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

Clothing Credits

Funding Credits

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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.

Kickstarting Season One
We didn’t make our pilot with the idea that we’d shut down this operation immediately thereafter. Here in my office, I’ve got a jumbo-sized whiteboard full of ideas for future episodes of Put This On. We were sure we wanted to keep doing this. The only thing we weren’t sure about was how we were going to pay for it.
Both Adam and myself have real-life jobs, and making an episode of Put This On is a lot of work. Especially for Adam—three weeks or so between pre-production, shooting and editing. We love it, but we have to make money at it. We have to buy equipment, too, and pay people who help us, and pay for some travel. And if you saw the first episode, you know that Adam could use some re-grouting in his bathtub. (Just kidding, he rents, nothing he can do about it, please stop talking about it.)
We didn’t expect the funding for our pilot to come through, but people who believed in us stepped up and paid for it. So while we thought about a variety of ways to fund season one, in the end, we figured we should ask you. We get the impression that you liked it enough to give a few bucks to see more. Isn’t that how the future of media is supposed to work?

Once again, we’re using Kickstarter, and we’ve set a budget of $15,000 for a first season of six episodes, which (if funded) we’ll present over the first six months or so of 2010. That money represents some capital investments (cameras and lenses and whatnot), some travel costs (we’ve got out-of-town plans), and a minimal rate of pay for Adam and myself (about ten or twelve bucks an hour). Maybe we’ll get a sponsorship or something and we’ll make more money, but we really want to do this and we don’t want to ask too much of you, so we kept it to a bare minimum.
This remains very much an experiment. $15,000 is a lot of money, no matter how you slice it, but with your help, giving and spreading the word, we think we can do it. Based on the feedback we’ve gotten from our pilot, we think you want us to make more, and are willing to put a little green behind that sentiment. So we figure we’ll give it a shot: you want more, we want to make more, let’s do it!
Kickstarter has our many inducements to giving (including your own PTO jumpsuit!), and super-easy instructions on how to go about doing so. So kick us a few bucks, and tell a friend!

Kickstarting Season One

We didn’t make our pilot with the idea that we’d shut down this operation immediately thereafter. Here in my office, I’ve got a jumbo-sized whiteboard full of ideas for future episodes of Put This On. We were sure we wanted to keep doing this. The only thing we weren’t sure about was how we were going to pay for it.

Both Adam and myself have real-life jobs, and making an episode of Put This On is a lot of work. Especially for Adam—three weeks or so between pre-production, shooting and editing. We love it, but we have to make money at it. We have to buy equipment, too, and pay people who help us, and pay for some travel. And if you saw the first episode, you know that Adam could use some re-grouting in his bathtub. (Just kidding, he rents, nothing he can do about it, please stop talking about it.)

We didn’t expect the funding for our pilot to come through, but people who believed in us stepped up and paid for it. So while we thought about a variety of ways to fund season one, in the end, we figured we should ask you. We get the impression that you liked it enough to give a few bucks to see more. Isn’t that how the future of media is supposed to work?

Once again, we’re using Kickstarter, and we’ve set a budget of $15,000 for a first season of six episodes, which (if funded) we’ll present over the first six months or so of 2010. That money represents some capital investments (cameras and lenses and whatnot), some travel costs (we’ve got out-of-town plans), and a minimal rate of pay for Adam and myself (about ten or twelve bucks an hour). Maybe we’ll get a sponsorship or something and we’ll make more money, but we really want to do this and we don’t want to ask too much of you, so we kept it to a bare minimum.

This remains very much an experiment. $15,000 is a lot of money, no matter how you slice it, but with your help, giving and spreading the word, we think we can do it. Based on the feedback we’ve gotten from our pilot, we think you want us to make more, and are willing to put a little green behind that sentiment. So we figure we’ll give it a shot: you want more, we want to make more, let’s do it!

Kickstarter has our many inducements to giving (including your own PTO jumpsuit!), and super-easy instructions on how to go about doing so. So kick us a few bucks, and tell a friend!