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Garmology: Crafting Dreams: Carolyn Denham’s Journey with Merchant & Mills (#145)


In this episode, I sit down with Carolyn Denham, the visionary behind Merchant & Mills, a renowned supplier of patterns and fabrics for home sewers. Delving into Carolyn’s rich background, we uncover her formative years as a passionate sewer in rural Yorkshire and the transformative impact of her fashion studies. Against the odds, Carolyn shares the pivotal moment that spurred…

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Garmology: From Sketch to Stitch: Navigating Menswear Entrepreneurship with Simon McAleese (#144)


In this episode, we journey to Sunderland for an insightful conversation with Simon McAleese. Join us as Simon shares his journey from creating illustrations to honing an eye for sartorial intricacies. We delve into how his passion for menswear sparked the dream of launching his own brand, and navigating the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Simon candidly discusses the challenges…

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Garmology podcast: Vintage Jeans and Coffee Dreams: A Conversation with Inger Kristin Haugsevje (#142)


Join us on today’s podcast journey to Oslo, a city close to home for me, where we sit down with Inger Kristin Haugsevje to explore the world of vintage denim. From discussing the evolving landscape of vintage supplies to the intersection of vintage fashion trends, we delve into the industry’s nuances. Unpacking the environmental impact of extensively travelled vintage garments…

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Garmology podcast: Chap Hop Chronicles: In Conversation with Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer (#141)


In this week’s episode, we venture to Brighton to meet the luminary of a distinctive musical niche, Chap Hop. Jim Burke, known as Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, has masterfully blended gentlemanly pursuits with banjolele-infused hip hop. As customary, we delve into his background, tracing his journey from a musically gifted youth to stumbling into the world of rap, and…

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Garmology podcast: From riffs to threads to pods – With Jeremy Kirkland, Blamo! (#139)


It’s no secret that podcast enthusiasts often form a connection with their favourite hosts. Granting someone access to your lugholes for hours on end, it’s quite natural that over time a lopsided friendship of sort occurs. After immersing myself in Jeremy Kirkland’s “Blamo!” podcast for countless hours over the years, I extended an invitation for him to join me on…

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Garmology podcast: Upcycled surplus stories – With Philipp Maertens, Taktonik (#137)


This week on the podcast, we venture to Germany for an engaging conversation with Philipp Maertens from Taktonik. Taktonik specializes in crafting bags and other products from upcycled army surplus materials. Philipp shares how his fascination with creating was ignited by the discovery of shiny trousers fashioned from airmail bags. We delve into Philipp’s unique approach of weaving narratives through…

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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…

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