Neiman Marcus may be sold to a partnership of private equity and the Canadian Pension Plan

September 9, 2013

Neiman Marcus May Be Sold To A Partnership Of Private Equity And The Canadian Pension Plan

Neiman Marcus, the century-old Dallas-based luxury retailer, may be sold to a partnership of private equity and the Canadian Pension…

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Renuka Rayasam talks labeling on the <em>New Yorker</em>’s Currency blog

September 4, 2013

Renuka Rayasam Talks Labeling On The New Yorker’s Currency Blog

Today, companies in Europe apply origin labels only if they want to… and if a German clothier does most of…

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Field Guide to Field Jackets

September 3, 2013

Field Guide To Field Jackets

In the last couple weeks at Put This On we’ve set up midcentury utility- and sportswear as ideal for easy,…

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If only they were <em>real</em>

August 29, 2013

If Only They Were real

If only they were real. -Pete

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We’re less than a week from Labor Day, the unofficial end of seersucker season

August 27, 2013

We’re Less Than A Week From Labor Day, The Unofficial End Of Seersucker Season

We’re less than a week from Labor Day, the unofficial end of seersucker season (there’s no governing body for seersucker,…

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Real People: Stealth Style

August 26, 2013

Real People: Stealth Style

“Stealth wealth” is a complicated term. Essentially it refers to expensive things that aren’t aggressively, obviously expensive. Taking a positive…

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That’s why I decided to wear white socks, loafers, T-shirts, and blue jeans

August 23, 2013

That’s Why I Decided To Wear White Socks, Loafers, T-shirts, And Blue Jeans

“In the 1930s there was this tendency in Hollywood to portray everyone as rich. Even if they were doing a…

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Charles McGrath on the effort involved in effortless style, 1998

August 21, 2013

Charles McGrath On The Effort Involved In Effortless Style, 1998

When I was in college, there was a guy famous for wrapping his brand-new Weejuns with duct tape so that…

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Men (British men, anyway) are spending more on shoes than women

August 19, 2013

Men (British Men, Anyway) Are Spending More On Shoes Than Women

Industry analysts were shocked by recent market research reports that show that men (British men, anyway) are spending more on…

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1970s Style with the Rugby Shirt

August 16, 2013

1970s Style With The Rugby Shirt

Rigidly reserving things only for their original intended purpose is for the short of sight and narrow of mind. The…

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New York Times piece on Spivack’s exhibit

August 14, 2013

New York Times Piece On Spivack’s Exhibit

It’s probably BS that Hemingway’s shortest story was the six-word “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” but nevertheless the clothes…

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Adam Savage’s (Mythbusters) Every Day Carry

August 9, 2013

Adam Savage’s (Mythbusters) Every Day Carry

I’m not an Everyday Carry fetishist, although I totally understand the eternal appeal of “gear” and the diagrammatic beauty of…

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Real People: Gray for leisure

August 7, 2013

Real People: Gray For Leisure

The iron-fisted enforcement of business casual office dress codes means many of us wear suits mostly for non-work occasions, if…

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Being slightly less boring with Ed Morel and Panta

August 6, 2013

Being Slightly Less Boring With Ed Morel And Panta

Ed Morel, proprietor of Panta, poses the central question of classic mens clothing in terms of high school: “I went…

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The lovely thing about jazz guys

July 30, 2013

The Lovely Thing About Jazz Guys

“The lovely thing about jazz guys in that period—the fifties and sixties—was that they were very handsome men—Duke Ellington, Lester…

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