Flyin’ the Flannel: A Comparison of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

March 15, 2018

Flyin’ The Flannel: A Comparison Of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

No one wants to be a flâneur anymore. It sounds too dandy, too affected. Even if the idea of strolling…

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Five Sneakers to Consider Right Now

March 1, 2018

Five Sneakers To Consider Right Now

I just got back from a trip to Florida during which I wore sneakers almost exclusively (the versatile, relatively anonymous J….

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It’s on Sale: Moon-Star-made Sneakers from Huf

February 19, 2018

It’s On Sale: Moon-Star-made Sneakers From Huf

I like the basic canvas’n’rubber sneakers made by Japan’s Moon Star factory–which I’ve talked about before–they make, among others, the…

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Abiding, Personal Style with Terry Ellis of Beams/Fennica

February 15, 2018

Abiding, Personal Style With Terry Ellis Of Beams/Fennica

My favorite Instagram accounts to follow (1) use original, in-phone photos vs. perfectly lit DSLR shots transferred to Instagram, (2)…

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Is the Idea of Wearing a Personal Uniform Dead?

February 8, 2018

Is The Idea Of Wearing A Personal Uniform Dead?

President Obama, whose reputation for style only seems to improve now that he’s out of the public eye, famously told an…

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Kelly again, in a polo and jacket.

February 1, 2018

Inspiration: Cannes In The 60s And 70s

There’s little less glamorous than an East Coast winter, all road salt stains and cinder-flecked snow banks. I live in…

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Q+A with Alexander Saunders of Saunders Militaria

January 25, 2018

Q+A With Alexander Saunders Of Saunders Militaria

Regular readers of Put This On know that our idea of a fun night might include board games, some kickin’…

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Pelt Cute in This Pic: Leopard Print in Men’s Fashion

January 18, 2018

Pelt Cute In This Pic: Leopard Print In Men’s Fashion

It’s not news that men tend to stick to relatively safe colors and patterns–navy, gray, olive, white; stripes, checks, plaids,…

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If Someone Asked You to Tie Their Tie for Them, Would You?

January 12, 2018

If Someone Asked You To Tie Their Tie For Them, Would You?

File the above video under the genre of sweet internet ephemera. The setup is that a young man has to…

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Where Do Sneakers Go From Here?

January 11, 2018

Where Do Sneakers Go From Here?

If your tastes steer toward the classics, it’s a been a great decade or more for sneakers. Nike’s constant churn…

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Too Cheap to Be True: What’s Behind Those Instagram Clothing Ads

January 10, 2018

Too Cheap To Be True: What’s Behind Those Instagram Clothing Ads

For the Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes about his experience buying a camel-colored coat after seeing an ad for it pop up…

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When Clothing Really Matters: Eva Hagberg Fisher’s Essay on Appearance and Credibility for Women

January 4, 2018

When Clothing Really Matters: Eva Hagberg Fisher’s Essay On Appearance And Credibility For Women

At Put This On, most of what we write about falls into two basic categories: dressing to make the right…

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What You Can Really Afford: Hanes Plain Black Tshirts

December 28, 2017

What You Can Really Afford: Hanes Plain Black Tshirts

Plain white tshirts are unassailable. A perfect symbol of the 20th century’s march toward the casual and elevation of what…

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Kerouac Wore Khakis? A Gap Conspiracy Theory from 1993

December 14, 2017

Kerouac Wore Khakis? A Gap Conspiracy Theory From 1993

In 1993, the Gap was a dominant player in fashion retail, and their khakis ad campaign foreshadowed menswear blogging by…

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Glitter and Doom: Inspiration via Tom Waits

December 7, 2017

Glitter And Doom: Inspiration Via Tom Waits

Tom Waits’ style is akin to his music–it’s a continuation of traditions of sorts but roughed up to the point…

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