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Where Does Stuff Go?

December 14, 2013

Where Does Stuff Go?

Some of my best vintage finds have been at estate sales. If you’re lucky (or smart) enough to find a…

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Steve McQueen jackets

December 11, 2013

Steve McQueen Jackets

There’s been some buzz on the web about the auction of some Steve McQueen-related film items, like his jacket from…

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There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

December 2, 2013

There’s Nothing More Classic Than A Pea Coat

I bought my pea coat at a yard sale in Portland. I was in high school – maybe 15 or…

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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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The amazing sports uniform blog Uni Watch

November 17, 2013

The Amazing Sports Uniform Blog Uni Watch

The amazing sports uniform blog Uni Watch has a great set of scans from a 1965 varsity jacket catalog. (In…

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Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

November 16, 2013

Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

Ebbets Field Flannels just announced these stunning sweater-jackets. They’re based on a vintage model from the 1930s found in a…

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Back In Stock: Vintage Rayon Pocket Squares

November 1, 2013

Back In Stock: Vintage Rayon Pocket Squares

I spent about a year collecting rayon from the 1940s and 50s to make our collection of vintage rayon pocket…

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Cary Grant’s sunglasses are the coolest item of clothing ever

October 12, 2013

Cary Grant’s Sunglasses Are The Coolest Item Of Clothing Ever

Slate says Cary Grant’s sunglasses in North by Northwest are the coolest item of clothing ever.

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Shopping Vintage: Big Mac flannels

October 3, 2013

Shopping Vintage: Big Mac Flannels

When vintage shopping goes well, it warms the cockles of my thrifty heart. A great suit that can be altered…

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The History of Men’s Raiment: Spring & Summer, 1912

September 26, 2013

The History Of Men’s Raiment: Spring & Summer, 1912

The final chapter of our journey through The History of Men’s Raiment is Spring & Summer, 1912. It was the…

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The History of Men’s Raiment

September 24, 2013

The History Of Men’s Raiment

A kind reader named Jimmy Marks thought of me and Put This On when he found a remarkable document in…

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A Suitable Wardrobe: The Pleasures Of Vintage

September 24, 2013

A Suitable Wardrobe: The Pleasures Of Vintage

A Suitable Wardrobe: The Pleasures Of Vintage “I can understand that in classic clothing, the old has a cachet that…

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Put This On Season 2, Episode 6 Clothing Credits

September 9, 2013

Put This On Season 2, Episode 6 Clothing Credits

Intro & Outro Suit: High Society Tailor (Fabric by Molloy & Sons)Tie: Saks 5thShirt: CEGO Custom ShirtsPocket Square: Put This…

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Vintage find bragging from the 1960s

July 28, 2013

Vintage Find Bragging From The 1960s

Pierre Cardin, a Frenchman who designs clothes, opened a small menswear shop at Bonwit Teller one evening last week. M….

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The smallest shop in London, circa 1900

June 30, 2013

The Smallest Shop In London, Circa 1900

The smallest shop in London, circa 1900: a shoe salesman with a 1.2 square meter shoeshop. (via, ht)

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