Menswear Style Podcast

Menswear Style Podcast

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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 sp


William Green, Co-Founder of L’Estrange London
May 23 • 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…
David Cullen, Founder of Unseen Footwear
May 20 • 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…
Kevin Ellis, Founder of Ellis Rugby
May 19 • 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…
Sebastian Öhrn, Founder of Myrqvist
May 16 • 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…
August Bard Bringéus, Co-Founder of ASKET
May 13 • 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…
Menswear Designer Oliver Spencer
May 6 • 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…
Danielle Wathes, Founder of Percy Stride
Apr 30 • 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…
George Sullivan, Founder of The Sole Supplier
Apr 23 • 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…
William Kennedy, Co-Founder of Sons
Apr 16 • 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,…
Jamie Bartlett, Co-Founder of Banton Frameworks
Apr 6 • 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…
David Keyte, Co-Founder of Universal Works
Mar 23 • 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,…
Paul Walker, Co-Founder of Walker Slater
Mar 12 • 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…
Darren Tiernan, Senior Cutter & James Macauslan, Cutter at Budd London
Mar 2 • 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…
Daniel Niederer, Founder & CEO of SEVENFRIDAY
Feb 22 • 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…
Marie Ramberg, Head of Marketing & Peter Juriado, Head of Design at Stenströms
Feb 11 • 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…
Gustav Peterson & Emrik Olausson, Co-Founders of Limitato
Jan 30 • 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…
Linda Pilkington, Founder of Ormonde Jayne
Jan 15 • 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…
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…
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…
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…
Jonny Garrett, Founder & CEO 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…
Marco Crisci of Polimoda | Maschio Forum at Pitti Uomo
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…
Stephen Martin, Global Malt Whisky Specialist of 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…
Rafic Daud, Co-Founder of Undandy
Dec 3, 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 & CEO 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…
Lulu O’Connor, Founder & CEO 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…
Rolf Studer, CEO of Oris Watches
Nov 5, 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 Designer Luca Faloni
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…
Richard Anderson, Bespoke Savile Row Tailor
Sep 6, 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…
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.
Men’s Style Influencer Carlos Costa
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…
Men’s Lifestyle Influencer Jim Chapman
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…
Men’s Style Influencer Ali Gordon
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…
Men’s Style Influencer Levi Stocke
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…
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…
Actor Chad McQueen | Author Josh Sims
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…
Walter Smith of Craft Tailoring | Author Paul Du Noyer
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…
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…
Mixologist Andy Shannon | 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…
Galih Richardson of Laird & Co Hatters | Paul Stafford of The Season Hats
Mar 1, 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 | Mr 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…
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…
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…
Photographer Abdel Abdulai | Photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce | Antonio Eugenio of Mastered
Jan 3, 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…
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…
Actors Thomas Turgoose and Andrew Ellis of This is England Film
Dec 5, 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…
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…
Stylist Sarah Ann Murray | Kiran Sumra of Western Assembly | Shirtmaker Emma Willis
Nov 8, 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…
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…
George Foreman | Stephen Hendry | 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…
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…
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…
Colin Dunn of Johnnie Walker | Ewan Gunn of Haig Club | Greg Dillon of Great Drams
Sep 6, 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…
Samuel Hickey, Head Barber of Murdock London | Stefan Avanzato, Master Barber of D&G | 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 5, 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…
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…
Tailor Joshua Kane | Oliver Proudlock, Founder of Serge DeNimes | 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…
Dean Gomilsek-Cole, Head of Design of Turnbull & Asser | Matt Spaiser of The Suits of James Bond
Jul 3, 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…
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…