Blamo!

Blamo!

Step into the vibrant and dynamic world of fashion, design, and unparalleled creativity with Blamo!, the podcast that invites you to journey alongside host Jeremy Kirkland as he unveils the stories, inspirations, and craftsmanship of visionaries shaping the world of fashion and culture. Get ready for an immersive exploration of the fashion and culture realm that goes beyond the surface and delves deep into the minds behind the garments, music, and the things we all can't get enough of.

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February 22, 2024 20 mins

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Derek and Peter chat about the recent men’s fashion shows in Milan, Paris, and Pitti and dig through what they’re vibing with. It's all in there, from trench coats to Todd Snyder’s Pitti Debut.

Last but not least, on "Hey, Nice Pants!" they both share what has been inspiring them and what they're into this week. 

All good things! Dig in!

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My guest this week is American singer and songwriter Jason Isbell.

Jason is a 6x Grammy award-winning musician and happens to love clothes as much as the rest of us.

We chat wearing cool hats in the carpool line, listening to music with his daughter, loving Randy Newman, playing in front of Paul McCartney, fast fashion, wearing Rick Owens with the fam, and Dumble amps.

Catch Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on tour now

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My guest this week is the artist Alynda Segarra of Hurray for The Riff Raff.

Alynda and I chat about their new album, The Past is Still Alive, getting fits off on the road, too many voice notes, entering the tailored era, Fran Lebowitz, Andre 3000 and vibe music, leaning on stress, oversized western wear, good smelling candles, and The Clash.

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Discussions about sustainability often focus on the production end, probing questions such as how things are made and which materials are used. But a big part of this story is how consumers discard stuff they no longer enjoy using. In this episode, Peter and Derek borrow Jonathan Chapman's term "emotional durability" to talk about how we may be able to find clothes that make us as excited in ten years as ...

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February 5, 2024 75 mins

My guest this week is Christopher Gove, founder of Percival.

Christopher and I chat about their recent popup in NYC, getting basics right, fake hardcore fans, the influencer world, spicy takes, getting fits off in the pickup line, commercial vs creative, and the multi-year plan.

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We’re back with some listener feedback; Jian shares his thoughts on Milan and Paris, and we talk about the recent men’s shows, Pharrell Vuitton, fit interventions, True Detective, and late-night snacks.


ITS ALL IN THERE! 

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If you're still in that "New year, I'm going to educate myself" moment. I can't think of any other episode as crucial as this one.

Mr. G. Bruce Boyer.

Bruce is an authority on classic menswear and men's fashion; he was an editor at Town & Country and Esquire and has written about clothing and menswear for over 40 years. From Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper, Duke of Windsor, Bruce is the source.

One other thing I want to mention, as you list...

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With a new year ahead, Peter and Derek discuss how you may be able to expand your wardrobe this year to include more casual attire. They also take readers' questions. How does someone find a good local tailor near them? What should someone wear if they work in the manual trades? Which pair of shoes works well in both semi-casual and formal settings? Tune in.

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January 15, 2024 88 mins

This week's guest is writer, podcaster (and recent watch addict) Jesse David Fox.

Jesse and I discuss his recent book Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered Culture–and the Magic That Makes It Work (One of NPR’s Best Books of 2023), imposter syndrome, Seth Meyers, Todd Snyder suits, getting fits off on interviews, and becoming a watch guy.

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Jeremy, Jian, and Jon revisit ’23 and discuss best/worst purchases, how we get dressed, Jeremy hates all his clothes again, 20 years of Thom Browne, what went wrong, what went right, watching movies on TikTok, trend reports, SNL, buying cars, and holiday hijinx.

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January 8, 2024 75 mins

My guest this week is Christopher Bastin, Creative Director of GANT

Chris and I chat about what he’s been up to the past few years, making clothes in America again, the Taylor Swift bump, music, and his never-ending love for vintage.

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Do certain forms of taste demonstrate more intelligence than others? 

Eugene Rabkin recently used the phrase "intelligence of taste" in a StyleZeitgeist op-ed. Derek and Peter talk about how judgments of taste are often sociological and loaded with cultural biases. At the same time, there is such a thing as being more thoughtful about what you choose to wear, which prevents us from falling into pure relati...

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The clowns have returned from the circus...

Jeremy, Jian, and Jon are back talking big coats, Jian living on a plane, Jon is not allowed to go to Costco alone, silly breakfasts, holiday lists, gift guides, and Supreme bricks.

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When most of us see a "made in USA" label, we assume the workers were treated well. Or, at least, according to our nation's labor laws. In fact, many garment workers in this country are paid as little as $50 a day to work 12-hour shifts.

Derek and Peter discuss how this is possible and how a new federal bill called The Fabric Act can help empower workers.

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December 11, 2023 61 mins

My guest this week is musician and producer Mayer Hawthorne.

Mayer and I chat, smiling while singing, making custom silk robes, his new LP, why band merch sucks, stylish grandmas, Japanese tailoring, big pants, no jeans, stuck in the 70s, and not wearing clothes from eras you lived through.

Mayer Hawthorne

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My guest this week is musician and comedian Dave Hill.

Dave and I discuss his love and collection of hockey jerseys, getting fits off in neckerchiefs, shredding on the guitar, touring with Tenacious D, and his new book, The Awesome Game.

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Derek and Peter and chat with bespoke shoemaker Seiji McCarthy.

Seiji McCarthy, an American bespoke shoemaker based in Tokyo, carved an unconventional path into the world of bespoke shoemaking after a career in the NBA. He makes some of the most unique shoes in the world. His shoes combine the conservative styling of traditional American footwear with the craftsmanship of Japanese bespoke shoemaking (think...

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November 27, 2023 53 mins

My guest this week is Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing.

Jack and I discuss his new album Hold, how parenthood has changed his music, moving to the suburbs and loving it, getting fits off on tour, the creative process, and what he’s doing in VA.

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November 20, 2023 75 mins

My guest this week is Erik Allen Ford, co-founder and CEO of Buck Mason.

Erik and I discuss his life growing up in rural Missouri, denim in the early ’00s, American manufacturing, moving back to the midwest, and building what you want to wear yourself.

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It's Die, Workwear!

Fred Nieddu of taillour; joins Derek and Peter for a chat of all things tailoring.

Fred is a London-based bespoke tailor who does a lot of work for films and TV shows, including the menswear tailoring for The Crown on Netflix - we chat with him about the technical aspects of making clothes for different bodies, as well as how to find a good tailor and last but not least he answers some l...

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