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Garmology: Three garmsmen return – With Shaun, Jon and Nick (S03/E16)


By popular demand, the garmsmen gather again for the now traditional Yuletide festive episode. Shaun and Jon join Nick for a wide-ranging chat about men’s (lack of) fashion, bungled costumes in TV drama, finding rare tweed in Russia, Jons obsession with leathergoods, Shaun’s obsession with comfy shoes, when a brand loses its way, what real farmers vs faux country gents…

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Garmology: We need to talk about wool – With journalist Tone Skårdal Tobiasson (S03 E15)


Today Norwegian journalist and sustainable fashion advocate Tone Skårdal Tobiasson guests the pod to talk about wool, other fibres, the issue at hand and the initiatives pointing forward. Tone’s career has seen her quite dramatically change sides of the fashion table, going from being a fashion magazine editor to being one of the countries most vocal critics of the industry.…

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Garmology: Gentlemans subculture – with Mathias Lösel of The Heritage Post (S03/E14)


The Heritage Post magazine is celebrating 10 years of publication and writer Mathias Lösel drops in to talk about gentleman culture, denim and tweed, subcultures, individuality and rugged guys, that Florian Schneider cover, Churchill and how they work on expanding the minds of their readers. Find The Heritage Post on the web here and on Instagram as @theheritagepost. The free English edition of…

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Garmology: Unpicking sustainability – With Melissa Watts (S03 E12)


This week my guest, sustainability and fashion writer Melissa Watts, takes me down the primrose path of fast fashion and the problem of sustainability. We talk about the fast fashion pulled a fast one with their Higgs index, how the science of marketing is making consumers take on the industry’s guilt, the problem of agreeing on some actual numbers and…

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Garmology: The joy of clothes – with Ragnhild Brochmann (S03 E11)


In a quest to lighten the mood a bit, fashion historian and national esthetician Ragnhild Brochmann visits the pod this week to talk about historical peacockery, why teens have more fun, revisiting your younger self, the codes of accessories, how the 1940s had the best garment, why finding your style isn’t the way to go and much more! Ragnhild writes…

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Garmology: You’ve worn that before! – With Professor Andrew Grove


Andrew Grove is Professor of Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, London and curator of their menswear archive. He pops by to talk about moving to London as a young man, working with Alexander McQueen, being a  student while working in a sex shop, moving into academia as a lecturer, the one-upmanship of terrace culture, why bad taste needs…

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