27 episodes

Clothes are complicated, but also very necessary! Enlighten My Loafers is here to get answers. Each episode, host Brett White (Decider, Must Have Seen TV) talks to an expert about their personal style, shopping habits, areas of interest, and more. Join Brett on his mission to learn as much about putting an outfit together as he knows about the 1991 lineup of X-Men teams.

Enlighten My Loafers Brett White

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.9, 32 Ratings

Clothes are complicated, but also very necessary! Enlighten My Loafers is here to get answers. Each episode, host Brett White (Decider, Must Have Seen TV) talks to an expert about their personal style, shopping habits, areas of interest, and more. Join Brett on his mission to learn as much about putting an outfit together as he knows about the 1991 lineup of X-Men teams.

    Aleks Cvetkovic in "The Man Who Wears the Clothes"

    Aleks Cvetkovic in "The Man Who Wears the Clothes"

    This week’s guest is Aleks Cvetkovic, host of the excellent
    menswear podcast HandCut Radio. Aleks is also an accomplished
    journalist, having written for The Rake and Robb
    Report, among other publications.


    Aleks’ work on HandCut Radio was an influence of this podcast (along
    with Jeremy Kirkland’s Blamo! if you want to pair this chat with
    our Season 3 opener). I loved getting to talk to Aleks about his
    menswear journey, stumbling into a journalism career, working as a
    freelance writer, and all of his bold style choices (some he may now
    regret, but they still get my meaningless seal of approval).


    You can follow Aleks on Instagram at @aleks_cvetkovic. Follow
    @enlightenmyloafers on Instagram for show notes, style inspo, and
    more.

    • 43 min
    Sergio Guadarrama & Kade Johnson in "The Celestino Moment"

    Sergio Guadarrama & Kade Johnson in "The Celestino Moment"

    This week’s guests are Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson of
    Celestino Couture. And you might recognize Sergio from the
    recently-wrapped Season 18 of Project Runway—and you’ll recognize
    Kade from that romantic finale proposal!


    I talk to Sergio and Kade about building Celestino, their personal
    style journeys, what it was like filming and watching Project
    Runway, and how they’re changing the world one dress at a time. I
    also put in a lot of hints that I want Sergio to make me a cape. Will
    he take the hint?!


    You can follow Sergio and Kade on Instagram at
    @celestinocouture. Follow @enlightenmyloafers on Instagram
    for show notes, style inspo, and more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Amanda Valentine in "That's My Girl"

    Amanda Valentine in "That's My Girl"

    This week’s guest is Amanda Valentine, a Nashville-based designer
    and stylist who brought her super hip, Southern chic vibe to Seasons
    11 and 13 of Project Runway.


    You bet I had to ask Amanda all about her two turns on Project
    Runway and making it all the way to the top two of Season 13. We also
    talk about her work as a stylist, how hard it is to make menswear, and
    just have a chill, low-grade panic about the world! I sincerely loved
    this convo!!


    You can follow Amanda on Instagram at @valentimes. Follow
    @enlightenmyloafers on Instagram for show notes, style inspo, and
    more.

    • 58 min
    #ReleaseTheSnyderWatch

    #ReleaseTheSnyderWatch

    The world has ground to a halt and we are all in need of human
    interaction now more than ever… sounds like a perfect time to
    reassemble the EML panel! Ramsey Ess and Brady O’Callahan drop
    in from their respective seclusion zones to talk answer a bunch of
    listener questions and go off on a number of topics.


    You can follow me on Instagram at @brettwhite, Brady at
    @bradyocallahan, and Ramsey at @ramseyess. Follow
    @enlightenmyloafers on Instagram for show notes, style inspo, and
    more.

    • 56 min
    Nina West in "Go Big. Be Kind. Go West."

    Nina West in "Go Big. Be Kind. Go West."

    This week’s guest is Andrew Levitt, the drag icon also known as
    Nina West. In addition to being Miss Congeniality of “RuPaul’s
    Drag Race” Season 11, Nina West won Entertainer of the Year in 2008;
    co-hosts the “DragCast” podcast; released music for kids (“Drag
    Is Magic”), adults (“John Goodman”), and the holidays (“The West
    Christmas Ever”); and started the Nina West Fund charity for the
    Columbus Foundation.


    Andrew talks about all of that, including getting started in drag and
    preparing looks for “Drag Race.” If you’re looking for a calming convo
    in these trying times, this is it!


    You can follow Nina on Instagram at @ninawest. Follow
    @enlightenmyloafers on Instagram for show notes, style inspo, and
    more. And be sure to listen to the other half of the Season 3
    premiere, my chat with “Blamo!’s” Jeremy Kirkland!

    • 47 min
    Jeremy Kirkland in "Oasis Meets The Beatles"

    Jeremy Kirkland in "Oasis Meets The Beatles"

    This week’s guest is Jeremy Kirkland, a podcaster / blogger /
    community-builder known for his style podcast “Blamo!” and for
    being the nicest guy in menswear. It is incredibly true that this here
    podcast would not exist if it wasn’t for “Blamo!,” so you know this is
    a big episode!


    Jeremy talks about breaking into the stylist game and building a
    totally unique podcast community, and he also talks me off a ledge or
    three!


    You can follow Jeremy on Instagram at @thekirkland. Follow
    @enlightenmyloafers on Instagram for show notes, style inspo, and
    more. And be sure to listen to the other half of the Season 3
    premiere, my chat with “RuPaul’s Drag Race’s” Nina West!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

nobodyssweetheart ,

I Have A Soft-Spot for Nerds Who Care About Fashion

A casual series of conversations between an enthusiastic, self-admitted nerdy host who's struggled to come to terms with his love of dressing well and caring about fashion and others on their own voyage.

johnthenetf ,

Great menswear podcast!

This podcast cuts through the stuffiness and egos that too often surround menswear. There are no cigars or cars - just a sense of fun and exploration that remind us what a good time we can have just by playing around with what we wear. I especially love the challenges at the end of each episode to stretch our personal style.

YankeeSkip ,

Amazing!

I absolutely loved the episode with Ad Butler, insomuch that I ordered two pair of Sluggers for my upcoming holiday! I love your message about body positivity! Thank you!

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