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The Transitional Field Jacket

April 20, 2015

The Transitional Field Jacket

Now that the weather has warmed up a little, it’s time to put away the heavy coats and break out…

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The Under-Appreciated Brown Suit

April 16, 2015

The Under-Appreciated Brown Suit

Since most traditional men’s clothing comes from England, so do most of its rules. A commonly cited one is, “no brown…

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Fashion is Becoming More Egalitarian

April 6, 2015

Fashion Is Becoming More Egalitarian

The New York Times last Friday launched a new print section dedicated to men’s fashion. Megan Garber over at The…

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Your Style Conscience

April 2, 2015

Your Style Conscience

This is potentially the creepiest/nerdiest post I’ve ever written, so let’s get that out of the way up front. A…

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The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

March 25, 2015

The Neurological Pleasures Of Fast Fashion

The Atlantic has an article today on the neurological pleasures of fast fashion. Not much new revealed here, except for…

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Great Menswear Shops in Europe and Canada

March 18, 2015

Great Menswear Shops In Europe And Canada

After our post on import duties last week, a few readers asked if we could recommend some international shops. The…

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A Tailor’s History of Savile Row

March 15, 2015

A Tailor’s History Of Savile Row

Here’s something awesome. Fashion students from around London are working on a project to document the history of tailoring on…

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A Female Male Model

March 14, 2015

A Female Male Model

Nice little story on Casey Legler, who’s a 6′2″ gay activist and former Olympic swimmer. She’s also a male fashion…

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Keychains for Guys Who Wear Slim Jeans

March 4, 2015

Keychains For Guys Who Wear Slim Jeans

Let’s admit it: slim, raw denim jeans don’t make for very good carrying space. The back pocket can easily hold…

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Could Anything Justify $400 for a Sweatshirt?

February 14, 2015

Could Anything Justify $400 For A Sweatshirt?

In the years I’ve been working on Put This On, I’ve learned to take a gentler stance towards clothing prices….

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Holding onto Textile Traditions in the Face of Economic Realities

February 10, 2015

Holding Onto Textile Traditions In The Face Of Economic Realities

Martin Fackler has a melancholy piece in The New York Times today about the traditional kimono trade in Japan, and…

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EDC (Every Dad Carry)

February 5, 2015

EDC (Every Dad Carry)

Anyone who has kids—heck anyone who’s accidentally wandered through the baby department at Target—knows our culture often treats kids as…

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Learning to Make Your Own Clothes, Part Two

February 4, 2015

Learning To Make Your Own Clothes, Part Two

Sometimes the hardest part about learning something new is figuring out how to take those first steps. When I spoke…

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Learning to Make Your Own Clothes, Part One

February 2, 2015

Learning To Make Your Own Clothes, Part One

Every custom tailor I speak to says the same thing: the trade is dying and young people are no longer…

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RFID Shields in Tailored Clothing

January 29, 2015

RFID Shields In Tailored Clothing

Jeffery Diduch, a professional tailor and pattern maker for a large ready-to-wear suit manufacturer, published a post yesterday about some…

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