Following on my list of my favourite podcasts which yes sneakily included my own, Melbourne in Fashion podcast, that I co-host with the awesome Meagan Harding, we’ve had some trouble uploading our latest episode!
Episode 52 will feature Tom Riley, Head Tailor at P.Johnson who spoke to me about how he and his team work to make suits relevant to Australian men in the corporate wardrobe but perhaps most interestingly; outside of that too. It ended up being a longer podcast (our podcasts usually run around for around 30minutes but this one went for a little longer) as there was a bit to cover but when you finally get to hear it, well I think it’s important that you get to meet Frank ahead of it!
Frank is Tom’s three-year-old English Staffy who has been coming to work with Tom every day since he was born. He was named after an uncle of Tom’s who went missing in the Boxer Rebellion and has the kind of charmingly mischievous temperament that completely wins people over and kept us rather entertained during the recording of our podcast! I love the idea of working with pets but apparently there are also performance benefits; a 2012 study found that that ‘office dogs reduce work-related stress and increase productivity and co-operation.” So I asked Tom a few questions about working with Frank –
Tom wears Carlo Barbera twill suit in navy, unstructured (no chest piece or shoulder pad), a P.Johnson knit polo prototypes soon to be available and Miserocchi driving shoes.
Do you bring your pet to work? Drop me a line or send me pics, please cheryl[at]businesschic[dot]com[dot]au!