Garmology podcast: The festive special with Shaun & Jon (#136)

🎄✨ Join us for a festive wrap-up as Shaun, Jon, and I take a break to discuss everything from current male fashions and best buys to socks, engineer boots, and sourcing clothes from unconventional places. In this candid and lengthy conversation, we dive into weird avenues like affordability and seasonal colour analysis, sharing memorable experiences and more. It’s like overhearing three guys having a conversation free of prying ears – you’re invited to pry as we unravel the threads of style, sustainability, and unique fashion finds! 🗣️👕

Featuring Shaun Brown and Jon Fowler, aka @These_Rough_Notes and @HeavyJon on Instagram.

Early reviews of this episode are mixed, so your listening pleasure is uncertain:

  • Tortoise Trends commented, “We appreciate the slow pace of the proceedings”.
  • VintageWear Weekly gushingly praised “At least they don’t mention whiffy vintage garms this time!”
  • Giffnock Advertiser noted, “Local celeb Shaun gets properly stuck into the proceedings and we love it.”
  • Stationary Engine Magazine said, “These guys sound like our kind of people.“
  • Teddy Bear Times said, “Gets a bit boring in the middle then better at the end.“
  • The Country Smallhold said, “They dress for the occasion but are they up to it?”
  • Business of Fashion stated, “Clearly our days of shilling for the man are over, all hail the three kings.”
  • Gentleman’s Quarterly: “A laidback and comfortably paced chat perfect for accompanying the preparation of sprouts”.
  • Amateur Carp Fishing Monthly said, “ It’s not really our thing.“
  • Carnoustie Guide & Gazette said, “It’s a podcast with men talking.“
  • From Twitter @JeansAndSheux “The scene appreciates the respect shown and offers a Peroni in return.”
  • Motorway Lovers Weekly “Once again there’s no mention of the M45 “
  • Pitti Peacocks Annual whinges “We fail to appreciate the loathing of our beloved monk-strap shoes. This is dismal.”
  • The Guardian pontificated “We’d be sure to recommend Garmology if we’d heard of it.”
  • The Brighton Bugle blethered “Jon is clearly one of our finest local citizens and we really should shower him with appreciation.”
  • Tønsberg Blad skriver “Jasså, så han holder ennå på? Kanskje på tide å rydde forsiden igjen…”

Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at or you can

Nick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at)

Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.

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