What’s a Slub, Anyway?

November 21, 2016

What’s A Slub, Anyway?

Perfection has never been cool. Classical sculpture used contrapposto poses to imply a casualness (a coolness?) that rigid symmetry cannot…

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Fall Inspiration: The Style and Art of Andrew Wyeth

November 10, 2016

Fall Inspiration: The Style And Art Of Andrew Wyeth

You probably know artist Andrew Wyeth, or would at least recognize his distinctive work–landscapes and portraits often in bleak, dusty…

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When a Quarter Inch Makes a Big Difference: Neckties May Be Getting Wider Again

October 26, 2016

When A Quarter Inch Makes A Big Difference: Neckties May Be Getting Wider Again

A Bloomberg writer recently noticed some surprising copy in his J. Crew catalog: they’d widened their ties a quarter inch “to…

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Advanced Style with Photographer William Eggleston

October 20, 2016

Advanced Style With Photographer William Eggleston

Sometimes you come across a dress idiosyncracy that you don’t particularly want to emulate but damn you have to admire…

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Origins of Hardcore’s Jock Style

October 11, 2016

Origins Of Hardcore’s Jock Style

“You’re not going to believe this–I bought those particular Air Jordans at Marshall’s. They were cheap, they were athletic and…

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Drew Magary on diaper bags for men

October 5, 2016

Drew Magary On Diaper Bags For Men

They do make diaper bags for men, all of which are designed to look like toolboxes you lug on your…

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What Color Is Your Collar?

September 29, 2016

What Color Is Your Collar?

Every four years or so we hear a lot of classification of Americans by the  synecdoche of their collar–blue or…

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Finding Your People through Clothing

September 28, 2016

Finding Your People Through Clothing

Writer Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), brought his son Abe to Paris Fashion Week last…

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10 Essentials for Fall

September 22, 2016

10 Essentials For Fall

Here at Put This On, we love our essentials. You could say we need them! Readers have found our previous lists to be…

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It’s on Sale: Gitman Brothers Vintage

September 22, 2016

It’s On Sale: Gitman Brothers Vintage

Do you remember a few years ago when it was difficult to find a reasonably slim, casual, American made shirt?…

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The proto-mod scene

September 21, 2016

The Proto-mod Scene

“I had on precisely my full teenage drag that would enrage him–the grey pointed alligator casuals, the pink neon pair…

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How to Tame Your Collar

September 15, 2016

How To Tame Your Collar

Gazing into the abyss the office bathroom mirror at the end of the day, you might find that over the…

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Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity at the Photographer’s Gallery

September 12, 2016

Made You Look: Dandyism And Black Masculinity At The Photographer’s Gallery

Through September 25, London art gallery The Photographers Gallery has a show on that explores, in the words of curator…

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Rebel Style: Which Style Rules Do You Routinely Break?

September 8, 2016

Rebel Style: Which Style Rules Do You Routinely Break?

“You have to learn the rules before you can break them” is the kind of wisdom imparted by people who…

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"People are so stupid except me."

September 1, 2016

“People Are So Stupid Except Me.”

“The way I describe my clothing is ‘wool kimonos.’ So, large-shouldered blazers. You don’t realize this–people are so stupid except…

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