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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The Roots of Labor Day

September 4, 2017

The Roots Of Labor Day

For Americans, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer–we celebrate by taking a load off and savoring the season…

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This Looks So Terrible

August 28, 2017

This Looks So Terrible

A reader sent in this photo of a recent Lands’ End catalog. The caption reads: Skip the Jacket. You don’t…

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American Apparel Asks if You Want to Pay More for the Same Thing

August 10, 2017

American Apparel Asks If You Want To Pay More For The Same Thing

Would you pay more for the same thing? American Apparel is asking that question with their new “made in USA” capsule…

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Why Do Men Want So Badly to Wear Shorts to Work?

June 29, 2017

Why Do Men Want So Badly To Wear Shorts To Work?

Every summer we have the same debates: should men wear shorts? At all? If so, why can’t they wear them…

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Our Musical Taste Is Firmly Established in Our Teens–What about Our Taste in Clothing?

June 8, 2017

Our Musical Taste Is Firmly Established In Our Teens–What About Our Taste In Clothing?

The music you like at age 14 is music you will probably like for the rest of your life. For…

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The Death of Social Club Clothing

June 5, 2017

The Death Of Social Club Clothing

A lot has been written about how clothes have become disassociated from our social identities. A generation ago, you could…

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Stop Wearing Tan Shoes with Dark Suits

May 10, 2017

Stop Wearing Tan Shoes With Dark Suits

We try to be fair-minded here at Put This On, but style is subjective and sometimes a style blog needs…

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