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How To Think About Color Temperature

November 11, 2019

How To Think About Color Temperature

A few years ago, I commissioned a custom sport coat from Steed Tailors. The coat is inspired by an iconic…

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Dark, Tonal Dressing for the Holidays

December 21, 2017

Dark, Tonal Dressing For The Holidays

The holidays are a great time for dressing up, but not everyone has the opportunity to wear a tuxedo for…

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The Controversial Yellow Shirt

September 11, 2017

The Controversial Yellow Shirt

One of the wonderful things about classic men’s style is that anyone can look great, provided they have the basics….

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Better Ways to Wear a White Dress Shirt

May 11, 2017

Better Ways To Wear A White Dress Shirt

“I would have liked to invent the plain white shirt.“ -Rei Kawakubo After blue jeans, it’s hard to think of…

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Stop Wearing Tan Shoes with Dark Suits

May 10, 2017

Stop Wearing Tan Shoes With Dark Suits

We try to be fair-minded here at Put This On, but style is subjective and sometimes a style blog needs…

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Mood Indigo: Ten Indigo Items to Consider

January 11, 2017

Mood Indigo: Ten Indigo Items To Consider

I can’t imagine a wardrobe without indigo. This rich, beautiful shade of blue was originally produced from various species of…

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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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The Case for Color: the Style of David Hockney

May 5, 2016

The Case For Color: The Style Of David Hockney

You can steal wholesale from some style icons: McQueen’s sweatshirts, Dean’s jeans, Connery’s suits. But from others, you only hope…

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Q and Answer: How Do I Wear Brown Trousers?

June 25, 2014

Q And Answer: How Do I Wear Brown Trousers?

Keys asks: Brown trousers seem a little tough to pull off. How would one go about wearing them? No need…

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Tonal Combinations

March 3, 2014

Tonal Combinations

Most of the tie/shirt/jacket combinations that appeal to me make use of strong contrast–in texture and color. Look at the…

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Not As Useful as You’d Think

March 27, 2013

Not As Useful As You’d Think

When you’re first starting to build a wardrobe, it’s not difficult to suddenly discover how useful solid gray trousers are….

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Beautiful visual guide to my crazy verbal guide to what color shoes go with what color suit

January 14, 2013

Beautiful Visual Guide To My Crazy Verbal Guide To What Color Shoes Go With What Color Suit

Janete Chun watched S2E5 of Put This On, and decided to make this beautiful visual guide to my crazy verbal…

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Green Jackets

November 15, 2012

Green Jackets

I think winter has arrived in some parts of the country, but here in Northern California, it still feels like…

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How to Wear a White Dress Shirt

August 8, 2012

How To Wear A White Dress Shirt

M. Anton, author of The Suit, recently wrote an interesting post at StyleForum about how to properly wear a white…

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Drake’s Diary

June 8, 2012

Drake’s Diary

A navy blue suit, white shirt, and dark blue tie always looks great and always will. But why should we…

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