Could Anything Justify $400 for a Sweatshirt?

February 14, 2015

Could Anything Justify $400 For A Sweatshirt?

In the years I’ve been working on Put This On, I’ve learned to take a gentler stance towards clothing prices….

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Five Distinctive Non-Fashion Sneakers for $100 or Less

January 29, 2015

Five Distinctive Non-Fashion Sneakers For $100 Or Less

2015 is a good time to like sneakers. Whether you’re into retro styles, designer takes on classic sports shoes, or…

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Own the Jackets That Nearly Ruined Buzz Bissinger

December 16, 2014

Own The Jackets That Nearly Ruined Buzz Bissinger

“Get a U-Haul.” In an e-mail to Matthew, CEO of luxury consignment business Luxeswap, Buzz Bissinger wanted to communicate the…

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If You See These Clothes for Sale on Black Friday, It’s Because They’re About to Be Uncool

November 26, 2014

If You See These Clothes For Sale On Black Friday, It’s Because They’re About To Be Uncool

Laura Bradley of Slate writes: Come Black Friday, retailers will slash prices on everything from iPads to high-end loose leaf…

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Fake Deals

August 21, 2014

Fake Deals

Medium has a story today on the less-than-honest business practices of discount and outlet stores. An excerpt: Despite common belief,…

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Where to Buy Good Pants (Part Two)

July 10, 2014

Where To Buy Good Pants (Part Two)

The market for trousers is pretty wonky. There’s surprisingly not that many good options, and despite there being a new…

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Where to Buy Good Pants (Part One)

July 9, 2014

Where To Buy Good Pants (Part One)

Readers often ask us if we have any recommendations for where to buy good trousers. Usually grey flannels, as those…

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Alternatives to Common Projects

June 11, 2014

Alternatives To Common Projects

The price of minimalist sneakers has really gone through the roof in the last few years. Common Project’s low top…

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Q and Answer: Where Can I Find Odd-Sized Suits?

June 7, 2014

Q And Answer: Where Can I Find Odd-Sized Suits?

Mike asks: Where can I find odd/less common suit sizes (my natural fit is a 45r, which is quite difficult…

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John Helmer Haberdasher in Portland

May 1, 2014

John Helmer Haberdasher In Portland

I found myself puttering around downtown Portland on a recent morning, and decided to type “menswear” into my phone and…

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How Much Should You Spend on Dress Shoes?

March 27, 2014

How Much Should You Spend On Dress Shoes?

One of the questions I frequently get in my inbox is: “I’m looking to buy a better pair of dress…

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Building an Affordable Neckwear Collection

February 6, 2014

Building An Affordable Neckwear Collection

If you want to build a necktie wardrobe for not too much money, there’s no better place to start than…

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Alternative Markets

January 25, 2014

Alternative Markets

If you purchase your clothes online (and you probably do), you’re aware that the online marketplace for clothing–sure, for everything–has…

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Where to Shop in San Francisco

December 13, 2013

Where To Shop In San Francisco

Earlier this year, StyleForum asked if I could put together a “menswear shopping map” for San Francisco. That is, all…

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Updated Backpacks

December 2, 2013

Updated Backpacks

Put This On is on record as against backpacks with suits (a position I stand by–it usually looks silly and…

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