Put This On
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Put This On is men's style for men who want to dress like grownups. Let Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor guide you through the world of style with a sharp eye and sharp humor.
|1||VideoFashion in an Age of Crisis (Short)||Benjamin Harrison talks to G. Bruce Boyer about the menswear of the 1930s. Boyer curated the male half of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum's show Fashion in an Age of Crisis: Fashion in the 1930s.||2/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoS2E6: Consolidation||Gucci Gucci Louis Louis Fendi Fendi Prada… what happens when a hundred artisans’ shops become a few global megacompanies? We went to Milan, Italy, to talk to small-scale makers who work in the shadow of fashion conglomerates like Prada....||10/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoS2E5: Elegance||Put This On is in Milan, one of the world's fashion capitals. We visit Carlo Barbera mill and Luciano Barbera, its legendary leader. We talk with the owner of the world's most remarkable men's accessory store, G. Lorenzi, and a Milanese dandy,...||10/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoS2E4: Eccentric Style||Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits London, where we visit with a few of the distinctive personalities that help make London a special place.||7/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoS2E3: (New) Traditions||Put This On visits London to look at the ways it has been shaped by (and has reinvented) its menswear traditions. We visit W. Bill, the legendary tweed vendor in a basement just off Savile Row. We talk with the painter and musician Ian Bruce about how...||6/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoS2E2: Eclecticism||In New York, Jesse goes thrifting with the guys from Street Etiquette, plus what's inside a suit coat, Rudiments with Dave Hill, Lewis Lapham, Jay Kos and more.||4/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoS2E1: The Melting Pot||In New York City, we learn about 'Lo Heads, meet Jason Marshal, visit Worth and Worth hat shop and learn how to pack a suit.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoPTO Man: Sean Crowley||Sean Crowley is a neckwear designer who lives in Brooklyn with his collection of thousands of vintage neckties.||3/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoDave Hill at Fashion Week 2012||Dave Hill hits the Ralph Lauren show at Fashion Week to make some friends and do some blow.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoPTO Man: Bruce Boyer||Author Bruce Boyer says that there's nothing wrong with being rumpled.||3/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoDonegal Tweed||A brief travelogue from Donegal's Molloy and Sons, a father-son tweed manufacturer.||11/20/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoDave Hill at New York Fashion Week||Our intrepid correspondent Dave Hill visits New York Fashion Week, and leaves only rubble in his wake.||9/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoKickstart Season Two of PTO!||Visit putthison.com and click on the Kickstarter widget if you want to see more episodes of Put This On!||8/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoEp. 7: Personal Style||Episode seven of Put This On explores personal style - elegant, quirky, distinctive and everywhere in between. Field correspondent Dave Hill visits the annual meeting of the Corduroy Appreciation Club, held each year on 11/11, the date which most...||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoEpisode 6: Body||We visit CEGO Custom Shirtmaker in New York, learn about dressing for your body type from Alan Flusser and alter a dress shirt in Los Angeles.||6/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Glenn O'Brien on The Sound of Young America||GQ's Style Guy, Glenn O'Brien, talks to Jesse Thorn on Jesse's public radio show, The Sound of Young America. O'Brien's new book is called How To Be A Man.||6/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoAlan Flusser||In this special micro-episode of Put This On, we present a conversation with menswear expert Alan Flusser. Flusser has written the seminal American texts on getting dressed: Style & the Man and Dressing the Man. He runs Alan Flusser Custom in...||5/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoEp. 5: Tradition||A visit with a true style traditionalist at a true bastion of traditional style, J. Press. Then a visit with a traditionlist who's also a revolutionary, Thom Browne.||5/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoEp. 4: Grooming||Jesse visits the barber, shows you the classic wet shave and teaches you how to prevent yellow underarm stains.||2/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoLyndon Johnson Orders Pants||In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific...||1/20/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoEp. 3: Work||An interview with Paul Feig, dressing for a job interview, Roxana and Nerd Boyfriend, and more.||8/24/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoEp. 2: Shoes||Jesse visits Willie's Shoe Service in Los Angeles and shows us how to care for and shine our shoes. Adam teaches shoe-tying technique and how to store footwear.||4/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoEp. 1: Denim||Jesse and Adam visit Rising Sun Denim, where blue jeans are made by hand with early 20th century sewing machines. Plus what jeans to buy, how to care for them and some basics on wear. (iPod Video)||11/2/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
If you're a male collegiate student like me and aspire to look better than you already do, you know that the last thing you want to do is spend money on an issue of GQ. Instead, you should just watch an episode of Put This On. The first episode concerning denim has already taught me the error of my ways in both shopping and caring for my jeans. It can help you too... and guess what? You'll have a few laughs while doing so!
Great work Jesse and Adam, Put This On gets 5 Stars in my book.
Smurf Lovers Unite
I took the advice of the first episode and bought some selvedge denim jeans. They're fantastic. They fit well, they haven't faded, and they seem like they'll last me forever. Good Call, Jesse.
Question: When will my hands (not to mention other parts of me) stop being blue? I look like I've been molesting a smurf!
If you asked me a week ago if I would be interested in watching/listening to a podcast about clothing, the chances of me pursuing it would have been about zero. After hearing Jesse interviewed on the Amateaur Scientist podcast I found that I enjoyed his witt and presentation and decided to give this podcast a go. I am pleasantly surprised and will now be a regular subscriber. I am just about the ideal target demographic for this topic (mid 20's male who dresses like he's still in highschool), and can stand to learn a lot from future episodes. The production value of this podcast is excellent, keep up the great work.