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Q & Answer: Should My Double-Breasted Jacket Be Buttoned When I Sit?

November 4, 2013

Q & Answer: Should My Double-Breasted Jacket Be Buttoned When I Sit?

Charles asks: I was curious about the etiquette of sitting down in a double-breasted suit jacket or sport coat.  Is…

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Q & Answer: Where Should I Buy A Tuxedo?

November 1, 2013

Q & Answer: Where Should I Buy A Tuxedo?

Jason asks: I wanted to ask your opinion on J. Crew Ludlow tuxedos.  I live in Tribeca and often walk…

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Q & Answer: Can I Wear A Suit Without A Tie?

October 30, 2013

Q & Answer: Can I Wear A Suit Without A Tie?

John asks: I work for a large multinational company. I see a lot of management, including C-level execs, wearing jackets…

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Q & Answer: Can I Stretch A Sweater?

October 27, 2013

Q & Answer: Can I Stretch A Sweater?

Jason asks: Have you ever heard of purposefully stretching sweaters to make the arms/ torso longer? I usually wear a…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part Two)

October 24, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part Two)

Finding the right suit can be really difficult if you’re not familiar with the terrain. And even when you are,…

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Where To Look First for a Suit (Part One)

October 23, 2013

Where To Look First For A Suit (Part One)

Far and away, the most common question I get in my inbox is: “Where should I go to buy a…

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Conditioning Leather Jackets

September 26, 2013

Conditioning Leather Jackets

Folks who have read our blog for a while are probably familiar with the importance of treating leather shoes to…

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The Switch

September 16, 2013

The Switch

Rigidity about the beginnings and ends of seasons for clothing denies the variability of our climate. Labor Day has come…

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Five Tips for Better Shoe Polishing

September 2, 2013

Five Tips For Better Shoe Polishing

I spent a little bit of time this weekend polishing an old pair of chukkas of mine. Though their pebble…

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Q and Answer: Which Sport Coats Can Be Worn with Jeans?

August 21, 2013

Q And Answer: Which Sport Coats Can Be Worn With Jeans?

Kenny writes to us to ask: I wear jeans almost every day, but would like to get a sport coat…

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Should You Use Sole Protectors?

August 15, 2013

Should You Use Sole Protectors?

A long time ago, when I first started buying high-quality footwear, I used to have my cobbler put sole protectors…

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When You Need It NOW! (You Shoulda Got It THEN!)

August 1, 2013

When You Need It NOW! (You Shoulda Got It THEN!)

A huge portion of the emails I get at Put This On are about men who NEED IT NOW! They’ve…

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The New Yorker: The End of Saks As We Know It

July 31, 2013

The New Yorker: The End Of Saks As We Know It

The New Yorker: The End of Saks As We Know It Amy Merrick of The New Yorker asks how luxury…

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Buying Vegan

July 18, 2013

Buying Vegan

Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from a reader who – whether for ethical, religious, or some…

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What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part Two)

July 3, 2013

What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part Two)

Over the weekend, one of our readers asked us for our opinion on which shoe care products he should consider…

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