10 episodes

G. Bruce Boyer is the preeminent menswear journalist, writer and historian of our time. He has written six books on men's style and worked as an editor for Town & Country, GQ and Esquire. And while he’s written about silk ascots, Savile Row suits, bespoke shoes and much more, he’s never told his own story. Until now. Hosted by Pedro Mendes.

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G. Bruce Boyer is the preeminent menswear journalist, writer and historian of our time. He has written six books on men's style and worked as an editor for Town & Country, GQ and Esquire. And while he’s written about silk ascots, Savile Row suits, bespoke shoes and much more, he’s never told his own story. Until now. Hosted by Pedro Mendes.

    Bonus Episode: Beards and Jeans

    Bonus Episode: Beards and Jeans

    Bruce has sported a beard since the 1960s and he explains how that gives him more in common with the counter-culture than you would have thought. Plus, an excerpt of Bruce's thoughts from "The Problem with Jeans" documentary.

    • 10 min
    Bonus Episode: Vitale Barberis Canonico

    Bonus Episode: Vitale Barberis Canonico

    Bruce and I both have a long relationship with the Italian mill VBC, as journalists, collaborators and friends. In this special episode, Bruce shares his experiences with the maker, their mill and their creative director.

    • 13 min
    Bonus Episode - Anderson & Sheppard

    Bonus Episode - Anderson & Sheppard

    Bruce Boyer has been commissioning suits, jackets and trousers from London's famed tailoring house Anderson & Sheppard for over four decades. In that time, he has gotten to know the house, and its cutters and tailors, quite well.

    • 12 min
    Chapter Six: fashion journalism in the 70s and 80s

    Chapter Six: fashion journalism in the 70s and 80s

    Almost fifty years ago, Bruce Boyer left the world of academia to pursue a career in menswear writing and journalism. Since that time, he's witnessed the fashion magazine industry change from an editorial focus to an "advertorial" one. But he never lost his passion for exploring what and why we wear what we wear.

    • 31 min
    Chapter Five: America's greatest tailors and shirtmakers

    Chapter Five: America's greatest tailors and shirtmakers

    Bruce Boyer has worked with an awful lot of craftspeople over the last sixty years. Some, as a customer or collaborator. Some, as a journalist and documentarian. And almost all, as a friend and fellow sartorialist. He's been lucky enough to hear stories and share moments in workshops and cutting rooms that he wouldn’t have otherwise. But it isn’t just great memories, it’s also great lessons.

    • 26 min
    Chapter Four: Hollywood's greatest style icons

    Chapter Four: Hollywood's greatest style icons

    In the first three chapters of this podcast series, we discovered Bruce Boyer's founding inspirations: Ivy League, Savile Row and Italian Style. But what was missing is not the clothes he wears but how he wears them. And a lot of that, his personal style, was heavily influenced by one place: Hollywood. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Mauriseph ,

Great insight into menswear

Pedro and Mr Boyer offer a unique experience into the world of menswear. Much recommended for anyone passionate about the subject!

Marctbblue ,

Spezzatura of podcasts

Season 2 per favore

Seriously well done series, unique insights and stories, and isn’t that what a podcast is supposed to be ?

Weightlifter Z ,

Absolutely amazing!

If you are a fan of classic menswear this podcast is pure gold! I have searched for audiobooks in the men’s style genre and have come up empty handed. This podcast wet my appetite, the only issue is there are only 6 episodes!! Please come out with season 2!!

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