Blamo! | Exploring Fashion with the People Who Shape It

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​Featured in The New York Times and WSJ... Designers, creative directors, actors, athletes: Blamo! explores the world of fashion with the people who shape it. Each week, founder Jeremy Kirkland speaks with a different guest about their journey through their career and outlook on the future.

Episode Date
S05E20: Arun Gupta (Grailed)
When you go from trying to buy some clothes online to changing the entire industry.​
Jun 10, 2019
S05E19: Christian Larson & Andreas Palm (CDLP)
"Redefine masculinity..."
May 13, 2019
S05E18: Billy Reid
My guest this week is American fashion designer, Billy Reid. Billy and I discuss how he went from flunking out of college to learning how to design and becoming one of the most celebrated American designers. Last but not least we discuss the growth of online in fashion and what it means to serve the digital customer.
Apr 29, 2019
S05E17: Christian Selmoni (Vacheron Constantin)
How Silicon Valley and the world of watchmaking have more in common than you think...
Apr 15, 2019
S05E16: Eric Yang (Gear Patrol)
"...the best brand is the one you love."
Apr 08, 2019
S05E15: Ask Me Anything! Vol 2.
We're back answering your questions and wow did we get some!
Apr 01, 2019
S05E14: Jake Mueser (J. Mueser)
"Listening to people and understanding what they want."
Mar 25, 2019
S05E13: Sam Lobban (Nordstrom)
"You can't teach passion..."
Mar 18, 2019
S05E12: Stephen Pulvirent (HODINKEE)
"How do the things we own shape how we experience the world?"
Mar 11, 2019
S05E11: Julie Ragolia
“Fashion is an emotional industry...”
Mar 04, 2019
S05E10: Bruce Boyer
When you're a college English professor in '73, but you wanna write about menswear...
Feb 25, 2019
S05E09: Matt Taylor (Tracksmith)
When you go from hanging with world-class​ runners to making their clothes...
Feb 18, 2019
S05E08: Kathryn Sargent (Kathryn Sargent Bespoke)
How do you become the first female tailor on Savile Row?
Feb 11, 2019
S05E07: Toby Bateman (MR PORTER)
Learning on the job and building the new standard of retail.
Feb 04, 2019
S05E06: Eric Wind (Wind Vintage)
Eric Wind on how he became one of the world’s leading expert on vintage watches...
Jan 28, 2019
S05E05: Alan Flusser
How the man who taught men how to dress, taught himself.
Jan 21, 2019
LIVE at Pitti Uomo 95: Pino Luciano (Orazio Luciano)
Live from The Pitti Box at Pitti Uomo 95 with Neapolitan tailor, Pino Luciano.
Jan 13, 2019
LIVE at Pitti Uomo 95: Nick Wooster
Live from The Pitti Box at Pitti Uomo 95 with fashion legend, Nick Wooster.
Jan 10, 2019
LIVE at Pitti Uomo 95: Michael Hill of Drake's
Live from The Pitti Box at Pitti Uomo 95 with Michael Hill, Creative Director of Drake's.
Jan 08, 2019
S05E01: Wei Koh (The Rake // Revolution)
Finding yourself in clothing and film...
Jan 07, 2019
Bonus: Derek Blasberg
"Failures are the moments that define your success.”
Dec 03, 2018
S04E20: Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist)
TFW you shoot people wearing Armani, then Armani himself asks you to take his portrait.
Oct 15, 2018
S04E19: Ask Me Anything! Vol 1.
Ask Me Anything! Jeremy answers your questions – moderated by Brian Davis, founder of Wooden Sleepers.
Oct 08, 2018
S04E18: Alex Crane
"A Linen State of Mind."
Oct 01, 2018
S04E17: Randy Goldberg (Bombas)
TFW you blog about socks, then start a company and give away 10 million pairs.
Sep 24, 2018
S04E16: Ethan Newton (Bryceland's Co.)
“If I’m selling anything that needs to go on sale, I’ve failed in my business.”
Sep 17, 2018
S04E15: Jeff Staple
"...a t-shirt is the most powerful medium we have to communicate.
Sep 10, 2018
S04E14: Patrik Ervell
How fashion is a reaction.
Sep 03, 2018
S04E13: Chris Gibbs (UNION)
"If you can't tell a story in today's market, you're going to fail."
Aug 27, 2018
S04E12: Maurizio Donadi (Atelier & Repairs)
"I’m nothing else but a creative solution to the world’s excess."
Aug 06, 2018
S04E11: Patrick Johnson (P. Johnson Tailors)
"...the fashion industry is NOT a closed club."
Jul 30, 2018
S04E10: Marcus Wainwright (rag & bone)
“One of the hardest things in the world to design is a t-shirt.”
Jul 16, 2018
S04E09: Jeremy Langmead (MR PORTER)
How Jeremy Langmead and his team turned MR PORTER into the global men's style destination...
Jul 09, 2018
S04E08: Geoff McFetridge
“What is the opposite of an idea? Experience, emotion, a feeling— that’s what I try to make.”
Jul 02, 2018
S04E07: Todd Snyder
Value the experience over the algorithm.
Jun 25, 2018
S04E06: Ryan Babenzien (Greats)
“Hype is the enemy of brand.”
Jun 18, 2018
S04E05: Ilaria Urbinati (Stylist)
TFW you were selling clothes celebrities but are now dressing them.
Jun 11, 2018
S04E04: Seph Skerritt (Proper Cloth)
Seph Skerritt, founder, and CEO of online custom clothier Proper Cloth.
Jun 04, 2018
Bonus: The Business of Hype with Jeff Staple - Hiroshi Fujiwara
The Business of Hype takes over the Blamo! feed this week with special guest, the Godfather of Streetwear, Hiroshi Fujiwara.
May 28, 2018
S04E03: Jake Grantham (Anglo-Italian)
Hardcore music and tailoring have a lot more in common than what you think.
May 21, 2018
S04E02: Abasi Rosborough
Whatever you do, don’t call Abasi Rosborough clothing of the future. According to founders Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough, it’s the clothing of today.
May 14, 2018
S04E01: Eugene Tong (Stylist)
Eugene has dressed celebrities like Aziz Ansari and styled runway shows for KITH, John Elliott, and more —all while becoming the King of Off-Duty Style.
May 07, 2018
S03E19: Jon Caramanica (New York Times)
How criticism is art, and an art form unto itself.
Feb 26, 2018
S03E18: Eric Ray Davidson (Photographer)
From athletes to actors, take a look at your favorite magazine cover and chances are Eric has shot it.
Feb 05, 2018
S03E17: Abe Burmeister (Outlier)
How Outlier is building the future of clothing.
Jan 29, 2018
S03E16: Bruce Pask (Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus)
Men's Fashion Director of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, Bruce Pask.
Jan 08, 2018
S03E15: Matthew Henson (Stylist)
The stylist behind ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd and many more.
Dec 18, 2017
S03E14: Rachel Tashjian (Vanity Fair, Garage Magazine)
Whether it’s roaming a Vanity Fair Oscar party or sharing a hot take from Paris Couture week, Rachel is one of the funniest and most entertaining personalities in fashion.
Dec 11, 2017
S03E13: Ouigi Theodore (The Brooklyn Circus)
“ refine the image of Urban America.”
Dec 04, 2017
S03E12: Paul Feig
The acclaimed director, writer, actor, and producer Paul Feig.
Nov 27, 2017
S03E11: Matt Hranek (A Man and His Watch)
Matt wears many hats; he’s a photographer, a director, an editor, an author, and a contributor to Conde Nast Traveler.
Nov 13, 2017
S03E10: Ryan Schreiber (Pitchfork)
Ryan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online music magazine, Pitchfork.
Nov 06, 2017
S03E09: Jian Deleon (Highsnobiety)
Jian and I spoke about his life as a young immigrant from the Philippines and how he climbed the menswear ladder.
Oct 30, 2017
S03E08: Jesse Thorn (Put This On, Bullseye)
Jesse is a lot of things; he’s the host of Bullseye (NPR), founder of the acclaimed menswear website, Put This On, and he even runs his own podcast network, Maximum Fun.
Oct 23, 2017
S03E07: Nick Wooster
Nick has been in the fashion world for nearly 30 years and has held stints at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and more. If you’re into men’s fashion, you know who I’m talking about. He’s the WoostGod.
Oct 16, 2017
S03E06: Jen Rubio (Away)
Jen is the co-founder of the travel and luggage company, Away. We talk about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and how through incredible branding and product design they actually made buying luggage cool again.
Oct 09, 2017
S03E05: Stephen Mann (The Non Place)
From lookbooks and editorials to runway shows, Stephen Mann has one of the most unique eyes in today's world of fashion.
Oct 02, 2017
S03E04: David Coggins (Men and Style)
My guest this week is David Coggins. David is a writer, a thinker and one of the most authentic men I’ve ever met. We spoke about his recent book Men and Style and his collaboration with Drake’s. We also talk about the late Glenn O’Brien, fandom and learning what it means to express yourself in the Digital Age.
Sep 25, 2017
S03E03: Jim Moore (GQ Magazine)
My guest this week is GQ Creative Director, Jim Moore. If you’ve picked up an issue in the last 30 years, Jim has had a hand in it. He is the creative thread that weaves together the magazine and is responsible for creating the GQ look. Jim and I spoke about how he arrived at the magazine and worked his way to the top. We also discuss the friendships he made along the way and how they’ve influenced his life. (Spoiler Alert: One of them is Helmut Lang).
Sep 18, 2017
S03E02: Chris Black (Done to Death Projects)
My guest this week is Chris Black. Chris is the man behind Done to Death Projects and Public Announcement. For most folks, he’s the guy your “cool” friends know about. He’s an influencer’s influencer, the king of the hot takes and for some reason, knows where everything is happening…all the time. Chris and I talked about the rise of merch culture, NY versus LA, his love of John Mayer and the art of the hustle.
Sep 11, 2017
S03E01: Sid Mashburn
My guest this week is menswear haberdasher, Sid Mashburn. I sat and talked with Sid about how he got started in the clothing business, the importance of service, and how it’s still the cornerstone of their business. We even spoke about why that dang NY store hasn’t opened yet. Follow Sid Mashburn on Instagram As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Sep 04, 2017
S02E18: Josh Warner (Good Art HLYWD)
My guest this week is Josh Warner. Josh is the founder and designer behind the cult jewelry company, Good Art HLYWD. Josh and I talk about how he went from selling earrings out of a suitcase in Venice Beach, to building his own foundry and making pieces for Sly Stallone, Morrissey, and Lebron James. Follow Josh on Instagram
Jun 19, 2017
S02E17: Michael Hainey (Esquire, GQ)
My guest this week is the author and editor Michael Hainey. Michael is the Executive Director of Editorial at Esquire, before that he served as deputy editor at GQ for over 15 years. Michael and I spoke about his early life working under Graydon Carter, the importance of hard work, and how we all long to be known and share our stories. Follow Michael on Twitter After Visiting Friends
Jun 05, 2017
S02E16: Jack Carlson (Rowing Blazers)
My guest this week is Jack Carlson of Rowing Blazers. I spoke with Jack — an author, archeologist, and three-time member of the U.S. Men’s Rowing Team — about how his love of rowing culture led to the creation of his recently launched clothing brand, Rowing Blazers. Follow Rowing Blazers on Instagram As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
May 29, 2017
S02E15: Jake Woolf (GQ Magazine)
My guest this week is GQ Style Staff Writer, Jake Woolf. Jake and I talk about the “everything goes” age of personal style and how to find your own. We also discuss the worlds of fast fashion, online reselling, and the so-called “cool guy tax.” Follow Jake on Twitter As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
May 08, 2017
S02E14: Simon Crompton (Permanent Style)
My guest this week is Simon Crompton. What do you get when a detail-oriented journalist creates a menswear site where trousers are reviewed like the latest tech gadget and suit construction is documented with the reverence normally reserved for Italian Renaissance sculpture? The answer is the acclaimed menswear blog Permanent Style, and its founder Simon Crompton is my guest this week. Simon and I discussed the values of bespoke clothing, “rules” of classic menswear, and the psyche of the male peaco
May 01, 2017
S02E13: Kevin Rose
My guest this week is technology investor and serial entrepreneur, Kevin Rose. Kevin and I spoke about his career building, working for Google Ventures and his time as CEO of HODINKEE. Last but not least Kevin shared his thoughts on the future of technology in health, biohacking and what it means to make the most of your time in a busy world. Kevin Rose Follow Kevin on Instagram
Apr 24, 2017
S02E12: Tommy Ton
My guest this week is the photographer and visual journalist, Tommy Ton. Tommy and I spoke about photography, street style, his rise from design assistant to shooting campaigns for Louis Vuitton — and singing karaoke with Kanye West. Follow Tommy Ton on Instagram Kanye Crew Photo As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Apr 17, 2017
S02E11: Josh Peskowitz
My guest this week is Josh Peskowitz. Josh is a stylist, writer, and co-owner of the concept men’s store MAGASIN. Josh and I spoke about his career in the world of menswear and how he went from being the fashion director of Bloomingdales to starting one of the best men’s stores in the country. Magasin – Follow Josh on Instagram –
Apr 10, 2017
S02E10: Nick Sullivan (Esquire Magazine)
My guest this week is Nick Sullivan. Nick Sullivan is the Fashion Director of Esquire Magazine and the Editor of their acclaimed style guide, Big Black Book. Nick and I spoke about his life growing up in the UK, and he stumbled into the world of fashion. We also talk about how trends come and go and the importance of authenticity above all. Follow Nick on Instagram
Apr 03, 2017
S02E09: Sean Hotchkiss
My guest this week is writer Sean Hotchkiss. Sean and I spoke about how his journey into the world of menswear journalism and his love of clothes helped him get to the end of himself. We also talked about his recent GQ article on surrendering his wardrobe and how with less stuff he’s happier than ever. Sean’s GQ Article Follow Sean on Instagram
Mar 27, 2017
S02E08: Michael Bastian
My guest this week is American Menswear designer Michael Bastian. Michael and I spoke about his career in menswear, the ups and downs of the fashion world and why he still believes in buying less but buying better. Follow MB on Instagram Michael Bastian F/W 2008 (Inspired by JFK Jr.)
Mar 20, 2017
S02E07: Mordechai Rubinstein (Mister Mort)
My guest this week is Mordechai Rubinstein. In most circles, he's known as Mister Mort, but don’t call him that, he’s a reluctant anthropologist. Mordechai and I discussed his early days at Jack Spade, doing PR for Marc Jacobs and discovering beauty in the everyday uniform. Jack Spade Pop-Up Fashion Show in Bryant Park S/S 2008
Mar 13, 2017
S02E06: Alexandra Petri (Washington Post)
My guest this week is, Alexandra Petri. Alexandra writes the humorist ComPost blog of the Washington Post and is the author of A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Alexandra and I discussed her doing stand-up comedy at 17, dressing up as a Civil War General, and accidentally joining a cult. Follow Alexandra on Twitter A Field Guide to Awkward Silences
Feb 20, 2017
S02E05: Eben D'Amico (Saves The Day)
My guest this week is musician and producer, Eben D’Amico. Eben and I discussed his old band, Saves The Day and how their album “Through Being Cool” shaped what was to become the Emo music genre. We also discuss how we first met…on AOL Instant Messenger. Saves The Day on the Late Show -- 2001
Feb 13, 2017
S02E04: Will Welch (GQ Style)
My guest this week is Editor-in-Chief of GQ Style, Will Welch. We discussed his Atlanta roots, his decade-long tenure at GQ, and how he helped transform GQ Style from a supplement into a standalone quarterly magazine. Follow Will and GQ Style on Instagram @GQStyle As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Feb 06, 2017
S02E03: Michael Hill (Drake's)
My guest this week is Drake’s creative director, Michael Hill. Drake’s is an iconic British haberdasher, known around the world for their handmade ties and scarves. Michael and I discussed following in the footsteps of his father, and how he and his team are growing Drake’s from a neckwear company, to the new standard of casual sportswear. As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Jan 30, 2017
S02E02: Robert Geller
My guest this week is menswear designer Robert Geller. Robert and I discussed his days as an intern at Marc Jacobs, working with Alexandre Plokhov on their explosive menswear brand Cloak, and how through his own brand, he transformed the image of downtown New York style. Follow Robert Geller on Instagram @robertgeller As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Jan 23, 2017
S02E01: Andrew Chen (3sixteen)
My guest this week is Andrew Chen of 3sixteen. Andrew Chen talks about the origins of 3sixteen, and how the brand went from making streetwear to becoming one of the best denim brands in the United States. Follow Andrew on Instagram and Twitter @andrew3sixteen As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Jan 16, 2017
S01E14: Matt Jacobson
My guest this week is Matt Jacobson. In most circles, he’s known as the Head of Market Development at Facebook and Instagram, but Matt Jacobson is a man of many passions and talents. He is a surfer, a collector, a writer, a photographer-- but to me, he is a shepherd of good design. Matt and I discuss growing up in California, driving across the country hunting for Eames furniture, and his "one in, one out" editing philosophy.
Dec 19, 2016
S01E13: Antonio Ciongoli (Eidos)
My guest this week is Antonio Ciongoli. Antonio is the founder and creative director of Italian Menswear brand, Eidos. We talked about his New England roots, working with Michael Bastian, and how at the end of the day it has to be about more than just making cool clothes. Follow Antonio on Instagram @AKCiongoli As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Dec 12, 2016
S01E12: Jacob Gallagher (WSJ)
My guest this week is Jacob Gallagher. Jacob is the Men's Fashion Editor of Off Duty in The Wall Street Journal. We went deep down the existential menswear rabbit hole this week! Jacob and I discussed how men's fashion has evolved and how men have changed from it. Follow Jacob on Twitter and Instagram @jacobwgallagher As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Dec 05, 2016
S01E11: Elizabeth A. Davis (Once The Musical, Indian Joe)
My guest this week is Elizabeth A. Davis. Elizabeth is a Tony Award nominated actress, a writer, and musician. We discussed her life coming up as an actress on Broadway, learning to evolve your craft and how nothing is wasted, nothing is lost. As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Nov 28, 2016
S01E10: Jeff Carvalho (Highsnobiety)
My guest this week is Jeff Carvalho. Jeff is the partner and executive editor of acclaimed fashion site, Highsnobiety. We talk about his love for sneakers, house music and how he believes certain trends won't die. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffcarvalho Jeff's favorite house music tracks... Crispy Bacon by Laurent Garnier The Bells by Jeff Mills As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Nov 21, 2016
S01E09: Lawrence Schlossman (Grailed, Four Pins,)
My guest this week is Lawrence Schlossman. Lawrence is a published author and current brand director of, but before all of that, he was a desk jockey with a passion for #menswear -- a passion so strong he coined the term. You asked for it, you got it: the #influencer, Lawrence Schlossman. Follow Lawrence on Twitter @SartoriallyInc As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Nov 14, 2016
S01E08: Aaron Levine (Abercrombie & Fitch)
My guest this week is Aaron Levine, SVP of Design for Abercrombie & Fitch. Aaron went from a design assistant with no experience, to quickly becoming one of the most celebrated and talked about menswear designers. He talks about learning from his failures, why it's important to be a bug in the system and that it's ok to talk about Star Wars. As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Nov 07, 2016
S01E07: JJ Redick (LA Clippers)
JJ Redick of the LA Clippers comes on to talk growing up in a big family, watch collecting and reinventing yourself in your mid 30's. Follow JJ Redick on Twitter and Instagram @jjredick JJ Redick's Podcast As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Oct 24, 2016
S01E06: Trey Kerby (The Starters)
Trey Kerby of NBA TV's The Starters drops in to talk about his humble sports blogging days, and why James Harden nicknamed him "Little Beard". Follow Trey Kerby on Twitter and Instagram @treykerby The Starters is on weeknights at 7pm EST on NBA TV As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Oct 17, 2016
S01E05: Ben Clymer (HODINKEE)
HODINKEE founder, Ben Clymer drops in to discuss how he took a passionate hobby into the most respected publication on watches. Follow Ben Clymer on Twitter @benjaminclymer and Instagram @benclymer Reference Points on the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona -  As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Oct 10, 2016
S01E04: Michael Williams (A Continuous Lean)
Legendary Menswear Don, Michael Williams drops in to discuss the founding of ACL and how a guy from Cleveland put menswear on the map. Follow Michael Williams on Twitter and Instagram @acontinouslean ACL '09 street style post on Aaron Levine  As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Oct 03, 2016
S01E03: Jon Moy (
Menswear writer and #realtalk tweeter, Jon Moy comes on to discuss his Detroit roots and his hopes for the future of mens fashion. We also talk why he can never use Airbnb again, and his Shinola article that started a PR shitstorm. SHOW NOTES Jon Moy's article on Shinola... Follow Jon Moy on Twitter at @gblyss and IG at @moybien1212 As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Sep 27, 2016
S01E02: Brian Trunzo (NTBro)
Brian Trunzo (NTBro) drops by to talk his humble beginnings and how he evolved from being a guy trying to say something about fashion, to someone who's helping shape the future of it. Follow Brian on Twitter and IG at @ntbro Subscribe to his newsletter at Wooyoungmi Sweatpants Brian mentions - As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Sep 19, 2016
S01E01: Brian Davis (Wooden Sleepers)
My guest this week is Wooden Sleepers owner, Brian Davis. Brian talks about growing up in Long Island, being engrossed with the punk rock scene, and how it led him to create Wooden Sleepers, one of the best vintage menswear stores in the US. Follow Wooden Sleepers on Instagram As always, thanks for listening and subscribing! I'd love to hear from you. Email me at
Jul 07, 2016