175 episodes

A podcast about classic and vintage menswear, but without the stuffiness!
Join menswear enthusiasts Ethan, Spencer, and MJ as they talk about their personal style, the state of men's fashion, and even talk turkey with some stylish guests!

Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

Style and Direction Ethan and Spencer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

A podcast about classic and vintage menswear, but without the stuffiness!
Join menswear enthusiasts Ethan, Spencer, and MJ as they talk about their personal style, the state of men's fashion, and even talk turkey with some stylish guests!

Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    B50 PREVIEW: 60s Menswear in The Bikeriders & Fly Me to the Moon (2024)

    B50 PREVIEW: 60s Menswear in The Bikeriders & Fly Me to the Moon (2024)

    July was kind to us and gave us TWO 60s movies with pretty decent costuming. Fly Me To The Moon boasts some fun late 60s menswear ranging from knit tees and neck scarves to short brimmed fedoras and the NASA Special (the short sleeve shirt, slim tie, and browline glasses). The Bikeriders on the other hand fuels our Americana dreams with sportshirts, worn selvedge jeans, and of course epic leather and denim jackets. We discuss the menswear of both of these films on the latest bonus episode of the pod! Listen to a clip now or join our Patreon for the full episode.

    https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

    Blog post: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2024/07/21/60s-menswear-in-the-bikeriders-fly-me-to-the-moon/

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    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 16 min
    E124: Pretentiousness & Being a Snob

    E124: Pretentiousness & Being a Snob

    Is being into menswear Pretentious? Does having strong taste make you a Snob? Is it bad to be Pretentious? The SaD boys answer these questions as they discuss Dan Fox's incredible essay: Pretentiousness & Why It Matters all in the latest podcast. Spoiler alert by the end of it, you may just end up thinking that being Pretentious is a good thing and should even be celebrated!

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2024/07/01/my-struggle-with-pretentiousness-snobbishness/

    Support us on Patreon and join the Discord: https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

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    @StyleandDirection
    @EthanMWong
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    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 1 hr 36 min
    B49 PREVIEW: The Menswear in Scent of a Woman (1992)

    B49 PREVIEW: The Menswear in Scent of a Woman (1992)

    Hoo-ah! We watched Scent of a Woman (1992) and to our surprise, it's a decent menswear film! Not only is there some classic tailoring but there is a swath of ivy as well. It's also pretty funny thanks to Al Pacino's equally horny and despondent acting.

    Subscribe on patreon for the full episode as well as access to our Discord!
    https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

    Show notes: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2024/06/23/the-menswear-in-scent-of-a-woman-1992/

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    @StyleandDirection
    @EthanMWong
    @SpencerDSO

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 17 min
    E123: On Outfit Feedback, Critique, and Advice

    E123: On Outfit Feedback, Critique, and Advice

    In this pod, the SaD Boys discuss how we frame giving menswear feedback, advice, and critique! We go into how important it is for Askers to set intentional goals, how Advice Givers should function as guides and help guide the conversation, and how we should all focus on building Awareness and experience to help achieve a POV. Because in the end, how else are we supposed to separate the good advice from the bad?

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2024/06/03/on-approaching-feedback-critique-advice/

    Support us on Patreon and join the Discord: https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

    Follow us on Instagram!
    @StyleandDirection
    @EthanMWong
    @SpencerDSO

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 1 hr 37 min
    B48 PREVIEW: The Menswear in Public Enemies (2009)

    B48 PREVIEW: The Menswear in Public Enemies (2009)

    We cover the actually-pretty great menswear in Michael Mann's 2009 film, Public Enemies! The outfits are quite spectacular and certainly period accurate— everyone gets to wear a double breasted suit, spearpoint collar, a big coat, and a fedora. It's so good!

    We also briefly share some thoughts about the most recent Met Gala (I know we're late). Listen to a clip now or subscribe on Patreon for the full episode!
    Show notes: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2024/05/29/the-menswear-in-public-enemies-2009/

    Support us on Patreon and join the Discord: https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

    Follow us on Instagram!
    @StyleandDirection
    @EthanMWong
    @SpencerDSO

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 20 min
    E122: On Menswear Revivals & Nostalgia

    E122: On Menswear Revivals & Nostalgia

    When you look at the long history of menswear, it seems that everything comes back: flared jeans, wide leg pants, double breasted jackets, western wear. In this latest episode, Spencer, Ethan, and MJ discuss how menswear goes through its cycles of Revival, how its helpful to understand eras of clothing, and how these Revivals always augment the details instead of being a verbatim copy. We also dive into culture's obsession with Nostalgia and the role it plays in "selecting" what gets revived.

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2024/05/12/on-menswear-revivals-nostalgia/

    Support us on Patreon and join the Discord: https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

    Follow us on Instagram!
    @StyleandDirection
    @EthanMWong
    @SpencerDSO

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Conor666420 ,

Thoughtful, Informative, and Fun!

As advertised, Ethan and Spencer talk about clothing in an unpretentious way. They don’t get bogged down and keep things moving. The joy they each have for clothing shines through.

footballman2124 ,

Awesome!

It’s nice to hear guys around my own age talking about menswear! Great discussions and fun hosts

Kiyoshi Martinez ,

It’s a good podcast!

And that’ll count.

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