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Welcome to the official Menswear Style Podcast hosted by Lifestyle Editor, Peter Brooker, who has experience in running an independent men's clothing store and the co-author of a book on the style of James Bond. In this clothes and apparel industry focused podcast show we speak to some of the most innovative brands and truly inspiring entrepreneurs from within the fashion world, to get a detailed insight into their startup stories and get an insight into sustainability, marketing and eCommerce. Be sure to come back each week to get your fix of clothing industry insights, style inspiration and business motivation.

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Welcome to the official Menswear Style Podcast hosted by Lifestyle Editor, Peter Brooker, who has experience in running an independent men's clothing store and the co-author of a book on the style of James Bond. In this clothes and apparel industry focused podcast show we speak to some of the most innovative brands and truly inspiring entrepreneurs from within the fashion world, to get a detailed insight into their startup stories and get an insight into sustainability, marketing and eCommerce. Be sure to come back each week to get your fix of clothing industry insights, style inspiration and business motivation.

    From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films

    From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films

    Matt Spaiser is a graphic designer located in New York. After years of research, he founded Bond Suits in 2010, creating the ultimate resource for James Bond style and the first catalogue of all of 007’s outfits. He is the co-author of From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films, which tells the story of the celluloid Bond’s clothing and the talents behind the wardrobes through the people who worked on the films, the fashions of the eras and the meaning the clothes have within the films. The book provides fresh insights through exclusive interviews with Bond-series costume designers Lindy Hemming, Jany Temime, Jodie Tillen and Emma Porteous, the late celebrity shirtmaker to the Bond series Frank Foster, Bond film director John Glen, menswear mogul Umberto Angeloni, keeper of the Bond brands David Mason, Bond collector and experiencer David Zaritsky and many others.

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    • 24 min
    Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris

    Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris

    Miller Harris is a couture British fragrance house, founded in 2000, with a spirit of bespoke fragrance creation at it’s heart. The brand is committed to using beautiful natural materials whilst pushing creative boundaries. The brand was founded by ground-breaking perfumer Lyn Harris who worked with world-renowned fragrance house Robertet in France in her early career, and was one of the first female master perfumers. The aesthetic of her perfumes was inspired by stories, memories and the very finest natural ingredients. When creating fragrances, they start with nature, framing precious botanicals in complex ways and finding richness in simplicity. They strive to use natural ingredients (which are all ethically and sustainably sourced), rather than synthetics, which they will only use where there is no raw alternative.  Miller Harris breathes colour and life into the classic perfumer’s art, with couture fragrances that combine Parisian elegance with London’s eclectic street styles. They start with nature – with distinct greens and woods, with carefully sourced floral notes – but they frame these precious botanicals in complex and unconventional ways, harmonising them to create striking contemporary urban stories.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris about his background working for British brands such as Floris, Molton Brown, and Whittard of Chelsea. 12 months ago he started his latest role at the modern heritage brand, Miller Harris London Perfumer, which has two stores in central London.  Our host Peter Brooker and Jon also talk about the emotional connection of fragrance, how the brand has adapted through Covid-19, how picking a scent is a personal choice, how to choose fragrances for occasions, and how their latest release aims to capture optimism in a bottle.

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    • 30 min
    Matthew Oliver, Founder of Oliver Co. London

    Matthew Oliver, Founder of Oliver Co. London

    Established in 2017, Oliver Co. is a sustainable, vegan travel goods brand based in London. The company was started by Matt Oliver, a product designer who having studied sustainable design and previously worked in high-end watch design, wanted to apply both of his skills to create a sustainable brand with the same level of detail and craftsmanship. Our aim is to try and disrupt an industry and change people’s perceptions of sustainable products. Through using innovative new sustainable fabrics and working with high-end manufacturers, we want to create minimalistic, highly functional products for today’s world.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Matthew Oliver, Founder of Oliver Co. London about the story of how his DTC brand was started in 2017 after a career in watch design. With a focus on sustainability the business brings great product design to the vegan travel goods sector. Our host Peter Brooker and Matthew also talk about the benefits of apple leather, the process of getting the business off the ground,  and developments in the sustainable industry.

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    • 20 min
    Mats-Ola Ström, Co-Founder of Tailor Store

    Mats-Ola Ström, Co-Founder of Tailor Store

    You’re one of a kind, so why shouldn't your clothes be? Forget everything you thought you knew about sizes and fit, Tailor Store do true made to measure. No shady business, just really good custom-tailored clothes. Their tailors take pride in every step of the craft which includes cutting, sewing, and stitching garments with the utmost precision and care. Feel as good as you look knowing that your garment is made with sustainability in mind by well-compensated workers. Discover the true potential in custom clothing with unlimited design options. All their fabrics and designs are carefully selected to give you superior quality dress shirts at the best possible price.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Mats-Ola Ström, Co-Founder of Tailor Store about the story of when two friends decided to start their own bespoke clothing eCommerce business from Sri Lanka and Sweden in 2003. Our host Peter Brooker and Mats-Ola also talk about the difficulties of operating a company from different countries, using machine learning to accurately take body measurements, the process of making a bespoke garment, fabric trends, and how the pandemic has impacted the demand of formalwear.

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    • 22 min
    Enrico Casati, Co-Founder of Velasca

    Enrico Casati, Co-Founder of Velasca

    Velasca transcend the ever-changing trends of fashion to deliver a timeless style that values tradition — like the time-honoured secrets passed down from a father to his son. Their shoes are made with passion and unique Italian expertise, ensuring your shoes will last a lifetime. This brand believes high quality craftsmanship should be accessible to all. And, by leveraging innovations with online shopping, they’re able to cut out the middle-man and connect artisans to customers. This is a story about a passion for Italian craftsmanship, and about dreamers who decide to jump in on a new adventure. It all started with the research stage. The co-founders quit their jobs and went looking for the very best footwear district in Italy. This search took them to the region of Marche: where the whole urban fabric is built on shoes, from generation to generation. While fashion changes every season, Velasca offer a timeless style that represents a refined, Italian elegance. They are inspired by classic lines, and pay meticulous attention to detail. 

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Enrico Casati, Co-Founder of Velasca about the founding story of his men's direct-to-consumer shoe brand. The initial plan was to operate exclusively online but he quickly realised physical stores were the best way to showcase the quality of their product to customers. Our host Peter Brooker and Enrico also talk about engaging with community, brand philosophy, social media advertising, Italian shoemaking, life after Covid-19, and their new London store on Chiltern Street in Marylebone.
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    • 26 min
    David Cran, Vice President UK, Ireland & Iberia at SmileDirectClub

    David Cran, Vice President UK, Ireland & Iberia at SmileDirectClub

    SmileDirectClub is an oral care company that exists to help more people realise the life-changing potential of their smiles. They're the creators of the first teledentistry platform for teeth straightening, and now also offered directly via dentists’ and orthodontists’ offices. With their cutting-edge technology and vertically integrated model, they are revolutionising the oral care industry, from clear aligner therapy to affordable, premium oral care product line.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview David Cran, Vice President UK, Ireland & Iberia at SmileDirectClub about the story and mission of the company which has an aim to give people a more affordable option for premium oral care to straighten teeth and improve confidence. Customers can start their journey entirely online or visit a physical store. Everyone is assigned a dental professional and given a 3D impression of how their new smile will look in 4-6 months. Our host Peter Brooker and David also talk about how clear aligners work, the brand's smile guarantee,  and working with influencers.

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    • 22 min

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34 Ratings

The PA1 ,

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Great podcast. Really informative and always a varied topic. Pete is a great host also

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Awesome podcast

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