Menswear matters. There’s a world of stylish men out there, and these are their stories. Every Wednesday, join journalist Aleks Cvetkovic, as he explores the world of men’s style with industry insiders, menswear professionals and some of the most stylish men and women in the business. Whether you’re in search of style inspiration, advice and guidance, or you’re a clothing fanatic who wants insight into some of the biggest issues facing the menswear industry today, this is the podcast for you.
Bonus Episode: The business of bespoke, with Cad & The Dandy’s James Sleater
Aleks chats to James Sleater, co-founder of Cad & The Dandy, the international bespoke tailor with a modern take on Savile Row tradition. In a good month, Cad & The Dandy makes 400 suits, an extraordinary achievement when most bespoke tailors make less than that in a year. We chat to James about what motivated him to found the business, and explore how Cad & The Dandy has cornered the market.
Oliver Spencer on shopkeeping, brand building and sustainable thinking | #030
Aleks sits down with British fashion designer, Oli Spencer, who directs two much-loved brands today; Favourbrook and Oliver Spencer. Oli talks through the start of his career selling waistcoats on Portobello Road, his approach to retail and clothing design today, and his relentless focus on sustainability. We hope you enjoy.
Bonus Episode: Inside Thomas Mason’s extraordinary archive
In the second of our two bonus episodes created in partnership with Thomas Mason, the HandCut team explores the brand’s unique fabric archive filled with fabric catalogues dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, Aleks chats to Maurizio Colnago, Thomas Mason’s head of fabric design, about how this archive informs Thomas Mason’s collections today, and he meets with Daniele Arioldi, the CEO of Albini’s spinning division, to learn about some of the rare and precious fibres that Thomas Mason weaves into its luxury shirting fabrics.
David Coggins on writing, style and finding your voice | #029
This week’s guest is New York based journalist and best-selling author, David Coggins. He talks to Aleks about writing and the process of finding one’s voice, the pair explore David’s own philosophy on menswear and Aleks offers up one of his menswear marketing pet peeves for discussion. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
Bonus Episode: Thomas Mason’s approach to innovation
In the first of two dedicated bonus episodes, the HandCut team visits the Albini Group in Bergamo, Italy, the shirting mill responsible for weaving all luxury Thomas Mason fabrics. Aleks sits down with Head of Communications, Gabriele Camozzi, and Marketing Director, Tim Neckebroeck, to explore Thomas Mason’s heritage and to examine how Albini’s joint focus on innovation and sustainability feeds into Thomas Mason’s fabric collections today.
Cody Wellema wants to make you a killer hat | #028
Aleks speaks to LA-based hat maker, Cody Wellema. The two discuss Cody’s love of all things vintage, the painstaking process each and every bespoke Wellema hat goes through, and the two explore how a beautiful hat can tell the story of a person’s life.