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Welcome to the official Menswear Style Podcast hosted by Lifestyle Editor, Peter Brooker, who has experience in running an independent men's clothing store and the co-author of a book on the style of James Bond. In this clothes and apparel industry focused podcast show we speak to some of the most innovative brands and truly inspiring entrepreneurs from within the fashion world, to get a detailed insight into their startup stories and get an insight into sustainability, marketing and eCommerce. Be sure to come back each week to get your fix of clothing industry insights, style inspiration and business motivation.

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Welcome to the official Menswear Style Podcast hosted by Lifestyle Editor, Peter Brooker, who has experience in running an independent men's clothing store and the co-author of a book on the style of James Bond. In this clothes and apparel industry focused podcast show we speak to some of the most innovative brands and truly inspiring entrepreneurs from within the fashion world, to get a detailed insight into their startup stories and get an insight into sustainability, marketing and eCommerce. Be sure to come back each week to get your fix of clothing industry insights, style inspiration and business motivation.

    Jamie Lundy, CEO at 7L (SEVEN LAYER)

    Jamie Lundy, CEO at 7L (SEVEN LAYER)

    7L is a functional-first performance brand that manages to fuse fashion with function and performance with style. Our highly technical products harness a combination of innovative design, high-performance fabrics and technically advanced manufacturing creating luxury products that not only look great, but are built to last a lifetime.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Jamie Lundy, CEO at 7L about the founding story of the brand which began in 2015 using Swiss technical fabrics and inspired by the US military's seven layer system concept. The brand was well received across the UK and in 2016 Jamie joined the company leaving behind a career in engineering. Jamie was recovering from depression and decided to take up photography as a hobby which is what first led him to 7L . He invested heavily in the brand and relocated the company back to Manchester and made use of local manufacturing.  Our host Peter Brooker and Jamie also talk about British manufacturing, vintage military, product testing, and garment tech.

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    • 38 min
    Jacqueline Mozanowski, Co-Founder of OBLIVIOUS?

    Jacqueline Mozanowski, Co-Founder of OBLIVIOUS?

    OBLIVIOUS? is a ready-to-wear clothing brand with a focus on the positive power of questions, made responsibly in Europe. They believe questions have the power to build closer relationships, make better decisions and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Their aim is for clothes to spark conversations, help you self-express, as well as inspire you and others to ask more questions. The brand was set up by a mother and daughter duo, based in Germany and the UK, who share a seemingly never-ending sense of curiosity.  Over the past few years the founders have learnt a lot about the impact of fashion on our planet, so they knew they had to do their best to ensure that garments are produced more responsibly. All OBLIVIOUS? garments come in limited quantities - with the first collection being made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.


    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Jacqueline Mozanowski, Co-Founder of OBLIVIOUS? about the founding story of the brand she started with her mother and operating from different countries, Germany and the UK, and during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Both had a keen interest in fashion and would often fantasize about starting their own brand together. After obtaining a marketing degree in London, Jacqueline had the drive to include a sustainability focus to the brand.  Our host Peter Brooker and Jacqueline also talk about manufacturing and production challenges, what its like working with family, the power of asking questions, and what's next from the brand.


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    • 19 min
    From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films

    From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films

    Matt Spaiser is a graphic designer located in New York. After years of research, he founded Bond Suits in 2010, creating the ultimate resource for James Bond style and the first catalogue of all of 007’s outfits. He is the co-author of From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films, which tells the story of the celluloid Bond’s clothing and the talents behind the wardrobes through the people who worked on the films, the fashions of the eras and the meaning the clothes have within the films. The book provides fresh insights through exclusive interviews with Bond-series costume designers Lindy Hemming, Jany Temime, Jodie Tillen and Emma Porteous, the late celebrity shirtmaker to the Bond series Frank Foster, Bond film director John Glen, menswear mogul Umberto Angeloni, keeper of the Bond brands David Mason, Bond collector and experiencer David Zaritsky and many others.

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    • 24 min
    Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris

    Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris

    Miller Harris is a couture British fragrance house, founded in 2000, with a spirit of bespoke fragrance creation at it’s heart. The brand is committed to using beautiful natural materials whilst pushing creative boundaries. The brand was founded by ground-breaking perfumer Lyn Harris who worked with world-renowned fragrance house Robertet in France in her early career, and was one of the first female master perfumers. The aesthetic of her perfumes was inspired by stories, memories and the very finest natural ingredients. When creating fragrances, they start with nature, framing precious botanicals in complex ways and finding richness in simplicity. They strive to use natural ingredients (which are all ethically and sustainably sourced), rather than synthetics, which they will only use where there is no raw alternative.  Miller Harris breathes colour and life into the classic perfumer’s art, with couture fragrances that combine Parisian elegance with London’s eclectic street styles. They start with nature – with distinct greens and woods, with carefully sourced floral notes – but they frame these precious botanicals in complex and unconventional ways, harmonising them to create striking contemporary urban stories.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris about his background working for British brands such as Floris, Molton Brown, and Whittard of Chelsea. 12 months ago he started his latest role at the modern heritage brand, Miller Harris London Perfumer, which has two stores in central London.  Our host Peter Brooker and Jon also talk about the emotional connection of fragrance, how the brand has adapted through Covid-19, how picking a scent is a personal choice, how to choose fragrances for occasions, and how their latest release aims to capture optimism in a bottle.

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    • 30 min
    Matthew Oliver, Founder of Oliver Co. London

    Matthew Oliver, Founder of Oliver Co. London

    Established in 2017, Oliver Co. is a sustainable, vegan travel goods brand based in London. The company was started by Matt Oliver, a product designer who having studied sustainable design and previously worked in high-end watch design, wanted to apply both of his skills to create a sustainable brand with the same level of detail and craftsmanship. Our aim is to try and disrupt an industry and change people’s perceptions of sustainable products. Through using innovative new sustainable fabrics and working with high-end manufacturers, we want to create minimalistic, highly functional products for today’s world.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Matthew Oliver, Founder of Oliver Co. London about the story of how his DTC brand was started in 2017 after a career in watch design. With a focus on sustainability the business brings great product design to the vegan travel goods sector. Our host Peter Brooker and Matthew also talk about the benefits of apple leather, the process of getting the business off the ground,  and developments in the sustainable industry.

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    • 20 min
    Mats-Ola Ström, Co-Founder of Tailor Store

    Mats-Ola Ström, Co-Founder of Tailor Store

    You’re one of a kind, so why shouldn't your clothes be? Forget everything you thought you knew about sizes and fit, Tailor Store do true made to measure. No shady business, just really good custom-tailored clothes. Their tailors take pride in every step of the craft which includes cutting, sewing, and stitching garments with the utmost precision and care. Feel as good as you look knowing that your garment is made with sustainability in mind by well-compensated workers. Discover the true potential in custom clothing with unlimited design options. All their fabrics and designs are carefully selected to give you superior quality dress shirts at the best possible price.

    In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interview Mats-Ola Ström, Co-Founder of Tailor Store about the story of when two friends decided to start their own bespoke clothing eCommerce business from Sri Lanka and Sweden in 2003. Our host Peter Brooker and Mats-Ola also talk about the difficulties of operating a company from different countries, using machine learning to accurately take body measurements, the process of making a bespoke garment, fabric trends, and how the pandemic has impacted the demand of formalwear.

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    • 22 min

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Really informative!

Great podcast on men’s style and products.

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