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

When SHOWBUSINESS LEGEND ROB CORDDRY needs advice on what to wear to The Comedy Awards in NEW YORK CITY, who does he turn to?
CELEBRITY STYLIST and COMEDY AWARDS VOTER Jesse Thorn, that’s who.
YEAH! YOU READ THAT RIGHT! I FUCKING RUN HOLLYWOOD! VOTING FOR AWARDS AND DRESSING THE STARS! PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!
(By the way, if you’re not watching Rob’s amazing series Children’s Hospital, you’re missing out, big time. It is so, so, so funny.)

When SHOWBUSINESS LEGEND ROB CORDDRY needs advice on what to wear to The Comedy Awards in NEW YORK CITY, who does he turn to?

CELEBRITY STYLIST and COMEDY AWARDS VOTER Jesse Thorn, that’s who.

YEAH! YOU READ THAT RIGHT! I FUCKING RUN HOLLYWOOD! VOTING FOR AWARDS AND DRESSING THE STARS! PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!

(By the way, if you’re not watching Rob’s amazing series Children’s Hospital, you’re missing out, big time. It is so, so, so funny.)

All I Want For Christmas: Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry is a comic actor and improviser whose sweet mug you know from The Daily Show or film.  He’s got a brand new series coming soon on [adult swim], based on his hilarious web series Children’s Hospital, and in March you can catch him with John Cusack in the real film that is really called Hot Tub Time Machine.  So what does Mr. Hollywood want for Christmas?

"I’m usually yelling at people in Italian so why not dress more like an Italian film director?  Mi Grande!"

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