28 episodes

Iron Heart Denim is one of the best-loved brands to come out of the Japanese denim market in recent years. Haraki san, the man behind the brand, has a unique approach to designing classically inspired clothing that is beautifully made, timeless and supremely functional. Giles Padmore started working with Haraki nearly 20 years ago, his international business experience combined with his complete lack of retail experience has resulted in a unique approach to the market. In these podcast discussions we will talk to people who help make Iron Heart Denim the special brand and community it is: our crew, partners, customers and others we admire, look up to and draw inspiration from, and probably some people we just plain like. Check out https://www.ironheart.co.uk/ for more information on the brand.

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Iron Heart Denim is one of the best-loved brands to come out of the Japanese denim market in recent years. Haraki san, the man behind the brand, has a unique approach to designing classically inspired clothing that is beautifully made, timeless and supremely functional. Giles Padmore started working with Haraki nearly 20 years ago, his international business experience combined with his complete lack of retail experience has resulted in a unique approach to the market. In these podcast discussions we will talk to people who help make Iron Heart Denim the special brand and community it is: our crew, partners, customers and others we admire, look up to and draw inspiration from, and probably some people we just plain like. Check out https://www.ironheart.co.uk/ for more information on the brand.

    S3 EP10 - Alex Padmore (Feat Harakisan)

    S3 EP10 - Alex Padmore (Feat Harakisan)

    It's the final episode of the season, and what better way to end it than with owner of Iron Heart International, Alex Padmore. We last spoke to Alex in episode 2 of season 1, and since then a lot has changed. We talk about his travels to Germany to see how they make the Iron Heart 'Big Buck', his travels to China, and there is a short, but very sweet interview with Iron Heart Boss, Harakisan. We look forward to seeing you for Season 4 in 2024!Enjoy.Episode talking pointsThe Big Buck https://w...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S3 EP9 - Cate Havstad

    S3 EP9 - Cate Havstad

    Cate Havstad is a hat maker, a leather purveyor, a farmer, a wife, a mother, the list goes on and on. She's also ridiculously cool, hence why we're bringing her into the fray to be our penultimate guest for season 3.We talk about hats, farming, regenerative leather and many things about the environment and the impact of our small life decisions - make sure you have a notepad handy.Be sure to keep up with Cate on her Instagram.Links to her businesses in the discussion:Havstad Hat CoRange Revol...

    • 55 min
    S3 EP8 - Matt Raspa

    S3 EP8 - Matt Raspa

    Matt Raspa is an adored and key member of the Iron Heart Forum. He has blessed the forum with his wild stories of retiring early, buying an airstream and setting off cross-country with his family. This ep was recorded over zoom, during a storm in California.Catch up with Matt on the Iron Heart ForumEnjoy!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S3 EP7 - Paul d'Orleans

    S3 EP7 - Paul d'Orleans

    Paul d'Orleans AKA The Vintagent is an author, curator and brand consultant, with an encyclopedic knowledge of motorcycles and their history. He has written two books: Ton Up! A Century of Cafe Racer Speed and Style, and The Chopper: The Real Story, not to mention co-authoring a grip of other published works.Olly catches Paul in Santa Monica, where they discuss all things fashion, but mostly motorcycles.Hunter S. Thompson - Song of the Sausage CreatureYou can purchase Ton Up hereYou can purch...

    • 52 min
    S3 EP6 - Bryan Szabo from The Indigo Invitational

    S3 EP6 - Bryan Szabo from The Indigo Invitational

    Bryan Szabo is the mind and driving force behind The Indigo Invitational - the event of the year for all denim heads. Bryan is also a musician and an author, writing one of your most essential coffee table reads, 'The Rebel's Wardrobe'.Olly catches up with Bryan over zoom from his family home in Norway.Follow along the conversation at 31:00 by clicking this linkPurchase 'The Rebel's Wardrobe' hereEnjoy!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S3 EP5 - Schaeffer's Garment Hotel

    S3 EP5 - Schaeffer's Garment Hotel

    Rob Schaeffer of Schaeffer's Garment Hotel is a designer, stylist and vintage collector. His brand embodies Hollywood Rock and Roll chic, with a dash of motorcycle culture thrown in for good measure. Olly catches up with Rob in person at his Hollywood Store on Sunset Blvd to talk all things from new born babies and being a father, to nearly setting an entire shop on fire to make a hoodie look.. well, fire.Flame on! American Valhalla documentaryQueens Of The Stone Age shootCheck out SGH here

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Milesperour ,

So good!

Very cool to hear the backstory of the brand. Looking forward to more episodes!

mclaincausey💀 ,

Great crew!

Iron Heart International is a family business who has brought Japan’s heavyweight denim, work, western, and military-inspired clothing and accessories brand Iron Heart to the rest of the world outside Japan. The brand was initiated by and for motorcyclists, but has broad appeal for people who like durable and stylish casual goods, especially if you like heavy textiles (the founder Haraki-San pioneered extremely heavy denim that is so popular today).

The IH Intnl. crew are interesting folks who are very passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. If you have an interest in topics such as denim, vintage and classic clothing (particularly 20th century work and western wear), and supply chains and manufacturing techniques around these items, this podcast is made for you.

Apfaff ,

Fantastic Podcast

Great entertaining conversations by genuine and dedicated group! Love hearing all these stories. Thank you Giles, Alex, snd Olly!

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