A Practical Guide to Getting Started

April 5, 2018

A Practical Guide To Getting Started

It’s crazy to think that Put This On is nearly ten years old, and while we have tons of posts…

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Suggested “Essentials” for a Starting Wardrobe

March 27, 2018

Suggested “Essentials” For A Starting Wardrobe

So, I’ve recently gotten into coffee and I spend an embarrassing amount of time online reading about different brewing methods,…

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How to Judge Quality in Clothing

March 26, 2018

How To Judge Quality In Clothing

It’s been over ten years since men’s style was obsessed with all things Americana and heritage, but the movement has…

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How to Put Together a Successful Outfit

February 25, 2018

How To Put Together A Successful Outfit

Bruce Boyer, one of my favorite writers on men’s style, has a great intro to one of his chapters in Eminently…

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A Basic Guide on Alterations

February 19, 2018

A Basic Guide On Alterations

The easiest way to improve your wardrobe is to take things to the alterations tailor. Since clothes are designed for…

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Five Suggestions on How to Dress For Winter

November 20, 2017

Five Suggestions On How To Dress For Winter

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for clothes. Few things feel better against the skin than wool flannel trousers…

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Five Suggestions on How to Dress for a Heatwave

September 6, 2017

Five Suggestions On How To Dress For A Heatwave

One of the things I love about living in the Bay Area is the temperate weather – winters never get…

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A Complete A to Z Guide on Proper Shoe Care

August 30, 2017

A Complete A To Z Guide On Proper Shoe Care

If you want to score a pair of good dress shoes for less than $150, your best bet is to…

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How To Do Business Casual Without Looking Like a Schmuck

January 4, 2017

How To Do Business Casual Without Looking Like A Schmuck

It’s never been harder to figure out how to dress for work. A generation ago, the average office uniform was…

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How to Think About Color

October 31, 2016

How To Think About Color

We’ve all been there before. You’re in a store, flipping through a stack of sweaters (or ties or jackets or…

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What Should You Get for Your First Suit?

August 10, 2016

What Should You Get For Your First Suit?

There are a lot of articles about what you should get for your first suit. Maybe more than the number…

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Reading Formality in Tailored Clothing

April 2, 2015

Reading Formality In Tailored Clothing

Let’s get something straight: wearing a suit or sport coat in 2015 is going to make you look dressed up….

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“Does It Fit?” Checklist

November 27, 2013

“Does It Fit?” Checklist

A friend of mine recently had to get a new suit for a wedding (not his), and asked for my…

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If I Could Speak to My Younger Self

January 28, 2013

If I Could Speak To My Younger Self

In my time as a man interested in men’s clothing and style, I’ve made many mistakes, some of them very…

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Proper Garment Care

January 21, 2013

Proper Garment Care

Buying high quality garments, with the assumption that they’re built to last, only means something if you know how to…

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