Put This On: Denim


Today I bring you a new "web series about dressing like a grownup" presented by Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America (a public radio show that's generally awesome) and Adam Lisagor of the hilarious podcast You Look Nice Today (A Journal of Emotional Hygiene). Anyway, Put This On is all about clothing -- what to buy, how to care for clothes, how to combine clothes, how to do grownup things (like wear ties, match your belt to your shoes, dress properly for an occasion, and so on) that you may not have learned on your own. It's a little like the Queer Eye tips segments before the commercials, minus the actual QE makeover.

This first episode is all about denim, specifically, jeans made from denim. Thorn and Lisagor go onsite to a shop that produces jeans "the old-fashioned way," give very specific tips on the proper care and maintenance of jeans, and even recommend low/medium/high priced jeans, in case you're in the market for a new pair. While this episode is focused on men's jeans, I think women will get something out of it too -- particularly the instructions for how to make jeans "shrink to fit" properly, and how (and when) to wash them.

Update: here's a link to the series as a podcast (link opens iTunes).

Below is the video, or you can watch in HD at Vimeo.

Put This On, Episode 1: Denim from Put This On on Vimeo.

Full disclosure: I'm an executive producer (meaning I gave them some money) on this episode. I don't get any payment or other compensation for the project, I just thought it was awesome and chipped in some cash to get it made.