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Can Ralph Lauren Bring Back Prep?

October 31, 2018

Can Ralph Lauren Bring Back Prep?

Eighty years ago, it was possible for a man to buy the right wardrobe and be assured that he’d remain…

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The Paradox of Bigger Wardrobes

October 1, 2018

The Paradox Of Bigger Wardrobes

In his introduction to “The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less,” UC Berkeley professor Barry Schwartz recalls going to…

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I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the New York Times Style Section

September 6, 2018

I Am Part Of The Resistance Inside The New York Times Style Section

Put This On today is taking the rare step of publishing a completely satirical and anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have…

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Everything in Men's Style Right Now is About Seinfeld

July 25, 2018

Everything In Men’s Style Right Now Is About Seinfeld

Men’s style has come a long way in the last fifteen years. There was a time when almost everyone was…

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What Happens When Your Style Fave Is Problematic?

June 28, 2018

What Happens When Your Style Fave Is Problematic?

It’s often hard to separate the artist from their art, and why should we? A lot of the art we…

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Five Wardrobe Essentials You’ll Research for Eighteen Months, Then Wear for One

April 16, 2018

Five Wardrobe Essentials You’ll Research For Eighteen Months, Then Wear For One

It’s time to refresh your wardrobe! Unfortunately, with so many styles to choose from, and such expensive prices, it’s important…

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The Best White T-Shirts For Any Budget, From $1,000 to $10,000

March 21, 2018

The Best White T-Shirts For Any Budget, From $1,000 To $10,000

Spring is officially here, and you know what that means. It’s almost time for white tees. A good white t-shirt…

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Why This Matters

March 7, 2018

Why This Matters

One of the questions we sometimes get here at Put This On is why clothing matters at all – why…

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Is the Idea of Wearing a Personal Uniform Dead?

February 8, 2018

Is The Idea Of Wearing A Personal Uniform Dead?

President Obama, whose reputation for style only seems to improve now that he’s out of the public eye, famously told an…

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Too Cheap to Be True: What’s Behind Those Instagram Clothing Ads

January 10, 2018

Too Cheap To Be True: What’s Behind Those Instagram Clothing Ads

For the Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes about his experience buying a camel-colored coat after seeing an ad for it pop up…

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When Clothing Really Matters: Eva Hagberg Fisher’s Essay on Appearance and Credibility for Women

January 4, 2018

When Clothing Really Matters: Eva Hagberg Fisher’s Essay On Appearance And Credibility For Women

At Put This On, most of what we write about falls into two basic categories: dressing to make the right…

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Alain de Botton on Why Clothes Matter

November 30, 2017

Alain De Botton On Why Clothes Matter

British author Alain de Botton has a nice, short video on why clothes matter. The answer will be obvious to…

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Ivy Style Guys are Bummed About Diversity

November 8, 2017

Ivy Style Guys Are Bummed About Diversity

Christian at Ivy Style reports this week that LL Bean is trying to reach out to a more diverse demographic….

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Shrunken, Unstructured Suits Look Bad

October 9, 2017

Shrunken, Unstructured Suits Look Bad

Slim, unstructured suits have been en vogue for almost twenty years now. They came out of the ‘90s, partly as a…

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