Put This On, Season One
Long before I became a writer at Put This On, I was a fan and a reader, and like many people, I discovered the site through Jesse’n’Team’s 10-minute webisodes. They’re fantastic, if you haven’t already seen them. Season one covers topics such as denim, shoes, the fit of our clothes, and how traditions have evolved. You can watch them free online or buy the DVD.
A roundup of episodes:
Denim: PTO’s first episode! Jesse visits one of the best denim shops in Los Angeles, Rising Sun, and talks to the owner about what makes a good pair of jeans. There are also some tips on how to take care of your denim, as well as recommendations for where to buy jeans at a wide range of prices.
Shoes: Raul Ojeda of Willie’s Shoe Service talks about what makes quality footwear; Jesse goes over basic shoe care; and our director Adam Lisagor has a tip for tying shoelaces that will change your life.
Work: Jesse talks to director Paul Feig about his love for suits, and Adam shows us how to tie a four-in-hand knot. Roxanna from Nerd Boyfriend also goes through some iconic photos of stylish men, showing us how to recreate those looks with things we can buy today (or rather, in 2010, when this episode was first released). Lastly, Jesse goes over the dos-and-don’ts of how to dress for a job interview.
Grooming: Jesse visits his barber and later gives a how-to for the classic wet shave. There are also some useful tips at the end on how to avoid those gross yellow pit stains that can occur on shirts.
Tradition: An episode on traditions and where they’ve gone. Jesse visits one of the oldest clothiers in the US, J. Press, to talk to Jay Walter about his career in classic American tailoring. Later, he interviews Thom Browne, a designer who has been known to take traditional, 1960s styles and tweak them for a more modern look.
Body: How should your clothes fit? Jesse visits Carl Goldberg of CEGO Custom Shirtmaker to find out how a shirt should properly fit, and then the legendary Alan Flusser to chat about how men can dressy according to their body type. Lastly, he visits his tailors back home in Los Angeles to show how you can get a better fitting off-the-rack shirt with some simple alterations. 
Personal Style: The elegant, quirky, distinctive, and everything in-between. Field correspondent Dave Hill reports from the Corduroy Appreciation Club (where Jesse once gave a keynote speech), and Roxanne from Nerd Boyfriend investigates Andre 3000’s unique look. Plus, a conversation with Gay Talese, a man who not only has a celebrated writing career, but also his own signature lapel style.
Many, many thanks to our funders for their support! 

Put This On, Season One

Long before I became a writer at Put This On, I was a fan and a reader, and like many people, I discovered the site through Jesse’n’Team’s 10-minute webisodes. They’re fantastic, if you haven’t already seen them. Season one covers topics such as denim, shoes, the fit of our clothes, and how traditions have evolved. You can watch them free online or buy the DVD.

A roundup of episodes:

  • Denim: PTO’s first episode! Jesse visits one of the best denim shops in Los Angeles, Rising Sun, and talks to the owner about what makes a good pair of jeans. There are also some tips on how to take care of your denim, as well as recommendations for where to buy jeans at a wide range of prices.
  • Shoes: Raul Ojeda of Willie’s Shoe Service talks about what makes quality footwear; Jesse goes over basic shoe care; and our director Adam Lisagor has a tip for tying shoelaces that will change your life.
  • Work: Jesse talks to director Paul Feig about his love for suits, and Adam shows us how to tie a four-in-hand knot. Roxanna from Nerd Boyfriend also goes through some iconic photos of stylish men, showing us how to recreate those looks with things we can buy today (or rather, in 2010, when this episode was first released). Lastly, Jesse goes over the dos-and-don’ts of how to dress for a job interview.
  • Grooming: Jesse visits his barber and later gives a how-to for the classic wet shave. There are also some useful tips at the end on how to avoid those gross yellow pit stains that can occur on shirts.
  • Tradition: An episode on traditions and where they’ve gone. Jesse visits one of the oldest clothiers in the US, J. Press, to talk to Jay Walter about his career in classic American tailoring. Later, he interviews Thom Browne, a designer who has been known to take traditional, 1960s styles and tweak them for a more modern look.
  • Body: How should your clothes fit? Jesse visits Carl Goldberg of CEGO Custom Shirtmaker to find out how a shirt should properly fit, and then the legendary Alan Flusser to chat about how men can dressy according to their body type. Lastly, he visits his tailors back home in Los Angeles to show how you can get a better fitting off-the-rack shirt with some simple alterations. 
  • Personal Style: The elegant, quirky, distinctive, and everything in-between. Field correspondent Dave Hill reports from the Corduroy Appreciation Club (where Jesse once gave a keynote speech), and Roxanne from Nerd Boyfriend investigates Andre 3000’s unique look. Plus, a conversation with Gay Talese, a man who not only has a celebrated writing career, but also his own signature lapel style.

Many, many thanks to our funders for their support! 

Put This On: Season One on DVD
Just $16! Or get our “Grow Up Pack” - promise to give away two copies to men who need them, and you can get three DVDs for only thirty bucks.
Available now, while supplies last.
Put This On Season One includes:
All six episodes of season one, including Denim, Shoes, Work, Grooming, Tradition, Body and Personal Style.
Four bonus episodes: an animation of Lyndon B. Johnson’s legendary telephone call to the Haggar Clothing Company, asking to order pants that don’t “cut up on [his] bunghole,” comedian Dave Hill’s hilarious trip to fashion week, plus extended cuts of interviews with menswear luminaries Alan Flusser and Gay Talese.
Commentary on every episode from creators Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor, plus appearances by guest commentator and dapper comedy superstar Paul F. Tompkins.
Buy yours now!

Put This On: Season One on DVD

Just $16! Or get our “Grow Up Pack” - promise to give away two copies to men who need them, and you can get three DVDs for only thirty bucks.

Available now, while supplies last.

Put This On Season One includes:

  • All six episodes of season one, including Denim, Shoes, Work, Grooming, Tradition, Body and Personal Style.
  • Four bonus episodes: an animation of Lyndon B. Johnson’s legendary telephone call to the Haggar Clothing Company, asking to order pants that don’t “cut up on [his] bunghole,” comedian Dave Hill’s hilarious trip to fashion week, plus extended cuts of interviews with menswear luminaries Alan Flusser and Gay Talese.
  • Commentary on every episode from creators Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor, plus appearances by guest commentator and dapper comedy superstar Paul F. Tompkins.

Buy yours now!

We’re getting lots of reports of Put This On Season One DVDs arriving in mailboxes across the country. Thanks to the hundreds of people who helped support Season 2’s Kickstarter at all levels, and especially those who gave enough to qualify for the DVD - we hope you enjoy it.
If you became a Put This On fan after the Kickstarter, you’ll still be able to buy the DVD, which features everything we shot for Season 1 (six episodes, a bonus episode, and two extended interviews, one of which is exclusive to the DVD) plus commentaries on every episode by director Adam Lisagor and myself (and on a few episodes, special guest Paul F. Tompkins).
The DVD will be available to order on Tuesday here at PutThisOn.com, through our friends at Topatoco, for just $16. We’ll also be offering a special deal for evangelists: order three DVDs, and you’ll pay just thirty bucks. That way, you can order a pile for the men in your life who need them most!

We’re getting lots of reports of Put This On Season One DVDs arriving in mailboxes across the country. Thanks to the hundreds of people who helped support Season 2’s Kickstarter at all levels, and especially those who gave enough to qualify for the DVD - we hope you enjoy it.

If you became a Put This On fan after the Kickstarter, you’ll still be able to buy the DVD, which features everything we shot for Season 1 (six episodes, a bonus episode, and two extended interviews, one of which is exclusive to the DVD) plus commentaries on every episode by director Adam Lisagor and myself (and on a few episodes, special guest Paul F. Tompkins).

The DVD will be available to order on Tuesday here at PutThisOn.com, through our friends at Topatoco, for just $16. We’ll also be offering a special deal for evangelists: order three DVDs, and you’ll pay just thirty bucks. That way, you can order a pile for the men in your life who need them most!

Fresh from the factory!

Fresh from the factory!

Headed to the factory on Monday for production. Should ship right around the time we start season two.

Headed to the factory on Monday for production. Should ship right around the time we start season two.

Put This On: Season One

Season One of Put This On wrapped up in September. You can watch the episodes here (or subscribe to our podcast in iTunes to download them to your computer or mobile device) while you wait for season two, slated to premiere in 2012.

Put This On Season One

Our generous fans funded our pilot and a fantastic six-episode first season. If you’ve missed any of the episodes, check them out now.

Episode One - Denim

Episode Two - Shoes

Episode Three - Work

Episode Four - Grooming

Episode Five - Tradition

Episode Six - Body

Episode Seven - Personal Style

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

iTunes / Vimeo / YouTube

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Thank you!
Thanks to the generous pledges of 317 Put This On viewer/reader/donors, we’ve raised enough money to make Put This On Season One!
We’re so happy that this kind of funding for media really works.  For independent independents like us, there’s no other practical way to do it, and this was really a home run.
So… from here…
If you haven’t pledged yet, our Kickstarter is still open for business for 7 more days.  Buy in!
If you’re interested in sponsoring our videos or website, email us.
Keep your eyes here and on Twitter for updates on our filming, and look for six new episodes in the first six months of 2010!

Thank you!

Thanks to the generous pledges of 317 Put This On viewer/reader/donors, we’ve raised enough money to make Put This On Season One!

We’re so happy that this kind of funding for media really works.  For independent independents like us, there’s no other practical way to do it, and this was really a home run.

So… from here…

If you haven’t pledged yet, our Kickstarter is still open for business for 7 more days.  Buy in!

If you’re interested in sponsoring our videos or website, email us.

Keep your eyes here and on Twitter for updates on our filming, and look for six new episodes in the first six months of 2010!

Season One Update
As of this writing, 163 Put This On fans have pledged money towards the production of Season One of the show.  Many have given $3 or $5.  Many have given hundreds.  Thank you!  So far, we’ve got over $9300 pledged towards our $15,000 goal.
We decided to fund Put This On directly because we didn’t want to have to worry about the vicissitudes of the ad marketplace or finding a Big Media co-producer.  We’re not against sponsorship (and indeed, if you want to sponsor Season One, email us), but we never wanted to have to chose between not getting to make our shows and including a scene about Cisco Telepresence.  We want to do this on our terms - and we think our terms are what’s best for you, too.
We freely admit that this is an experiment.  Just about 50,000 people have watched our pilot, and thousands visit the site every day.  We know you like what we’re making.  We think you want to see more.  But will you pay for it?
So we say: make a pledge.  You only have to actually give up the money if we actually raise enough to make Season One.  And then you get what you paid for - six awesome new episodes of PTO.

Season One Update

As of this writing, 163 Put This On fans have pledged money towards the production of Season One of the show.  Many have given $3 or $5.  Many have given hundreds.  Thank you!  So far, we’ve got over $9300 pledged towards our $15,000 goal.

We decided to fund Put This On directly because we didn’t want to have to worry about the vicissitudes of the ad marketplace or finding a Big Media co-producer.  We’re not against sponsorship (and indeed, if you want to sponsor Season One, email us), but we never wanted to have to chose between not getting to make our shows and including a scene about Cisco Telepresence.  We want to do this on our terms - and we think our terms are what’s best for you, too.

We freely admit that this is an experiment.  Just about 50,000 people have watched our pilot, and thousands visit the site every day.  We know you like what we’re making.  We think you want to see more.  But will you pay for it?

So we say: make a pledge.  You only have to actually give up the money if we actually raise enough to make Season One.  And then you get what you paid for - six awesome new episodes of PTO.