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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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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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The Many (Casual) Hats of Paul Simon

May 25, 2016

The Many (Casual) Hats Of Paul Simon

Hats have been on a long decline since the 1960s. It’s often said that John F Kennedy killed the hat…

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Roll Your Own: Packable Felt Hats

January 27, 2016

Roll Your Own: Packable Felt Hats

Brimmed hats–potentially awesome, but among the riskier accessories out there (it’s been reasonably argued that dickbags and megadorks have tainted…

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The Finest Panama in the World

August 9, 2015

The Finest Panama In The World

A tip of our hat (which, at the moment is a sisal from Lock & Co.) to our reader Thriley, who…

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Napoleon Treated His Hats Like We Treat Raw Denim

June 17, 2015

Napoleon Treated His Hats Like We Treat Raw Denim

Emperor and noted pomp enthusiast Napoleon Bonaparte preferred his trademark bicorne hats bought new but didn’t wear them until broken…

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The Milstil Guide on Caring for Your Panama Hat

May 20, 2015

The Milstil Guide On Caring For Your Panama Hat

Given Pete’s post yesterday on Panamas hats, I thought I’d direct readers to Milstil’s excellent guide on Panama hat care….

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The First Straw: Entry-Level Panama Hats for Summer

May 19, 2015

The First Straw: Entry-Level Panama Hats For Summer

The classic, brimmed hat is a fraught accessory in the post-every-guy-wears-one, ballcap age. Few would argue that Sinatra, or Neil…

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Casual Hats for Summer Heat

May 5, 2015

Casual Hats For Summer Heat

I love baseball caps (watch for a new PTO cap in a few weeks, by the way), but sometimes at…

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Watching a Handsome Dude Light a Hat on Fire

July 31, 2014

Watching A Handsome Dude Light A Hat On Fire

If you’re tired of shallow depth-of-field videos of self-aware artisans plying their repurposed archaic crafts, please look away. In the…

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Incredible embroidered silk nightcap

March 5, 2014

Incredible Embroidered Silk Nightcap

This incredible embroidered silk nightcap was worn by an Englishman in the middle of the 16th century. According to the…

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How to Find Your Hat Size

November 21, 2013

How To Find Your Hat Size

Our new Put This On Ballcaps are fitted, and I’ve been surprised at how many folks don’t know their hat…

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When Should You Take Off Your Hat?

July 8, 2013

When Should You Take Off Your Hat?

It starts in a familiar way: I was in a nice restaurant, and there before me was a young guy,…

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The Put This On Ballcap: Buy Yours Now

June 4, 2013

The Put This On Ballcap: Buy Yours Now

I’ve always been jealous of Yankees fans. Not only do they seem to buy their way into the World Series…

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Summer hats

April 25, 2013

Summer Hats

It’s turned to summer here in Los Angeles, so I did a quick inventory of my summer hats. One was…

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