105 episodes

Garmology is a podcast about our clothes, old and new, how they are made, the impact they have, from a perspective of buying, wearing, collecting, evaluating and appreciating. With interesting guests, the aim is to provide a non-fashion view on the world of our clothes. Expect plenty of opinions, but pretty much no mention of tailoring or pocket squares. 

Garmology is researched, booked, hosted, edited, published, paid for and everything else by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast at buymeacoffee.com/garmology

Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.

Garmology - A podcast about clothes, and stuff‪.‬ Nick Johannessen

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Garmology is a podcast about our clothes, old and new, how they are made, the impact they have, from a perspective of buying, wearing, collecting, evaluating and appreciating. With interesting guests, the aim is to provide a non-fashion view on the world of our clothes. Expect plenty of opinions, but pretty much no mention of tailoring or pocket squares. 

Garmology is researched, booked, hosted, edited, published, paid for and everything else by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast at buymeacoffee.com/garmology

Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.

    The annual festive special! - With Shaun, Jon and Nick (#107)

    The annual festive special! - With Shaun, Jon and Nick (#107)

    By popular demand, the festive special episode is back! Described variously as "like listening to three guys talk about clothes in a pub" and "clearly the most insightful and deep analytical discussion of the day", the reputation precedes this in-demand recording. This year the boys cover choice and controversial topics, such as bootcut jeans, institution core, buying vintage from Malaysia, shonky shoes for sale and how no one pays attention to our cute little outfits.

    Featuring Shaun Brown and Jon Fowler, aka These_Rough_Notes and HeavyJon on Instagram.

    Early reviews of this episode are mixed, so your listening pleasure is uncertain:

    Stationary Engine Magazine said "These guys sound like our kind of people.“
    Teddy Bear Times said "Gets a bit boring in the middle then better at the end.“
    The Country Smallhold said “They dress for the occasion but are they up to it?”
    Business of Fashion said "Clearly our days of shilling for the man are over, all hail the three kings."
    Gentleman's Quarterly: "A laidback and comfortably paced chat perfect for accompanying the preparation of sprouts".
    Amateur Carp Fishing Monthly said, “ It’s not really our thing.“
    Carnoustie Guide & Gazette said, “It’s a podcast with men talking.“
    From Twitter @JeansAndSheux "The scene appreciates the respect shown and offers a Peroni in return."

    • 2 hr 2 min
    The dream of Loom-Land - With Daniel Harris of London Cloth Co

    The dream of Loom-Land - With Daniel Harris of London Cloth Co

    This week sees a return visit from Daniel Harris of the London Cloth co. Daniel is renowned throughout the world of weaving as a keen collector and restorer of old looms. In addition to being a staunch supporter of keeping the old ways alive, he also trains new weavers and travels far and wide helping to get old looms to run right. The reason for the return, other than to have a good natter about life as a loomsman (I totally made up this word), is that Daniels's dream of creating "Loom-Land" is finally coming to fruition, having bought an old mill in Wales. This mill requires substantial work, which Daniel hopes to achieve through crowdfunding. See the link below.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transform-an-1870s-mill-for-sustainable-weaving#/

    • 1 hr
    Fashion circularity - With Dr Lynn Wilson, Centre of Circular Design

    Fashion circularity - With Dr Lynn Wilson, Centre of Circular Design

    We're staying in Scotland for this weeks episode, with Dr Lynn Wilson, currently of the Centre of Circular Design. Lynn has had an incredibly long and varied career in the clothing industry, including working in vocational art and textile training in a high-security prison, helping communities in Africa build a textile business, public policy and Zero Waste Scotland. There is mention of moths, and we may also agree to disagree on how great an idea the leasing of jeans actually is.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Bleak with a sprinkle of joy - With Sofi Thanhauser, author of "Worn"

    Bleak with a sprinkle of joy - With Sofi Thanhauser, author of "Worn"

    This week my guest is Sofi Thanhauser, professor and author of the book "Worn - A people's history of clothing". We get into the history of the various fibres, the implications on society and the development of clothing technology through the ages. The evolution of our clothing has been a very mixed joy, depending on your position, so expect som insight you might not be aware of. Oh, and we hear about the Dumptique and thrifting Norwegian sweaters in Budapest?

    • 1 hr 21 min
    So, two students started making spectacles - With Jamie Bartlett, Banton Frameworks

    So, two students started making spectacles - With Jamie Bartlett, Banton Frameworks

    Today's guest is Jamie Bartlett of Banton Frameworks, a small, independent maker of optical frames outside Glasgow in Scotland. Jamie tells the fascinating story of their bumpy start, making frames from random materials in a car, how they've since built the business frame by frame, collaborating with similarly minded brands and how rewarding it is to have loyal fans of their work. We also get a crash course in German hinges, varieties of acetate and why eyewear is an important part of our personal expression.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Still buying shoes in a world on fire - With Alec Leach, former editor of Highsnobiety

    Still buying shoes in a world on fire - With Alec Leach, former editor of Highsnobiety

    This week's guest on the pod is Alec Leach, former editor of the product hype website Highsnobiety and author of the book "The world is on fire and we@re still buying shoes". We talk about how he got started in Highsnobiety and what the work there involved, how streetwear brands have changed the way brands market their goods and how tough it is to change the way we consume clothes. Oh, and how a luggage brand brashly proclaimed their handbag could save the planet.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

unitedstyle ,

Great menswear podcast with an eco-touch

Nick gets interviews with some great people in both menswear and the fashion industry in general. Most interviews, but not all, also touch on the ecological impact of the fashion industry. It’s a great extension of his Well Dressed Dad website.

The Reg1 ,

Well Dressed Dad Has A Podcast!

I follow him on Instagram and am happy to hear his podcast. He has a nice range of guests and an interesting array of topics. Rock on!

pblythe1224 ,

Unique, informative, inspiring

Absolutely wonderful podcast that encourages us to think differently about clothes and the clothes industry. I love the rolling conversations and the thought - provoking ideas about this industry. I came here because of an Instagram post. So glad I did as it’s such a different show than all the rest

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