Garmology: Roaringly retro – with Sophie of Stanley Biggs Clothiers (S02 E01)

A new year and a fresh season of Garmology! In this episode, my guest is Sophie, co-founder of Stanley Biggs Clothiers and total enthusiast for the roaring ’20s. Stanley Biggs a heritage clothing brand, unashamedly inspired by the past, in style as well as in spirit, taking a firm stand against fast fashion and offshoring by producing hats, knitwear and more in the UK.
Sophie and I talk about the route from living history to reenactment and on to the possibility of Cosplaying a full-on vintage menswear style. Underway Sophie regals me with tales of derring-do in an 80-year-old Austin Chummy and how the comfort zone is challenged, speed limits inapplicable and long-distance travel actually possible. A big question arises as to how the sense of smell may be impacted by having racks of old clothes in your living room, and how do you actually make that happen?

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  • Paul Hamley 09/01/2021 at 09:39

    Enjoyed this immensely. I love the Stanley Biggs knitwear, unfortunately it’s too small for me, 46″ chest is just a tad too small as I’m quite broad, nevertheless, great insight into the ethos of the brand.

    • Sophie B 12/01/2021 at 02:25

      Hello Paul
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It really does mean a lot that you like the ethos of the brand.

      Sorry to hear the fit isn’t quite right for you. Did you want to get in touch directly? We might not be able to meet your requirements just at this time but any feedback would be greatly received.

      Feel free to email me directly on
      Sophie B x


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