Dear God, we’re lazy. And summer’s hot. And the subways suck. What else can I complain about? Rent sucks, my AC broke, whatever.

You now have the Menswearhouse Podcast as your beacon of hope and we’re back with a hypothetical sitch.

If you had a blank check to write to one fledgling designer, who would it be?

Who will win? Who will be banished to the menswearhouse dungeons? When will we get a cease and desist letter from Men’s Warehouse?

These answers and more in episode 14, now in iTunes low definition.

We did it.

We finally return (and we finally made it onto iTunes, although unfortunately that means we can no longer embed our posts here) to discuss Instagram, the CFDA, and what it means for menswear to become a purely visual medium. 

Yeehaw!

On this episode we discuss what happens when a designer lends their name and talent to another brand as we explore what makes certain collections work while others flat out flop. Along the way we discuss $1,000 suits, the sad state of Brooks Brothers, and the business behind collaborations.

Drop us a line on Twitter @Menswear_House if you have any comments or questions, and be sure to email us at MenswearHousePodcast@gmail.com if you’d like us to design your next diffusion line.

Dubbed the “lost episode,” we recorded this show on GQ’s “Best New Designers in America” program roughly five months ago, but decided that it just wasn’t the right time for us to hit publish. Now, with an announcement of the next crop of designers on the horizon, we’ve decided to finally unleash the episode. So listen in as we analyze GQ’s picks past and present, and try to get a better sense of what it means to be young and talented in America. We might not be the best podcast you’ve ever heard, but bear with us as we explore what it means to be the “best” in America in 2013.

Whether you’ve been waiting with bated breath for a new episode, or you didn’t even realize we were gone, the Menswear House team finally returns after a three month hiatus to discuss New York Fashion Week. We evaluate the triumphs and missteps of this season’s edition of NYFW and speculate on where exactly this bi-yearly event goes from here. In between we touch upon our favorite shows, what we’ve been up to these past few months, and our opinions on how to make a dedicated men’s fashion week work in NYC. 

As always, you can send your love letters and/or hate mail to us on Twitter or at MenswearHousePodcast@gmail.com

On Episode Nine of the Menswear House Podcast we invite a special guest to join us in our talks about Japanese clothing culture and what makes personal style. You’ve all asked for him and we finally persuaded Jeremy Kirkland to come on the show.

In this episode, we discuss the ingenuity and attention to detail that the Japanese bring to men’s clothing as well as what attracted each of us to it. Jeremy also talks about the way he sees clothing now and how that’s changed over time. As usual Jeff nerds out about shoemaking, Jake gets philosophical, and Kyle just wants a Salmon people coat.

A big thank you to Jeremy Kirkland for coming on the show and dropping gems, this certainly won’t be his last time on the show. And as always, please hit us up with any comments or questions at MenswearHousePodcast@gmail.com

For this week’s episode we couldn’t pick one topic. So we picked ten. In our first ever rapid fire episode the Menswear House Podcast team tears through ten topics in thirty minutes, devoting three minutes to each topic. What are those topics? Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out. And of course because three minutes isn’t even close to enough time to cover these topics, there’s sure to be tons of info that we left out, so please chime in on Twitter or shoot us an email at MenswearHousePodcast@gmail.com

(Play this before reading www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah4VQXe8YqU)

One part Macho Man Randy Savage, one part Ralph Waldo Emerson, we sit down with Lawrence Schlossman of Four Pins. Knowledge darts fly as we discuss Glenn O’Brien, a blogger’s first Pitti, and how things have changed with the most quotable man in hashtag menswear. So give it a listen, tweet out your favorite LAS quote, and as always send us all your beloved hate mail to MenswearHousePodcast@gmail.com. And of course, we’d like to extend a big thank you to Lawrence for coming on the show.

In Episode 6 of the Menswear House Podcast we break down the idea of Uniforms and Uniformity, using the Wall Street Journal article “The Tyranny of #Menswear" and it’s various response pieces as our jumping off point.

In this Episode, Kyle, Jeff, and Jake offer up their views on the current #menswear community, it’s effect on personal style, and why McQueen and Newman were so “effortlessly dressed”.

If you’re still with us through Episode 6 we want to thank you for listening and remind you to send your questions, comments, and hate mail to menswearhousepodcast@gmail.com.

YAHTZEE!

And we’re back with episode 5 of the Menswear House Podcast. We’re joined this week by someone that needs little introduction, Brian Trunzo of Carson Street Clothiers.

In this episode, we pepper Brian with questions on his start in the industry, his time spent at Pitti, & the difference between admiring on the internet and buying. Brian also gives us a sneak peak of what we can expect in the upcoming seasons for Carson Street. Think Ami, Man 1924, Del Toro x Carson Street, & an exciting new Capsule Collection exclusive to their shop.

A huge thank you to Brian for coming on the show and dealing with our questions.

Go visit Carson Street Clothiers at 63 Crosby Street and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.