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On countless inspiration boards are photos photos of Ethan Newton. The bearded gentleman, the king of cool, the man who embodies the authentic high/low aesthetic. When I think about how I want to dress, I find myself revisiting Ethan Newton. I’ve known Ethan for 10 years now, and he is someone who has NEVER changed his style because his style is hi…
 
My guest this week is watch vlogger, Jenni Elle. Jenni and I discuss the watch world’s resistance to criticism and how she maintains an independent voice, pushing back on the old guard, why it’s so hard to tell someone what watch they should buy and that it’s okay not always to know what’s going to come next. NOTES (01:15) WATCHVICE (German YouTube…
 
My guest this week is comedian, actor, and writer Gil Ozeri. Gil and I discuss being a producer on Netflix’s Big Mouth, putting his life in danger for Snapchat sketches -- including how he almost duct taped himself to a helicopter -- dressing like a cozy grandpa, and how comedy can connect us and why that matters more than ever right now. NOTES (03…
 
Anda Rowland has a lot on her plate. She manages the legendary Savile Row tailoring house Anderson & Sheppard, the haberdashery, and is also working with the rest of the Savile Row houses to re-invigorate the landscape. But she’s doing just fine and is continuing to remind us of why Savile Row has been around for nearly 300 years. From multiple wor…
 
My guest this week is Russell Blackmore, Founder of Sonic Editions. Russell and I discuss his early career at The Economist, being inspired by the Getty Images archive, combining his passions for photography and music to make owning incredible photography more accessible, and why the best photos come with a story. NOTES (01:11) The Economist (12:28…
 
My guest this week is Icelandic designer Sruli Recht, who blends fine art, runway fashion, and industrial design. Originally from Israel, he spent most of his early life in Australia and found his way to designing rave clothes for friends. Eventually moving to London and working for Alexander Mcqueen, and from there, well...it’s not the journey or …
 
If you know, you know...and "The only podcast that matters™" is Throwing Fits. Lawrence Schlossman and James Harris's podcast is often the highlight of my week, and I'm privileged to be buddies with them. It's been surreal to watch their show go from essentially a google hangouts chatbox with themselves to the juggernaut podcast and brand that is T…
 
My guests this week are Saeed and Katy Al-Rubeyi, co-founders of Story MFG. We discuss how Story MFG emerged out of their relationship, the power and burden of being a small brand, dealing with critics, making things not look “perfect,” and how I believe they’re changing an entire industry with their aesthetic and ethics. NOTES (12:02) Yusuf / Cat …
 
My guest this week is the artist Jeremy Dean AKA Dean’s Nuts. Jeremy and I discuss how growing up with punk music and skateboarding influences his work, designing merch for musicians from the Dead & Company to the Rolling Stones and Elton John, and how he went from bootlegging t-shirts to becoming the undeniable GOAT of merch. Together we discover …
 
2020 was a garbage year, and while many of us are emerging from it, we’ve all processed this differently. If you’re Wei Koh, founder of The Rake and Revolution Magazine, the sudden stop has been a time to think, reconsider, and reflect on what matters. Wei and I chat about how The Mandalorian is making us cry, his renewed love of the written word, …
 
My guest this week is Tim Dessaint, online content creator. Tim and I discuss the stigma surrounding influencers, what it takes to make it on YouTube versus TikTok, going viral in Turkey, why trying to hack the algorithm can be counterproductive, and how authenticity, perseverance, and storytelling are at the center of his success. NOTES (00:12) Ti…
 
My guest this week is Jonah Weiner, journalist, magazine feature writer, and co-author of the viral newsletter Blackbird Spyplane. Jonah and I discuss making fashion accessible, eBay's yardsale vibes, and writing about celebrities for the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and more. NOTES (01:43) How Long Gone Interview (podcast) (03:00) Jonah…
 
We all know there are tons of personalities in fashion; I mean, jeez, scroll through the podcast feed, but someone I've always admired is GQ's Rachel Tashjian. Whether it's her hot takes on Twitter, her incredibly diverse wardrobe, or astute fashion criticisms, Rachel is one of the most refreshing and humorous people I know. Naturally… she's back o…
 
My guest this week is Lindsey Boyd, co-founder of The Laundress. Lindsey and I discuss how she applied the lessons she learned at Chanel to building and running her own business, starting out by handwashing sweaters in her NYC apartment’s bathtub, what it takes to be a good manager, and partnering with rockstar John Mayer. NOTES (02:02) Brooks Brot…
 
My guest this week is Mark Cho, co-founder of The Armoury. Mark and I discuss 10 years of The Armoury, including how they built partnerships with Ring Jacket and Liverano, why a higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a superior product (just a different one), and why relationships have always been at the center of their success. NOTES (00:30) Do…
 
There is a bit of lore with clothing brands from Japan. Maybe it’s because if you like clothes, nearly every road leads to Japan. But how do their clothing business and industry work? What’s the deal with Kapital? And why are so many of these brands hard to find outside of Japan? I sat down with Jonathan Lukacek, ex Kapital employee and founder of …
 
My guest this week is Helgi Óskarsson, co-owner, and CEO of 66°North. Helgi and I discuss how the nearly 100-year-old brand began by making clothes for Icelandic fishermen, with the goal of saving lives, how that naturally led to a commitment to sustainability, and how building things to last -- whether a coat or a company -- changes how you think …
 
My guest this week is Jordan Page, stylist, DJ, consultant, creative and curator of veryADVANCED. He’s worked with Supreme, The Fader, Nike, Hypebeast, Vice, Grailed, and many more. Jordan and I discuss how he grew up reading encyclopedias and dictionaries for fun, the struggle of making it in New York City, and how losing a job and getting evicted…
 
Rowing Blazers founder, Jack Carlson returns! Jack and I talked about how he went digging to find the pieces of the late Princess Diana and how he brought back one of the most talked-about sweaters ever. We also discuss how Rowing Blazers creates their collabs and how they went from a book to a brand. If you know you know... It’s Blamo Extra and Ja…
 
My guest this week is Savannah Yarborough, founder and designer of Savas. The Nashville based leather workshop. She's made jackets for Jack White, Justin Theroux, and more. Savannah and I discuss her journey from remaking t-shirts as a teenager to founding her own bespoke brand. Along the way, she competed in extreme rollerblading, hung out with th…
 
My guest this week is Paul Smith, the legendary British fashion designer. Paul and I discuss how a cycling accident launched his career as a creative, why his wife’s knowledge of couture has been essential to their success, and what it’s taken for his business to last 50 years and stay independent. NOTES (00:00) Paul Smith and cycling (17:30) Histo…
 
If you go deep in the Blamo! Archive or listen to me lament my wardrobe choices over the years; you’ll find that I only recently have started to find my style. Someone who has helped me a ton with this is my friend Patrick Johnson of P. Johnson Tailors. For starters, nearly everything that comes out of that brand and workshop I want. But when you b…
 
My guest this week is Patrick Robinson, Founder, and CEO of Paskho. Patrick and I discuss his career designing for some of the biggest brands (including Armani and the GAP), why he thinks runway shows and seasonal collections are no longer relevant, and why he believes local makers and sustainability are the future of clothing. ** This episode is s…
 
Scott Schuman has always been teaching people how to dress. You may not have been learning from him directly, but chances are, the images you had saved or the ones you thought of in your head or the ones on your favorite designer's mood board…were probably taken by him. The Sartorialist himself has been showing the world how to dress through his ca…
 
My guest this week is Connor Ratliff, actor, improv performer, and host of the podcast “Dead Eyes.” Connor and I discuss how moving from being an amateur to a professional actor ruined it for him, how he rediscovered the joy of performance through improv, how he was fired by Tom Hanks because he had “dead eyes,” and how that turned out to be one of…
 
My guest this week is Matthew Schnipper, former executive editor of Pitchfork, former editor-in-chief of The FADER, and a former editor at The Verge and GQ. Matthew and I discuss growing up sick and sad in the suburbs, naming his son after punk legend Henry Rollins, continuing to pursue a dream after rejection, and why he loves discovering and shar…
 
Everyone's favorite designer, Todd Snyder, returns to the pod. Todd and I chat about the ever-changing world of retail and how his business is evolving in our "new normal". We also discuss his collab with LL Bean, and why he loves partnering with other brands ** Listen to the entire episode on Blamo! Extra…
 
My guest this week is Dominic Ciambrone, the Shoe Surgeon. Dominic and I discuss mental health, making shoes for Justin Bieber, getting business advice from Guy Fieri, how mentors can change our lives and the power of empowering others. NOTES (02:40) Shoes for Justin Bieber (11:42) Guy Fieri’s sneaker obsession (video) (13:59) L7 weenie (video) (26…
 
My guest this week is Adam Goldberg, actor, director, photographer, and musician. Adam and I discuss suffering from “imposter syndrome,” the possibilities of storytelling on Instagram, the draw and downsides of social media, and how acting subsidizes the art he really loves. NOTES (00:19) Saving Private Ryan (trailer) (01:05) Adam Goldberg’s Instag…
 
A while back, we started working on Jon Moy's podcast. The premise was simple... Just go off, King. I have learned so much from Moy over the years, from his reading lists, unintentional history lessons, and thought-provoking perspective on life. Consider me the president of the Moy fan club. We're still working on Moy's show but wanted to share wit…
 
My guest this week is Saeed Ferguson, founder, and designer of ALL CAPS STUDIO. Saeed and I discuss his hometown pride, his evolving obsessions from video games to photography to streetwear to design, and his journey from documenting what was happening in his local culture to becoming a major emerging voice in creating it. NOTES (05:58) P’s & Q’s (…
 
David Coggins is always somewhere, fishing in Montana, traveling through Italy, on the road writing about adventure and the outdoors. But like many folks, quarantine hit, and he stopped. And after talking to him, it wasn’t easy, but he’s been finding the disconnect valuable. The hero of The Contender returns to the pod to discuss his life in quaran…
 
Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean has been the first on many things, menswear blogs, the rebirth of Americana, the raw denim revolution, too much to keep up with...Now the great migration to newsletters. While there have been many blogs and mailing lists over the years, few have been able to speak the way Michael's A Continuous Lean has. I can …
 
I've known Jake Grantham for nearly ten years, and it has been incredible to watch his rise. Originally from London, Jake moved to HK to join the first team at The Armoury. He met Alex Pirounis there, and they both eventually left to start their shop in London called Anglo Italian. If you want to hear more about that, I def encourage you to listen …
 
My guest this week is Scott Sternberg, founder, and designer of Entireworld. Scott and I discuss growing up in the midwest, why he was reluctant to consider himself a fashion designer, how films have influenced his work, and what it takes for a fashion brand to be a platform for an experience that goes beyond clothes. NOTES (00:40) Band of Outsider…
 
Coronavirus has upended every aspect of the fashion industry––especially runway shows. We got zoom shows, socially distanced masked models, its wild to see some of my favorite brands think fast and keep going. I’m hopeful, but not everyone is. Many critics are lamenting the in person show, but all these new formats have provided an opportunity for …
 
My guests this week are Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, founders of Imogene and Willie. Matt & Carrie share the origins of the brand, how they began in an economic crisis, why they launched for men and women simultaneously, and how they brought CONE denim back to life with Vidalia Mills in Louisiana. NOTES (13:18) Sights Denim Systems (16:54) Osh Kosh (…
 
I'm pleased to announce Coffee with The Greats, a new podcast on Blamo! Media The show is hosted by actor/entrepreneur Miles Fisher and explores the age old question of what does it mean to be great, and how do we get there? The first episode is with chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon and is out today! It’s an extremely candid and reve…
 
My guest this week is celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang. Jeanne and I discuss her journey from designing clothes, styling music videos to dressing some of the biggest celebrities in the world – name the icon, and she’s probably worked with them. Jeanne delivers a masterclass in how to build a styling career, why you shouldn’t chase every trend in fashi…
 
Coach, Counselor, and Men’s Health Advocate, Sean Hotchkiss returns! Sean and I discuss the new woke trend of mindfulness and how to sift through the beet juice to get real. We also chat why he shifted more into counseling and why his online men’s groups are the new place to share. Sean's column in Valet Mag ** Listen to the entire episode on Blamo…
 
My guest this week is John Demsey, beauty brand mogul, and executive group president at Estée Lauder Companies. John and I discuss what he learned from working retail jobs for a decade, how embracing hip hop’s glamour built MAC Cosmetics, how K-Pop and Tom Ford are getting men to wear makeup, and why hair and makeup are at the core of how people ex…
 
My guest this week is the actor, comedian, and writer Adam Pally. Adam and I discuss how your public persona shapes the roles you can play, why improv is for the young, parenting during a pandemic, and why you should treat everyone in your life like a celebrity. NOTES (03:14) Band Aid (trailer) (11:36) Paul Feig (Blamo! Interview) (18:23) Crocs (30…
 
So you got your first watch, and you realized––holy cow, this is amazing. I'm ready to dive deeper. How on earth do you buy a vintage watch, where do you start, is it only for the super-rich? (spoiler alert: it's not.) We're joined by friend and past guest of the pod, Eric Wind, to ask these questions and the tons of questions you all have asked ov…
 
My guest this week is Joshua Kissi, co-founder of TONL and Street Etiquette. Joshua and I discuss learning from the style of Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, growing a blog into a creative agency, helping Adidas rebrand its image in America and the profound impact of changing whose stories we tell. Follow Joshua on Instagram NOTES (03:16) Jermaine D…
 
My guest this week is Davide Cerrato, Managing Director of Montblanc Watches. Davide and I discuss how learning to tell time was like learning another language, what cars and watches have in common, and why stories -- from cartoons to science fiction to watches -- have always been at the center of his life. NOTES (03:52) Casio (4:37) Pulsar (9:47) …
 
Michael Hill of Drake's returns! Michael shares why he’s hopeful, how the pandemic has shaped the future of Drake’s, and how their shoes ended up on Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond film! ** Listen to the entire episode on Blamo! ExtraBy Michael Hill, Jeremy Kirkland
 
My guest this week is Niyi Okuboyejo, Founder, and Designer of Post-Imperial. Niyi and I discuss the power of mythology, trying to get beyond your own ego, and what it will take to build a better world. NOTES (20:47) Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking (Tuxedo) (23:52) Hedi Slimane’s “blood wound” shirt (26:45) Helmut Lang (28:45) Oscar de la Renta (39…
 
For many of us, this slowdown has provided time to reflect on our past lifestyle; How might we improve it when we return? Nick Wooster has been thinking about this a lot. Why isn't he buying anything right now? Does he have too much stuff? What's the environmental impact of traveling 300k miles a year in a plane around the world. What's going to ha…
 
My guest this week is Konrad Olsson, Editor-in-Chief, and Founder of Scandinavian MAN. Konrad and I discuss how the pandemic has changed his relationship with Instagram, the challenges facing online retail, the complexities of fashion becoming more sustainable, and the similarities of the menswear community with the hardcore punk scene he grew up i…
 
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