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Casual Vests: Okay Layer, or Unarmed Slobbery?

May 17, 2019

Casual Vests: Okay Layer, Or Unarmed Slobbery?

“A man who wears a vest is a man with nothing up his sleeve.” -Ancient Banana Republic proverb We all…

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Salute Your Shorts: Military Vintage for Warm Weather

May 13, 2019

Salute Your Shorts: Military Vintage For Warm Weather

When the military sets out to buy something, they define a gap between what they can do and what they…

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The Rest of the Iceberg: How Sneakers You've Never Heard of Drive the Footwear Market

May 1, 2019

The Rest Of The Iceberg: How Sneakers You’ve Never Heard Of Drive The Footwear Market

Old skool to Kohl’s Skool. Want to buy Vans’ best-selling sneaker? You won’t find it on their website. Or in…

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Something Really Sexy about Scrooge McDuck: Style in Last Days of Disco

April 26, 2019

Something Really Sexy About Scrooge McDuck: Style In Last Days Of Disco

Matt Keesler’s character, Josh, irons his own OCBDs while wearing a frayed collar oxford. AKA a typical Friday night in…

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Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration via Documerica

April 19, 2019

Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration Via Documerica

Denim jackets, Chucks, and pool cues go together like teenagers and delinquency. Robert Johnson in coal-mining town of Clothier, West…

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Ephemeral Beauty: Light Jacket Season

April 12, 2019

Ephemeral Beauty: Light Jacket Season

Ladies, if you’re cold, might I offer you a light jacket? Every year in Washington, DC, spring arrives with an…

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Bucketology

April 5, 2019

Bucketology

A hat from the Band of Outsiders. If you’re looking in the mirror, wondering to yourself, “can I pull this…

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Rooting for Laundry: Baseball-Jersey-Style Shirts

March 29, 2019

Rooting For Laundry: Baseball-Jersey-Style Shirts

A baseball shirt layered under a work-style jacket; both by Evan Kinori. Listen. Do you hear the <phwipp> <smack> of…

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Emerging Markets

March 21, 2019

Emerging Markets

At Put This On, we know quality, interesting clothing is expensive, and since our founding, we’ve endorsed vintage and secondhand…

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I’d Like to Try to Fumigate This Here Sweater: Dealing with Moths, without Pesticides

March 7, 2019

I’d Like To Try To Fumigate This Here Sweater: Dealing With Moths, Without Pesticides

Two things that make modern menswear enthusiasts shudder: bad return policies and moths. The former can be avoided, the latter…

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What's Next, Big Shorts? Goldman Sachs Relaxes Dress Code

March 7, 2019

What’s Next, Big Shorts? Goldman Sachs Relaxes Dress Code

Ronald Reagan and Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead, former senior partner at Goldman Sachs. Whenever we talk about…

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5 Things under $50 You Can Get Right Now to Prep Your Wardrobe for Spring

February 28, 2019

5 Things Under $50 You Can Get Right Now To Prep Your Wardrobe For Spring

One of the ways we build our wardrobes is “upgrading”–buying better versions of things we already know we like. And…

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Harsh Realms and Deal Sleds

February 21, 2019

Harsh Realms And Deal Sleds

Even worse than being out of touch is knowing people think of you as out of touch. In 1992, a…

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Suits for Leisu -- I Mean, Nontraditional Suits

February 14, 2019

Suits For Leisu — I Mean, Nontraditional Suits

Some designers and brands are betting that men are ready for a new kind of suit. The generation of men…

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Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be the Largest American Clothing Retailer

February 7, 2019

Why It Doesn’t Seem To Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be The Largest American Clothing Retailer

Amazon, the all-seeing eye atop the pyramid of modern American capitalism, made a lot of news last year as it…

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