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Q and Answer: Elbow Patches

September 7, 2012

Q And Answer: Elbow Patches

Shane asks:  I would love to hear some discussion on blazers / sports coats and the use of elbow patches….

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Un-Lining A Jacket

June 12, 2012

Un-Lining A Jacket

A week or so ago, I picked up this jacket at a thrift store. It didn’t need too much adjustment…

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Boys Becoming Men, Men Becoming Wolves, Pants Becoming Shorts

June 4, 2012

Boys Becoming Men, Men Becoming Wolves, Pants Becoming Shorts

If you’re having a hard time finding just the right shorts for this summer’s hottest days, remember: shorts are generally…

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Q and Answer: Can I Alter a Sweater?

May 10, 2012

Q And Answer: Can I Alter A Sweater?

Hayden asks: Can you alter a sweater? Looking at getting a cashmere sweater on eBay but the pictures make it look…

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Put This On Season 2 Episode 2: Thrifting with Street Etiquette

April 11, 2012

Put This On Season 2 Episode 2: Thrifting With Street Etiquette

Put This On host Jesse Thorn goes thrift store shopping for menswear with Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, the proprietors…

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PTO Rudiments: Alterations

April 11, 2012

PTO Rudiments: Alterations

“A suit should look good off the rack, then you should have it altered to look great. Budget $100, and…

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What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

October 24, 2011

What Should Suit Alterations Cost?

People often ask me what a reasonable price is for basic menswear alterations. This varies, of course, depending on the…

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Q and Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered?

July 19, 2011

Q And Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered?

Mario writes us to ask: When you’re hunting for used quality clothing, you’re bound to come across pieces that are…

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Suit Supply

July 5, 2011

Suit Supply

I’ve been impressed by what I’ve read and seen from Suit Supply, a Dutch company which has recently opened its…

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Q and Answer: Why Are Vintage Ties Short?

June 8, 2011

Q And Answer: Why Are Vintage Ties Short?

Eijah writes to ask: For the second time, I found myself with a vintage tie I’d bought online that was…

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Q and Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

April 4, 2011

Q And Answer: Can Wide Lapels Be Slimmed?

DT asks: Is it possible to have wide lapels slimmed? The answer to this question, generally speaking, is yes. That…

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The English Cut creates a flower loop on the back of a lapel.

September 13, 2010

The English Cut Creates A Flower Loop On The Back Of A Lapel.

The English Cut creates a flower loop on the back of a lapel.  This little loop of thread is intended…

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Q and Answer: Shortening Shirt Tails

September 13, 2010

Q And Answer: Shortening Shirt Tails

Adam writes: I’ve found Uniqlo’s shirts fit me very well but the tails make me feel like I’m wearing a…

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How To Find a Tailor

July 27, 2010

How To Find A Tailor

One question we get frequently here at Put This On is: “what tailor should I go to in XXXX,” where…

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A visit to the tailor...

May 17, 2010

A Visit To The Tailor…

I dropped off some clothes at the tailor on Saturday.  The bill came to a hundred dollars. I bought a…

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