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Brand Together: Shop for a Shop Shares the Wealth

May 4, 2020

Brand Together: Shop For A Shop Shares The Wealth

I recently rewatched the Devil Wears Prada to research who the real villain is (turns out it’s all of us)….

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How We're Shopping Right Now

April 17, 2020

How We’re Shopping Right Now

One of the many costs of crisis is attention. The familiar rhythms of focus are interrupted — starting the day…

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Retailed: Big Chains Are Giving Secondhand a Shot

January 31, 2020

Retailed: Big Chains Are Giving Secondhand A Shot

Like my viewing habits and listening habits, my shopping habits have changed a lot in the last few years, largely…

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Best of What's Around: What Clothing of Today Would We Miss?

May 23, 2019

Best Of What’s Around: What Clothing Of Today Would We Miss?

“Things were better then.” That’s the implicit caption on every archival photo of a menswear icon, traditional or otherwise, on…

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Emerging Markets

March 21, 2019

Emerging Markets

At Put This On, we know quality, interesting clothing is expensive, and since our founding, we’ve endorsed vintage and secondhand…

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Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be the Largest American Clothing Retailer

February 7, 2019

Why It Doesn’t Seem To Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be The Largest American Clothing Retailer

Amazon, the all-seeing eye atop the pyramid of modern American capitalism, made a lot of news last year as it…

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Loafers Only: A Visit to Florida's Maus and Hoffman

November 15, 2018

Loafers Only: A Visit To Florida’s Maus And Hoffman

Sitting on the beach while on vacation in Naples, Florida, I mentioned to my wife that I hoped to visit…

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Dressed by the Internet: Social Media Influence and Men’s Clothing

June 1, 2018

Dressed By The Internet: Social Media Influence And Men’s Clothing

Jacob Gallagher in The Wall Street Journal this week describes how social media — specifically Instagram — may be driving…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about the different styles of denim jacket that are out there, and what makes a…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

On balance, denim sort of sucks, especially for outerwear. It’s stiff when new and wears out reliably, ripping at stress…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

April 5, 2018

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

The weather is starting to heat up again in California, reminding me it’s almost time for camp collar shirts and…

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What’s Worth Shopping for Online Versus in Person

March 29, 2018

What’s Worth Shopping For Online Versus In Person

Browsing a site like Mr. Porter, with multiple, clear photos of nearly every item (on a model! with other clothes!), measurements,…

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Flyin’ the Flannel: A Comparison of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

March 15, 2018

Flyin’ The Flannel: A Comparison Of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

No one wants to be a flâneur anymore. It sounds too dandy, too affected. Even if the idea of strolling…

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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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Guide to Buying a Good Aran Sweater

January 8, 2018

Guide To Buying A Good Aran Sweater

In his book, The Aran Islands, John Millington Synge wrote about the set of three islands located off the west of…

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