Garmology - A podcast about clothes, and stuff.

Nick Johannessen

Garmology is a podcast about our clothes, old and new, how they are made, and the impact they have, from a perspective of making, buying, wearing, collecting, evaluating and appreciating. With interesting guests, the aim is to provide a non-fashion view of the world of our clothes. Expect plenty of opinions! Garmology is made by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast at buymeacoffee.com/garmology Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen. read less
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Episodes

From Commuting Burnout to Tweed Dreams: A rocky ride with Jonathan Kelly of Sussex Tweed (#138)
16-02-2024
From Commuting Burnout to Tweed Dreams: A rocky ride with Jonathan Kelly of Sussex Tweed (#138)
Buckle up for a journey through the untamed landscapes of Sussex as we sit down with Jonathan Kelly, the cheeky chap behind Sussex Tweed. Best brew a large pot as this episode is a long one. Join us as we delve into Jonathan's transformation from a burnt-out commuter to a connoisseur of exquisite tweed caps. Discover the allure of weaving yarn and the irresistible pull of dreams intertwined with the rhythmic clatter of looms.Hold onto your seat for a thrilling road trip from the vibrant streets of Brighton to the rugged shores of Stornoway, all aboard a trusty Land Rover navigating treacherous conditions. Experience the exhilaration of restoring dusty old Hattersley looms to their former glory with the aromatic touch of paraffin.But wait, there's more! Dive into Jonathan's enchanting tales of growing up in Ireland, where chance encounters led him to share a stage with none other than U2. And yes, expect a sprinkle of colourful language along the way – consider it an education for the uninitiated.So grab your favourite mug, and settle in, while we tell stories that weave together the threads of adventure, passion, and the timeless artistry of craftsmanship. Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.
The festive special with Shaun & Jon (#136)
24-12-2023
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 patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.
Status, culture and garms - With W David Marx, Author (#108)
01-12-2023
Status, culture and garms - With W David Marx, Author (#108)
🎙️ Dive into Tokyo's style revolution with author W. David Marx this week on our podcast! Uncover the fascinating tales behind "Ametora" and "Status and Culture." From the denim invasion in Japan to the ascent of Ivy fashion, we explore the intricacies of Japanese subcultures, dissect the dynamics of status, and ponder the clash between old money and new money aesthetics. Tune in for a riveting conversation that unveils the secrets of who bestows status and the challenges of boosting your own. 📚👖 #FashionRevolution #CulturalInsights #PodcastGemsYou can find W David Marx online on the web at www.neomarxisme.com, Twitter and Instagram as @wdavidmarxAlso, W David publishes a great newsletter, CULTURE: An Owner’s Manual.Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen. Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.
Weaving songs - With Sam Goates of Woven In The Bone (#59)
27-11-2023
Weaving songs - With Sam Goates of Woven In The Bone (#59)
Embark on an enthralling journey as we delve into the world of Sam Goates, a seasoned textile designer turned solitary weaver in the quaint port of Buckie, North Scotland. Sam breathes life into a vintage Hattersley loom, weaving bespoke fabrics for clients worldwide.Join us in conversation as Sam shares tales of her time in Australia, the intricacies of non-Harris Tweed weaving, and the challenges of maintaining a vintage loom. From the joys and frustrations of employing family members to the perpetual battle against the clock, Sam unveils the realities of her craft.Inevitably, sustainability takes centre stage as we discuss mindful consumption, the quest for cherished garments, and the essence of buying better and less. Tune in for a captivating exploration of craftsmanship, family ties, and the timeless pursuit of sartorial treasures.You can find Woven In the Bone on the web here and on Instagram as @wovenintheboneGarmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen. Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.
The vintage lad - With Niklas Hoppe (#135)
24-11-2023
The vintage lad - With Niklas Hoppe (#135)
This week, join us on a captivating journey to Cologne, Germany, as we sit down with Niklas Hoppe, the embodiment of vintage flair known as Vintagebursche. From a 16-year-old metalhead to a sartorial connoisseur of 1920s fashion, Niklas unfolds his fascinating evolution.Delve into the realms of vintage recreation, role-playing, and Niklas's venture into writing a sewing book for crafting your own vintage garments. We explore the intriguing concept of "The Rules," dissecting their meaning and relevance. Plus, discover the expansive community that has rallied behind Niklas's work across various media platforms. Tune in for a riveting story of transformation, style, and the allure of timeless fashion.You can find links to all Niklas activities and the book here , as vintagebursche on Youtube and as @vintagebursche on Instagram.Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen. Garmology is by Nick Johannessen. There is no advertising or sponsorship, but you are welcome to support the podcast via my Patreon at patreon.com/garmology or you can  buymeacoffee.com/garmologyNick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at) WellDressedDad.com.Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.