If you spliced the Rock Hudson and the James Dean of the movie 'Giant' together -- two different kinds of all American icons -- you'd get the sensibility that Todd Snyder brings to design, from fashion to watches to furniture to cars. He covers the world -- or will, one day soon.
This week, your host Stephen Pulvirent and HODINKEE editor Cara Barrett sit down with American menswear designer and entrepreneur Todd Snyder. Todd has been around and learned from the best at every stage of his career (think Ralph Lauren, the Gap, and J. Crew). He now runs his own eponymous label, which from the beginning put a distinctly American spin on wardrobe basics ranging from sweats to custom-tailored suits. Lucky for us, Todd is also a real watch guy, favoring exactly the kinds of watches you'd expect. He's a super fun, humble guy, and someone we could listen to for hours. In this episode, we talk heritage, learning your craft, and how to make watches an integral part of your wardrobe. Enjoy.
(10:46) Badowers of Des Moines, Iowa
(23:00) Leica camera by Jonathan Ive (and Marc Newson)
(29:14) The Timex Marlin Blackout, A Todd Snyder Exclusive
(36:07) Todd's Timex Marlin Blackout
(38:02) Todd's Rolex GMT-Master
(39:55) Todd's Timex x Todd Snyder MOD inspired watch
(40:37) Todd's Timex Maritime Sport
(42:46) Todd's 1960's Hamilton
(42:53) Todd's Omega Speedmaster
(43:06) Todd's Tudor Ranger
(44:11) Todd's Tudor Black Bay Chronograph
(53:41) Cara recommends the New York Times Social Q's
(54:41) Todd recommends that you eat at Loring Place and Eleven Madison Park
(57:15) Stephen recommends you visit The Met
My guest this week is designer Todd Snyder.Before taking the helm at his eponymous label, Todd spent decades at Ralph Lauren, GAP, and J. Crew.Todd and I discussed his humble beginnings working retail in Iowa, starting the Americana movement, and why he continues to value the experience over the algorithm.Follow Todd on Instagram**This episode is sponsored by Bellroy -- Blamo! listeners get 20% off their first purchase.**Follow Blamo! on Instagram and Facebook
Megan Collins of Style Girlfriend sits down with designer, Todd Snyder whose heritage aesthetic has made fans of men’s magazines like GQ, Esquire, and Details. Inspired by Savile Row craftsmanship, military tailoring, and a New York sensibility by way of the Corn Belt, Snyder has garnered wide critical and commercial praise. Now, with a recent acquisition by American Eagle Outfitters, Snyder’s poised to take even more of America by storm.
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