“I just try things. And the things I like, sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t. You can look at pictures where I just look terrible. But the older I get, the more I know what works. It’s for the better.” — Andre 3000

Put This On Episode 7: Personal Style

Episode seven of Put This On explores personal style - elegant, quirky, distinctive and everywhere in between.

Field correspondent Dave Hill visits the annual meeting of the Corduroy Appreciation Club, held each year on 11/11, the date which most resembles corduroy. He discovers a magical world, dedicated to the promotion of that most bookish of fabrics, and to the denigration of the sworn enemy of the wale: velvet.

Then Roxana Altamirano brings a new Nerd Boyfriend segment, with an investigation of an icon of eccentric style, Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 of Outkast.

Plus: a conversation with one of the world’s most elegant men, Gay Talese. He’s not just one of America’s most celebrated magazine writers and the man who invented the contemporary magazine profile. He’s also one of the best-dressed men in the world, the son of an immigrant tailor who imbued in his progeny a love of fine clothing. Besides that, he’s got his own lapel shape!

Stay tuned to putthison.com for more information about season two. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring season two, email us at contact@putthison.com.

Directed by Adam Lisagor

Editing & Second Camera by Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Hosted & Written by Jesse Thorn

Featuring Dave Hill & Roxana Altamirano

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streetetiquette:

Andre Benjamin 
Bixby 

Mandatory Andre 3000 re-blog from our pals at Street Etiquette.  Necktie as belt: sartorial power move.

streetetiquette:

Andre Benjamin 

Bixby 

Mandatory Andre 3000 re-blog from our pals at Street Etiquette.  Necktie as belt: sartorial power move.

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I have to admit that I am re-blogging this picture for two reasons.
Automatic Andre 3000 re-blog policy.
So people will stop asking me if I’ve seen this.

I have to admit that I am re-blogging this picture for two reasons.

  1. Automatic Andre 3000 re-blog policy.
  2. So people will stop asking me if I’ve seen this.

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tumblinerb:

a very famous and important gossip blogger has several pictures of a young big boi.

You know I have to post the pics of my man Three Stacks and his orange Guess jeans.

tumblinerb:

a very famous and important gossip blogger has several pictures of a young big boi.

You know I have to post the pics of my man Three Stacks and his orange Guess jeans.

bowtiedandstarryeyed:

Benjamin Bixby is coming to a Filene’s Basement near you. Such a shame that the line went under in such a short time, but the prices were outrageous. All I have is a mint julep green oxford in my closet to show for it.

I had this confirmed to me by Andre’s assistant a month or two ago.  RIP Benjamin Bixby.  Very sad to hear, because this was one of my favorite clothing lines in the world, irrespective of any celebrity associations. It was expensive, indeed, but have you looked at the prices of Band of Outsiders lately?

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Kevin McDonald: Three things I remember about the video: The song was amazing, and I bought the album and ended up becoming a big fan. The food was the best food on any set ever. It was every food in the world, from pasta to chicken to fruit and lobster—it was the best food ever on a set. I’m a vegetarian, but just to smell it was great. And Andre 3000. [Laughs.] You had to bring your own clothes and I didn’t have a tie, and I was playing the principal. After the first take, Andre 3000 came up to me with a tie—and he’s a small guy, even though I’m not so tall—and he had to stand on his toes and put the tie around me, and he said, “There, that looks better. By the way, you’re being very funny.”

(Thanks, Brian)

tumblinerb:

spaceagehustle:


You might call us country, but we’s only Southern

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Reblogging for posterity. Do you guys have any idea how difficult it is to find pre-Speakerboxxx era pics of these boys online?b/w remember the Outkast clothing line?

Andre 3000: he was wild and crazy before he was a dandy.  God bless him for it.  Another guy whose dress has always conveyed joy.

tumblinerb:

spaceagehustle:

You might call us country, but we’s only Southern

(via Sour Powered)

Reblogging for posterity. Do you guys have any idea how difficult it is to find pre-Speakerboxxx era pics of these boys online?

b/w remember the Outkast clothing line?

Andre 3000: he was wild and crazy before he was a dandy.  God bless him for it.  Another guy whose dress has always conveyed joy.

Three Stacks:  as good as it gets.

Three Stacks:  as good as it gets.

Pretty sure this lady is going to a costume party dressed as Andre 3000.  NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
via Curator of DC Style

Pretty sure this lady is going to a costume party dressed as Andre 3000.  NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

via Curator of DC Style