Put This On


in Geek stuff, Internet matters, The environment, Writing

Put This On is a site worth looking at if you’re a man who buys into the whole idea of avoiding wasteful living. After all, it makes a lot more sense to spend $300 dollars on dress shoes that will last twenty years than to spend $80-100 on shoes that will fall apart in six months and look bad in the interim.

Just don’t get addicted to the site and buy some gargantuan wardrobe. Something you only wear once every year won’t get worn out quickly, but also probably doesn’t justify the resources that go into making it. Put This On is good about encouraging the purchase of used formal clothes, including the inexpensive and apparently superior-quality clothes available at estate sales.

They have some very professional video segments on denim, shoes, and work clothes.

In any case, the site is already very famous and most of you had probably already heard of it. For the few who hadn’t, though, it seemed worth mentioning.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt February 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I hadn’t heard of it, but something I thought of while reading your article was that shoes that look good now are going to be horrifically unfashionable in 20 years.

Milan February 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

They will probably go out of fashion for ten, then come back into fashion over the next ten.

There are only so many possible styles of practical clothes, so it is a practical necessity for them to cycle. As Mad Men amply demonstrates, 1950s fashion would look super-chic today.

Milan February 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Also, even if you don’t have any interest in fashion, the site is worth a look if you write a blog, design websites, or make videos. They do all that in a very professional way.

Pearl February 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Sounds like an interesting site. I’ll check it out.

. July 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm

“One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case.”

. October 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Please don’t assume:

That I think you should dress like me.

That I write exclusively to promote my own specific, personal aesthetic thesis.

That I think you should buy everything we feature on this site.

That I will think less of you if you don’t buy something we feature on this site.

That I expect people to spend more money on their clothes.

That I believe one aesthetic fits all.

That I think a wardrobe should be purchased all at once, at retail prices.

That I think everyone should wear a tie.

That I’m judging you.


Let’s be friends.

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