Put This On Season Two, Episode 2: Eclecticism

Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits New York City, where eclectic style is a way of life.

We go thrifting with Josh and Trav from the blog Street Etiquette. They’re known for their thrift-store eyes and their unique editorials. We drop some shopping and alteration knowledge and have a friendly competition: who can pick up the coolest stuff in three shops and two hours?

Visit Jay Kos, the eclectic boutique that fuses traditional style with a decidedly non-traditional palette. It’s a favorite of modern dandies because of Jay’s bold color sense and wild material choices. Here you can find traditionally-made trousers in green python or a fine Italian sportcoat rendered in a blown-up flannel shirting pattern.

Meet Lewis Lapham, the found of Lapham’s Quarterly and longtime editor of Harper’s Magazine. Lapham discusses why fine clothes suit the humble journalist, and compares a coat and tie to the pair of gold coins Flaubert carried in his pocket - they lend the bearer a sense of weight.

In our How It’s Made segment, we learn what’s inside your jacket. Tailor Leonard Logsdail tears open a few coats to show us their guts and compares the construction of pieces at a variety of price points.

Plus, the return of Rudiments with new host Dave Hill. Dave explains that a coat isn’t finished until it has been altered by a tailor.

This is the second episode in our six-episode second season. In this season, we visit the three greatest men’s style cities in the world, as chosen by our readers - New York, Milan and London.

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This episode was supported by our viewers and by The Put This On Gentlemen’s Association.


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Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor

Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn

Rudiments: Dave Hill

Producer: Andrew Yamato

Director of Photography: Ryan Samul

Sound: Andrew J. Reardon

Put This On Season 2 Episode 2: Thrifting with Street Etiquette

Put This On host Jesse Thorn goes thrift store shopping for menswear with Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, the proprietors of Street Etiquette in Manhattan. They share thrifting tips, including altering thrift store finds and “the pinch test” for determining whether a jacket is canvassed.

From Season 2, Episode 2 of Put This On

Our pals from Street Etiquette and the talented designer Billy Reid visited with Guy Roz over at All Things Considered. Happy to hear from them, and nice to see that NPR picked the right folks (well… given that they didn’t pick us).

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Andre Benjamin 
Bixby 

Mandatory Andre 3000 re-blog from our pals at Street Etiquette.  Necktie as belt: sartorial power move.

streetetiquette:

Andre Benjamin 

Bixby 

Mandatory Andre 3000 re-blog from our pals at Street Etiquette.  Necktie as belt: sartorial power move.

The Black Ivy, from our pals at Street Etiquette and Unabashedly Prep.

The Black Ivy, from our pals at Street Etiquette and Unabashedly Prep.

Street Etiquette: Dreaming of Fall
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Joshua & Travis
Street Etiquette Update : Oxford and Chino 

The very combination I’m wearing today.  I’m hoping that yellow pants will drive the haze away here in LA.

streetetiquette:

Joshua & Travis

Street Etiquette Update : Oxford and Chino 

The very combination I’m wearing today.  I’m hoping that yellow pants will drive the haze away here in LA.

Trav from Street Etiquette writes a bit about his vintage Banana Republic safari jacket.  The first Banana Republic store was in my wife’s home town - Mill Valley, California.  Another brand that has stumbled far from its roots.  At least J. Peterman bought back J. Peterman.
By the way: the SE guys have a Tumblr now.

Trav from Street Etiquette writes a bit about his vintage Banana Republic safari jacket.  The first Banana Republic store was in my wife’s home town - Mill Valley, California.  Another brand that has stumbled far from its roots.  At least J. Peterman bought back J. Peterman.

By the way: the SE guys have a Tumblr now.

The guys from Street Etiquette break down how they get this fly without spending much money.