11 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.

IRON CAST by Iron Heart International Iron Heart International

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 20 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.

    IRON CAST - S2 EP2 - Adam Goldberg

    IRON CAST - S2 EP2 - Adam Goldberg

    In this episode we have a conversation with Hollywood actor, filmmaker, musician, photographer - and one of the chicest Dads we know - Adam Goldberg. You may have seen Adam in movies such as Dazed & Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Saving Private Ryan or Zodiac. You may have listened to the mind-bending music of his band, The Goldberg Sisters - you may have even bought the limited vinyl version of The Goldberg Sisters 'Home: A Nice Place to Visit.' But one thing is for sure, Adam is as cool and refined as they come, and loves the denim scene. Enjoy!

    Link to talking points:

    https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17041.msg722956#msg722956

    • 1 hr 51 min
    IRON CAST - S2 EP1 - An Announcement from Giles Padmore!

    IRON CAST - S2 EP1 - An Announcement from Giles Padmore!

    We're back! And what better way to kick off season 2 than to have another chat with Iron Heart UK founder, Giles Padmore.  He tells us about how living through Covid has made him and Paula reevaluate what they need out of life, what that means for Iron Heart International, and why they are thinking of buying a boat!  Oh, and it wouldn't be a proper conversation with Giles unless we spoke about fishing, would it? Welcome back to Iron Cast, and we hope you enjoy this very special announcement episode. Enjoy!

    Link to Talking Points:

    https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16982.msg721213#msg721213

    • 54 min
    IRON CAST - S1 EP9 - Meet the Iron Heart Crew

    IRON CAST - S1 EP9 - Meet the Iron Heart Crew

    The final episode of the season... Listen as we broadcast from Iron Heart International in Gosport to introduce you to the crew many of you will have emailed with already.  We talk about chance encounters, Harley Davidsons, and discover the somewhat unknown art of Kerning! We hope you enjoy the final instalment of season 1, and we look forward to bringing you more Iron Heart content in the not too distant future. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    IRON CAST - S1 EP8 - Reuben Cleaver

    IRON CAST - S1 EP8 - Reuben Cleaver

    Self confessed IH fan-boy, and Iron Heart Forum moderator, Reuben Quinnell Cleaver talks about rock star vests, how the sub cultures of his youth informs his style today and his love for the forum.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    IRON CAST - S1 EP7 - Josh Warner from GOOD ART HLYWD

    IRON CAST - S1 EP7 - Josh Warner from GOOD ART HLYWD

    If Josh had been a great scholar or enjoyed being suited and booted, the world would be a lesser place, and we would not be able to enjoy the brilliance of his creations.  Hear about how what he was not good at, led him to go deep into jewellery design and give us the brand we love.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    IRON CAST - S1 EP6 - Mike Elias from Ship John

    IRON CAST - S1 EP6 - Mike Elias from Ship John

    When it comes to workwear, Mike Elias is about as real as it gets. After realising he didn’t have durable enough clothing during his time as a stonemason, he set out to make the perfect jacket for the job. This endeavour ended up being the Genesis for the brand and retail space we all know and love: Ship John.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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