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00:26 Can you share with us the journey that took you from the university to where you are today?
01:05 So, when did you know that this is something you wanted to do?
01:42 Did you do an internship or did you just apply somewhere and stayed there all your career? What were the different steps that you took?
02:22 Oh, wow! So how long have you been in the company then?
03:35 How would you describe the relationship between legal patent stuff and permanent style?
04:45 So, how do you split the time between Permanent Style and the other stuff? Is it like 50/50 or is it 30/70?
05:07 How would you describe the state of print menswear journalism versus online men's wear journalism?
07:11 I've read that you kind of described your style often as British style sold to the Italians which is kind of a phrase coined by Micheal Drake, he always used that. Can you describe like your approach to that and what it means to you?
08:19 Tell us more about this Italian-Brit thing?
11:21 I think one of the big works in craftsmanship and clothing today is handmade and if you look what's described as handmade, there's this huge kind of area, right? Like sometimes, I would think it's abused or misused. What's your definition of handmade? When is something handmade and where's the line?
13:25 Where is the point sometimes where you think a machine actually provides a better result? Where would you say "Actually, more handwork doesn't make the product better but worse?"
15:16 So, in your opinion, what are the important things to focus on in trousers and pants?
18:16 I've also seen that you kind of went to different shirtmakers and what's your take on shirts today versus a few years ago?
20:00 So, would you say that handwork is much more important than the machine work? How can you feel the difference?
20:55 So, you just mentioned you got new shirts and stuff so, do you keep all the old things and add on to your wardrobe or is it kind of a one in and one out? What's your approach to that?
21:39 So, what does your wardrobe look like?
22:28 Okay, alright! How about topcoats and overcoats? I saw you had one made by Edward Sexton, it's very nice. How many overcoats do you keep in your wardrobe?
22:59 In terms of colors and patterns, what would you say is predominant for you with your suits, jackets, and your overcoats?
23:34 Do you wear things like a sharkskin pattern or small herringbone pattern or do you purely prefer solids but like a Donegal tweed which is very bold and doesn't need a pattern at all?
24:12 So, knowing what you know now, if you had to start building a wardrobe again, what would be the first sportcoats and suits that you would acquire?
25:28 When you're out casually on the weekends, what would you wear when you're not in the office?
26:42 Okay, what would you say are your hobbies outside of your job and Permanent Style? Is there much time for anything else?
28:57 Okay, so what can we expect from Permanent Style in the future? Are you working on new books? Tell us more.
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