Put This On

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.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

7 thoughts on “Put This On

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  5. 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.

    OK? OK.

    Let’s be friends.

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