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Exploring the world of fashion with the people who shape it. From CFDA award-winning designers to entrepreneurs, each week, founder Jeremy Kirkland speaks with a different guest about their journey through their career and outlook on the future.
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S05E18: Billy Reid

58:44 | Apr 29th

My guest this week is American fashion designer, Billy Reid. Billy and I discuss how he went from flunking out of college to learning how to design and becoming one of the most celebrated American designers. Last but not least we discuss the growth ...Show More
S05E17: Christian Selmoni (Vacheron Constantin)

57:56 | Apr 15th

How Silicon Valley and the world of watchmaking have more in common than you think...
S05E15: Ask Me Anything! Vol 2.

1:06:05 | Apr 1st

We're back answering your questions and wow did we get some!
S05E14: Jake Mueser (J. Mueser)

55:44 | Mar 25th

"Listening to people and understanding what they want."
S05E12: Stephen Pulvirent (HODINKEE)

1:00:01 | Mar 11th

"How do the things we own shape how we experience the world?"
S05E11: Julie Ragolia

1:04:31 | Mar 4th

“Fashion is an emotional industry...”
S05E10: Bruce Boyer

54:15 | Feb 25th

When you're a college English professor in '73, but you wanna write about menswear...
S05E09: Matt Taylor (Tracksmith)

51:06 | Feb 18th

When you go from hanging with world-class​ runners to making their clothes...
S05E08: Kathryn Sargent (Kathryn Sargent Bespoke)

58:14 | Feb 11th

How do you become the first female tailor on Savile Row?
S05E07: Toby Bateman (MR PORTER)

1:00:08 | Feb 4th

Learning on the job and building the new standard of retail.
S05E06: Eric Wind (Wind Vintage)

1:01:31 | Jan 28th

Eric Wind on how he became one of the world’s leading expert on vintage watches...
S05E05: Alan Flusser

55:53 | Jan 21st

How the man who taught men how to dress, taught himself.
LIVE at Pitti Uomo 95: Pino Luciano (Orazio Luciano)

18:34 | Jan 13th

Live from The Pitti Box at Pitti Uomo 95 with Neapolitan tailor, Pino Luciano.
LIVE at Pitti Uomo 95: Nick Wooster

19:36 | Jan 10th

Live from The Pitti Box at Pitti Uomo 95 with fashion legend, Nick Wooster.
LIVE at Pitti Uomo 95: Michael Hill of Drake's

16:27 | Jan 8th

Live from The Pitti Box at Pitti Uomo 95 with Michael Hill, Creative Director of Drake's.
Bonus: Derek Blasberg

47:57 | Dec 3rd, 2018

"Failures are the moments that define your success.”
S04E20: Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist)

55:48 | Oct 15th, 2018

TFW you shoot people wearing Armani, then Armani himself asks you to take his portrait.
S04E19: Ask Me Anything! Vol 1.

50:17 | Oct 8th, 2018

Ask Me Anything! Jeremy answers your questions – moderated by Brian Davis, founder of Wooden Sleepers.
S04E17: Randy Goldberg (Bombas)

42:41 | Sep 24th, 2018

TFW you blog about socks, then start a company and give away 10 million pairs.
S04E16: Ethan Newton (Bryceland's Co.)

59:22 | Sep 17th, 2018

“If I’m selling anything that needs to go on sale, I’ve failed in my business.”
S04E15: Jeff Staple

1:01:29 | Sep 10th, 2018

"...a t-shirt is the most powerful medium we have to communicate.
S04E13: Chris Gibbs (UNION)

1:10:52 | Aug 27th, 2018

"If you can't tell a story in today's market, you're going to fail."
S04E12: Maurizio Donadi (Atelier & Repairs)

57:56 | Aug 6th, 2018

"I’m nothing else but a creative solution to the world’s excess."
S04E11: Patrick Johnson (P. Johnson Tailors)

55:08 | Jul 30th, 2018

"...the fashion industry is NOT a closed club."
S04E10: Marcus Wainwright (rag & bone)

51:30 | Jul 16th, 2018

“One of the hardest things in the world to design is a t-shirt.”
S04E09: Jeremy Langmead (MR PORTER)

46:31 | Jul 9th, 2018

How Jeremy Langmead and his team turned MR PORTER into the global men's style destination...
S04E08: Geoff McFetridge

40:15 | Jul 2nd, 2018

“What is the opposite of an idea? Experience, emotion, a feeling— that’s what I try to make.”
S04E07: Todd Snyder

1:02:31 | Jun 25th, 2018

Value the experience over the algorithm.
S04E05: Ilaria Urbinati (Stylist)

1:02:13 | Jun 11th, 2018

TFW you were selling clothes celebrities but are now dressing them.
S04E04: Seph Skerritt (Proper Cloth)

51:25 | Jun 4th, 2018

Seph Skerritt, founder, and CEO of online custom clothier Proper Cloth.
Bonus: The Business of Hype with Jeff Staple - Hiroshi Fujiwara

37:55 | May 28th, 2018

The Business of Hype takes over the Blamo! feed this week with special guest, the Godfather of Streetwear, Hiroshi Fujiwara.
S04E03: Jake Grantham (Anglo-Italian)

54:58 | May 21st, 2018

Hardcore music and tailoring have a lot more in common than what you think.
S04E02: Abasi Rosborough

59:49 | May 14th, 2018

Whatever you do, don’t call Abasi Rosborough clothing of the future. According to founders Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough, it’s the clothing of today.
S04E01: Eugene Tong (Stylist)

58:54 | May 7th, 2018

Eugene has dressed celebrities like Aziz Ansari and styled runway shows for KITH, John Elliott, and more —all while becoming the King of Off-Duty Style.
S03E19: Jon Caramanica (New York Times)

1:13:53 | Feb 26th, 2018

How criticism is art, and an art form unto itself.
S03E18: Eric Ray Davidson (Photographer)

44:05 | Feb 5th, 2018

From athletes to actors, take a look at your favorite magazine cover and chances are Eric has shot it.
S03E17: Abe Burmeister (Outlier)

42:17 | Jan 29th, 2018

How Outlier is building the future of clothing.
S03E16: Bruce Pask (Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus)

52:54 | Jan 8th, 2018

Men's Fashion Director of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, Bruce Pask.
S03E15: Matthew Henson (Stylist)

46:24 | Dec 18th, 2017

The stylist behind ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd and many more.
S03E14: Rachel Tashjian (Vanity Fair, Garage Magazine)

54:47 | Dec 11th, 2017

Whether it’s roaming a Vanity Fair Oscar party or sharing a hot take from Paris Couture week, Rachel is one of the funniest and most entertaining personalities in fashion.
S03E12: Paul Feig

54:52 | Nov 27th, 2017

The acclaimed director, writer, actor, and producer Paul Feig.
S03E11: Matt Hranek (A Man and His Watch)

51:56 | Nov 13th, 2017

Matt wears many hats; he’s a photographer, a director, an editor, an author, and a contributor to Conde Nast Traveler.
S03E10: Ryan Schreiber (Pitchfork)

55:15 | Nov 6th, 2017

Ryan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online music magazine, Pitchfork.
S03E09: Jian Deleon (Highsnobiety)

1:08:46 | Oct 30th, 2017

Jian and I spoke about his life as a young immigrant from the Philippines and how he climbed the menswear ladder.
S03E08: Jesse Thorn (Put This On, Bullseye)

1:12:44 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Jesse is a lot of things; he’s the host of Bullseye (NPR), founder of the acclaimed menswear website, Put This On, and he even runs his own podcast network, Maximum Fun.
S03E07: Nick Wooster

1:00:08 | Oct 16th, 2017

Nick has been in the fashion world for nearly 30 years and has held stints at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and more. If you’re into men’s fashion, you know who I’m talking about. He’s the WoostGod.
S03E06: Jen Rubio (Away)

1:01:06 | Oct 9th, 2017

Jen is the co-founder of the travel and luggage company, Away. We talk about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and how through incredible branding and product design they actually made buying luggage cool again.
S03E05: Stephen Mann (The Non Place)

1:17:54 | Oct 2nd, 2017

From lookbooks and editorials to runway shows, Stephen Mann has one of the most unique eyes in today's world of fashion.
S03E04: David Coggins (Men and Style)

1:02:28 | Sep 25th, 2017

My guest this week is David Coggins. David is a writer, a thinker and one of the most authentic men I’ve ever met. We spoke about his recent book Men and Style and his collaboration with Drake’s. We also talk about the late Glenn O’Brien, fandom an...Show More
S03E03: Jim Moore (GQ Magazine)

53:51 | Sep 18th, 2017

My guest this week is GQ Creative Director, Jim Moore. If you’ve picked up an issue in the last 30 years, Jim has had a hand in it. He is the creative thread that weaves together the magazine and is responsible for creating the GQ look. Jim and I sp...Show More
S03E02: Chris Black (Done to Death Projects)

1:04:55 | Sep 11th, 2017

My guest this week is Chris Black. Chris is the man behind Done to Death Projects and Public Announcement. For most folks, he’s the guy your “cool” friends know about. He’s an influencer’s influencer, the king of the hot takes and for some reason, ...Show More
S03E01: Sid Mashburn

54:23 | Sep 4th, 2017

My guest this week is menswear haberdasher, Sid Mashburn. I sat and talked with Sid about how he got started in the clothing business, the importance of service, and how it’s still the cornerstone of their business. We even spoke about why that dang...Show More
S02E18: Josh Warner (Good Art HLYWD)

1:02:53 | Jun 19th, 2017

My guest this week is Josh Warner. Josh is the founder and designer behind the cult jewelry company, Good Art HLYWD. Josh and I talk about how he went from selling earrings out of a suitcase in Venice Beach, to building his own foundry and making p...Show More
S02E17: Michael Hainey (Esquire, GQ)

53:46 | Jun 5th, 2017

My guest this week is the author and editor Michael Hainey. Michael is the Executive Director of Editorial at Esquire, before that he served as deputy editor at GQ for over 15 years. Michael and I spoke about his early life working under Graydon Ca...Show More
S02E16: Jack Carlson (Rowing Blazers)

1:01:28 | May 29th, 2017

My guest this week is Jack Carlson of Rowing Blazers. I spoke with Jack — an author, archeologist, and three-time member of the U.S. Men’s Rowing Team — about how his love of rowing culture led to the creation of his recently launched clothing brand...Show More
HermCast - Herm goes to the Nepenthes Sample Sale

44:12 | May 15th, 2017

This week I’m privileged to bring you a special episode featuring your favorite co-host Herm! It’s the HermCast.   Herm and I talked about sample sales, why he's obsessed with Stephen King's IT, and how NY City Hall is like a deli.   https://www.herm...Show More
S02E15: Jake Woolf (GQ Magazine)

1:00:26 | May 8th, 2017

My guest this week is GQ Style Staff Writer, Jake Woolf. Jake and I talk about the “everything goes” age of personal style and how to find your own. We also discuss the worlds of fast fashion, online reselling, and the so-called “cool guy tax.” Fol...Show More
S02E14: Simon Crompton (Permanent Style)

1:06:31 | May 1st, 2017

My guest this week is Simon Crompton. What do you get when a detail-oriented journalist creates a menswear site where trousers are reviewed like the latest tech gadget and suit construction is documented with the reverence normally reserved for Itali...Show More
S02E13: Kevin Rose

58:11 | Apr 24th, 2017

My guest this week is technology investor and serial entrepreneur, Kevin Rose. Kevin and I spoke about his career building Digg.com, working for Google Ventures and his time as CEO of HODINKEE. Last but not least Kevin shared his thoughts on the fut...Show More
S02E12: Tommy Ton

59:43 | Apr 17th, 2017

My guest this week is the photographer and visual journalist, Tommy Ton. Tommy and I spoke about photography, street style, his rise from design assistant to shooting campaigns for Louis Vuitton — and singing karaoke with Kanye West. Follow Tommy T...Show More
S02E11: Josh Peskowitz

1:03:47 | Apr 10th, 2017

My guest this week is Josh Peskowitz. Josh is a stylist, writer, and co-owner of the concept men’s store MAGASIN. Josh and I spoke about his career in the world of menswear and how he went from being the fashion director of Bloomingdales to startin...Show More
S02E10: Nick Sullivan (Esquire Magazine)

54:13 | Apr 3rd, 2017

My guest this week is Nick Sullivan. Nick Sullivan is the Fashion Director of Esquire Magazine and the Editor of their acclaimed style guide, Big Black Book. Nick and I spoke about his life growing up in the UK, and he stumbled into the world of fa...Show More
S02E09: Sean Hotchkiss

1:03:13 | Mar 27th, 2017

My guest this week is writer Sean Hotchkiss. Sean and I spoke about how his journey into the world of menswear journalism and his love of clothes helped him get to the end of himself. We also talked about his recent GQ article on surrendering his wa...Show More
S02E08: Michael Bastian

1:09:51 | Mar 20th, 2017

My guest this week is American Menswear designer Michael Bastian. Michael and I spoke about his career in menswear, the ups and downs of the fashion world and why he still believes in buying less but buying better. michaelbastiannyc.com Follow MB ...Show More
S02E07: Mordechai Rubinstein (Mister Mort)

58:39 | Mar 13th, 2017

My guest this week is Mordechai Rubinstein. In most circles, he's known as Mister Mort, but don’t call him that, he’s a reluctant anthropologist. Mordechai and I discussed his early days at Jack Spade, doing PR for Marc Jacobs and discovering beauty...Show More
The Academy Herms (Feat Herm!)

1:07:33 | Feb 27th, 2017

This week on Blamo! Your favorite co-host Herm returns to talk the Academy Awards, watching movies on a laptop and what foods you shouldn't eat in a movie theater. Follow Herm on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hermherman hermsterms.com As always...Show More
S02E06: Alexandra Petri (Washington Post)

1:04:17 | Feb 20th, 2017

My guest this week is, Alexandra Petri. Alexandra writes the humorist ComPost blog of the Washington Post and is the author of A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Alexandra and I discussed her doing stand-up comedy at 17, dressing up as a Civil War G...Show More
S02E05: Eben D'Amico (Saves The Day)

1:11:13 | Feb 13th, 2017

My guest this week is musician and producer, Eben D’Amico. Eben and I discussed his old band, Saves The Day and how their album “Through Being Cool” shaped what was to become the Emo music genre. We also discuss how we first met…on AOL Instant Messe...Show More
S02E04: Will Welch (GQ Style)

45:41 | Feb 6th, 2017

My guest this week is Editor-in-Chief of GQ Style, Will Welch. We discussed his Atlanta roots, his decade-long tenure at GQ, and how he helped transform GQ Style from a supplement into a standalone quarterly magazine. Follow Will and GQ Style on In...Show More
S02E03: Michael Hill (Drake's)

54:38 | Jan 30th, 2017

My guest this week is Drake’s creative director, Michael Hill. Drake’s is an iconic British haberdasher, known around the world for their handmade ties and scarves. Michael and I discussed following in the footsteps of his father, and how he and his...Show More
S02E02: Robert Geller

57:13 | Jan 23rd, 2017

My guest this week is menswear designer Robert Geller. Robert and I discussed his days as an intern at Marc Jacobs, working with Alexandre Plokhov on their explosive menswear brand Cloak, and how through his own brand, he transformed the image of do...Show More
S02E01: Andrew Chen (3sixteen)

53:30 | Jan 16th, 2017

My guest this week is Andrew Chen of 3sixteen. Andrew Chen talks about the origins of 3sixteen, and how the brand went from making streetwear to becoming one of the best denim brands in the United States. Follow Andrew on Instagram and Twitter @and...Show More
Here's to 2017! (Feat. Herm)

45:48 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Happy New Year! Your favorite co-host, Herm is back! We discussed what we're most excited about in 2017, awkward family texting threads, and why on earth did Herm spend his holiday with eight dogs. As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd...Show More
S01E14: Matt Jacobson

52:38 | Dec 19th, 2016

My guest this week is Matt Jacobson. In most circles, he’s known as the Head of Market Development at Facebook and Instagram, but Matt Jacobson is a man of many passions and talents. He is a surfer, a collector, a writer, a photographer-- but to me, ...Show More
S01E13: Antonio Ciongoli (Eidos)

50:45 | Dec 12th, 2016

My guest this week is Antonio Ciongoli. Antonio is the founder and creative director of Italian Menswear brand, Eidos. We talked about his New England roots, working with Michael Bastian, and how at the end of the day it has to be about more than ju...Show More
S01E12: Jacob Gallagher (WSJ)

1:01:49 | Dec 5th, 2016

My guest this week is Jacob Gallagher. Jacob is the Men's Fashion Editor of Off Duty in The Wall Street Journal. We went deep down the existential menswear rabbit hole this week! Jacob and I discussed how men's fashion has evolved and how men have c...Show More
S01E11: Elizabeth A. Davis (Once The Musical, Indian Joe)

48:19 | Nov 28th, 2016

My guest this week is Elizabeth A. Davis. Elizabeth is a Tony Award nominated actress, a writer, and musician. We discussed her life coming up as an actress on Broadway, learning to evolve your craft and how nothing is wasted, nothing is lost. As a...Show More
S01E10: Jeff Carvalho (Highsnobiety)

51:47 | Nov 21st, 2016

My guest this week is Jeff Carvalho. Jeff is the partner and executive editor of acclaimed fashion site, Highsnobiety. We talk about his love for sneakers, house music and how he believes certain trends won't die. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffcarval...Show More
S01E09: Lawrence Schlossman (Grailed, Four Pins,)

49:26 | Nov 14th, 2016

My guest this week is Lawrence Schlossman. Lawrence is a published author and current brand director of Grailed.com, but before all of that, he was a desk jockey with a passion for #menswear -- a passion so strong he coined the term. You asked for i...Show More
S01E08: Aaron Levine (Abercrombie & Fitch)

50:18 | Nov 7th, 2016

My guest this week is Aaron Levine, SVP of Design for Abercrombie & Fitch. Aaron went from a design assistant with no experience, to quickly becoming one of the most celebrated and talked about menswear designers. He talks about learning from his fa...Show More
Too Much Touch Bar and TV Binging (Feat. Herm)

1:01:02 | Oct 31st, 2016

Happy Halloween! This week, your favorite co-host Herm drops in to talk what's happening in tech with Apple's new Touch Bar, and why on earth has he spent over 100 hours watching Dragon Ball. We also discuss which Halloween movies to watch on Netflix...Show More
S01E07: JJ Redick (LA Clippers)

1:05:16 | Oct 24th, 2016

JJ Redick of the LA Clippers comes on to talk growing up in a big family, watch collecting and reinventing yourself in your mid 30's. Follow JJ Redick on Twitter and Instagram @jjredick JJ Redick's Podcast https://art19.com/shows/chronicles-of-red...Show More
S01E06: Trey Kerby (The Starters)

47:24 | Oct 17th, 2016

Trey Kerby of NBA TV's The Starters drops in to talk about his humble sports blogging days, and why James Harden nicknamed him "Little Beard". Follow Trey Kerby on Twitter and Instagram @treykerby The Starters is on weeknights at 7pm EST on NBA TV ...Show More
S01E05: Ben Clymer (HODINKEE)

51:59 | Oct 10th, 2016

HODINKEE founder, Ben Clymer drops in to discuss how he took a passionate hobby into the most respected publication on watches. Follow Ben Clymer on Twitter @benjaminclymer and Instagram @benclymer Reference Points on the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona ...Show More
S01E04: Michael Williams (A Continuous Lean)

45:11 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Legendary Menswear Don, Michael Williams drops in to discuss the founding of ACL and how a guy from Cleveland put menswear on the map. Follow Michael Williams on Twitter and Instagram @acontinouslean ACL '09 street style post on Aaron Levine http:/...Show More
S01E03: Jon Moy (Complex.com)

1:12:43 | Sep 27th, 2016

Menswear writer and #realtalk tweeter, Jon Moy comes on to discuss his Detroit roots and his hopes for the future of mens fashion. We also talk why he can never use Airbnb again, and his Shinola article that started a PR shitstorm. SHOW NOTES Jon Moy...Show More
S01E02: Brian Trunzo (NTBro)

40:06 | Sep 19th, 2016

Brian Trunzo (NTBro) drops by to talk his humble beginnings and how he evolved from being a guy trying to say something about fashion, to someone who's helping shape the future of it. Follow Brian on Twitter and IG at @ntbro Subscribe to his newsle...Show More
New iPhones, New iOS, New Headaches. Feat. - Herm!

50:10 | Sep 14th, 2016

Herm drops in to talk all the fall refresh from Apple! As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at jeremy@blamopod.com
S01E01: Brian Davis (Wooden Sleepers)

53:52 | Jul 7th, 2016

My guest this week is Wooden Sleepers owner, Brian Davis. Brian talks about growing up in Long Island, being engrossed with the punk rock scene, and how it led him to create Wooden Sleepers, one of the best vintage menswear stores in the US. Follow...Show More