Blamo! The Men’s Fashion Podcast You Need to be Listening to Right Now

Blamo fashion podcast Jeremy Kirkland
Whoever thought we would revert to listening to radio programs like our grandparents once did? Much like radio shows did in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, podcasts are providing audio entertainment to a new generation of listeners in a plethora of forms, including mystery, beer, news, travel, and more. It’s rather refreshing to see people turn off and tune into everything, from Pod Save America to S-Town to Missing Richard Simmons — and the water cooler conversation is much more intelligent than when Big Brother was all the rage.

The men’s style arena has been a little lackluster in the podcast department until the launch of Blamo! in July 2016. On his fashion podcast, menswear veteran Jeremy Kirkland has sat down with editors, designers, and fellow bloggers for in-depth, one-on-one interviews that dig deep into each person’s backstory, careers, and personal life, all in the spirits of a ccasual conversation over a pint or two.

We recently caught up with Jeremy before he kicked off season three of the menswear podcast — and turned the tables on him, asking Jeremy a few questions to learn more about his career and thoughts on the industry.

Tell us a bit of your backstory.

Ha, my backstory is too long and embarrassing to get into.

I moved to New York City in 2005 from St. Louis, Missouri, to play music and try to be an adult. I ended up bouncing around to a few places (as one does) in the city and worked in the tech industry before moving into music and eventually the men’s fashion world.

How did you come up with the idea of Blamo!?

Throughout my life, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have interacted and met many folks and notable and fashion industries. I’ve always thought, “Man, my friend’s lives are so inspiring, I would love to share their stories to inspire and motivate others … I should record this!” Ha!

Who (or what) can we look forward to in the next season?

Sid Mashburn, Jim Moore, Nick Wooster, and a bunch more!

That age-old menswear media question: Where do you see the industry going?

Oh man, I’m horrible at answering this! I usually ask the same question. Honestly, I’m not 100 percent sure where the industry is going. The only thing that frustrates me is when I hear “people don’t like to shop anymore”. That’s not true; tons of people like to shop! The shopping experience needs to evolve, and, thankfully, it’s starting to. You’re seeing it, from browsing online and picking up in the store to custom experiences in store.

Any trends you are excited about seeing come in or phase out?

Honestly, I feel classic denim is coming back — high waist, full leg, bad ass. 

 What do you have going on this fall/winter?

In terms of clothes? I feel I’m getting more boring, but that’s okay. I’ll usually wear a few pieces I’ve picked up from Wooden Sleepers in Brooklyn and I always try to get some pieces from Nepenthes in midtown. Engineered Garments is still one of the best brands out there.

Anywhere you are eager to explore around the globe in 2018?

Croatia!

Fashion & Style

This Sweater Will Make You Think Twice About Hating Turtlenecks

When it comes to turtlenecks there are two camps and two camps only: those who love 'em and those who hate 'em.
Culture

See The Manual Podcast Crew Live at the Portland Podcast Festival

What's that? Never heard of the Portland Podcast Festival? Get in the know and come see us in Portland this November.
Auto

Burt Reynolds’ Classic Movie Cars Go to Auction (We’re Not Crying, You Are)

The trifecta includes the 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula, and 1987 Chevrolet R30.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Spirit Awards 2018 Episode

For this week's episode of The Manual podcast, we discuss our brand-new series: the Spirit Awards. Cheers!
Fashion & Style

Make Western Wear Work for You with The Best Men’s Denim Shirts

Grab one now for the perfect piece to wear as summer turns to fall and temperatures oscillate.
Fashion & Style

Keep Your Pants On With the Best Leather Belts for Men

There's even one with a 100-year warranty.
Fashion & Style

Dive In Feet First With the Best Rubber Boots for Men

Fortify your feet with a pair of the best rubber boots and shoes. Our picks are both sensible and stylish.
Fashion & Style

The 5 Best Sneakers for Men You Can Buy Right Now

Whether you're running, walking, playing basketball, or — dare we say it — sneaking, you're probably going to find yourself inhabiting a pair.
Fashion & Style

The Best Fall Sales on Menswear and Gear This Weekend

Jackets, outdoor gear, watches, shoes — you name it, we've found a deal on it.
Fashion & Style

Boulder Denim 2.0 Are the Stretchiest, Most Comfortable Jeans You Can Buy

Yes, they really are the stretchiest. And the most comfortable.
Fashion & Style

Peak Design’s Travel Line Is the Kind of Compartmentalized Luggage Bag We love

This bag has pockets inside pockets inside pockets!
Fashion & Style

The Best Men’s Cardigans Prove the Look Isn’t Just for Mr. Rogers

From the classic cardigan to modern print options, there's something for everyone this season.
Fashion & Style

Billy Reid Goes the Extra Mile to Make Menswear in America

The made-in-America approach has benefits for the consumer, both in matters of style and substance.
Fashion & Style

This Is the $75 Cashmere Sweater You Need In Your Closet Now

To the average Joe like you and me, buying cashmere just wasn't worth the expense. Until now.