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Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Jesse Thorn didn’t set out to be a menswear authority—but through happy accidents and hard work, he finds himself as the main dude of Put This On, a video series and blog about “dressing like a grownup.” Jesse and the PTO crew, including directors Adam Lisagor and Ben Harrison, comedy-type-person Dave Hill, and blogger Derek

ts(s) fall 2012.

The philosophy of ts(s) and designer Takuji Suzuki is… in between. Does he make military influenced sportswear? Sportswear influenced militaria? The answer is in between. For the 2012 collection, no piece is wholly in one world or another. A military jacket can flip down its collar and become a seemingly straightforward tailored sportcoat. A weighty

“Black, or brown?” “No.”

An unusual, impractical daub of color is one way to grab the attention of casual passersby at Pitti, where orders, after all, are still dominated by tones of navy, black, khaki, and gray. But it seemed maker after maker had at least a pair of shoes (mostly brogues) that were emphatically not in compliance with

Florence wrap-up, coverage preview.

The last day of Pitti Uomo was by far the most relaxed and least Firenze’d. The show itself was quieter and the designers and reps seemed relaxed, or maybe just resigned to the fatigue. The Styleforum crew got to most of the exhibitors we intended to (apologies to Sciamat fans, we missed those guys and

Florence, generally, part II.

      General Pitti Theory #1: If you stand around and talk on your phone long enough, then some guys will take your picture. Our Legacy knit caps. One of the best new lines I saw all show was AR, the new house line from Aloha Rag. All made in Japan, basic but tweaked

Welcome to the Styleforum blog.

Pete (left), and Fok (right), being all editorially at Leffot with Steven Taffel (center). Photo credit: Albert Thomas. Styleforum thrives because of the contributions of its community of members. The editorial team at Styleforum, namely Fok (LA guy on the forum) and Pete (shoreman1782 on the forum), felt that a good way to complement member

Pitti preview.

Master of mild, PBS-approved travel Rick Steves advises his readers to “avoid Florence during the big events that bring enormous crowds. A huge fashion convention jam-packs the city twice a year.” This year, we are the rabble Rick Steves warned you about. Intrepid Styleforum editorial team Pete (shoreman1782) and Fok (LA guy) are winging their