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Steve Caballero describes the origins of the iconic Vans from 1989

August 22, 2017

Steve Caballero Describes The Origins Of The Iconic Vans From 1989

  “As far as the design goes, I’d been wearing a lot of Puma Prowlers and Air Jordans so I…

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Rest in Peace, Julie Hertling

August 16, 2017

Rest In Peace, Julie Hertling

We were sad to learn yesterday that Julian Hertling passed away. For those unfamiliar, Julian – who’s also lovingly known…

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Why It’s Hard to Get Plus Sizes in Menswear

July 27, 2017

Why It’s Hard To Get Plus Sizes In Menswear

A couple of years ago, I interviewed Ulrich Simpson, the owner and designer behind UBI-IND Denim. Like dozens of companies, they…

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Why Do All Lifestyle Brands Look the Same?

July 27, 2017

Why Do All Lifestyle Brands Look The Same?

I get a million press releases a day, half of which go something like this: some upstart is selling luxury…

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Freakonomics on Shoes

July 25, 2017

Freakonomics On Shoes

Freakonomics has a nice podcast episode today on shoes – everything from the social and economic history of footwear to…

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Leanluxe Interviews Mark Cho

July 24, 2017

Leanluxe Interviews Mark Cho

Leanluxe, a relatively new website focusing on the business side of fashion, has an interview with Mark Cho, a co-owner…

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J. Crew Introduces New OCBD

July 19, 2017

J. Crew Introduces New OCBD

Here’s some exciting news. J. Crew just introduced a new oxford-cloth button-down, which they tout has been modeled after archival…

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Lucinda Chambers on the Fashion Industry

July 9, 2017

Lucinda Chambers On The Fashion Industry

British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers – or rather, ex-director – wrote an incredibly open and honest letter at Vestoj this…

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Legendarily Snobbish Store Welcomes Pranking Goof

July 5, 2017

Legendarily Snobbish Store Welcomes Pranking Goof

London’s Harrod’s has a reputation for selling almost absurd–OK just absurd–luxury goods to the richiest of the rich, and for…

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The NYT’s Guide on How to Speak Fashion

June 23, 2017

The NYT’s Guide On How To Speak Fashion

Ever get confused reading a fashion article? I do too, and I write about the stuff for a living. To…

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J. Crew’s CEO Mickey Drexler Steps Down

June 5, 2017

J. Crew’s CEO Mickey Drexler Steps Down

Along with Jenna Lyons and Frank Muytjens, you can now count Mickey Drexler as among the people who are leaving…

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Decline of J. Crew and Branded Fashion

May 12, 2017

Decline Of J. Crew And Branded Fashion

Two weeks ago, Pete linked to Joshua Rothman’s New Yorker article about the decline of J. Crew. This morning, Rothman…

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Why Don’t People Want to Wear J. Crew Anymore?

May 4, 2017

Why Don’t People Want To Wear J. Crew Anymore?

It’s no secret that at Put This On, we like J. Crew. Broadly available and not a huge reach, price-wise,…

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Frank Muytjens Exiting J. Crew

April 25, 2017

Frank Muytjens Exiting J. Crew

Business of Fashion reports that J. Crew cut 250 jobs today. Incredibly, one of the people exiting is their head…

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Patagonia Goes Online with Recycling

April 21, 2017

Patagonia Goes Online With Recycling

Here’s something awesome. Patagonia just put up a website for their in-house recycling program, called Worn Wear. The program itself…

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