I hope all you Bay Area PTO readers will stop into Wingtip on Wednesday. We’ll have a couple hundred handmade pocket squares for sale at crazy prices, plus Wingtip will be kicking off their annual sale. Should be a lot of fun, and a great place to spend that Christmas check from grandma. And it’s just a couple blocks from Montgomery BART, in the shade of the Transamerica Pyramid. No guarantee that 80s Willie Brown will be there, but we’d love it if he showed.
If you’re in the Bay Area for the holidays, stop by Wingtip the day after Christmas, say hi to me and my mom (yes, my mom is helping) and pick up a little holiday gift for yourself at our special sale. We’ll be offering hand-made squares at significant discounts, and Wingtip will be kicking off their annual “Risk/Reward” sale. No guarantee that Willie Mays will show up to play stickball, but we’ll see what we can do…
I’m fascinated by the geographical map of PutThisOn.com visitors. Are these the most stylish parts of the United States?
Put This On Season Two: So Far
Above: Episode 4
Below: Episodes 3, 2 and 1
Put This On Season Two, Episode 4: Eccentric Style
Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits London, where we visit with a few of the distinctive personalities that help make London a special place.
David Saxby went from being a vintage dealer to recreating traditional styles in his own factories with the workers who’d been laid off as clothing manufacture left England.
We visit Cordings, an unusual outdoor clothing store that Eric Clapton felt so strongly about he bought it.
Watch it elsewhere:
Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor
Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison
Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn
Rudiments: Dave Hill
Producer: Kristian Brodie
Director of Photography: Charlie Cook
Sound: Kristian Brodie
The Put This On Club Tie Returns
Kent Wang sends word that our collaboration, the Put This On Club Tie, is back in stock in his shop. We sold out our first two runs of this handsome little devil. It’s available in two widths - 3” and 3 1/2” - and is made with a luxurious six-fold construction.
It’s the tie that gets you into the only club that will have you: Put This On. Suitable for business, casual, dancing, swimming, ditch-digging, spelunking and television hosting, among other activities.
Best of all, a portion of the purchase price supports the editorial content here at Put This On.
Put This On: A Conversation with Alan Flusser
In this special micro-episode of Put This On, we present a conversation with menswear expert Alan Flusser. Flusser has written the seminal contemporary American texts on getting dressed: Style & the Man and Dressing the Man. He’s also helped create a menswear iPhone app called BeSpeak. He runs Alan Flusser Custom in Manhattan, and famously dressed Michael Douglas for the film Wall Street. While Alan’s worked as a designer of ready-to-wear and has worked closely with tailors for decades, his work at the shop is as neither a designer or a tailor - he’s more like a consiglieri, guiding men towards their best appearance.
Alan’s expertise features heavily in our next episode of Put This On, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce you to one of menswear’s great treasures.
The writers of the IFC show I host, The Grid, noticed a strange phenomenon: Harrison Ford sneakers. So we put together this segment on them.
Of course, there’s only one Ford-inspired footwear choice I approve of…