Radio Episode 105: Author, Podcaster, And Menswear Enthusiast Pedro Mendes
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There are sure individuals you simply click with, and Pedro Mendes is one of those individuals for me. We were presented by a common companion – incredible menswear author G. Bruce Boyer – however plunking down to record this scene of HODINKEE Radio is the first occasion when we’d had a genuine top to bottom discussion together. Pedro is a multi-faceted person, with titles like creator, webcast maker, writer, menswear master, and more to his resume, and our talk covers an assortment of subjects, as you’d anticipate. What’s more, the occasions I ended up saying, “Absolutely, I concur 100%!” in the rear of my head verged on being vexing. Is Pedro a telepath too?
We get going looking at garments, how we both got fixated on getting dressed, and a couple of the fashion slips up we’ve made en route (Pro tip: Don’t generally purchase “the most energizing” thing. You’ll in all likelihood think twice about it.). From that point, we get into watches and how Pedro’s underlying experience with a lovely Seiko lead him down the way to becoming an all out watch geek with an extraordinary fondness for the Japanese goliath. There are a lot of individual stories en route, and plainly Pedro is somebody who invests a great deal of energy pondering non-genuine things. I’m generally an enthusiast of that.
But there’s additional. One thing I would not like to miss is that today, the very day this scene goes live, is the dispatch day for the second period of Teamistry , a digital broadcast that Pedro produces for the profitability programming company Atlassian (whoop to my Trello peeps out there – and, no, this isn’t supported, I’m simply a geek). The primary scene of season two is about Seiko and the inward competition made between the Suwa and Daini makes during the 1960s and ’70s. I thought I knew that story inside and out, yet it turns out I had a long way to go. Unquestionably look at the scene when you’re finished tuning in to HODINKEE Radio – I believe it’s an absolute necessity for any watch lover.
We trust you appreciate Episode 105 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes underneath, and let us understand your opinion in the comments.
The Seiko SPB143 is the furthest down the line expansion to Pedro’s assortment, yet it’s immediately become his go-to. Indeed, he says that different watches need to “acquire time” in the event that they need to get any wear nowadays. It’s not difficult to perceive any reason why: The watch is very beautiful, has extraordinary extents, and offers up that ideal blend of wearability and feeling somewhat exceptional. Pedro is a long-lasting admirer of Seiko and Grand Seiko, so he knew when this watch was delivered that it needed to advance into his assortment. The lone inquiry was which colorway to pick, however you’ll need to tune in to the scene to hear why he chose this one. (PS – For additional, look at James’ full audit of the watch here. )
(3:00) Pedro Mendes On Instagram
(3:49) G. Bruce Boyer
(5:45) Bruce Boyer on Put This On
(10:00) Stephen’s Rolex GMT
(16:30) Pedro’s Seiko SPB143
(22:30) Ten Garments Every Man Should Own: A Practical Guide to Building a Permanent Wardrobe
(26:30) Zenith Watches
(42:00) Seiko TicTac SZSB006
(45:45) HODINKEE Radio Episode 95: The Call-In Show, Volume 1
(50:21) Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
(55:00) Seiko Marvel
(55:15) Teamistry, Season 2
(59:30) Pedro’s Seiko Lordmatic
(59:35) Pedro’s King Seiko
(59:40) Pedro’s Seiko Bell-Matic
(1:05:23) Unbuttoned – G. Bruce Boyer’s Life In Clothes