8 Podcasts and Documentaries for Men's fashion Devotees

From Yves Saint Laurent's L'Amour Fou to G. Bruce Boyer's Unbuttoned, here is our curated selection of what to watch and listen to.

8 Podcasts and Documentaries for Men's fashion Devotees

Fashion has long been an insider's world — a members-only club where entrance required knowing the right people and playing by exclusive rules. But a new wave of documentaries and podcasts is cracking open that gilded door, unveiling a tantalising peek behind the curtain. And it's not just haute couture getting exposed — this multimedia menswear education reveals the rebels, historians, and aesthetic geniuses shaping how modern men dress and express themselves.

Whether it's how Karl Lagerfeld's Spring/Summer 2018 couture collection came to be in 7 Days Out or the revealing look at Vogue's eccentric doyenne in Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, these docs expose the intrigues and obsessive genius lurking beneath the glamor. On the podcast front, programs like Articles of Interest deliver geeky deep dives into the craftsmanship of heritage items like selvedge denim and military watches.

So put down that remote and pick up some popcorn or download queue - these menswear film and audio curtain-pullers are more addictive than the latest prestige TV binge. 


L'Amour Fou (2010)

An intimate look at the lives and relationship of Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. While Saint Laurent was renowned for his womenswear designs, the film touches on his influential menswear collections and the fashion house's significance in men's style.

7 Days Out (2017)

This Netflix documentary series takes viewers behind the scenes in the week leading up to major events across various industries, including fashion shows. Episode five is the one that people talk about the most, and it explores how Karl Lagerfeld's Spring/Summer 2018 couture collection came to be

Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

While not exclusively about menswear, this documentary celebrates the life and work of Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times fashion photographer known as the person who started the street style.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2011)

This film explores the life and influential career of Diana Vreeland: Part socialite, part woman in power at Vogue, she was famed for her ideas, style, and being a mastermind behind the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. 


Blamo! (2005-Present)

One of the pioneering menswear podcasts, Blamo! has been delivering insightful conversations about classic men's style for over 15 years. Host Jeremy Kirkland discusses everything from suits to casual wear with guests like our founder Wei Koh.

Articles of Interest (2014-Present)

Hosted by Avery Trufelman, this podcast delves deep into the history and craftsmanship behind menswear items like selvedge denim, military watches, and Goodyear-welted shoes. Expect geeky but fascinating explorations.

Unbuttoned: G. Bruce Boyer's Life in Clothes (2018)

In this limited series podcast, renowned menswear writer G. Bruce Boyer reflects on his decades covering men's fashion and style. Host Pedro Mendes interviews Boyer for six episodes and helps their conversations cover not just important parts of his co-host’s life but what was going on in the world around him, too.

The BOF Podcast (2020-Present)

From the Business of Fashion, this weekly podcast features retail and style at a super high level. Episodes replay talks from respected conferences, host conversations between top-tier designers and report on trends — but often from a business point of view.