Put This On Season Two, Episode 2: Eclecticism

Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits New York City, where eclectic style is a way of life.

We go thrifting with Josh and Trav from the blog Street Etiquette. They’re known for their thrift-store eyes and their unique editorials. We drop some shopping and alteration knowledge and have a friendly competition: who can pick up the coolest stuff in three shops and two hours?

Visit Jay Kos, the eclectic boutique that fuses traditional style with a decidedly non-traditional palette. It’s a favorite of modern dandies because of Jay’s bold color sense and wild material choices. Here you can find traditionally-made trousers in green python or a fine Italian sportcoat rendered in a blown-up flannel shirting pattern.

Meet Lewis Lapham, the found of Lapham’s Quarterly and longtime editor of Harper’s Magazine. Lapham discusses why fine clothes suit the humble journalist, and compares a coat and tie to the pair of gold coins Flaubert carried in his pocket - they lend the bearer a sense of weight.

In our How It’s Made segment, we learn what’s inside your jacket. Tailor Leonard Logsdail tears open a few coats to show us their guts and compares the construction of pieces at a variety of price points.

Plus, the return of Rudiments with new host Dave Hill. Dave explains that a coat isn’t finished until it has been altered by a tailor.

This is the second episode in our six-episode second season. In this season, we visit the three greatest men’s style cities in the world, as chosen by our readers - New York, Milan and London.

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This episode was supported by our viewers and by The Put This On Gentlemen’s Association.


Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor

Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn

Rudiments: Dave Hill

Producer: Andrew Yamato

Director of Photography: Ryan Samul

Sound: Andrew J. Reardon

PTO Rudiments: Alterations

"A suit should look good off the rack, then you should have it altered to look great. Budget $100, and about two weeks, because the transformation isn’t free, or instantaneous." - Dave Hill

From Season 2, Episode 2 of Put This On

Put This On Presents: Dave Hill vs. Fashion Week 2012

Put This On’s intrepid field correspondent Dave Hill hit New York’s Fashion Week once again to find out what makes it so magical. Turns out, it’s mountains of cocaine!

Can you spot Anna Wintour, Scott Schuman and Bill Cunningham? How about Dave Hill? Can you spot Dave Hill?

Put This On Season Two & Season One DVD: Coming Tuesday 3/13!

Previously: Dave Hill at Fashion Week 2011

(And be sure to pre-order Dave’s new book, Tasteful Nudes… and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation)

Oh my gosh, you guys!
Isn’t that celebrity author Dave Hill?
Where could he be? Fashion week?
Could he be getting ready to school everyone on the important subject of fashion on behalf of the hit videoblog Put This On?!

Oh my gosh, you guys!

Isn’t that celebrity author Dave Hill?

Where could he be? Fashion week?

Could he be getting ready to school everyone on the important subject of fashion on behalf of the hit videoblog Put This On?!


Dave Hill Visits New York Fashion Week: 2011

"Hi, I’m Dave Hill for Put This On, coming to you from Fashion Week in New York City, a week-long nightmare where people try, and fail, to look as incredible as me."

As a thank-you for all of the 1,600+ people who backed season two of our show, we sent our correspondent Dave Hill to New York Fashion Week to talk to fashion fans ranging from the exceedingly gracious Bryan Boy to the the exceedingly quiet “Natasha Finkel, Fashionista Feline of the Persian Persuasion.” (Cats can’t talk.)

As always, Dave made some new friends, some new LADY friends, and wowed the world with his dashing style and almost inhuman panache.

"Statistically speaking, we’re standing in the eye of a poon storm."

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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“They can’t keep their clothes on and they can’t keep things out of their asses.”

Is this style-related?  Not technically, no.  But if I’m reading my style tumblrs, and I first see THE GREAT DAVE HILL, then see THE GREAT DAVID RAKOFF, it’s going to be reblogged. 

Fun fact: THE GREAT DAVE HILL has recently agreed to an offer of future short-term employment with Put This On & Associates (P.T.O. & Ass.).  Note that you will not see the fruits of said labors for many months, so don’t freak out.

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