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Shopping for Vintage Graphic Tshirts

August 22, 2019

Shopping For Vintage Graphic Tshirts

When a trend crests, it’s often pretty clear who’s been riding the wave for years and who’s trying to hop…

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Casual Vests: Okay Layer, or Unarmed Slobbery?

May 17, 2019

Casual Vests: Okay Layer, Or Unarmed Slobbery?

“A man who wears a vest is a man with nothing up his sleeve.” -Ancient Banana Republic proverb We all…

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Salute Your Shorts: Military Vintage for Warm Weather

May 13, 2019

Salute Your Shorts: Military Vintage For Warm Weather

When the military sets out to buy something, they define a gap between what they can do and what they…

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Get in Liner: Milsurp Liners That Double as Outerwear

March 4, 2019

Get In Liner: Milsurp Liners That Double As Outerwear

Fortune favors the prepared. A few years ago, while surfing for deals on eBay, I stumbled across a cheap Ten…

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City Hermit: The Style of Allen Ginsberg

December 12, 2018

City Hermit: The Style Of Allen Ginsberg

Beat: a word used to describe a group of people, mostly poets, who had in common a general rebellion against…

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Ivy Workwear Style via Princeton University's Beer Jackets

December 6, 2018

Ivy Workwear Style Via Princeton University’s Beer Jackets

Members of the Princeton class of 1948. Note the white work jackets. A classic Seinfeld bit on helmets goes like…

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Fall Sports: Track Jackets

September 6, 2018

Fall Sports: Track Jackets

Damon Albarn, rudely awakened by the dustman. I hesitated to write about track jackets. As synthetic, shapeless, valuing-comfort-over-appearance leisurewear, they’re…

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Bobby From Boston’s Warehouse: Vintage Menswear Heaven

August 31, 2018

Bobby From Boston’s Warehouse: Vintage Menswear Heaven

This summer, I made a trip to the legendary Brimfield Antique Market to buy for the Put This On Shop. I…

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Inspiration LA 2018

February 10, 2018

Inspiration LA 2018

I love visiting Inspiration, an annual menswear show in Los Angeles headed by the Japanese vintage fiend Rin Tinaka. The…

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Q+A with Alexander Saunders of Saunders Militaria

January 25, 2018

Q+A With Alexander Saunders Of Saunders Militaria

Regular readers of Put This On know that our idea of a fun night might include board games, some kickin’…

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Bayard in the 1930s: Formal Wear, Kids & Women’s

December 13, 2017

Bayard In The 1930s: Formal Wear, Kids & Women’s

This is the final entry in our series of looks at a 1930s-era catalog for the French brand Bayard. Certainly…

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Bayard in the 1930s: Suits

December 12, 2017

Bayard In The 1930s: Suits

Yesterday we shared some 1930s illustrations of outerwear from Bayard, a French menswear retailer in business since 1925. Today, the…

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Bayard in the 1930s: Outerwear

December 11, 2017

Bayard In The 1930s: Outerwear

In my vast stacks of menswear books and ephemera, I found this beautiful catalog for Vetements Homme Bayard, a French…

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Crowley Vintage Hits Brooklyn

December 5, 2017

Crowley Vintage Hits Brooklyn

You may remember Sean Crowley from this PTO Man segment on our show – the Bertie Wooster enthusiast who has…

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Like Someone Was Thinking about You as They Made It: Repurposed Vintage with Tim Haught of Countyline General

September 14, 2017

Like Someone Was Thinking About You As They Made It: Repurposed Vintage With Tim Haught Of Countyline General

There’s nothing quite like a great vintage find–flipping through hanger after hanger of throwaway junk on a thrift store rack…

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