The Fashion Geek Podcast

Reg Ferguson

Welcome to The Fashion Geek Podcast, an opinionated (well, it’s from New York), straight from the hip, no pretension podcast for men who don’t know a lot about Men’s Fashion and want to learn more. Hosted by Reg Ferguson (Fashion Geek #1), Founder of New York Fashion Geek, a Men’s Fashion consultancy that helps men go from Fashion Confused to Fashion Confident. On this podcast, Reg dives deep into brands and trends, sharing stories from the world of Men’s fashion that will help you become Fashion Confident.

Each episode of The Fashion Geek Podcast brings you discussions featuring entrepreneurs and experts with topics ranging from vintage clothing to streetwear, all designed to educate, enlighten and entertain.

Whether you live and breathe Men’s Fashion or you’re new to the space and want to learn more, The Fashion Geek Podcast has something for everyone. Learn what you need to know to bring out the style you always wished you had.

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86 | The Cap Everyone Is Talking About With Will Roberson
2d ago
86 | The Cap Everyone Is Talking About With Will Roberson
▶️ Check This Out On YouTube:Will Roberson is a fashion designer from Harlem, renowned for his unique and custom hat designs that have caught the attention of celebrities like Michael J. Fox, Brooke Shields, and the late Alpo Martinez AKA Paid in Full. With a background in the music business and a seamless transition into fashion, Will has made a name for himself as a game-changer in the industry, particularly known for his luxurious and one-of-a-kind creations. In this episode, you'll learn,- How Will transitioned from creating elaborate army coats to becoming a celebrated hat designer.- The significance of Harlem culture in shaping Will's fashion sense and brand.- Key advice on how to elevate your personal style and make unforgettable fashion statements. GET MY FREE GUIDE TO HELP YOU DRESS BETTER: https://subscribepage.io/NYFG10ThingsLinks:▶️Michael J. Fox Foundation https://give.michaeljfox.org/give/  ▶️Brooke Shields ▶️Alpo Martinez ▶️Paid In Full ▶️ Dapper Dan ▶️Blue and Cream ▶️Stetsasonic ▶️Origen  “CONNECT WITH REG”  🌐www.nyfashiongeek.com 📸https://www.instagram.com/newyorkfashiongeek/?hl=en 💼https://www.linkedin.com/in/reginald-ferguson 🎵https://www.tiktok.com/@newyorkfashiongeek  "CONNECT WITH WILL ROBERSON"📸https://www.instagram.com/will_roberson_designs/  💜Leave a review on Apple Podcasts 🟢Leave a review on Spotify Full Show Notes, Timestamps, and Transcript Here
85 | How Important Is It To Wear A Watch In The 21st Century With Alec Zaballero
May 20 2024
85 | How Important Is It To Wear A Watch In The 21st Century With Alec Zaballero
▶️ Check This Out On YouTube: https://youtu.be/pNJLJu2EnOUAlec Zaballero is an esteemed architect and partner at TPG Architecture, with a profound interest in watches. Alec’s passion extends to his role in the Harvard Club Watch Collectors and Enthusiasts, where he leads a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. With his comprehensive knowledge of menswear and horology, Alec is uniquely positioned to discuss the intersection of fashion and watch culture, making him the ideal guest to explore the relevancy of wearing a watch in the 21st century.  In this episode, you'll learn:- The significance of watches beyond telling time and their role as personal totems and cultural symbols. - Insights into the burgeoning world of micro watch brands and how they are shaping the current landscape of horology. - How to use fashion and accessories to convey the right signals about oneself and combat common age-related assumptions. So do you own a watch? Do you integrate watches into your own fashion? What type of watches do you like? Leave a comment below.👔 GET MY FREE GUIDE TO HELP YOU DRESS BETTER: https://subscribepage.io/NYFG10Things  Timestamps  00:00 The Philosophical Significance of Watches 00:39 Meet Reg Ferguson: Fashion Geek and Men's Style Guru 01:35 Diving Deep into Watch Culture with Alec Zaballero 03:37 The Personal and Cultural Impact of Watches 04:53 Debunking the Necessity of Watches in the Digital Age 06:35 Watches as Totems of Personal and Cultural Identity 16:26 The Harvard Club Watch Collectors Group: A Community Born from Passion 21:49 Diving Into the Vetting Process and Club Dynamics 23:12 The Social Exercise of the Club 24:00 Guests and Events: Enhancing the Club Experience 24:34 The Challenge of Membership and Community Contribution 25:29 Exploring the Resurgence of Private Clubs 26:01 Diversity and Leadership in Club Communities 31:07 Defining a Watch Geek vs. Enthusiast 32:30 A Personal Take on Watch Collecting 34:16 The Impact of Micro Brands in the Watch Industry 36:28 Fashion, Personal Branding, and Communication 41:23 Fashion Tips for the Everyday Man 43:02 The Philosophy of Always Being Fly  CONNECT WITH REG 🌐www.nyfashiongeek.com 📸https://www.instagram.com/newyorkfashiongeek/?hl=en 💼https://www.linkedin.com/in/reginald-ferguson 🎵https://www.tiktok.com/@newyorkfashiongeek  CONNECT WITH ALEC  📸https://www.instagram.com/aleczaballero?igsh=cm1mcmNjN250a3Jt 💜Leave a review on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fashion-geek-podcast/id1435422084  🟢Leave a review on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6dsTDZeX4V14DBv5g4GrMMsi=1c4f443d7b86468Full Transcript & Show Notes https://www.nyfashiongeek.com/transcripts/85-%7C-how-important-is-it-to-wear-a-watch-in-the-21st-century-with-alec-zaballero
83 | Upgrade Your Style: The Advantages Of Custom Tailored Suits With Joseph Genuardi Of Genuardi Tailor
Mar 11 2024
83 | Upgrade Your Style: The Advantages Of Custom Tailored Suits With Joseph Genuardi Of Genuardi Tailor
▶️ Check This Out On YouTube: https://youtu.be/MV7gBgDs5-o?si=L_sVax6Pw_cRwxvSIn this episode of The Fashion Geek Podcast, Episode 83 titled "Elevate Your Style: The Benefits of Tailor-Made Bespoke Suits," I, Reg Ferguson, sit down with master tailor Joseph Genuardi in Hoboken, New Jersey at his studio. We delve into the nuanced world of bespoke tailoring and the unparalleled value of handmade clothing.Joseph shares his dedication to the craft, operating a traditional tailor shop where he and his team construct exquisite, bench-made suits. He touches on the importance of a clean fit and the distinctions between bespoke, made-to-measure, and off-the-rack clothing. The episode challenges the misuse of industry terms, particularly "bespoke," and calls for honesty and respect for the art of tailoring.Throughout the interview, Joseph emphasizes the profound influence that well-fitting clothing has on personal confidence and presence. He discusses his approach to crafting bespoke suits: from understanding a customer's history and needs to selecting the perfect materials and ensuring a seamless fit through a two-fitting system.We explore the philosophical and technical aspects of tailoring, including the creation of Joseph's signature 3D shoulder, the importance of canvassing, and the challenges and rewards of working with various fabrics.The episode teases stories from Joseph's experiences in the industry, highlighting his reputation as one of the best master tailors in the country due to the quality of his work and customer satisfaction.I hope you are left with an appreciation for the artistry behind bespoke clothing and the suggestion of a future episode diving into Joseph's history and more "war stories" from his tailor shop.
82 | Unlocking The Power of Vintage Style For Men: Interview With Ethan Wong Of "Style and Direction."
Feb 19 2024
82 | Unlocking The Power of Vintage Style For Men: Interview With Ethan Wong Of "Style and Direction."
▶️ Check This Out On YouTube: https://youtu.be/ba9E1ELQ_vo?si=wCh_jUsXQmqjNIUvIn this episode of The Fashion Geek Podcast, I'm joined by Ethan Wong of Style And Direction, to discuss the appeal of vintage clothing for men. We delve into defining vintage clothing and Ethan shares his experiences sourcing and upgrading these unique pieces. The conversation highlights the differences between vintage stores in New York and LA, with Ethan expressing appreciation for tailored clothing in New York's scene and comparing it with LA's offerings.Ethan guides us through navigating big flea markets, such as the Rose Bowl, describing his tactics for interacting with vendors and his choice to be economical and strategic when shopping for vintage items. He emphasizes the importance of setting a budget and negotiating to find the best deals. Attention to detail is considered crucial, and Ethan encourages men to develop their own taste in vintage fashion to create personalized and satisfying outfits.The discussion also covers the increasing popularity and pricing of vintage clothing, how to be a smart consumer, and the influence of vintage fashion on personal growth and style. Ethan shares anecdotes of successful and challenging shopping experiences, giving tips on where to find essentials like ties and pants, and discussing the quality and appeal of vintage garments. Overall, vintage fashion is championed for its authenticity, detail, and character, offering both style and economical benefits.