PTO Cities: The Results Are In
Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in every round of our PTO Cities bracket to determine the greatest men’s style cities in the world.
Our champion is London, which defeated New York yesterday by a vote of 54 to 46 percent. In the consolation match, Milan grabbed the bronze medal, defeating Tokyo 60-40.
So our travel agenda is set. Support season two of Put This On, and we’ll bring you the best men’s style stories from these three amazing cities.
Onwards!

PTO Cities: The Results Are In

Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in every round of our PTO Cities bracket to determine the greatest men’s style cities in the world.

Our champion is London, which defeated New York yesterday by a vote of 54 to 46 percent. In the consolation match, Milan grabbed the bronze medal, defeating Tokyo 60-40.

So our travel agenda is set. Support season two of Put This On, and we’ll bring you the best men’s style stories from these three amazing cities.

Onwards!

PTO Cities: The Grand Finale
Only one city can be the greatest men’s style city in the world. Will it be London or New York? Only you can decide.
And which city will be our third location for season two of Put This On: Milan or Tokyo? A consolation match will pick our bronze medalist.
Vote now below. Tomorrow, we announce the winners and being our Kickstarter campaign to fund season two.

PTO Cities: The Grand Finale

Only one city can be the greatest men’s style city in the world. Will it be London or New York? Only you can decide.

And which city will be our third location for season two of Put This On: Milan or Tokyo? A consolation match will pick our bronze medalist.

Vote now below. Tomorrow, we announce the winners and being our Kickstarter campaign to fund season two.

Another day, another round in #PTOCities. London crushes Paris, Tokyo swats away Hong Kong like a fly, New York destroys Buenos Aires and Milan stuffs Naples.
Then there were four. Cast your votes now.

Another day, another round in #PTOCities. London crushes Paris, Tokyo swats away Hong Kong like a fly, New York destroys Buenos Aires and Milan stuffs Naples.

Then there were four. Cast your votes now.

Today: the Great Eight of our #PTOCities competition to determine the three greatest style cities in the world. Still standing: London & Paris, Tokyo & Hong Kong, New York & Buenos Aires (above) and Milan & Naples. Only four will emerge to compete on Wednesday for the chance at the championship. Every city eliminated today is out of the running for the Big Three, where we’ll be shooting season two of Put This On. This is serious business.

Today: the Great Eight of our #PTOCities competition to determine the three greatest style cities in the world. Still standing: London & Paris, Tokyo & Hong Kong, New York & Buenos Aires (above) and Milan & Naples. Only four will emerge to compete on Wednesday for the chance at the championship. Every city eliminated today is out of the running for the Big Three, where we’ll be shooting season two of Put This On. This is serious business.

Things got intense this week as 16 became 8 in the PTO Cities bracket. We had our biggest blowout as New York destroyed Atlanta, 90-10, and we had our tightest contest, as Buenos Aires defeated Montreal by 3 votes with over a thousand cast.
Next week: the great 8, the final four, and the championship.

Things got intense this week as 16 became 8 in the PTO Cities bracket. We had our biggest blowout as New York destroyed Atlanta, 90-10, and we had our tightest contest, as Buenos Aires defeated Montreal by 3 votes with over a thousand cast.

Next week: the great 8, the final four, and the championship.

PTO Cities Round Two: Asia and Americas

Earlier this week, the trendy Naples slipped past elegant Vienna, and fashion capital Milan sound defeated national capital Rome in our Continental Europe division.

On the Atlantic side of Europe, Paris squarely defeated Stockholm, and London destroyed Amsterdam, setting up a colossal battle between the romantic City of Lights and the pragmatic capital of England.

On the Pacific side of today’s battles, Tokyo takes on Los Angeles (pictured above, by the way: a Los Angeles premium denim factory). San Francisco and Hong Kong tangle, too.

Meanwhile, on the Americas side, New York takes on the South’s great hope, Atlanta. Meanwhile the North’s great hope takes on the really South’s great hope, Buenos Aires.
We’ve had over a thousand votes for every round so far… cast your votes in these two rounds today. Have strong opinions? Tweet them with the hashtag #PTOCities.

PTO Cities Round Two: Asia and Americas

Earlier this week, the trendy Naples slipped past elegant Vienna, and fashion capital Milan sound defeated national capital Rome in our Continental Europe division.

On the Atlantic side of Europe, Paris squarely defeated Stockholm, and London destroyed Amsterdam, setting up a colossal battle between the romantic City of Lights and the pragmatic capital of England.

On the Pacific side of today’s battles, Tokyo takes on Los Angeles (pictured above, by the way: a Los Angeles premium denim factory). San Francisco and Hong Kong tangle, too.

Meanwhile, on the Americas side, New York takes on the South’s great hope, Atlanta. Meanwhile the North’s great hope takes on the really South’s great hope, Buenos Aires.

We’ve had over a thousand votes for every round so far… cast your votes in these two rounds today. Have strong opinions? Tweet them with the hashtag #PTOCities.

PTO Cities Round Two: Europe!
We’re into the second round of our quest to find the three greatest men’s style cities in the world - and the three shooting locations for our second season.
Today, we face some big showdowns in Europe. Who will emerge in the all-Italian battle of Milan vs. Rome? Can London be stopped? Is Vienna (pictured above: Vienna’s Coffeeshop Owners’ Ball) a dark horse? What about Paris?
Vote for your choices below - remember to consider makers, men and intangibles.

PTO Cities Round Two: Europe!

We’re into the second round of our quest to find the three greatest men’s style cities in the world - and the three shooting locations for our second season.

Today, we face some big showdowns in Europe. Who will emerge in the all-Italian battle of Milan vs. Rome? Can London be stopped? Is Vienna (pictured above: Vienna’s Coffeeshop Owners’ Ball) a dark horse? What about Paris?

Vote for your choices below - remember to consider makers, men and intangibles.

PTO Cities: What Others Have to Say
So with the first round settled for PTO Cities, we surveyed some friends of Put This On to see what they had to say about the bracket going into the second round. Who did they think was going to win? How do they feel about the field? Could there be any upsets? Here’s what they had to say:

Christian Barker from The Rake: At the risk of starting a sartorial version of the Shakur/Smalls feud, I’ve my doubts Los Angeles – a city where everyone’s seemingly terrified of being seen as a ‘suit’ - will provide rich pickings for a site dedicated to ‘dressing like a grownup’. I’ve only visited once, but wearing a suit in LA, I felt like the proverbial Wookiee on Endor
Will Boehlke from A Suitable Wardrobe: It will be the third round before there is serious competition, in my opinion. The principal second round interest looks to me to be a pairing where neither city deserves to win, namely San Francisco and Hong Kong. But since that is also the bracket where the winner is likely to face Tokyo, not generally considered a center of world class menswear despite its appreciation for great shoes, we could be looking at a completely unexpected competitor in the finals with London, New York, and Milan.  And that is how upsets happen.
Stephen Pulvirent from Simply Refined: Well no huge upsets yet except Chicago getting tossed over for Buenos Aires.  Maybe I’ll get over it by the time Season 3 rolls around…maybe.  I was sorry to see Melbourne and Havana go too, though not surprised.  I’m guessing the big questions will be Paris or London, Hong Kong or Tokyo, and New York or Naples, but I’m actually hoping the usual suspects will get knocked out in favor of some less-talked-about cities  No denying New York and Naples bring their A-game every time, but wouldn’t you rather see Vienna or Montreal for a change?  
Chris Callis from Men of Habit: Just coming back from London last week, I may be a bit biased. With all of the history it’s difficult to beat. Everyone knows about Savile Row, but the amount of cool spots there goes well beyond that. Drake’s, Trunk, and Rubinacci to name a few. Probably the most international city in the world. Italy is great for Italian, but you can find the best from all over the world in London. That’s why it has my vote.
Andy Gilchrist from Ask Andy About Clothes: I feel like I’ve been asked to update the classic Ian Fleming book Thrilling Cities. I’m a little prejudiced since I live in Los Angeles, but I don’t regard it as a shining example of style. Also, while I’ve never visited Tokyo, I haven’t been impressed with the Japanese tourists I’ve seen come visit Los Angeles. Thus, I’m discounting both of those cities from winning this contest. Hong Kong, on the other hand, is a world class city for shopping, atmosphere, tailoring, and manufacturing.  Two of my favorite tailors have shops there and the city has an incredible luxury goods market. As well, I’ve always been jealous of San Francisco’s excellent sense of style. So, although my preference is Hong Kong, I’m going with San Francisco because it’s closer to me!  

We’d love to hear from you as well. If you have a favorite for the second round, and would like to say why, email your thoughts to us at contact@putthison.com. I’ll select some of the best ones and publish them here. 
(pictured above: Tokyo)

PTO Cities: What Others Have to Say

So with the first round settled for PTO Cities, we surveyed some friends of Put This On to see what they had to say about the bracket going into the second round. Who did they think was going to win? How do they feel about the field? Could there be any upsets? Here’s what they had to say:

Christian Barker from The RakeAt the risk of starting a sartorial version of the Shakur/Smalls feud, I’ve my doubts Los Angeles – a city where everyone’s seemingly terrified of being seen as a ‘suit’ - will provide rich pickings for a site dedicated to ‘dressing like a grownup’. I’ve only visited once, but wearing a suit in LA, I felt like the proverbial Wookiee on Endor

Will Boehlke from A Suitable Wardrobe: It will be the third round before there is serious competition, in my opinion. The principal second round interest looks to me to be a pairing where neither city deserves to win, namely San Francisco and Hong Kong. But since that is also the bracket where the winner is likely to face Tokyo, not generally considered a center of world class menswear despite its appreciation for great shoes, we could be looking at a completely unexpected competitor in the finals with London, New York, and Milan.  And that is how upsets happen.

Stephen Pulvirent from Simply Refined: Well no huge upsets yet except Chicago getting tossed over for Buenos Aires.  Maybe I’ll get over it by the time Season 3 rolls around…maybe.  I was sorry to see Melbourne and Havana go too, though not surprised.  I’m guessing the big questions will be Paris or London, Hong Kong or Tokyo, and New York or Naples, but I’m actually hoping the usual suspects will get knocked out in favor of some less-talked-about cities  No denying New York and Naples bring their A-game every time, but wouldn’t you rather see Vienna or Montreal for a change?  

Chris Callis from Men of HabitJust coming back from London last week, I may be a bit biased. With all of the history it’s difficult to beat. Everyone knows about Savile Row, but the amount of cool spots there goes well beyond that. Drake’s, Trunk, and Rubinacci to name a few. Probably the most international city in the world. Italy is great for Italian, but you can find the best from all over the world in London. That’s why it has my vote.

Andy Gilchrist from Ask Andy About Clothes: I feel like I’ve been asked to update the classic Ian Fleming book Thrilling Cities. I’m a little prejudiced since I live in Los Angeles, but I don’t regard it as a shining example of style. Also, while I’ve never visited Tokyo, I haven’t been impressed with the Japanese tourists I’ve seen come visit Los Angeles. Thus, I’m discounting both of those cities from winning this contest. Hong Kong, on the other hand, is a world class city for shopping, atmosphere, tailoring, and manufacturing.  Two of my favorite tailors have shops there and the city has an incredible luxury goods market. As well, I’ve always been jealous of San Francisco’s excellent sense of style. So, although my preference is Hong Kong, I’m going with San Francisco because it’s closer to me!  

We’d love to hear from you as well. If you have a favorite for the second round, and would like to say why, email your thoughts to us at contact@putthison.com. I’ll select some of the best ones and publish them here. 

(pictured above: Tokyo)

Well the announcement was delayed a bit by certain baby-boy-birth-related activities, but the first round of voting in our #PTOCities bracket is now complete.
You can see the results of the opening round above. We’ll have voting in the second round starting next week.
If you have a pick for the second round, and want to offer a few sentences as to why, email your commentary to us at contact@putthison.com. We’ll feature the best on the blog along with the choices.

Well the announcement was delayed a bit by certain baby-boy-birth-related activities, but the first round of voting in our #PTOCities bracket is now complete.

You can see the results of the opening round above. We’ll have voting in the second round starting next week.

If you have a pick for the second round, and want to offer a few sentences as to why, email your commentary to us at contact@putthison.com. We’ll feature the best on the blog along with the choices.

When I went off and had my first child, the voting was hot and heavy in our #PTOCities bracket. We’re working to pick three cities in which to shoot Put This On’s second season… the three greatest menswear cities in the world. Manufacturers, events, men on the street, designers: they all count in this bracket.

We had our first upset this week, with the Italian metropolis of Rome (5) narrowly defeating fourth-seeded Barcelona. It was wins for Italy all-round, in fact, as Milan squarely beat the more modern Berlin, while Naples snuck past Budapest. Perhaps the world’s most elegant city, Vienna, snuck into the second round with a close victory over Prague in a war of old-school charms.

Today, our final first-round matchup: the Pacific quadrant, featuring the West of the Americas and the East of Asia. Top-ranked Tokyo, known for its clash of lockstep and profoundly eccentric styles takes on sleeper Cochabamba. The vintage-y outdoorsy style of Portland takes on the relaxed beach bum looks and huge apparel industry of Los Angeles, denim capital of the world. The Pacific Coast aesthetic of Vancouver takes on Hong Kong, perhaps the world’s most tailor-dense city. The Pacific coast’s most cosmopolitan city takes on Melbourne, representing for Australia the islands of the Pacific.
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When I went off and had my first child, the voting was hot and heavy in our #PTOCities bracket. We’re working to pick three cities in which to shoot Put This On’s second season… the three greatest menswear cities in the world. Manufacturers, events, men on the street, designers: they all count in this bracket.

We had our first upset this week, with the Italian metropolis of Rome (5) narrowly defeating fourth-seeded Barcelona. It was wins for Italy all-round, in fact, as Milan squarely beat the more modern Berlin, while Naples snuck past Budapest. Perhaps the world’s most elegant city, Vienna, snuck into the second round with a close victory over Prague in a war of old-school charms.

Today, our final first-round matchup: the Pacific quadrant, featuring the West of the Americas and the East of Asia. Top-ranked Tokyo, known for its clash of lockstep and profoundly eccentric styles takes on sleeper Cochabamba. The vintage-y outdoorsy style of Portland takes on the relaxed beach bum looks and huge apparel industry of Los Angeles, denim capital of the world. The Pacific Coast aesthetic of Vancouver takes on Hong Kong, perhaps the world’s most tailor-dense city. The Pacific coast’s most cosmopolitan city takes on Melbourne, representing for Australia the islands of the Pacific.

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