Put This On Episode 4: Grooming
A visit to Jerry at Larchmont Barbershop
A guide to wet shaving
How to avoid underarm stains on shirts
With host Jesse Thorn
and Adam Lisagor
Directed by Adam Lisagor
Edited by Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Rob Schultz
Special thanks to Roxana Altamirano
A web series about dressing like a grownup.
January 17, 2011
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 directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President.
We at Put This On took the historic original audio and gave it to animator Tawd Dorenfeld, who created this majestic fantasia of bungholiana.
Enjoy this special treat from Put This On: LBJ Orders Pants. Then share it with a friend who loves pants.
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 Manhattan, and famously dressed Michael Douglas for the film Wall Street. Alan's not a designer or a tailor - he's more like a consiglieri, guiding men towards their best appearance.
Jesse Thorn from Put This On visits Molloy & Sons, in Ireland's County Donegal. They're a small father-son company specializing in Donegal's namesake tweed.