Dallas Penn on his high school wardrobe:

"…how could I forgot how hard Avirex was when it first came out? This Avirex varsity jacket put in hella work for me. Steven Spielberg produced a TV show titled Amazing Stories and in this episode all the actors were wearing shearling flight jackets. I murdered the game by buying patches from an army navy store and having them sewn onto my coat. My custom game been crazy since the 1980s.

Read more at Complex.
-Pete

Dallas Penn on his high school wardrobe:

"…how could I forgot how hard Avirex was when it first came out? This Avirex varsity jacket put in hella work for me. Steven Spielberg produced a TV show titled Amazing Stories and in this episode all the actors were wearing shearling flight jackets. I murdered the game by buying patches from an army navy store and having them sewn onto my coat. My custom game been crazy since the 1980s.

Read more at Complex.

-Pete

Put This On Season Two, Episode 1: The Melting Pot

Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits New York City, a place where style is defined and redefined through interpretation and reinterpretation.

Meet the ‘Lo Heads. With roots in 1980s street gangs, these Polo Ralph Lauren enthusiasts have made “aspirational apparel” a lifestyle. They once had to boost their Polo from stores and fight to keep it on the streets. Today, their culture is worldwide, promulgated by hip-hop. Their hero is Ralph Lauren - a working class New Yorker who understood that the fantastical power of style can be transformative. Dallas Penn from The Internets Celebrities, a dedicated Lo Head with a collection of over 1000 pieces of Polo apparel (and former member of the Decepts crew) takes us on a tour of this remarkable fashion subculture.

Visit Worth & Worth hat shop, a New York institution with roots going back to 1922. In recent memory, Orlando Palacios has made the shop a home for rockers as well as traditionalists, turning hundred-year-old machines to the task of reinterpreting hundred-year-old styles.

Meet Jason Marshall, a jazz saxaphonist with a classic style. He plays with bands ranging from traditional bop to hip-hop fusion to Aretha Franklin, but he prefers to wear tailored clothes when he does it, and explains why.

And in our Q & Answer segment, find out how to pack your suit for travel. We’ll show you a fold to keep it neat inside a rolling carry-on or suitcase, and we’ll show you how to keep your trousers on the hanger inside a garment bag.

This is the first episode in our six-episode second season. We’ll visit the three greatest men’s style cities in the world, as chosen by our readers - New York, Milan and London. Stay tuned for our next New York episode, coming soon to putthison.com.



This episode was supported by our viewers and by Lifeway Kefir.

Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor

Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn

Producer: Andrew Yamato

Director of Photography: Ryan Samul

Sound: Andrew J. Reardon

Production Assistance: Zach Linder, Derek Miller

Dallas Penn adjusts a few of the 1000+ pieces in his Polo collection before our interview for Put This On season two.

Dallas Penn adjusts a few of the 1000+ pieces in his Polo collection before our interview for Put This On season two.

A couple of snapshots by Zach Linder from our shoot tonight with Dallas Penn at Lo Goose on the Deuce, a meetup for Lo Heads, Lo Lifes and other Polo Ralph Lauren enthusiasts.