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Designers, creative directors, actors, athletes: Blamo! explores the world of fashion with the people who shape it. Each week, founder Jeremy Kirkland speaks with a different guest about their journey through their career and outlook on the future.​
 
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This week's guests are Chris Black and Jason Stewart, hosts of the "the bi-coastal elite podcast" How Long Gone. Chris and Jason discuss their nonstop podcast life, test shots, where did Jake Davis go, living bi-coastal, hanging with Phoebe Bridgers, Daft Punk's breakup, and which one of them is Paul Simon. Last but not least, we chat, taking the s…
 
Josh Peskowitz has been through it all and has arrived at his true calling. His resume reads like a greatest hits tour of menswear and fashion, from the early days of the Fader, men.style.com, to Fashion Director of Bloomingdales, co-founding Magasin, and VP of Fashion for Moda Operandi. And now, he’s guiding brands the way he always has with The U…
 
My guest this week is Erlend Øye. He’s a singer, songwriter, and musician known for his own music, legendary DJ sets, the electronic, non-electronic band, The Whitest Boy Alive, but to many, he’s one half of the acoustic duo from Bergen, Norway, Kings of Convenience. Their first album, Quiet is the New Loud released in 2001 and caught the entire in…
 
Over the past year, many folks have picked up a new hobby, golf! Yes, golf. The game that everyone loves – And also loves to hate. The classic socially distanced sport of golf grew more in 2020 than it had in 17 years. And one group that has everyone raving with excitement is Random Golf Club. This week we're joined by the founder Erik Anders Lang.…
 
My guest this week is literally a curator of vibes. He’s the music director for the Chateau Marmont, founder of StudioNeu, and the host of the podcast Are We on Air, Arman Naféei. Arman and I chat about his life and music career, the international music scene, the importance of ambiance, and how he wound up having chats with folks like Jane Birkin …
 
This week's guest is Fabio Attanasio of The Bespoke Dudes and the young voice of Italian bespoke tailoring. You all wanted to talk suits? He's here. You know him from his immaculate style but more for how he's helped make the world of Italian tailoring more welcoming, approachable, and eternal. Fabio and I discuss his journey and approach to bespok…
 
Since 2007, Simon Crompton has been chronicling the world of menswear and teaching countless folks about how to dress and express themself on his website Permanent Style. He’s written extensive articles and books about bespoke suit making, footwear, you name it. Simon understands the luxury and menswear world in a very distinct way. And now he’s ba…
 
My guest this week is stylist Jasmine Benjamin. You’ve seen her work on Anderson .Paak, Outkast, Miguel and more. Jasmine and I talk about the hustle of being a stylist, her early beginnings working in the music business, and with the legendary Chaka Khan. We chat through styling Anderson .Paak and get all the hot takes from cowboys, making clothes…
 
My guest this week is Reebok’s Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Leo Gamboa. Leo talks his early days working retail in New York City, shopping on Jamaica Ave, and the early skate culture of the city. We also talk about our obsession with outerwear, club c’s and old school North Face. And last but not least, we talk about what makes a good c…
 
Photographer, Jamie Ferguson is one of the most talented and successful people I know. Anything and everything that’s thrown at him, he evolves. He’s pretty much a Pokemon, now which one I don’t know but probably the one that takes all the dope photos. He’s an incredible photographer, and one of the recent things he did was turn his home into a pho…
 
My guest this week is Oscar nominated and BAFTA award winning costume designer, Arianne Phillips. We get into everything from her years working with Madonna and Lenny Kravitz to collaborating with Matthew Vaughn on The Kingsman movie series, Tom Ford’s films, and Quinten Tarantino on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Arianne goes deep on how growing u…
 
My guest this week is Brendon Babenzien, founder of NOAH and former creative director of Supreme...And since recording this, the new J. Crew men’s creative director. Brendon and I chat about growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 70s, the massive music scene of the era, and getting into skateboarding. Most importantly, Brendon lets us know wh…
 
If there’s one designer that everyone I know is constantly pulling for, says they’re friends with, and loves to see doing good things, it’s Aaron Levine. He’s the Tom Hanks of menswear. Everyone loves him, and everything he makes or designs is fantastic. But right now, no one knows what he’s going to do next. The mental health mainline and designer…
 
Eric Wind of Wind Vintage & Rob Caplan of Topper Jewelers join to discuss recent industry announcements, the post COVID world, where to begin if you’re getting into watches, and why so many people love watches. We also answer your questions! From birth year watches, best watches to get under 2K, why a vintage watch should stay vintage. All the ques…
 
My guest this week is Fashion Director for GQ and GQ Style, costume designer, and stylist, Mobolaji Dawodu. Mobolaji talks about the dualities of his experience growing up in Nigeria and Virginia, and how that shaped him into the person he is today. We explore everything from his joyrides in his mother’s car, to his early days grinding his way thro…
 
Few stores have made an impact on retail, fashion, and culture, as much as UNION. And for the past 30 years, it’s been a mainstay of Los Angeles and streetwear. Since 2010 Chris Gibbs has been navigating the store through triumph after triumph and silently through co-signs and incubation, helped launch many of the brands we all obsess over. Remembe…
 
My guests this week are Oliver Dannefalk and Carl Pers of the Swedish brand RUBATO. Even though they’ve built their brand organically from their first product, a sweater, they’re still pretty under the radar; And they want to keep it that way. Oliver and Carl talk about how they first met in a vintage shop and their predictions for the future of re…
 
A brand I’ve really fallen in love with is Glenn’s Denim in New York. They don’t have an over the top website, or "Here’s why our product is better than theirs" Instagram ad campaign, they’re just two gentlemen who are absolutely committed to making the best product they can...And wow, they are NAILING IT. Glenn Liburd and Daniel Lewis drop in to t…
 
My guest is the founder of the acclaimed brand Nanamica and the creative director of North Face Purple Label, Eiichiro Homma. Eiichiro is truly the influencers, influencer. He created Gorp before Gorp, made gore-tex cool again, and is The Godfather of Fashion/Function. The laundry list of accomplishments and achievements is jaw dropping when you se…
 
My guest this week is father, Canadian chef, and TV host Matty Matheson. We explore Matty’s career, clothes he’s buying in quarantine, and his history with punk music. He and I discuss his north star: Embracing imperfection and being proud of who you are. Last but not least, Matty gives us the scoop on how he’s building more infrastructure around h…
 
For years, like many of you, I’ve been a massive fan of Derek Guy, the author of the popular site, Die! Workwear. Derek is a writer and personality unlike any I’ve ever known in the industry. It’s not because of how he dresses – because good luck finding a picture of him anyway – but his writing is often from a historical perspective and reminds us…
 
Hey Folks, Yes, the new season is coming, but I wanted to share with you a recent event we were a part of with the PROJECT, the fashion trade show. I had the pleasure of chatting with past guests, Bryan Trunzo, Head of Brands for Informa Markets, Jordan Page of Very Advanced, and Bruce Pask, the men’s fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman…
 
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 …
 
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