Welcome to the official MenswearStyle Podcast hosted by our Lifestyle Editor, Peter Brooker. We're a London-based independent daily online men’s fashion, grooming and lifestyle magazine. In this clothing and apparel industry focused podcast show we speak to some of the most innovative brands and truly inspiring people from within the fashion world to get their unique brand stories. Be sure to come back each week to get your fix of clothing insights, style inspiration and business motivation.
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview JustWears Co-Founder, Alexander Walsh, about the back story of this men's basics brand and how he believes many men's underwear brands are out of touch with the modern consumer. Our host Peter Brooker and Alexander discuss how JustWears aims to solve functional problems by using premium fabrics and ergonomic designs. They also chat about how to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign, the perfect sustainable fabric for underwear, the importance of consumer research, and how brand loyalty can be disrupted.
Simon Cotton, CEO of Johnstons of Elgin
May 28 2020 • 21 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Johnstons of Elgin CEO, Simon Cotton, about the company's manufacturing as a private label to luxury brands as well as their own brand. Best known as a manufacturer, they've been establishing their own brand name with brick and mortar store openings and a focus on digital over recent years. Our host Peter Brooker and Simon discuss how cashmere is produced, the day-to-day of a Chief Executive, the benefits of holding a royal warrant and how the current global pandemic has affected their retail and manufacturing operations.
Kasper Brandi Petersen, Co-Founder of LABFRESH
May 25 2020 • 23 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview LABFRESH Co-Founder, Kasper Brandi Petersen, about his background in fashion and how he launched this brand on Kickstarter. Our host Peter Brooker and Kasper talk about how the brand went viral due to its key feature of repelling stains, where websites such as LADbible would show their videos where red wine, beer and milk is thrown onto the shirts. The discussion goes into detail about the fabric technology and manufacturing processes to create repellent clothing. They also chat about their successful Dragon's Den appearances, the effects of Covid-19 on business and how this year he took the whole team to Bali for a month.
William Green, Co-Founder of L’Estrange London
May 23 2020 • 39 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview L’Estrange London Co-Founder, William Green, about where the brand name originates from, and the story of how the brand was born which began with a simple smart and stylish men's hoodie. After reaching out and sending samples to fashion stores around the world - and attending clothing trade shows - they were quickly picked up and stocked by the likes of Colette, Saks Fifth Avenue, Isetan and The Shop at Bluebird. With a product design approach to menswear they don't follow the seasonal approach the majority of the industry abides by. This direct-to-consumer brand is on a mission to simplify the male wardrobe with comfortable and effortless clothing which can be worn for most scenarios. Peter and William also discuss sustainability and how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected trading for L'Estrange London.
David Cullen, Founder of Unseen Footwear
May 20 2020 • 35 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Unseen Footwear and Roulette Clothing Founder, David Cullen, about the background story of his menswear store and new footwear brand. Our host Peter Brooker speaks to David about why Unseen Footwear is manufactured in Italy and its focus on sustainability. They also discuss how working with Atterley has brought in extra exposure and revenue during the Coronavirus pandemic; a time when it's difficult to operate as normal for many boutique stores and brand owners due to the lockdown.
Kevin Ellis, Founder of Ellis Rugby
May 19 2020 • 22 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Ellis Rugby Founder, Kevin Ellis, about how he combined two passions, rugby, and design, to create a rugby heritage brand. Our host Peter Brooker asks Keven where the inspiration for the vintage designs comes from and what goes into researching the stories from historic sporting heroes. With a background in design and marketing he highlights how he tackled knowledge gaps when building the business. We also find out about a new smart phone feature where a fully washable microchip is inserted into the woven label, so customers can learn more about their rugby top via video when a mobile phone is placed over it.
Sebastian Öhrn, Founder of Myrqvist
May 16 2020 • 23 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Myrqvist Founder, Sebastian Öhrn, about his background and the story of how he started and grew his men’s footwear brand. Our host Peter Brooker speaks to Sebastian about the meaning behind the brand name, operating the business during the Coronavirus pandemic, and how to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign. They also discuss effective use of social media and how the shoes are a Scandinavian twist on a classic British shoe design, incorporating rubber sole for extra grip on icy surfaces and a less chunky silhouette.
August Bard Bringéus, Co-Founder of ASKET
May 13 2020 • 37 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we speak to ASKET Co-Founder August Bard Bringéus about the history and philosophy of the menswear brand. Our host Peter Brooker asks August about why this DTC online only menswear brand wants men to buy less clothing. They discuss August's background and how he met his business partner, Jakob Nilsson Dworsky, at business school. They both had a passion of creating something from scratch that is meaningful and different. This brought them to sustainability and ethics in clothing. Their solution to solve the fashion waste problem was to build a business model that would slow consumption and increase value in the supply chain. Asket have a single permanent collection of classic menswear pieces, fully traceable, from farm to finish line.
Oliver Spencer, Menswear Designer
May 06 2020 • 30 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we speak to Menswear Designer Oliver Spencer whilst he is working from home in self-isolation on the Isle of Wight. Our host Peter Brooker asks him about his background and how he first came to start his eponymous menswear brand. Championing British cloth such as linen from Northern Ireland, Oliver discusses the best places to manufacture men's garments, with a focus of reducing overall footprint. They also discuss the current climate of operating during the Coronavirus pandemic and the struggle that shop owners are currently facing. As a bonus, we're joined by the head of sustainability, Bleue Wickham-Burnham, who educates us about sustainability and what Oliver Spencer is doing to become a more sustainable menswear brand.
Danielle Wathes, Founder of Percy Stride
Apr 30 2020 • 37 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we sit down and speak to Danielle Wathes, Founder of Percy Stride. Our host Peter Brooker speaks to Danielle about her graduate footwear design course at De Montfort University before starting her brand. She also worked with Virgin StartUp which offers business mentoring and help to entrepreneurs with the aim of accelerating their businesses. They also discuss Northamptonshire shoemaking, running a business during covid-19, the importance of social media and working with influencers.
George Sullivan, Founder of The Sole Supplier
Apr 23 2020 • 22 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we sit down and speak to George Sullivan, Founder of Sole Supplier. Our host Peter Brooker speaks to George about the history of the website and how they grew their community. They touch upon the effects of the Coronavirus on the overall sneaker market, with a shift from retail to online. George talks about what first ignited his love for trainers and how that developed into opening his own eCommerce business. He quickly realised that his knowledge of when the latest trainers would drop would benefit other enthusiasts and collectors, and he combined this with high quality content.
William Kennedy, Co-Founder of Sons
Apr 16 2020 • 17 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we sit down and speak to William Kennedy, Co-Founder of Sons. Our host Peter Brooker speaks to Will about how the men's health brand was first thought up, who will benefit from their tailored treatment plans, product and free consultations, and how they're different from other hair loss companies.
Jamie Bartlett, Co-Founder of Banton Frameworks
Apr 06 2020 • 35 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we sit down and speak to Jamie Bartlett, Co-Founder of Banton Frameworks. Our host Peter Brooker speaks to Jamie about the brand's beginnings during university. The co-founders would break into the university during the summer so they could keep making frames to sell. This then helped them make enough money to buy their own first machine which would enable them to set up their own workshop. They also discuss UK manufacturing, bespoke frames, polarized lenses, popular shapes and biodegradable acetate. The discussion also touches upon leveraging social media for sales and working with influencers.
David Keyte, Co-Founder of Universal Works
Mar 23 2020 • 36 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast, we sit down and speak to David Keyte, Co-Founder of Universal Works. Our host Peter Brooker finds out about the origins of the brand and when the idea was first thought up. We learn about Keyte's background, passions and inspirations for the brand which leans towards blue collar workwear with military and contemporary British tailored styling. With many years of working for other people David looked to start his own menswear brand, designing clothing he would personally want to wear. He also gives insights into growing a fashion brand and the difficult hurdles that arise along the way.
Paul Walker, Co-Founder of Walker Slater
Mar 12 2020 • 23 min
In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast, we sit down and speak to Paul Walker, the Co-Founder of suit and tailoring specialists Walker Slater. Paul talks about his background, inspirations and how the idea for his business was born from a discussion in a pub in 1989. He highlights his love for Scotland, how the brand first started using Tweed fabrics and when they first opened a bricks and mortar store and eCommerce website. We also get an insight into their latest London store opening in Holborn.
Darren Tiernan, Senior Cutter & James Macauslan, Cutter at Budd London
Mar 02 2020 • 27 min
In this MenswearStyle podcast episode Peter speaks to both Darren Tiernan, Senior Cutter and James Macauslan, Cutter & Brand Creative Consultant at Budd London. They jump into the rich history of the brand and dissect the handmade shirt, discussing the different shirtmaking stages, from first being measured, to the complete final product. This laidback chat which took place within the brand's cutting room is full of interesting tailoring facts, insights and tips that are not to be missed.
Daniel Niederer, Founder of SEVENFRIDAY
Feb 22 2020 • 23 min
In this MenswearStyle podcast episode Peter speaks to Daniel Niederer, the Founder and CEO of SEVENFRIDAY. They discuss where it all started for Dan and where the idea came from. He explains that SEVENFRIDAY isn't just a watch or eyewear brand, but a brand more about life attitude. He also touches upon why he wants the business to be disruptive and innovative within the industry, with unique and striking watch designs that stand out from the norm to gain identity and recognition. He also gives insights into how he took advantage of the growth of social media such as Instagram for branding.
Marie Ramberg, Head of Marketing & Peter Juriado, Head of Design at Stenströms
Feb 11 2020 • 18 min
In this episode Peter speaks to both Marie Ramberg, Head of Marketing and Peter Juriado, Head of Design at Stenströms about the brand's classic and contemporary collections, as well as the brand's rich heritage which includes first making shirts for ship captains in Helsingborg in 1883.
Gustav Peterson & Emrik Olausson, Co-Founders of Limitato
Jan 30 2020 • 33 min
For this episode of the Menswear Style Podcast Peter Brooker speaks to the two founders of Swedish fashion label Limitato, Gustav Peterson and Emrik Olausson. They discuss how the two became friends in childhood, their early passion for fashion and when they first thought up the idea of working with photographers and artists to print renowned photographs and art onto luxury t-shirts.
Linda Pilkington, Founder of Ormonde Jayne
Jan 15 2020 • 31 min
For this episode of the Menswear Style Podcast Peter Brooker speaks to the Creator and Founder of Fragrance House Ormonde Jayne, Linda Pilkington. They speak about Linda's upbringing and early passion for craftsmanship, launching and growing Ormonde Jayne, her luxury boutique at 28 Old Bond Street and strong international presence across 200 retailers. They also speak about entrepreneurship and what it takes to launch a business.
Samuel Cheney, Operations Director of BEAST.
Dec 19 2019 • 31 min
BEAST. is claimed to be the first Male beauty brand where guys can find an edit of over 80 premium brands spanning categories like Body, Hair, Shave, Face and Fragrance in a dedicated beauty hall space. We speak to Samuel Cheney, the Operations Director of Men's beauty store BEAST. This new brand has a mission to change the way men buy beauty. What started with a small store in London's Seven Dials has rapidly expanded to include concessions within House of Fraser and Flannels stores across the UK. Our host Peter Brooker gets an expert insight into how men are both learning and adopting beauty more than ever before, whilst discussing what the reasons behind this trend might be.
Asher Clark, Design Director of Vivobarefoot
Nov 27 2019 • 33 min
Vivobarefoot is a minimalist running shoe company. Their technology is aimed at offering the optimum biomechanics and posture commonly associated with walking barefoot and barefoot running and advocated within the barefoot movement and barefoot running community. It has been described as "as close to going barefoot in the city as you can get." Vivobarefoot was set up by Galahad and Asher Clark, two cousins from the famous Clarks dynasty, and offers barefoot shoes for people looking to reconnect with the ground below them. Menswear Style's Peter Brooker interviews Asher about the story of where it all started for the brand, and gains insights into how regular footwear can be very bad for our posture and joints. Vivobarefoot combat this with a thin, wide and flexible minimalist shoes which are widely popular among the barefoot/natural running communities.
Robert Freese, Founder of DP-US Designer Outlet
Nov 12 2019 • 34 min
DP-US Designer Outlet offers Globally sourced discounted Men's and Women's designer wear. An outlet store with 10 plus years in the retail sector. For this episode of the MenswearStyle podcast we sit down with Robert Freese, the Founder of DP-US Designer Outlet, a discounted designer shop located in the heart of East London. Robert discusses how he set up the business idea and how he is able to keep so many luxury labels all happy under one roof (Stone Island, Moncler, Prada, Gucci, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, and Valentino, to more contemporary designer brands such as Canada Goose, Phillip Plein, C.P. Company and Kenzo). Peter and Robert also talk about the fashion industry as a whole and discuss what it takes to launch an ecommerce business today.
Jonny Garrett, Founder of William Wood Watches
Sep 18 2019 • 30 min
William Wood was the name the founder’s late grandfather. He served in the British Fire Service for 25 years winning commendations for his acts of bravery. Today the watchmaker’s vision is to be a leading sustainable watch brand that upcycles rescue service materials for a new life, whilst giving back to relevant charities. We sit down with Jonny Garrett, the CEO and Founder of William Wood Watches ahead of the launch of their new Automatic Valiant Collection available this December. They have created a watch with upcycling elements never before seen on a watch e.g. the straps are made from cast off Angus Duraline British fire hose rubber which has provided over 10 years of service to the UK Fire & Rescue community (you can still smell the smokiness in the rubber!) They have also melted down an original 1920s British brass firefighter’s helmet and set it inside the watch crown. The melting is all done in the heart of London’s prestigious jewellery district of Hatton Garden.
Marco Crisci, Professor at Polimoda
Feb 25 2019 • 26 min
Last month MenswearStyle attended the Maschio Forum in Florence during the Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair. Here we met Professor Marco Crisci from Polimoda who moderated a round table discussion titled 'ecommerce or die' where industry experts shared their valuable insights. Here we take that discussion further with in depth findings about the high street and online retailers.
Stephen Martin, Global Malt Whisky Specialist at Whyte & Mackay
Dec 18 2018 • 33 min
Is The Dalmore the most Luxurious Whisky Ever? This week we speak to Stephen Martin, Global Malt Whisky Specialist for Whyte and Mackay. He gives me the lowdown on how The Dalmore whisky has become synonymous with luxury, how its incepted the lifestyle industry and the magic behind trailblazing Master Distiller Richard Paterson.
Rafic Daud, Co-Founder of Undandy
Dec 03 2018 • 30 min
This week we're talking to the Co-Founder of Undandy, Rafic Daud, about how he began an online e-commerce platform that enables you to design and create your own shoes.
Stacey Wood, Founder of King & Tuckfield
Nov 22 2018 • 41 min
This week we're talking to CEO & Founder of King & Tuckfield, an eco-friendly denim label that is looking to take its brand to the next level via CrowdCube. Stacey Wood talks about the logistics of a crowdfunding campaign and how she wooed Richard Biedul into a collaboration that has emphatically sold out just weeks into its release.
Lulu O'Connor, Founder of Clothes Doctor
Nov 16 2018 • 36 min
This week we sit down and speak to Lulu O'Connor, CEO and Founder of Clothes Doctor. Lulu talks about how imperative it is to bring more sustainability to our wardrobes. You can join Lulu and her journey by checking out the Clothes Doctor Crowdcube page as they're currently raising investment to bring the company to the next level.
Rolf Studer, CEO of Oris Watches
Nov 05 2018 • 25 min
Rolf Studer, CEO of Oris Watches jumps on the podcast to highlight what the Swiss Watch manufacturers are currently doing for Movember. We also chat about Baselworld and the current state of the mechanical watch industry. Bec Loades, Editor at Large for Menswear Style jumps on to discuss what other brands are doing for Movember.
Luca Faloni, Menswear Designer
Sep 28 2018 • 44 min
This week we are joined by Luca Faloni of the eponymously titled, Luca Faloni, a timeless Italian direct to consumer menswear brand known for their linen and cashmere menswear. We talk about what the vital components are for setting up a clothing brand with both eCommerce and retail presence based in London with free worldwide shipping.
Richard Anderson, Bespoke Savile Row Tailor
Sep 06 2018 • 33 min
This episode we talk to Bespoke Tailor of 13 Savile Row, Richard Anderson. Richard talks about the current tailoring trends and how he graduated from being one of the youngest cutters to launching his own brand in 2001. We also talk about his new book 'Making the Cut' and his upcoming American trunk show.
Simon Maloney, Marketing Director of New & Lingwood
Aug 20 2018 • 41 min
For this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we sit down with Simon Maloney, Creative Director at New & Lingwood. Simon talks to us about the inspiration behind the notorious peacock gowns as seen on screen worn by Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager.
Carlos Costa, Men's Style Influencer
Jul 16 2018 • 43 min
In this episode we talk to influencer Carlos Costa about how he managed to forge over 200k followers on Instagram. We also ask him about his attitude towards social media, discuss his wedding suit and how he balances family life.
Dominic McCarthy, Founding Partner of ANM
Jun 18 2018 • 43 min
This episode we're going to be talking to the founding partner of ANM PR Agency, Dominic McCarthy, about the state of British retail. Dominic has overseen the recent ready-to-buy catwalk at St James for London Fashion Week. His marketing company specialises in Menswear/Luxury/Fashion and is the marketing head for many stores on Jermyn Street and Savile Row such as New & Lingwood, Richard Anderson, Chester Barrie to name a few.
Jim Chapman, Men's Style Influencer
May 15 2018 • 56 min
In this episode we talk to Jim Chapman on how he amassed over 2 million followers on Instagram and where it all began via YouTube. He discusses how he has matured and grown out of the funny vlog stunts from the early days, the recent film he has written which he hopes will hit the big screen and how he wants to protect his future children from the social influence industry.
Ali Gordon, Men's Style Influencer
Apr 16 2018 • 48 min
This week we talk to self-made vlogger, blogger and influencer; Ali Gordon. He went form working as an electrician to become one of the biggest players in the male influencer field and in this interview he unveils the journey on how he amassed a social media following of over 330k on Instagram. We also talk about the process on how to build a following and what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Ali Gordon empire.
Levi Stocke, Men's Style Influencer
Mar 13 2018 • 37 min
The LA-based model and influencer, Levi Stocke, sits down with Peter Brooker to discuss how his journey from pursuing a dream in the music business evolved to eventually become an Instagram Influencer with over 600k followers. He got his first break in modelling with Levi's Jeans and he’s since gone on to collaborate with brands such as Apothecary 87 for his signature Clay Pomade and MADE Eyewear to create his signature sunglasses. This tattooed Harley-riding whisky-drinking chap generously shares his background, recent projects, personal branding, style preferences, love for London, fitness regime and more.
David Evans of Grey Fox, Greg Dillon of Great Drams & Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style
Jul 12 2017 • 50 min
In this episode we speak to some of the heavy hitters within the blogging world and ask them how they monetise their blogs. What are some of the best practices and what advice would they give to people just starting out. We speak to David Evans from Grey Fox Blog, Greg Dillon from Great Drams, and Antonio Centeno from Real Men Real Style.
Chad McQueen, Actor & Josh Sims, Author
Jun 19 2017 • 36 min
This week we focus on style icon Steve McQueen. The legendary actor and humanitarian who left an indelible impression on every actor, racer, movie fan and subsequently, every person in the fashion industry. But what was it about him that meant his style and his films could live on so long after his death? We talk to his son Chad McQueen and author of Icons of Men's Style, Josh Sims about what it was that made him the King of Cool.
Walter Smith of Craft Tailoring & Paul Du Noyer, Author
May 15 2017 • 41 min
This week we manage to get an exclusive interview with Walter Smith, the 82 year old Tailor from Craft Tailoring in Liverpool who shares memories of being one of the first people to ever cut a suit for the fab four. We also get an exclusive chat with Paul McCartney's biographer Paul Du Noyer who talks about his book 'Conversations with Paul McCartney' and the fashion trends the band was setting at the height of their fame.
Kish Kash, Nik Speller of Three Letters Agency & Natalie Robinson of Style Icon
Apr 21 2017 • 53 min
This week we discuss everything about Sneakers. We talk at length to Kish Kash, one of the UK's largest accumulators of men's sneakers with over 2000 in his armoury. Also joining us to talk about current and future trainer trends is Nik Speller from Three Letters Agency, and we talk to celebrity stylist Natalie Robinson from Style Icon who lends a female perspective and professional opinion on how sneakers have proliferated themselves into the mainstream.
Andy Shannon, Mixologist & Walter Pintus of The Connaught
Mar 21 2017 • 34 min
This week we speak to some of the masters within the world of Mixology. We speak to Andy Shannon who curated the menu at this year's Bafta Awards in conjunction with Grey Goose vodka. Walter Pintus, Head Barman from The Connaught is also on the show, and joining us from Milan to teach us about Aperitif is our Grooming Editor Rakelle Maurici.
Galih Richardson of Laird & Co Hatters & Paul Stafford of The Season Hats
Mar 01 2017 • 33 min
This week we talk to some of the world's finest Milliners. Featuring Galih Richardson of Laird & Co Hatters, Paul Stafford of The Season Hats and Alec the Hatmaker who makes hats in the fashion capital of Milan.
Marcus Gardo of A Day's March, Claes Bondelid of Claes Goran & Chris Chasseaud of Norwegian Rain
Feb 13 2017 • 35 min
This week we have a peek across the North Sea horizon to see which Scandinavian Brands will be hitting our shores next. We speak to the Co-Founder of A Day's March, Marcus Gardo, the Founder of Claes Goran, Claes Bondelid, and finally the UK Brand Manager for Norwegian Rain, Chris Chasseaud.
Tony Rodgers of Triads & Sam Foulkes of Yards Store
Jan 31 2017 • 40 min
This week we speak to some of the biggest names within the menswear retail industry. In particular we look at the Independents that are battling the current tough economic climate. We speak to Tony Rodgers, Founder and owner of Triads. Ian over at Pritchard's lends his expertise on high street survival from a store with over 170 years of retail heritage, and finally Sam Foulkes at Yards Store gives us an inside track on what it takes to open a flagship store.
Simon Cundey of Henry Poole, Tailor Gresham Blake & Tailor Joshua Kane
Jan 16 2017 • 45 min
A powerhouse of an episode for you this week. We delve deep into the rich heritage of one of Savile Row's oldest Tailors; Henry Poole. Simon Cundey tells us all about how their family introduced the Tuxedo to America. We also invite Gresham Blake and Joshua Kane back onto the show to chat about how they have modernised the Dinner Jacket and how it has evolved over time.
Photographer Abdel Abdulai, Photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce & Antonio Eugenio of Mastered
Jan 03 2017 • 44 min
We start 2017 with a bang. In this episode we discuss the art of fashion photography. Our guests this week are Abdel Abdulai, the man behind the fashion portrait blog Boy From Dagbon, award winning photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce and Antonio Eugenio who speaks about the new online photography course by Mastered and how it helped him break-through into the world of fashion photography.
Raul Diaz of WSET, Nathan Hill of Honest Grapes & Christian Ress of Wine Bank
Dec 19 2016 • 43 min
We're off to Wine School this week with some of the Founders and teachers of wine clubs around the world. We speak to WSET Speaker Raul Diaz from Wine Training School and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. We also speak to Nathan Hill from Honest Grapes and we speak to Christian Ress from Winebank which is taking Germany by storm.
Actor Thomas Turgoose & Actor Andrew Ellis from This is England Film
Dec 05 2016 • 46 min
An absolute belter for you this week. We speak to some of the cast from This Is England, one of the most iconic British films of all time. The star of the hit film and TV series Thomas Turgoose who plays Shaun talks to us about what it was like to film some of the hard hitting scenes with Stephen Graham. We also speak to Andrew Ellis who played Gadget. Andrew tells us a little bit about the film, the scenes and how the brands treated him after the film's success.
Matthew Drinkwater of Fashion Innovation Agency & Tara Winstanley of Emel and Aris
Nov 21 2016 • 46 min
This week we speak to some of the pioneers of wearable technology. Our guests are Matthew Drinkwater; Head of Fashion Innovation Agency at the London College of Fashion, Tara Winstanley; Co-Founder of the luxury tech brand Emel and Aris and the Founder of FashNerd, Mano ten Napel.
Stylist Sarah Ann Murray, Kiran Sumra of Western Assembly & Shirtmaker Emma Willis
Nov 08 2016 • 42 min
This week we have a knock out show. We speak to some key female Influencers, Designers and Owners of menswear fashion outlets within the heart of London. We chat with Fashion Director and Stylist Sarah Ann Murray, the Co-Founder of Western Assembly Kiran Sumra and the infamous Shirtmaker of Jermyn Street, Emma Willis.
Michael Stone of Brutus, Andrew Tompsett of Merc, Paul Brown of Adaptor Clothing, Phil Bickley of Real Stars Are Rare & Stephen Hattersley of Carnaby Designs
Oct 27 2016 • 54 min
We look back to the 1960s and discuss the Mod subculture clothing industry with some its key players. We chat to some of the biggest names, founders and designers of the current Mod world. We speak to Phil Bickley at Real Stars Are Rare, Andrew Tompsett at Merc, Paul Brown at Adaptor Clothing, Stephen Hattersley at Carnaby Designs and Michael Stone at Brutus.
Boxer George Foreman, Snooker Player Stephen Hendry & Life Coach Michael Serwa
Oct 14 2016 • 57 min
This episode is all about the Winning Mentality. We talk to Ex-Heavy Weight Champion George Foreman, Seven-Time World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry, and we get an insight from the high end London Life Coach, Speaker and Author Michael Serwa on how to maximise your potential.
Designer Wayne Hemingway, David Evans of Grey Fox Blog & Joe Pidgeon of Best of Britannia
Sep 30 2016 • 43 min
It's Best of Britannia Best of Britannia weekend here in London and we have a special episode where we talk to the Founder, Joe Pidgeon. We're also joined by Designer and Innovator, Wayne Hemingway, and the Editor of Grey Fox Blog, David Evans. We get to know what goes on behind the scenes, how it was founded and what it means to be British.
Giles English of Bremont, Mike France of Chris Ward, John Argento of Shinola & Elizabeth Doerr of Quill and Pad
Sep 20 2016 • 71 min
A mammoth episode dedicated to the watchmen this week. We speak to some of the biggest names on the horology circuit to get their take on the current state of the watch industry, and how important it is to have the Swiss-made stamp? We speak to Co-Founder of Bremont, Giles English, Co-Founder of Chris Ward, Mike France, Head of Marketing in Europe for Shinola, John Argento, and the Editor of Quill and Pad, Elizabeth Doerr.
Colin Dunn of Johnnie Walker, Ewan Gunn of Haig Club & Greg Dillon of Great Drams
Sep 06 2016 • 48 min
In this episode we talk exclusively about whisky. We interview the Ambassador for Johnnie Walker, Colin Dunn, who explains the differences between blends and single malts. We speak to the Editor of Great Drams, Greg Dillon, who talks about the significance of Peat in Whisky, and finally we have a live tasting of the Haig Club 'Clubman' with Ambassador, Ewan Gunn, who gives us an insight into what its like working alongside David Beckham.
Samuel Hickey of Murdock London, Stefan Avanzato of Dolce & Gabbana Barbersh & Joshua Moore of The Beard Mag
Aug 19 2016 • 47 min
This week we discuss men's grooming, hairstyles and beards with four special guests: Samuel Hickey, Head Barber at Murdock London, Stefan Avanzato, Master Barber at Dolce & Gabbana, Model and Actor Rob Jones and the Founder of The Beard Mag, Joshua Moore.
Dan Rookwood of Mr Porter, Author Eric Musgrave & Nick Carvell of GQ Magazine
Aug 05 2016 • 50 min
In this episode we speak to the Editor of the US Mr Porter website Dan Rookwood, Author and former Editor of Drapers and FHM, Eric Musgrave and the Associate Style Editor of GQ Magazine, Nick Carvell. We debate the issues of writing for digital versus print, the clickbait process and what they each do to get themselves in the right frame of mind to write each day.
Boxer Evander Holyfield & MMA Fighter Luke Barnatt
Jul 26 2016 • 35 min
In this episode we talk to five time Heavyweight World Champion Evander 'Real Deal' Holyfield about his current training methods and we discuss his most memorable fights with Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. We also drop in on former British UFC and current MMA fighter Luke Barnatt who gives us some tips on how to take on larger opponents and he explains why we don't need to run any further than 5k a day.
Tailor Joshua Kane, Oliver Proudlock of Serge DeNimes & Style Influencer Darren Kennedy
Jul 11 2016 • 44 min
In this episode we speak to some of London's best up and coming menswear designers such as Joshua Kane and Oliver Proudlock of Serge DeNimes. We also chat to TV Presenter and Fashion Influencer Darren Kennedy about his collaborations with both Louis Copeland and Specsavers.
Dean Gomilsek-Cole, Head of Design of Turnbull & Asser & Matt Spaiser of The Suits of James Bond
Jul 03 2016 • 47 min
In this episode we speak to Dean Gomilsek-Cole, the Head of Design over at Turnbull & Asser. We discuss the history of the brand and its involvement with the James Bond franchise. We also speak to Matt Spaiser in the US about his blog The Suits of James Bond. He gives us the low down on his favourite 007 suits and his opinion on the new Tom Ford Bond collection.
Tim Cooper, Cobbler-in-Chief of Oliver Sweeney, Tailor Gresham Blake & Ben Heath of Twenty First Century Gent
Jun 23 2016 • 38 min
For our first ever MenswearStyle podcast episode we interview Tim Cooper the Cobbler-in-Chief at Oliver Sweeney and talk in depth to wacky Tailor Gresham Blake about his relationship with both Ray Winstone and Steve Coogan. We're also joined by guests Ben Heath from Twenty First Century Gent who talks about hiring a suit for a wedding.