91 episodes

A podcast about classic and vintage menswear, but without the stuffiness!
Join menswear enthusiasts Ethan and Spencer 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

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

A podcast about classic and vintage menswear, but without the stuffiness!
Join menswear enthusiasts Ethan and Spencer 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

    B16 PREVIEW: VIRILE

    B16 PREVIEW: VIRILE

    This bonus episode marks a return of film discussion with two of our favorites: There Will Be Blood and The Social Network! There’s also a bunch of menswear microtopics like the Atelier Fugue DB style, Ethan’s new pants from Lords of Wool, and yet another obnoxious character canonized into the SaD Cinematic Universe. He’s quite...masculine.

    Listen to the full episode on Patreon and join the Discord: https://www.patreon.com/styleanddirection/

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    Ethan: https://www.instagram.com/ethanmwong/
    Spencer: https://www.instagram.com/spencerdso/

    Watch us stream on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/styleanddirection
    Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/styleanddirection/

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 19 min
    E74: Archiving (Or How We Keep Our Clothes)

    E74: Archiving (Or How We Keep Our Clothes)

    Spencer and Ethan are jawns addicts, but they've also been known to keep a fair bit of their clothes. In this episode, they discuss the concept of archiving their own closet, keeping things and either revisiting or recontextualizing them as their style evolves!

    It's a great exercise in "forced versatility" and an evolving POV (as well as how to save money).

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2021/09/12/archiving-my-clothes-and-recontextualizing-them/

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

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Style & Direction: https://www.instagram.com/styleanddirection/
    Ethan: https://www.instagram.com/ethanmwong/
    Spencer: https://www.instagram.com/spencerdso/

    Watch us stream on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/styleanddirection
    Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/styleanddirection/
    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 1 hr 15 min
    E73: How We Talk (And Think) About Menswear

    E73: How We Talk (And Think) About Menswear

    Ethan and Spencer finally acknowledge their vague, loose way of talking about menswear and spend this episode diving into why that is, T attempting to define “tailoring”, “vintage”, and “#menswear”. We think that if you keep your rules and definitions vague, it allows you the freedom to wear what you like in a cohesive way fitted for your context.

    Listen on to [hopefully] get what we mean!

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2021/08/29/the-vague-way-i-talk-and-think-about-menswear/

    06:27 - Topic Start
    09:31 - We’re Vague and Emotional
    19:13 - What We Call Good or Bad
    25:52 - What Menswear Means
    31:53 - Tailoring
    38:40 - Vintage
    44:30 - Golden Era
    47:58 - “#Menswear”
    58:16 - High Rise and Wide Leg
    1:01:56 - Ethan’s and Spencer’s Specific Terms
    1:08:31 - Wrap-up

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

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Style & Direction: https://www.instagram.com/styleanddirection/
    Ethan: https://www.instagram.com/ethanmwong/
    Spencer: https://www.instagram.com/spencerdso/

    Watch us stream on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/styleanddirection
    Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/styleanddirection/

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 1 hr 13 min
    B15 PREVIEW: The Meat Sweats

    B15 PREVIEW: The Meat Sweats

    In this bonus ep Spencer, Ethan, and Producer MJ talk about...everything. KBBQ. New Ring Jacket purchases. If leather is breathable (seriously).
    It’s a fun, random one that lets you in on this trio's friendship and life in the SoCal burbs!

    Don't forget to listen to the outro. We canonize someone new...

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

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Style & Direction: https://www.instagram.com/styleanddirection/
    Ethan: https://www.instagram.com/ethanmwong/
    Spencer: https://www.instagram.com/spencerdso/

    Watch us stream on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/styleanddirection
    Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/styleanddirection/

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 19 min
    E72: An Appreciation for Niche Vintage Menswear

    E72: An Appreciation for Niche Vintage Menswear

    Ethan and Spencer take a closer look at niche vintage, specifically at Golden Era pieces that don't really exist anymore. Some of them still resonate with us, like leisure jackets and belt backs. Others, like the Rah-Rah suit, are best left in the dust. You'll have to decide which of it is cool and which isn't!

    At the very least, these pieces show a time where everything, from utility to fun, was present in "classic" menswear.

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2021/08/15/an-appreciation-for-weird-niche-vintage-menswear/

    07:47 - Intro to Vintage
    16:12 - Workwear
    30:07 - Shoes
    38:37 - Tailoring
    43:39 - Trousers
    48:22 - Shirts
    55:54 - Suits
    1:17:43 - Palm Beach
    1:27:29 - Closing

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

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Style & Direction: https://www.instagram.com/styleanddirection/
    Ethan: https://www.instagram.com/ethanmwong/
    Spencer: https://www.instagram.com/spencerdso/

    Watch us stream on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/styleanddirection
    Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/styleanddirection/

    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    • 1 hr 32 min
    E71: Apparel Arts and Dressing Like the Esquire Man

    E71: Apparel Arts and Dressing Like the Esquire Man

    We're back from the break! In this episode Spencer & Ethan go to their roots and talk about the beautiful menswear illustrations found in Apparel Arts. These slightly cartoon-ish figures contrasted with incredibly detailed clothing were quite formative in developing not only our taste but for learning just how creative vintage tailored style could be. We also discuss the concept of "The Esquire Man", which was pretty much the #menswear dude of the 1930s.

    Ethan's Essay: https://alittlebitofrest.com/2021/08/01/dressing-like-the-esquire-man/

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

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Style & Direction: https://www.instagram.com/styleanddirection/
    Ethan: https://www.instagram.com/ethanmwong/
    Spencer: https://www.instagram.com/spencerdso/

    Watch us stream on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/styleanddirection
    Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/styleanddirection/
    Podcast is produced by MJ Kintanar

    Outline
    06:04 - Historical Context
    11:41 - Apparel Arts and Esquire Notability
    25:39 - Nothing is New
    26:39 - Esquire Encyclopedia
    32:11 - The Esquire Man
    48:42 - Nothing is New (Callback)
    54:03 - Proof of Precedent/Take the Pressure Off
    1:02:10 - Wrap-Up

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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.

mattwaggs ,

The good stuff

A lot of podcasts I play at 1.5 and skip through commercials. Not this one! No commercials and these guys talk at a good clip and they spit menswear fire. Just click play and you’re good to go. Would like to hear more MJ on mic, would take this pod from 5 to 6 stars

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