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My Favorite Thing: Ricky Powell

July 7, 2016

My Favorite Thing: Ricky Powell

My Favorite Thing is a column where Put This On asks stylish, interesting, and otherwise cool people to name their…

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Style And Fashion Drawings: White Shoes and Eccentric Styles

July 6, 2016

Style And Fashion Drawings: White Shoes And Eccentric Styles

White shoes, floppy hats, and splashes of color are popular nowadays in Kobe. While walking around the city, I spotted…

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Inspiration from Inspiration

July 4, 2016

Inspiration From Inspiration

Workwear and Americana expo Inspiration has some great portraits on their site of previous attendees and exhibitors. Readers who frequent workwear…

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If It Ain’t Broke, Maybe Break It: The Art of Kintsugi

June 30, 2016

If It Ain’t Broke, Maybe Break It: The Art Of Kintsugi

Sometimes I get jazzed about a topic that’s barely tangentially related to clothing (film photography technique, 1990s skate shoes) and…

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The Tailored Cowboy: Ansel Adam’s Personal Style

June 29, 2016

The Tailored Cowboy: Ansel Adam’s Personal Style

Art historian Reginald Howard Wilenski once said “all art is the expression of one and the same thing.” So maybe it’s no…

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My Favorite Thing: Eric Musgrave

June 29, 2016

My Favorite Thing: Eric Musgrave

My Favorite Thing is a column where Put This On asks stylish, interesting, and otherwise cool people to name their…

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Style And Fashion Drawings: Nishinomiya Gardens Shopping Mall

June 29, 2016

Style And Fashion Drawings: Nishinomiya Gardens Shopping Mall

  I was planning to go to the city today to sketch, but it’s been raining so heavily that I…

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I Bought a Hawaiian Shirt

June 27, 2016

I Bought A Hawaiian Shirt

Despite their rich cultural history and associations with surfing, most of us think of Hawaiian shirts (known as Aloha shirts…

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Bill Cunningham Passes Away at 87

June 25, 2016

Bill Cunningham Passes Away At 87

Sad to hear legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham just passed away, having recently been hospitalized for a stroke. In his 40…

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Jacobi Press, 1938

June 25, 2016

Jacobi Press, 1938

Rare pic of Jacobi Press, founder of J. Press, standing with his wife Jenny front of their Woodmont home in 1938….

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Chips That Power Nuclear Bombs Power My Bottega

June 20, 2016

Chips That Power Nuclear Bombs Power My Bottega

Fashionista has an interesting article about how some brands are fighting counterfeiters. Along with scrutinizing the market and working with…

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Style And Fashion Drawings: Showing Your Stripes

June 16, 2016

Style And Fashion Drawings: Showing Your Stripes

I spent this past weekend, in Arashiyama, a part of Kyoto famous for its river, old-fashion train line, and bamboo…

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The Liberating Feel of Terry Cloth Insoles

June 15, 2016

The Liberating Feel Of Terry Cloth Insoles

Every other summer or so, I pick up a couple of packs of terry cloth insoles. Usually from Aldo, who…

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Labeling Beauty: The Work of Joy Pitts

June 13, 2016

Labeling Beauty: The Work Of Joy Pitts

Some people resist labeling, but Joy Pitts has made a career out of it. The British artist recycles clothing labels…

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