I like individuals who get obsessive about issues. You possibly can inform a lot about who somebody is and what makes them tick by the issues that they simply can’t get out of their heads. Mark Cho is the co-owner and co-proprietor of traditional menswear Mecca The Armoury and the London-based haberdasher Drake’s. He’s a troublesome man to trace down although, splitting his time between Hong Kong, London, New York, and Japan. However from the start we all the time knew he was going to finish up on HODINKEE Radio – and we lastly made it occur.
Over time, I’ve had the pleasure of getting a variety of texts and emails from Mark that begin one thing like, “Dude, you gotta verify this out…,” and I all the time know that once I swipe proper I will be greeted by one thing equal elements superior and esoteric. Mark is aware of the classics, however he tends to have an interest within the unusual variations of issues which have a particular story and are only a tiny bit completely different than the factor you suppose you already know. He is additionally greater than a bit obsessive about smaller watches, even conducting an almost 1,000 individual survey of wrist sizes and watch preferences to see if his theories have been right. You have to stick round to the top of the episode to listen to all about that one.
We additionally get some ideas from Mark on the items of clothes that each man ought to depend on, his love of Dieter Rams, and even how a silent meditation retreat might have been a few of the most efficient time of his life.
We hope you take pleasure in Episode 43 of HODINKEE Radio. Take a look at the present notes beneath and tell us what you suppose within the feedback.