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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 Eighties Drape Suit

July 13, 2013

The Eighties Drape Suit

When I wear tailored clothing I lean toward a trim silhouette and the lineage of the midcentury Brooks Brothers/J. Press…

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George Plimpton in the <em>Paris Review</em>

July 10, 2013

George Plimpton In The Paris Review

[Tom Wolfe] arrived wearing the white ensemble he is noted for—a white modified homburg, a chalk-white overcoat—but to the surprise…

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Savile Row, 1939

June 24, 2013

Savile Row, 1939

This article from England’s defunct Picture Post magazine depicts the process of ordering and making a suit at Williams, Sullivan,…

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Real People: Summer Linen Suit

June 10, 2013

Real People: Summer Linen Suit

My friend gdl203 maintains a really nice thread on StyleForum where he reposts his favorite pictures that other members have posted of themselves. It’s…

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What Is Balance?

May 29, 2013

What Is Balance?

If you’ve ever participated in online forums about classic men’s clothing, you may have come across people talking about a…

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No Backpacks at the Office

April 18, 2013

No Backpacks At The Office

For the past year and a half I’ve been largely working from home, so I forget what it’s like to…

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Traveling with a Suit

April 5, 2013

Traveling With A Suit

I’m on a trip right now and I hate packing large bags when flying. I just don’t trust checking my…

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Suits Aren’t for Standing in Front of Mirrors

April 4, 2013

Suits Aren’t For Standing In Front Of Mirrors

The past few days a several images of soccer star David Beckham showing off his moves while wearing a suit…

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Is This an Orphaned Suit Jacket?

April 1, 2013

Is This An Orphaned Suit Jacket?

I recently received a couple of emails from readers asking if I thought something they were looking at on eBay…

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Q & Answer: My Pocket Square Makes My Lapel Bulge!

March 29, 2013

Q & Answer: My Pocket Square Makes My Lapel Bulge!

Gus asks: I have a recurring problem with my jackets: the left lapel bulges open when I put a pocket…

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Peaks and Patches

March 13, 2013

Peaks And Patches

Last night, I caught the last half of 1974 remake of “The Front Page”, starring Jack Lemmon. It’s an amusing…

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Because You Are An Adult, You Need A Sincere Suit

March 4, 2013

Because You Are An Adult, You Need A Sincere Suit

Not every man should wear a suit and tie every day. I myself wear a suit once a month at…

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Cut your coat according to your cloth

March 3, 2013

Cut Your Coat According To Your Cloth

These days, our friend PG from MostExerent works for a tech company that frowns on suits. His blog’s now mostly…

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Why It’s Hard to Determine Quality

February 27, 2013

Why It’s Hard To Determine Quality

There are probably no fewer than a hundred books about classic men’s clothing, and the majority of them will have…

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