A deep dive into clothing and culture with MR PORTER, the Men's Style Destination and friends. Season 2, "The Details" launching May 1, featuring interviews about the little things that matter with collectors, artisans, experts and world-famous fashion designers.
The Details Ep 1: The singular pleasure of buttons
The button is a wonderful thing: ancient in design, pleasing to the touch and eminently collectable. In this episode, we visit Ms Margaret Howell in London and Auralee in Japan to have a rummage through their collections.
The Details Ep 2: The wild life of the collar
One of the most trend-sensitive details out there, the collar has nonetheless sustained its eminence well into the modern age, both in the hands of traditional collar makers such as Mr Matthew Barker of Barker Collars in Somerset, and, as Mr Thom Browne explains in this episode, as a piece of timeless utilitarian design.
The Details Ep 3: The power and punch of labels
What's in a label? A lot more than just bragging rights, actually, as we discovered when we visited multi-award-winning art directors M/M Paris and Barbour's head of menswear Mr Ian Bergin.
The Details Ep 4: The eternal rebelliousness of the zip
Not just a good way to keep a jacket on, but a symbol of anarchy, rebellion and eroticism. In this episode, we discover why the zip has a special pull for Balmain's creative director Mr Olivier Rousteing, and explore the next frontier in zip technology with the North Face Japan.
The Details Ep 5: The sculptural ingenuity of pleats
Pleats, please? Whether you're broad chested or rake thin, it's pleats and darts that will ensure you look your best. In this episode, we explore their technical merits at Huntsman in Savile Row and drop in for an appointment with Mr Luca Rubinacci – the man behind modern tailoring's most generously pleated trousers.
The Details Ep 6: The Undeniable allure of Stitching
It's what holds your clothes together, but stitching is so much more than that. In this episode, we explore the Japanese art of Sachiko stitching with Tokyo-based designer and boro collector Mr Gaku Tsuyoshi and quiz Ms Emily Bode about how she's using stitching to drive a new, more sustainable mode of consumption in men's fashion.