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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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Q and Answer: What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part One)

July 1, 2013

Q And Answer: What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part One)

Lookyoungspeakold writes us to ask: I just watched the PTO episode on shoes and am now working on picking up some…

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Q & Answer: When <em>Shouldn’t</em> You Go Bespoke?

June 25, 2013

Q & Answer: When Shouldn’t You Go Bespoke?

Philip asks: I’m considering how I should spend $400 to buy a suit. I can either purchase one from a…

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The Unnecessary but Useful</strong><strong> Sleeve Board

June 13, 2013

The Unnecessary but Useful Sleeve Board

Ironing is a pretty simple and straightforward task that only requires an ironing board and iron. However, I’ve found it’s useful to…

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Closet Maintenance: Consider a “One in, One out” Policy

June 6, 2013

Closet Maintenance: Consider A “One In, One Out” Policy

When I began thinking about my clothing purchases beyond “Hey I like that shirt,” and building a wardrobe thoughtfully, season…

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Reweaving Holes

April 24, 2013

Reweaving Holes

Want to see something neat? If you ever develop a hole in your clothes – whether from a moths, pulled…

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Q & Answer: Can I Wear A Button-Down Collar Shirt With A Suit?

April 16, 2013

Q & Answer: Can I Wear A Button-Down Collar Shirt With A Suit?

Timothy asks: In the pictures accompanying your post “That Enviable Roll,” several of the gentlemen appeared to be wearing suits….

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When Black Tie is Optional (and You Don’t Own a Tuxedo)

April 11, 2013

When Black Tie Is Optional (and You Don’t Own A Tuxedo)

A friend of mine asked me last week for some advice on what to wear to a “black tie optional”…

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