as I do, Ezra…

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Japanese Magazines Have the Best Suit Guides

August 28, 2017

Japanese Magazines Have The Best Suit Guides

In all the years I’ve been reading menswear magazines, the Japanese have always made the best suit guides – especially…

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“Stranger Than Friction”

August 26, 2017

“Stranger Than Friction”

I love Collector’s Weekly, and I was particularly fascinated by this piece about vesta cases. Before about World War One…

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Sunglasses with Personality

August 2, 2017

Sunglasses With Personality

Richard Merkin, who was known for his art, as well as his flamboyant sense of style, has this quote I…

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Way Down in This: Subcultural Cachet in <i>Cool: Style, Sound, and Subversion</i> by Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke (part II)

July 20, 2017

Way Down In This: Subcultural Cachet In Cool: Style, Sound, And Subversion By Greg Foley And Andrew Luecke (part II)

Yesterday we posted part I of an interview with Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke, the authors of Cool: Style, Sound,…

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Way Down in This: Subcultural Cachet in <i>Cool: Style, Sound, and Subversion</i> by Greg Foley and <b>Andrew Luecke </b>(part I)

July 19, 2017

Way Down In This: Subcultural Cachet In Cool: Style, Sound, And Subversion By Greg Foley And Andrew Luecke (part I)

I grew up listening to a lot of punk rock, and sometimes I take it for granted that everyone I…

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Next Level Thrifting: the Designs of Emily Adams Bode

July 13, 2017

Next Level Thrifting: The Designs Of Emily Adams Bode

All of us at Put This On dig repurposed garments and vintage/one of a kind fabrics, so I was happy…

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Beyond the Basic Polo: Ban-lon and Related Styles

July 6, 2017

Beyond The Basic Polo: Ban-lon And Related Styles

Business casual killed the basic pique cotton polo. It took a trim, sporty shirt option and drowned it in the…

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Writers and Their Clothes

June 30, 2017

Writers And Their Clothes

The New York Times has a great article today on the relationship between writers and their clothes. Although they’re often…

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Gift in My Hands: Leonard Logsdail’s Story

June 26, 2017

Gift In My Hands: Leonard Logsdail’s Story

If you’re not familiar with the name Leonard Logsdail, you’re sure to be familiar with his work. The NYC-based bespoke…

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Archives for Alpinists: Patagonia Documents Its Early Designs

June 22, 2017

Archives For Alpinists: Patagonia Documents Its Early Designs

I love when brands get serious about their archives. Levis has had a professional archivist since 1989, but Patagonia (to…

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Arts and Craft: Celia Pym’s Darned Sweaters

June 6, 2017

Arts And Craft: Celia Pym’s Darned Sweaters

Check out this cool Norwegian sweater, which is a finalist in the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize competition and on display…

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The Fashion Outlaw, Dapper Dan

June 5, 2017

The Fashion Outlaw, Dapper Dan

The New York Times has a great article on Dapper Dan, the Harlem clothier who’s dressed everyone from LL Cool…

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The Death of Social Club Clothing

June 5, 2017

The Death Of Social Club Clothing

A lot has been written about how clothes have become disassociated from our social identities. A generation ago, you could…

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Are Tassel Loafers Only For Old Guys?

May 29, 2017

Are Tassel Loafers Only For Old Guys?

A few weeks ago, I saw my friend Agyesh, the owner and designer behind the Italian-inspired casualwear line Stoffa. Agyesh…

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