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Sartorial Talks : The Podcast

Sartorial Talks is the premium channel on classic men's style and sartorial education on YouTube, featuring acclaimed international best-selling author Hugo "The Parisian Gentleman" Jacomet and Sonya Glyn, one of the most respected feminine voices in the men's style world.

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Sartorial Talks is the premium channel on classic men's style and sartorial education on YouTube, featuring acclaimed international best-selling author Hugo "The Parisian Gentleman" Jacomet and Sonya Glyn, one of the most respected feminine voices in the men's style world.

The Sartorial Life (#1): a Free Talk about the Sartorial Lifestyle.

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In this first episode of the season 4 of Sartorial Talks, The Podcast, Sonya Glyn and Hugo Jacomet experiment a new style of episode: a free, impromptu and unprepared talk about their sartorial lifestyle, their best (and worst) memories as sartorial commentators, their favorite brands, their favorite craftsmen families etc.
If you like this new kind of show, please let us know, subscribe on the Podcast and support us on our Patreon page (Patreon.com/sartorialtalks)

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Oct 12 2020

36mins

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How to Dress Well: Tips for Heavy Men and Slim Men

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In this episode, Hugo and Sonya explain how men who are large or thin can improve their silhouette, visually, by mastering a few simple rules and principles. Dressing for your body type is a subject peppered with a lot of misguided prescriptions and arcane rules. However following the simple tips explained in this episode can help stouter and slimmer men greatly improve their silhouette, their elegance and their personal style. 

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Sep 07 2020

37mins

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Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper and Cary Grant: They don't make them like that anymore...

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In this new episode of Sartorial Talks, the Podcast, Hugo and Sonya share their admiration for three style icons and ask the question: why when we speak of style icons, we most of the time refer to men of the 1930s and 1940s and not to men of today? Is it simply a question of clothing? Film stars of the ‘golden age’ of Hollywood were actually never revered for their dress alone. Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper, and Cary Grant were, and still are, eulogised for what they represented, which was often a moral integrity or an aversion to excess, of which their dress was a key signifier. An episode recorded live from Bourgogne France. 

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Sep 02 2020

51mins

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New series: The life of an American Woman in France and the life of a French Man in the USA

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This episode is an experiment we wanted to do since a long time: exploring, during free and spontaneous talks, the cultural differences between our two countries, France and the USA as we split our time among both places. The aim is to find out if this would be interesting, entertaining and even enlightening for our followers and subscribers. Let us know what you think so that can we decide if we continue producing shows on this topic and why not dedicate a podcast channel to it.

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Aug 30 2020

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Special Edition about our New Book: Shoes, The Art of Male Footwear

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In this special edition of Sartorial Talks, Hugo Jacomet is sharing the last updates on all the projects around the podcast and the YouTube channels: the publication of the long due English version of "Shoes, the Art of Male Footwear", the new studio equipment acquired thanks to the patrons of our Patreon page, a new Vinyl project with the show's original music composed by Justin Melland and other exciting news.

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Aug 29 2020

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Classic Style : Let's Break some Rules!

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In this new episode of Sartorial Talks, Hugo Jacomet and Sonya Glyn discuss how to break some so-called "rules" promoted (on YouTube or on blogs)  by self-proclaimed "style gurus" who spend their days making lists of do's and don'ts. There are some mistakes that are perfectly ok to make. In a world of über-conformity where most of people are dressing in flock, let's break some rules and express ourselves with style and freedom. Exceptio Probat Regulam in Casibus Non Exceptis


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Aug 26 2020

33mins

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11 Mistakes to Avoid when you Dress Up

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In this new episode of Sartorial Talks, The Podcast, Hugo Jacomet and Sonya Glyn discuss the most common mistakes men are making when they dress up and how to avoid them. Live from Bourgogne France. 

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Aug 24 2020

49mins

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A talk with Lorenzo Cifonelli, the Most Famous Master Tailor in the World.

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Lorenzo Cifonelli may well be the most famous master tailor on earth, making the most beautiful suits for demanding gentlemen. Today Lorenzo, the 4th generation of Parisian tailoring powerhouse Cifonelli Paris is the guest of honour of Hugo Jacomet for Sartorial Talks. This exceptional episode was recorded last week from Hugo and Sonya's house in Bourgogne France. For anybody who loves bespoke tailoring or would like to learn more about this incredible art. 

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Jul 24 2020

39mins

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Are we able to revive the Lost Art of Conversation ?

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In these troubled times, this may sound like an unimportant question, but it is a crucial one. In this episode Hugo and Sonya Glyn discuss the incredible potential power of listening and debating, but in a civilised manner: A way of interacting the world and the media seem to have forgotten these days... 

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Jul 22 2020

48mins

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How to Have Great Conversations

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In this episode, Hugo and Sonya Glyn are addressing a crucial subject: how to revive the lost art of conversation. How politeness, etiquette and listening skills have the power to improve our society, in a world which is becoming more and more impersonal and vulgar. Please share and rate as much as you can, it is important for the growth of our channel.

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Jul 20 2020

48mins

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Style and Patience: the Winning Combination

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In this episode recorded live from Bourgogne France, Hugo Jacomet and Sonya Glyn discuss the key role of patience in finding your own style. Listen and re-discover how patience can be a beautiful and powerful value. In an era where convenience rules supreme, Hugo and Sonya invite you to re-discover the pleasure of waiting and dreaming. The antithesis of fast fashion. 

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Jul 15 2020

50mins

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What is Style ? How to find my own Style ?

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How to define Style ?

Yves Saint Laurent called it eternal.
Coco Chanel said that when everything else fades, it remains.
Audrey Hepburn said everyone has his own.
Charles Bukowski called it “everything”, saying that Joan of Arc had style, John the Baptist, Jesus, Socrates, Ceasar, Garcia Lorca…

A common perception is that you must put a lot of thought and effort into displaying style in the way you dress and present yourself to others.

It's certainly one of the most overused words other than chic and fashion, within the realm of how we dress.

In this episode, Sonya and Hugo discuss two techniques to try to develop your own style, beginning with a method called heuristics, and ending with a revelation specific to finding your style by E.B. White (discussed in his 1959 enlarged and revised work by William Strunk, Jr. in his dissertation, “The Elements of Style” from 1918).

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Jul 12 2020

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The Best Books on Men's style and Sartorial Education

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In this episode, Hugo Jacomet and Sonya Glyn share their favorite books on men's style and sartorial education. Some of them are very popular (the books of Alan Flusser or G. Bruce Boyer) while some others are more obscure but nevertheless very interesting for any sartorial cognoscenti . A selection of 20 books on tailoring, shoes, shirts, ties, accessories, fragrances and many other things for those who want to improve their own style or to know more about the fascinating world of classic style. 

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Jul 11 2020

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The Style/Fashion Industry in the Post Covid-19 Crisis Period

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In this new episode, Hugo Jacomet and Sonya Glyn discuss an article by Theresa Huang (from I-fashionmag.com) entitled : "The Fashion Industry in the Post Covid-19 Crisis Period". What will change in the fashion/style world ? Is the dictatorship of "fast fashion" (at last) over ? "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months" wrote Oscar Wilde at the end of the 19th century. Will this change in the Post-Covid 19 world ? How will our industry survive this unprecedented cataclysm ? Is it reasonable to believe in a "handmade" future? If you appreciate this podcast series, please rate it with a few stars and subscribe ! Cheers, Hugo & Sonya Glyn Jacomet. 

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Jul 09 2020

41mins

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Covid 19 Protection Masks : how to wear them (from a Sartorial Perspective) ?

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In this episode, Hugo and Sonya try to address the subject of facial protection masks from a sartorial perspective. How to coordinate them ? With your suits ? Your shirts ? Your tie ? What can we learn from Alan Flusser or G. Bruce Boyer on the subject ? Here are a few thoughts and ideas on this new topic. If you like this podcast series, please rate it (with stars), share it and comment it. It will help us spread the word and make this world a more elegant one. Cheers! Hugo & Sonya

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Jul 08 2020

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Let's Dress Up Again !

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On June 18th, Robert Armstrong, US Finance Editor of the Financial Times, published an article entitled "We will dress up again!". In the first Post-Covid Sartorial Talks podcast, Hugo Jacomet and Sonya Glyn discuss the current state of the sartorial movement and why M. Armstrong may be right. As as he brilliantly wrote : "whatever the new world looks like, I will greet it with polished shoes.".

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Jul 07 2020

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Wearing a Suit in the 21st century : Are we the Counter-Culture ?

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A few days ago, the journalist Mark Dent published on Vox.com an article entitled : "How the power suit lost its power" in which he explains that if the suit was once the uniform of the powerful and a requirement for every man, now, people mostly wear suits when they’re in trouble or when they are "not in control". To illustrate his theory, Dent takes the example of Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg wearing a navy blue suit in April, 2018, in front of the American Congress. This infamous suit has been described by the New York Times as the "I'm Sorry Suit". 

Hugo Jacomet  and Sonya Glyn challenge this article and react in a live talk-show to Dent's arguments and explain that the new rebels of the 21st century may not be the ones you think...

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Oct 01 2019

32mins

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Sartorial Talks : Executive and peer pressure to dress down? Really ?

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In certain industries, dress codes are not simply relaxed: it is actively frowned upon to suit up or dress well. 

The Tech industry in the old days was stylistically notorious for bearded hippies wearing jeans & t-shirts with funny/political/satyrical messages. They did not care about narrow elegance rules, but they had their very own flair and endearing style.

The above characteristic of the early days of tech was dissected, repackaged and taken to the extreme by the modern world. In tech, we now make an arms race (or a “rags race”) on how to dress down. We've even heard conversations of people boasting how little they spent on clothes. We've heard people making judgements on others solely on the fact that they’re wearing a nice pair of trousers. The whole problem reached its climax a few years ago, when a prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneur publicly declared “I never invest in someone who wears a suit”.

This mentality is based on the silly theory that clothes make you smarter or dumber. It is also based on the outrageous hypocrisy that dressing-down leads to a more egalitarian and meritocratic society.

In this episode we try to understand what is more elitist: 
a) a nicely-cut understated suit, or 
b) an Oxford or Harvard hoodie?

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Jun 13 2019

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5 Stars for Anything Hugo and Sonya!

By Garth Bernstein - Oct 04 2019
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Fantastic resource for anyone who is interested in bespoke/custom clothing, and the values behind “hand made” clothing.

The Jacomets are AMAZING!

By B. Sheridan - Jun 18 2019
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First, they created one of the great blogs for classic menswear: The Parisian Gentleman which led to a wonderful coffee table book and high quality YouTube channel. Now you can learn from these masters through your earbuds. The podcasting format lets them to be a little more informal and they josh each other like a wonderful married couple. It also allows them to cover a wider array of subjects from the world of style. I loved the first episode and look forward to more content from them.