Thread Talks

Peter A. Roberti

"Thread Talks" invites you on a journey through the interwoven world of fashion and business with your host, Peter A. Roberti.


This podcast stitches together insightful conversations with industry icons, business experts, master tailors, innovators in fabric mills, style influencers, and the adept stylists at Adrian Jules Custom Clothier, among others who excel in making us look and feel our best.


Each episode delves deep into how fashion shapes our identities, the meticulous artistry behind custom clothing, and the profound stories that our attire can tell. Listen in to explore the impact of fashion on our lives and to uncover the craftsmanship of Adrian Jules Custom Clothier.


We cover a variety of topics including:

Master Tailoring

Fabric Innovation

Trendsetters

Fashion Tech

Identity & Clothing

Sustainable Style

Clothing Psychology

Accessorizing Tips

Tailoring Trends

Leadership

Entrepreneurship

and so much more.


Love what you hear? Support us with a five-star rating and a review, and remember to dress to impress—you deserve it.


WHEN YOU LOOK GREAT, YOU FEEL GREAT!\

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Thread Talks is made possible by Adrian Jules Custom Clothier: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/


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Episodes

How To Communicate As A Leader w/ Jeremy Herrman (EP. 10)
Jul 8 2024
How To Communicate As A Leader w/ Jeremy Herrman (EP. 10)
Thread Talks Episode #10 with Jeremy Herrman.  Challenges with communication clarity often lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and inefficiency in both personal and professional interactions. Clarity in communication ensures that by the end of a conversation, both parties understand the actions to take or what should happen next.In this thought-provoking episode, Jeremy Herrman, CEO and Co-founder of ClarityNOW, delves into the essence of clarity in communication and sheds light on the origin of the name ClarityNOW. Jeremy also explores whether individuals can learn the skill of asking the right questions and shares practical examples of how to do so effectively in any conversation.He highlights qualities that define great leaders and communicators, stressing the importance of genuine care for others, authenticity, setting clear expectations, regular team check-ins, and consistent training.Tune in to find out why maintaining regular check-ins is crucial for remote teams to stay connected and gain insights into why Jeremy believes one person can effectively lead only 7-8 individuals for optimal results.During this episode, you will learn about:[01:22] Who is Jeremy Herrman?  [02:03] The origin of the name ClarityNOW[04:26] What does communication mean to Jeremy?[06:27] Can the skill of asking the right questions be learned?[07:53] An example of how to effectively ask the right questions during a conversation[10:20] What being an exceptional communicator and having a successful business entails[16:50] Qualities of a great leader and communicator[18:32] How often should you be checking in with a remote team to maintain connection [19:21] Why Jeremy believes one person can only effectively lead 7-8 people Key Takeaways: • When communication is clear, it ensures both parties understand what actions to take or what should happen next after a conversation. [04:31]• Communication isn’t solely about presenting things properly; more importantly, it’s about being authentic and genuinely caring about people. [04:52]• God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason: talk less, listen more. [05:14]• People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. [05:46]• Success in business or leadership depends on establishing clear expectations upfront. [10:28]• Most people need to be shown something eight times before they actually get it. [15:49]• A great leader and communicator demonstrates genuine care for others, asks questions, is authentic, sets clear expectations, regularly checks in on their team, and provides consistent training. [16:46]Keep In Touch with Jeremy Herrman:Website: https://www.claritynowre.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClarityNOWRELinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/claritynowre/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-herrman-56b89946/—Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJules
Mastering Style and Seasonal Trends w/ Charles Frank (EP. 09)
Jun 24 2024
Mastering Style and Seasonal Trends w/ Charles Frank (EP. 09)
Thread Talks Episode #09 with Charles Frank.Tailoring designs significantly contributes to a garment by enhancing comfort and boosting self-esteem, thereby making people feel great about themselves. In this fascinating episode, Peter Roberti sits down with Charles Frank, Founder of Yorkville Textiles, LLC. With over 25 years of experience in the luxury custom clothing business, Charles is a wealth of information for the custom tailoring industry.He begins by sharing how he entered the custom tailoring industry. Additionally, he discusses the profound impact that factors such as complexion, size, and personality have on our clothing choices, guiding listeners on how to select clothes that not only fit well but also resonate with our individuality.Charles is a huge supporter of seasonal wardrobe. In the episode, he highlights the practical benefits of adapting clothing choices to different times of the year, enhancing comfort and style. Moreover, he offers a sneak peek into exciting trends for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.Tune in and learn the unique qualities of mohair, renowned for its crisp texture and wrinkle resistance. Charles explains why mohair remains a popular choice among discerning clients and how its distinctive characteristics contribute to the durability and elegance of garments.Finally, Charles explores the role of tradition in fashion, discussing how timeless styles and fabrics often make a resurgence in modern-day trends. His insights shed light on the cyclical nature of fashion trends and the enduring appeal of classic designs.During this episode, you will learn about:[01:22] Who is Charles Frank, and how did he get into the custom tailoring industry?[04:07] How he got connected with mills[05:39] The influence of our complexion, size & personality on the clothes we choose[08:05] Why you should consider a seasonal wardrobe[10:24] The benefits of mohair[13:26] Exciting trends for the upcoming spring/summer season[15:47] Other than design, what other important factors should one consider when purchasing a custom suit?[16:13] The seersucker fabric [18:35] How does tradition come into play in the choice of fabric and design?[21:41] The origin of the term trunk showKey Takeaways:• Our complexion, size, and personality influence the designs of the clothes we choose. [05:39]• Mohair fabric has a crispness that helps it resist wrinkling. [10:40]• In the fashion world, what comes around goes around. [19:00]• Tailoring designs significantly contribute to a garment by enhancing comfort and boosting self-esteem, thereby making people feel great about themselves. [23:22]Keep In Touch with Charles Frank:Website: https://yorkvilletextiles.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-frank-2753a622/ —Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJules
Exploring the Fabric Industry w/ Guy Milinazzo (EP. 08)
Jun 10 2024
Exploring the Fabric Industry w/ Guy Milinazzo (EP. 08)
Thread Talks Episode #08 with Guy Milinazzo.In today’s episode, we are thrilled to welcome Guy Milinazzo, the Executive Vice President of Gladson Ltd., the custom fabric division of HMS International. Guy shares fascinating insights into his close friendship and professional partnership with Mickey Solomon, the CEO of HMS International Fabrics Corp.As the conversation unfolds, Guy highlights the significance of Huddersfield Fine Worsteds in the fabric industry. He also provides an insightful overview of Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC), one of Italy’s oldest and most prestigious mills. Listeners are treated to an exclusive tour of the VBC mill, where advanced technology and modern equipment have streamlined operations, reducing the workforce while maintaining the highest fabric quality standards.Additionally, Guy shares insights on pairing different fabric compositions and discusses the concept of yarn printing. He also sheds light on the timeline required to create a fabric collection and offers a sneak peek into the exciting collections for the upcoming season. During this episode, you will learn about:[01:23] Meet our guest, Guy Milinazzo, and discover his friendship and partnership with Mickey Solomon, CEO of HMS Int'l Fabrics Corp.[03:38] What does Gladson New York deal with?[04:52] Why Huddersfield Fine Worsteds is a huge deal in the fabric industry[07:16] A brief overview of Vitale Barberis Canonico[11:17] What makes Vitale Barberis Canonico unique?[13:59] A tour inside the Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC) mill[16:51] Is there a general rule of thumb for pairing different fabric compositions? [19:38] The Voyager Collection and Flex Sport Collection[22:54] What is “Yarn Printing”? [24:28] How much advance time is needed to make a collection?[26:49] Are today’s consumers more educated than in the past?[29:26] Exciting fabric collections for the upcoming season[35:11] What Vitale Barberis Canonico has in store for the upcoming seasonKey Takeaways:  • Many Italian mills have reinvested in equipment and technology over the years, resulting in fewer people working. [13:59]• Water plays a significant role in finishing fabrics. [15:44]• Fabrics have various qualities that make them suitable for wearing in different seasons of the year. [17:08]• Fabrics typically take 90 to 105 days to produce. [24:33]Keep In Touch with Guy Milinazzo:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gaetano.milinazzoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guy-milinazzo-0708889/—Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJules
How to Choose the Right Fragrance w/ Jason Montgomery (EP. 07)
May 27 2024
How to Choose the Right Fragrance w/ Jason Montgomery (EP. 07)
Thread Talks Episode #07 with Jason Montgomery. Just as our choice of clothing reflects our personal style, fragrance adds another dimension to our outfit, enhancing the overall impression we make. However, with so many options available, choosing the right fragrance can be challenging. So, how do you choose the right fragrance to match your outfit and occasion?Find out how in this episode with Jason Montgomery, a fragrance expert. From personal preferences to occupational alignment, we explore key factors in choosing a fragrance that truly suits you.Discover tips on how to match your fragrance with your clothing and learn where to apply your chosen fragrance for maximum effect. Additionally, Jason walks listeners through the different levels of fragrance concentration, highlighting that the differences are caused by the level of perfume oils. Lastly, he discusses the relationship between a fragrance's longevity and price, shedding light on the significance of skin composition in selecting a fragrance.Tune in for amazing insights.Watch The Full Episode On Youtube: https://youtu.be/qp3MnHsp1WEDuring this episode, you will learn about:[01:17] Know our guest, Jason MontgomeryInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jscentz1/[02:37] Why Jason is so passionate about fragrance[04:04] The factors you should consider when choosing a fragrance[05:39] His recommendation for a fragrance suitable for someone who wears suits[07:03] Dark & heavy fragrance notes[07:57] The Fragrance Wheel[08:35] Selecting the type of fragrance to wear when meeting different kinds of people[09:19] How to match clothing with fragrance[10:50] Are fragrance bottles still as artistic and creative as they used to be?  [11:46] Where should you apply the fragrance?[13:05] Should we spray fragrances on our clothing, and does the type of fabric influence the scent?[13:25] The different levels of fragrance concentration [14:58] The relationship between a fragrance's longevity and its price[15:43] How important is skin composition when choosing a fragrance?Key Takeaways:  • When selecting a fragrance, it's important to consider your personal preferences as well as your occupation. [04:04] • Some fragrances possess a mass-appeal quality that makes people remember you for how you smell. [04:52] • There are fragrance notes suitable for different seasons; dark and heavy notes are suitable for winter, while light notes, like citrus-based fragrances, are ideal for spring and summer. [07:10] • Fragrance lasts longer when sprayed on fabric. [13:05]• The level of perfume oils determines the difference in fragrance concentration. The higher the oil concentration, the stronger the fragrance. [13:25]• You should be careful when applying higher-concentration fragrances to your clothing because they might leave an oily residue. [13:51]Keep In Touch with Jason Montgomery:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jscentz1/Threads: https://www.threads.net/@jscentz1 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jscentz1 —Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJules
The Evolution of Orthopaedic Surgery w/ Matthew DiPaola, MD (EP. 06)
May 13 2024
The Evolution of Orthopaedic Surgery w/ Matthew DiPaola, MD (EP. 06)
Thread Talks Episode #06 with Dr. Matthew DiPaola.In this episode, Peter A. Roberti interviews Dr. Matthew DiPaola, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon. Mathew shares his background in orthopedic surgery and draws parallels between the orthopaedic surgery field and the fashion industry, emphasizing that both fields offer abundant creativity and limitless possibilities.Matthew reflects on the evolution of orthopedic surgery over the past 15 years and provides valuable insights into the technological advancements shaping the future of the field. He discusses the revolutionary impact of 3D printing in orthopedic surgery, highlighting its role in recreating tissues and organs. Dive deeper into DiPaola’s insights by checking out his book, “3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery“.Furthermore, Matthew shares details about the upcoming charity event aimed at supporting the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation (ASESF). He offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the event’s organization and provides valuable information on how listeners can get involved and where the donated funds will go. For more details about the event, please visit https://www.ases-assn.org/foundation/buffalo-2024/.During this episode, you will learn about:[01:22] Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Matthew DiPaola [01:52] Dr. Matthew DiPaola’s Background  [05:02] Similarities between the orthopedic surgery field and the fashion industry[06:50] How has orthopedic surgery evolved over the past 15 years, and what future changes can we anticipate in the field in terms of technology?[10:02] 3D printing in orthopedic surgery[12:50] Matthew’s book “3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery”: https://bit.ly/3JRRUpA[13:09] The upcoming charity event: Fundraising and Awareness for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation (ASESF) on May 17th, 2024[15:54] What was it like putting the event together?[18:56] What led Matthew to choose the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York, as the venue for the event?[23:48] How to get involved in the event[24:36] Where will the donated money go?[28:22] Event Website: https://www.ases-assn.org/foundation/buffalo-2024/Key Takeaways:  • Just like in the fashion industry, the field of orthopedic surgery offers abundant creativity and limitless opportunities. [05:02]• The application of 3D printing technology in orthopedic surgery assists in the recreation of tissues and organs. [10:19] • Orthopaedic surgery is the architecture of the human body. [22:55]People Mentioned and Other Resources:1. 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery: https://bit.ly/3JRRUpAKeep In Touch with Dr. Matthew DiPaola:Personal Website: https://drmatthewdipaola.com/Event Website: https://www.ases-assn.org/foundation/buffalo-2024/Email: mdipaola@buffalo.eduYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHB1ulb54clnaFQyvg_On6A—Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJules
The Power of Appearance w/ Joe Rulison (EP. 05)
May 6 2024
The Power of Appearance w/ Joe Rulison (EP. 05)
Thread Talks Episode #05 with Joe Rulison.Our appearance and choice of clothing hold significant influence in the realm of business. Every outfit serves as a statement, shaping perceptions and influencing interactions, making it crucial to consider how we present ourselves.Today, we are joined by Joe Rulison, Co-Founder & CEO at Three+One®. Joe shares insights into his business journey, highlighting the importance of dreaming big and setting ambitious goals. Additionally, he reveals how he keeps his team at Three+One® engaged and motivated.He delves into the significant role of image and appearance, illustrating how one’s choice of clothing can profoundly impact opportunities and perceptions in business. Gain insights into how your choice of clothing impacts your confidence, which is crucial in achieving success in business and everyday interactions.Moreover, Joe shares a personal story demonstrating how clothing can serve as a powerful tool, opening doors to unexpected opportunities and forging meaningful connections. Don’t miss out on this insightful discussion.During this episode, you will learn about:[01:28] Meet our guest, Joe Rulison[02:38] Joe’s business journey[05:21] Why having big dreams is important[07:29] How he keeps team members of Three+One® engaged and motivated [10:14] How has Joe’s appearance and choice of clothing impacted his business?[14:56] A story about how clothing opened a door to opportunity for Joe[19:40] Joe’s advice to a new hire on the significant role of image and appearance in Three+One® and the community [23:37] Joe’s favorite garment and why[25:15] His final wordsKey Takeaways:  • You shouldn’t fear failure because it’s through failure that you learn what works. And when it does work, it truly pays off. [05:46] • People form judgments about you based on your appearance. [10:48]• When you dress well and uniquely, people will automatically want to make comments, which is heartwarming. [13:40]• Confidence is crucial for achieving success and effective self-expression, and it is linked to the choice of your clothing. [19:12]People Mentioned and Other Resources:1. The Greatest Showman Keep In Touch with Joe Rulison:Website: https://threeplusone.us/Twitter: https://twitter.com/threeplus_oneFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/threeplusoneadvisors/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/three-one-advisors/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-rulison-885092a6/—Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJulesREAD THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C909uowj6cJOI_7LD3dsJ5dHtEHYrq2S/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112773520811713060208&rtpof=true&sd=true
Mindset Mastery for Business Success w/ Dr. Bryan Frantz (EP. 04)
Apr 22 2024
Mindset Mastery for Business Success w/ Dr. Bryan Frantz (EP. 04)
Thread Talks Episode #04 with Dr. Bryan Frantz.Having the right mindset is the pivotal factor that separates success from failure in business. This extends beyond individual perspectives to include the collective mindset of the team.By empowering your team with an understanding of your mindset and business culture, you enable them to effectively align their efforts with your business goals. In this episode, Peter is joined by Dr. Bryan Frantz, the founder of Perio Health & Dental Implants.Dr. Bryan Frantz delves into the crucial role of mindset in business success. Moreover, listeners are treated to an inside look at his leadership style as he discusses the frequency of conversations with his team regarding the vision and mindset guiding their journey.He takes us through the four paradigm changes in his career practice and highlights his holistic approach to patient care, which considers both oral health & general health. Furthermore, Dr. Frantz shares invaluable insights into his experience of collaborating with family within his practice and how integrating a business mindset into his practice has contributed to its development.As we wrap up, he underscores that dressing well and maintaining a polished appearance is vital to standing out and achieving success in the competitive business landscape and beyond.Tune in and learn! During this episode, you will learn about:[02:17] A short bio of our guest, Dr. Bryan Frantz[04:48] What inspires Dr. Bryan Frantz to do what he does?[05:49] The four paradigm changes in his career practice[08:30] His holistic approach to patient care, which considers both oral health & general health[12:30] Dr. Frantz’s experience of working with family[15:45] The importance of having the right mindset in business[17:32] How often does he talk with his team about the vision and mindset of where they are going?[18:55] The culture of Perio Health & Dental Implants[20:41] The significant years in his business[23:07] How integrating a business mindset into his practice has contributed to its development[28:06] Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” speech[30:02] How looking good contributes to successKey Takeaways:• There is no such thing as failure; every mistake is an opportunity to learn. [15:26]• Empowering your team with an understanding of your mindset and the culture of your business helps them to effectively align their efforts with your business goals. [16:22] • Culture and purpose drive behavior. [18:23] • Having a vision of where you are going and what you need to do to get there is essential for success in your endeavors. [23:21] • Don’t worry about what someone else is doing. Every time you worry about that, you take away from the time you could be spending on your own goals. [29:21] • Part of being successful is looking good because it helps you stand out. [30:03] People Mentioned and Other Resources:1. Outlive: https://bit.ly/3vQKzmI2. The Peter Attia Drive Podcast: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/3. Traction: https://bit.ly/3Jif2NC4. The Energy Bus: https://bit.ly/3VVSslq6. Theodore RooseveltKeep In Touch with Dr. Bryan Frantz:Website: https://www.periohealthpros.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/periohealthpros/Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/periohealthpros—Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks anywhere podcasts are found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJules
How “Pickleball Mcnasty” Became a Pickleball Coach To The Stars (Ep. 03)
Apr 8 2024
How “Pickleball Mcnasty” Became a Pickleball Coach To The Stars (Ep. 03)
Thread Talks Episode #03 with Matt Manasse.In this episode, Peter A. Roberti sits down with none other than Matt Manasse, renowned as “Pickleball McNasty” – the Pickleball Coach to the Stars. Notably, Matt is also a valued customer of Adrian Jules Custom Clothier. He looks good!From humble beginnings to rubbing shoulders with celebrities and stars, Matt’s journey is nothing short of inspirational. He recounts how he kick-started his coaching program in Los Angeles, the factors that influenced this decision, and how it shaped his trajectory in the world of pickleball.Matt shares his firsthand experiences working with celebrities and athletes, unveiling the secrets behind his seamless entry into their exclusive market. Moreover, we explore the expanding landscape of pickleball, examining its growth from both competitive and social perspectives.As the conversation progresses, he shares insights into the exciting projects he is currently working on. In addition, Matt reveals how he managed to surpass the vision he had when he first started the pickleball coaching program.Tune in and prepare to be inspired by Matt’s passion for pickleball and his unwavering dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of others.During this episode, you will learn about:[01:58] Who is Matt Manasse?[05:05] Factors that influenced Matt’s decision to rent an apartment in Los Angeles where he started his pickleball coaching program[07:27] Matt’s experience working with celebrities & athletes and how he entered their market[09:39] Will pickleball become a high school and college sport?[010:48] Is pickleball expanding from a competitive or social standpoint?[12:25] Exciting projects Matt is currently working on[13:02] Amazon Pharmacy PRO-AM Exhibition[15:17] Matt’s vision when he began the pickleball coaching program[17:09] His universal tip for individuals new to pickleballKey Takeaways:  • To achieve organic growth in your business, it’s essential to be dynamic and possess the ability to get along with people. [07:50]• Regardless of your industry, you should focus on making people feel good. [08:50]• You can’t rely on others to do it for you; you have to take the initiative and make things happen for yourself. [15:02]• To succeed, you must have a vision and commit to taking a step towards it every day.[15:30]People Mentioned and Other Resources:1. Doug Ellin2. Larry David3. Jim Berkus4. Jamie Foxx5. Emma Watson6. Mark McConkey7. Andy Roddick8. Josh Richards9. Ben Johns10. Collin Johns11. Crush Yard: https://www.crushyard.com/Keep In Touch with Matt Manasse:Website: https://www.mattmanasse.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattmanasse/X: https://twitter.com/Matt_ManasseTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickleballmcnasty—Follow Peter A Roberti…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/Listen to Thread Talks Anywhere Podcasts Are Found! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thread-talks/id1735358306Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7890h7XUPDqQyjGIkRgg7g?si=71307c6dce634783YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJulesRead The Full Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15VU9qlw0bgDbjKvm6mb9td8r3S_B7Bd4
Inspiration, Custom Furniture, and Interior Design w/ Jared Roth of Ethan Allen (EP. 02)
Mar 25 2024
Inspiration, Custom Furniture, and Interior Design w/ Jared Roth of Ethan Allen (EP. 02)
Thread Talks Episode #02 with Jared Roth In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of hearing from Jared Roth. Jared is the third-generation owner of Ethan Allen, a high-end furniture and interior design business.Jared shares insights into his journey in the furnishings industry and sheds light on the expansive reach of Ethan Allen, revealing the number of locations they have.Moreover, he explores the distinctive features that set Ethan Allen Design Studio apart from other furniture stores, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to high-quality interior design services, furniture quality, and aesthetic value.Jared also discusses the advantages of shopping at Ethan Allen, shedding light on their unique approach to interior design. He offers listeners a glimpse into the training process for interior designers at Ethan Allen, illustrating how they are equipped to provide expert guidance to clients in creating their dream spaces.Discover the surprising array of services that Ethan Allen provides to its clients, making the furniture shopping experience exceptional. Additionally, stay tuned for exciting updates about Ethan Allen’s upcoming design center in Pittsford and the highly anticipated grand opening.During this episode, you will learn about:[01:04] Introducing today’s guest, Jared Roth [01:36] How Jared Roth got started in the home furnishings industry[05:20] How many locations does Ethan Allen have?  [07:32] The difference between Ethan Allen Design Studio and other furniture stores[09:44] How does a client visualize the furniture in their home?[11:48] The advantages of shopping at Ethan Allen[12:38] Should you hire an Interior Designer, or is it okay to do it on your own?[13:34] What is the training process like for interior designers at Ethan Allen?[17:11] Ethan Allen’s new design center location [19:55] When is the official opening of the Pittsford location? [21:48] The surprising services they offer to their clients[25:09] The grand opening date of the Ethan Allen store in Pittsford, NYKey Takeaways:  • To stand out in the home furnishing industry, focus on providing high-quality interior design services, furniture, and aesthetic value. [09:26]• Ethan Allen offers free interior design services to their clients. [11:50]• You can learn about interior design from TV programs and shows, but true mastery of the skill comes from consistent practice in real-world settings and collaboration with professional designers. [12:38]• Having an effective hiring system in place might slow down the hiring process, but it helps in selecting the best-fit candidates. [15:47]Keep In Touch with Ethan Allen:Website: https://www.ethanallen.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ethanallenFacebook: https://facebook.com/ethanallendesignLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ethan-allen/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@ethanallenstyle—Follow Peter A Roberti & Adrian Jules Custom Clothier…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianjulescustomclothier3923Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/
Ethical Cloth Since 1842 w/ Luke Mayes of Dormeuil (EP. 01)
Mar 6 2024
Ethical Cloth Since 1842 w/ Luke Mayes of Dormeuil (EP. 01)
Thread Talks Episode #1 with Luke Mayes.Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Thread Talks Podcast, where we weave together tales of style and substance. In this podcast, Peter A. Roberti engages with fashion industry icons, master tailors, and business experts to explore how fashion shapes our lives, the artistry behind custom clothing, and the fabric production processes.Joining us today is Luke Mayes from Dormeuil, a renowned textile company that has earned itself a reputation for selecting the most beautiful raw materials our world could offer and using cutting-edge and innovative techniques in fabric finishing.For 180 years, Dormeuil has seamlessly blended family heritage with the latest technologies, consistently staying ahead of the curve to meet evolving demands of the textile industry.In this episode, Luke sheds light on the rich backstory of Dormeuil and its unique innovations, ethics, and advancement that set it apart from other textile companies. We also explore Dormeuil’s adoption of blockchain and nanotechnology in fabric production, which has enabled them to push the boundaries of what is possible in textile innovation.Tune in to learn about the differences between English and Italian fabrics and gain valuable insights into the distinctions between microns and supers. Moreover, Luke takes us through the significance of water in fabric finishing and describes the experience of walking into a mill.Time to dive in! During this episode, you will learn about:[01:45] Get to know our guest; Luke Mayes, and know how he got started in the textile industry[02:47] The backstory of the Dormeuil textile company and what makes it unique[03:57] How long have Dominic & Victor Dormeuil been in the industry?[05:10] How Dormeuil utilizes blockchain technology in fabric production[06:54] How common is blockchain technology in the textile industry?[08:03] The difference between English and Italian fabrics[10:35] Why Dormeuil is unique from other textile companies[12:07] The application of nanotechnology in fabric manufacturing at Dormeuil[13:24] The difference between microns and supers[16:48] The role of water in fabric finishing[18:27] How does it feel to walk into a mill?[20:57] Luke’s favorite collection[24:00] Dormeuil Website: www.dormeuil.com Key Takeaways:  • English fabrics are robust and woven densely, while Italian fabrics are single-ply and soft. [08:33]• Uniqueness in the textile industry is closely intertwined with accountability, sustainability, and innovation. [10:50] • Nanotechnology-enabled fabrics provide protection from rain while still allowing breathability. [12:29]• The finer the micron of the fiber, the higher the super count. [13:47] • Crystalline soft water with a neutral pH is essential for high-quality fabric finishing. [16:48]• Italy and England have secured their positions in the textile world because they have access to pH-neutral water, which is an essential ingredient in finishing the fabric. [17:34]• Climate changes influence the type of fiber animals produce, subsequently impacting the quality of the fabric. [22:41]People Mentioned and Other Resources:1. Victor DormeuilKeep In Touch with Luke Mayes:Website: https://dormeuil.com/Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Dormeuilcloth/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dormeuil1842/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7T7DGpKCNx2xU3M7PyafTgTwitter (Personal): https://twitter.com/DormeuilUSA—Contact Peter A. Roberti and Adrian Jules Custom Clothier…Website: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajcustomsuits/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThreadTalksbyAdrianJulesFacebook: https://web.facebook.com/ajcustomsuits/LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterroberti/LinkedIn (Company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/adrian-jules-custom-clothier/