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Revisiting Military Surplus Cargo Pants

February 23, 2017

Revisiting Military Surplus Cargo Pants

At Put This On, we love military surplus. Vintage, deadstock, or reproduction (sort of cheating), surplus offers interesting and purpose-driven…

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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot (Part Three)

February 14, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot (Part Three)

Here’s our third and final round of awesome shots from Inspiration LA, the annual vintage-industry-Americana-Japanese-American-hybrid show in Los Angeles. To…

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Inspiration LA 2017 Day 2: Shoot Your Shot

February 13, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017 Day 2: Shoot Your Shot

Here’s our second day of candid shots from Inspiration LA 2017, the huge men’s Americana show in Los Angeles. There…

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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

February 12, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

I wasn’t expecting to make it to Inspiration LA, the huge vintage-and-vintage-inspired Americana show, this year because I was supposed…

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What’re the Most Under-Appreciated Vintage Items?

December 22, 2016

What’re The Most Under-Appreciated Vintage Items?

You could argue that vintage clothing was overshopped and overdone a decade ago, that the well of thrift shops and…

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Chicago Vintage Menswear Store Visits: US #1 and Richard’s Fabulous Finds

December 8, 2016

Chicago Vintage Menswear Store Visits: US #1 And Richard’s Fabulous Finds

My brief trip to Chicago afforded me just a smidge of time for vintage shopping, so I asked around and…

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London: The Real McCoy’s

October 1, 2016

London: The Real McCoy’s

On the middle of an anonymous, tourist-ridden London street sits Real McCoy’s, the English outlet of the venerated Japanese repro…

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Vintage Menswear in London: Levison’s

September 30, 2016

Vintage Menswear In London: Levison’s

I just got home from two weeks on tour with the Judge John Hodgman podcast. We went from Maine to…

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It’s On Sale: Satin Windbreakers at Ebbets Field Flannels

June 16, 2016

It’s On Sale: Satin Windbreakers At Ebbets Field Flannels

I bought a San Francisco Seals windbreaker last year from Ebbets, and I was so thrilled with it I bragged…

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Reigning Men Part Two: The Fashioning

June 7, 2016

Reigning Men Part Two: The Fashioning

Yesterday we took a look at some of the more sedate styles at LACMA’s Reigning Men exhibition. Today: the wild…

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Reigning Men: Men’s Style at LACMA

June 6, 2016

Reigning Men: Men’s Style At LACMA

With in-laws babysitting a week or so ago, my wife and I headed to LACMA here in LA to check…

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Ties as metaphor

June 6, 2016

Ties As Metaphor

I think of ties morning, noon and night. At night, if I have insomnia, I count ties instead of sheep….

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Weird & Wonderful Wildlife

April 20, 2016

Weird & Wonderful Wildlife

When I was a kid, I had a huge coffee table book called “Weird and Wonderful Wildlife.” On the cover…

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Is This the Last Zoot Suit?

March 14, 2016

Is This The Last Zoot Suit?

We’ve written before about the Zoot Suit Riots, which weren’t exactly riots, but a widespread wildcat campaign by white servicemen…

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