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Wear Many Hats

Where we talk about your main gig but mostly your side hustle. Beyond the brim. Hosted by Rashad Rastam (@rashadrastam) and presented by DAHSAR (@dahsar).

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Ep 70 // Diane Chang  -  Po-Po's
Diane Chang is a food writer, recipe stylist, and content strategist. Chef and owner of Po-Po's, a catering company based in NYC. Po-Po's, a culinary project about her Grandmother, has been featured in Vogue, T-Mag, and Eater. Po-Po's has catered for New York Times, Pioneer Works, Spotify the list goes on. Diane is a wordsmith and a foodsmith. She has written for Architectural Digest, Grub Street, Bon Appetite, NY Mag. Diane’s gram is filled with many amazing dishes that makes you want to break going gluten free and cure your lactose intolerance to tolerant. But if you’re allergic to gluten and peanuts you may want to risk it all. Let’s get cheffin no foodies with Diane Chang.
October 4, 2021
Ep 69 // Aaron Ramey  -  A Universe
Aaron Ramey is a multidisciplinary artist, creative director, visual artist, and costume designer. He and Gianni Lee have a clothing brand called Babylon Cartel that puts out prints way before our time on t-shirts, jerseys, denim jackets, camo jackets, that are worn by Rihanna and Young Thug. Aaron worked on the costume team for the films See You Yesterday and Judas and the Black Messiah. Also as a photographer, he’s also been commissioned by brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Red Bull to produce campaigns for digital and social media platforms. Aaron now has his own practice where he releases products, exclusive designs, and does collaborative projects over at A Universe. A UNIVERSE FOSTERS BOTH INWARD AND FIELD EXPLORATIONS TO BENEFIT THE INDIVIDUAL WHICH, IN TURN, WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY. THE COMMUNITY SHALL REPLENISH THE INDIVIDUAL CREATING BALANCE IN THE UNIVERSE. RESEARCH. REGROUP. RECONSTRUCT. We’re here in Aaron’s universe, please welcome Aaron Ramey.
September 30, 2021
Ep 68 // Andrew Herzog - School
Andrew Herzog is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist and designer and is the Partner and Director for School, a creative design studio founded by two designer-engineer-types. His artworks have occupied museums, galleries, and city streets. School’s select works include The New Yorker, Haus, Publik Library, and one of my favorite brands, Entireworld. I first heard of Andrew through his previous design studio HAWRAF and just kept following their journey after that. Andrew has also led projects at Google Creative Lab. He also is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. I threw my hat in the ring to work at School but no dice, instead was able to have him on the podcast. Let’s go to school, no bus, with Andrew Herzog.
September 27, 2021
Ep 67 // Eric Kenney - Heavy Slime
Eric Kenney is a t-shirt and poster designer, illustrator and screenprinter. He’s printed on cups, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, vintage, chorecoats, dice boxes, record sleeves, flags, shower curtains, camo jackets, calendars, totebags, hats, beanies, flasks, slides, enamel camp mugs, lighters, jerseys, and aprons. No thongs. He has done collaborations with brands such as Poler, Lakai, Revival, and Tired Hands Brewing. He has done murals of his illustrations at bars such as Attaboy. His goods have been worn by dudes from Nothing and The Menzingers. He had a gallery called Pink Slime gallery with Ralph Stollenwerk of Pink Bike Ralph. Two IG names just combined together. The reaper is his friend. For a good time call someone else. Welcome to Wear Many Hats, slime time live edition with Eric Kenney of Heavy Slime.
September 23, 2021
Ep 66 // Gab Bonghi
Gab Bonghi is a photographer and visual artist based out of Philadelphia. She’s dabbed in design and marketing. Her work has been featured in EATER, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Eating Well Magazine, NYLON, Saveur Magazine, The Outline, and Thrillist. Some of her clientele include Universal Music Group, Philadelphia Distilling Co., Vernick, Starr Restaurants, DiBruno Brothers, and WTSO. Gab went to UArts like most of my good friends. This is starting to feel like a UArts podcast, no sponsored content. Not an ad for UArts. We had Gab DJ one of our Dahsar Studio events at W/N W/N. Me and Gab met at all the Uarts parties, and then the legendary parties like Milk+ and all the best parties at The Barbary. Get high with Gab Bonghi.
September 20, 2021
Ep 65 // Scott Turner
Scott Turner is a Photographer and a Meme connoisseur. I found him through stories of stories of stories of friends like Hassan Rahim storying his stories of the memes he finds and the tweets that people post are so hilarious and true. But back to photography, his clients include my boy H33M, The Divinities, The Hundreds, One of these Days Co and a bunch of streetwear brands that you’ve definitely heard of. Scott is also sometimes a model but aren’t we all? We’re gonna be doing a switch up from back to back streetwear, photography and memes. Please welcome Scott Turner.
September 6, 2021
Ep 64 // Malachi Shockley - Know Nothing
Malachi Shockley is the co-owner and operations manager for the brand Know Nothing and Merchandiser at NTWRK. Previously the Associate Buyer at Urban Outfitters. I’ve heard of Malachi through our friends who have brands to hit up Malachi back when he was at Urban but followed his journey when he moved to NTWRK. I don’t know anything about Know Nothings so I guess that makes me a fan. Let’s know something with Malachi Shockley.
September 2, 2021
Ep 63 // Seanella Abraham - Artsy Magazine
Seanella Abraham is the Editor In Chief at Artsy Magazine. I first ran into her when I was working at the Canal Street Market and she told me to come check out the Kid Super booth where designer Colm Dillane was selling a few pieces of his line there and to check it out. As a kid with no money I was like yeah yeah maybe but having Seanella come up to me was a memorable moment that I will never forget. She was the glue that connected all of us. Artsy Magazine spills attention exclusively on emerging artists, designers and creative self starters. She has featured friend of the pod, Naoko over at Kabuki NY in Artsy Magazine’s Shopify series. On the site she interviews various artists, musicians, and brands and a morning brew series for mental health and productivity. Artsy, Art / Rebel / Trends / Style / Youth Please welcome Seanella Abraham.
August 30, 2021
Ep 62 // Allister Ann
Allister Ann is a photographer that started her documenting career shooting The Civil Wars and then was the personal photographer for Kenny Chesney. Two musicians I’m not into but she has shot my favorites, Dolly Parton, Butch Walker, Chelsea Wolfe, Jenny Lewis, Adele and Reggie Watts. I stumbled upon her work after having friend of the pod Matt Maust and viewing her sick photos of Cold War Kids which was also featured in a Cold War Kids music video. Found her work through a friend of the pod, Kamtin, from The Chain Gang of 1975 as well. She’s also a music video director and has directed videos for John Paul White, Dan Auerbach, and The Shelters. This is not a photography podcast, we’re not going to be nerdying out on Rollieflexes, Rolexes or who’s in our Rolodexes. Please welcome Allister Ann to Wear Many Hats.
August 26, 2021
Ep 61 // Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans is a Creative Consultant based out in New Jersey but during the day he works as a Senior Designer at Boyds, a Philadelphia Landmark Department Store. No Macy’s, No Barneys, No Century 21s, No Real Reals. No Sotheby’s. No Sak’s. No Farfetches. No Garmentary. No Net-A-Porter. No SSENSE. Ok I’m done. Ryan is known for his poster cut outs that are fun sticker ideas collages, you name it. The colors are bright, psychedelic, and every one of them looks like your next acid tab that you’re about to take. Ryan’s signature design has been able to collaborate with Pedals and Peacocks, Checks Downtown, and Zeit Campus. All of whom I’ve never heard of before but then there’s New Balance and how I met him thru the grapevine of This Corner. I’m not trying to put Ryan in a corner but now he’s my corner. Hello Ryan Evans!
August 22, 2021
Ep 60 // Sudan Green - Spirits Up!
Sudan Green is a Musician and Activist that organizes Spirits Up! An organization that offers tools for personal liberation and healing through yoga, meditation, the arts, and innovative activity to support the continued work towards collective Black liberation. Sudan has told his story on ABC 6, Fox29, had a clothing collaboration release with 18 East, has also modeled for them with our good friend Saeed thru All Caps Studio, the Philly family runs deep. How do you find peace? How do you stay in practice? Where is your safe space? Black liberation. By any means necessary. Please welcome to the show Sudan Green.
August 11, 2021
Ep 59 // Marisa Dabice - Mannequin Pussy
People ask me what’s the softest and smoothest thing you’ve ever touched and I’ve often told them, a Mannequin Pussy. Missy, head honcho of the critically acclaimed hot and bothered, sweat drippin, fire breathin, screamin demon, baby back ribbin, always rippin, homie runnin, hard workin band, Mannequin Pussy. Good Philly friends, Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy.
August 8, 2021
Ep 58 // Jason Stewart - Them Jeans
Jason Stewart is a DJ, foodie, kitchen aid chef, tv ideas person, and podcaster. You may have known him through the Bloghaus days with his Them Jeans remixes or you may know him through his other podcasts The Stew and Tall Tales. Oh and maybe How Long Gone with his co-host Chris Black. Jason Stewart or TJ is described from everyone as tall, not dark, not handsome and is about hardcore music. Steve Aoki and him go way back at Cinespace as resident DJs. He’s not as famous as Steve Aoki but we love Ginuwine. The outro music will not be ‘In Them Jeans’ Please welcome Jason Stewart.
August 4, 2021
Ep 57 // Daniel Wooden - Photohumper
Daniel Wooden is a photographer focusing on music and personalities. I first met Daniel in Philly shooting all your favorite parties. Tall as hell, vibrant, loving, either shooting digital or film, it was great to see him always capturing the moment. Like many do, creatives leave Philly to other cities to tune their craft, hone their skills, go beyond and see what else is there to offer outside of our amazing city of brotherly love. Daniel has worked for select clients such as Nike Toronto, Heineken, Mad Decent, Complex Media, and Mass Appeal for their special projects, event recaps and press media. Previously at Little Giant Media. Linking and building, bringing the wood, welcome to the show, Daniel Wooden.
July 30, 2021
Ep 56 // Christine Espinal
Christine Espinal is a Spatial Designer based in NYC that I met in Philly at Yowie that works over at Lichen NYC. I feel like I’m on a roll with interviewing everyone at Lichen NYC because I love everything and everyone who sets foot in that store and what they do. Christine’s conceptual renderings of storefronts, hotels, trade show booths, is a future we’re looking to see within the commercial space. Christine was always on our radar because of all the sketch modeling she posts online along with the processes. Trust the process with Christine Espinal.
July 26, 2021
Ep 55 // Sabreen Jafry
Sabreen Jafry is a first gen Pakistani-American Creative Producer and photographer based in Brooklyn. Her clients include Sprite, BET Awards, HBO, and Delta Airlines. Her works has been covered by WeTransfer’s WePresent and Office Magazine. She currently works as a Creative art + photo Producer at Wieden + Kennedy. We met through the grapevine online but we have crossed paths at different functions. We’re not about that pork lifestyle but get us a drink though. Feels like Home at Casa Magazines. Please welcome Sabreen Jafry.
July 19, 2021
Ep 54 // Zoë Rayn - Caldera Magazine
Zoë Rayn is the founder and creative director of Caldera Magazine, a magazine and multimedia platform dedicated to championing the voices of artists and creatives from bipoc and queer communities. Founded in 2018, based in Philadelphia. Zoë also works with collaborative programs at the Penn Museum and programs at The Rail Park. People ask me if I’m a New Yorker, I’m not, I’m still Philly all the way specifically Delco. This is my way of keeping in touch with Philly. Zoë you keep Philly in check. The Hole Left Behind. Please welcome Zoë Rayn.
July 15, 2021
Ep 53  // Steele FC
Steele FC is a musician based in Brooklyn, NY. I know Steele from coming into the coffee shop at the Canal Street Market and we became very fast friends learning about his band The Britany's and going to his shows around New York. Steele FC has those face tattoo filters on IG and honestly I would get those on my face in real life. Steele has a heart of gold, vegan, and is no relation to Brooklyn Steel. Not a soccer team but a soccer player. Amateur musician, professional Athlete. Free Britney. Please welcome Steele FC.
July 12, 2021
Ep 52  // Walid Shaharul
Walid Shaharul is a Brooklyn based artist that is a self-taught painter from Queens. He recently had his first solo exhibition put on by the homies over at the art collective, Roosi entitled ‘Safe Space’ at Synesthesia. Walid’s figures have distorted faces which reminds you of Francis Bacon. We don’t eat bacon because we’re about that muslim lifestyle. Except for prosciutto and pepperoni. This is a safe space, no one needs to know about your harams or habibis. But no really, his show “Safe Space” brings out the bright and attractive backdrops along with bright colors that provide positive and joyful feelings of each of their figures. Please welcome Walid Shaharul.
July 8, 2021
Ep 51  // Jae Melo
Jeffrey Melo is an artist that is represented by Black Wall Street Gallery. His painting, ‘Behind The Walls, Lies Our Foundation” which is 54 x 54 inches, oil on canvas, is up in the BWS exhibition on 26 Mercer Street. I’ve always wanted Jae to be part of the Dahsar collections so I’m glad he was able to take a break from his painting schedule to come hang with us. He models on the side, does Jiu Jitsu, rips on the guitar. His Prince painting is phenomenal. Another UArts alum that we met in Philly. I’m glad to always see him at all of our functions. Just like his last name, very mellow, please welcome Jeffery Melo.
July 5, 2021
Ep 50  // Cam Sizemore & Minji Kwon
Cam Sizemore is a Cinematographer that has worked on all your favorite films and tv shows. Tv shows such as Daredevil, Master of None, The OA, Crashing, The Godfather of Harlem, High Fidelity, The Flight Attendant, and Gossip Girl. HBO not The CW. Films such as John Wick. That’s all I could find. Even though as a first assistant camera operator or second, Cam is also a photographer who shoots on many different film cameras outside of work. All the UArts homies work in film. I didn’t go to UArts. We all know each other from Philly. We literally are the Fast and Furious, Vin Diesel Paul Walker Because Family Meme where they say family, 33 times in that movie. Don’t fact check me on that. This isn’t Hot 97 but this could be the Breakfast Club. We have the Gamay Papi and Mini Mami of the wine world. Please welcome my good friends Cam Sizemore and host Minji Kwon.
June 23, 2021
Ep 49 // Lia Kantrowitz & Kelsey Niziolek - Sunday School
We have Lia and Kelsey from the brand Sunday School, the hottest nuns around putting out soft goods such as hoodies, tees, and long-sleeves of their illustrations. Lia is an illustrator who has worked for Vice, The New York Times, Medium, Business Week and Bloomberg. Her recent design is for our good friend Missy and her band Mannequin Pussy for their new EP out on Epitaph called “Perfect” and it’s perfect. Kelsey is an illustrator who has worked for GQ, Barron, The New York Times, Splice, and The New Yorker. Her recent design is for our good friends from Philly in Spirt of The Beehive for their new t-shirt for their new album ‘There’s Nothing you Can’t Do” but these two can literally do everything. I love both of your last names, but I’m terrible with remembering names and pronouncing them but they hot fire just like their designs. No time to cry. Please welcome Lia & Kelsey from Sunday School.
June 20, 2021
Ep 48 // Bryndon Cook - Starchild & The New Romantic
Bryndon Cook is a star and a romantic. Yes I’m taking it from his music moniker Starchild & The New Romantic. A multidisciplinary artist, actor & music director. Composing & recording music as Starchild & The New Romantic. Previously creative work includes collaborations with Solange, Kelsey Lu and Blood Orange. Guggenheim Museum, Sydney Opera House & Hollywood Bowl. He has a live album performed at National Sawdust, I caught his set at Warm Up for the first time with the Poetic Trust homies backed him up. Blessed him with Dahsar gear and it was great to come run into him again. My previous studiomate Hassan Rahim blessed the art direction for the album cover for ‘Language’ that released through one of my favorite labels, Ghostly International. Including his previous album before that, ‘Crucial.’ VHS 1138 and his new record, ‘Forever’ is off of Starchild’s label, New Romantic World. Please welcome Bryndon Cook of Starchild & The New Romantic.
June 17, 2021
Ep 47 // Scott J. Ross & Kendra Uncut - Public Cinema Club
Public Cinema Club. The masterminds behind the production company based in Philadelphia founded in 2015 Kendra, Pipus, and Scott J. Ross. It is currently run by Kendra and Scott. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Billboard, XXL, Hypebeast, Vice, and Indiewire, and played at major film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca. Pipus and Kendra were also named "Best Comedians of 2017" by Philadelphia Magazine. Scott J. Ross and Kendra has also been named best comedic actor by me your bronze winning body like of an Emmy best friend. These two professional supermodel actors and videographers have been killing it with their shorts, The Pet Files, Lean Chronicles, Judas Series, Hover Twins, Weed Cops, and the Sundance selected, Deer Squad. We love you so much Pipus. Please welcome to Wear Many Hats, Scott J. Ross and Kendra Uncut of Public Cinema Club.
June 14, 2021
Ep 46 // Grace Hwang - Lucky Numbr
Grace Hwang is a Korean American graphic designer, illustrator, and art director that brings light vibes to a heavy world.  We met during the Philly days through DJ SYLO and Matthew Law parties, degrees of separation from going to Temple University, and also running into each other in Brooklyn. Always happy running into Grace.  The Facebook APAHM campaigns 3D type was brought to life by 3D artist Johnny Lee*.  She is a part of Lucky Numbr. Lucky to have Grace Hwang.
June 9, 2021
Ep 45 // Tim Lopez & Dominick Alcantara - Barangay
Dominick Alcantara and Tim Lopez one of many from Barangay (Pronounced BarranGUY), podcast network, DJ collective, and photo collective. Barangay is a celebration of creativity and culture stemming from our artist collective in NYC. Barangay assisted in the production with the Dahsar Commercial Type and Commercial Classics shoot for CLASSICS and for Peter Saville collaboration. Filipino, I’m not Filipino I’m Malaysian what’s good we allies. Happy AAPI Heritage month but does south East Asians count, yes they do. Please welcome Tim & Dom from Barangay.
June 1, 2021
Ep 44 // Ché Nembhard - Clips Co-Op
Ché Nembhard is a “aspiring polymath of visual media” and the co-founder of CLIPS Co-op. CLIPS develops original content + provides platforms to showcase other creators such as Lichen NYC, Public Records, and Fragile Glass. Clips has put out short films for Fact and Nowness. Recently produced the Sacai collaboration for my previous boss Hank Willis Thomas for his collaboration with Sacai. When I think of Clips I think of smooth short films soothly watching while burning a Fragile Glass candle. Clips. Build Platforms. Build Bridges. Please welcome Ché.
May 30, 2021
Ep 43 // Naoko de Oliveira - Kabuki NY
Naoko de Oliveira is a florist in NYC. Naoko runs her own floral business called Kabuki NY. Naoko also models on the side unprofessionally but honestly she’s professional as professional gets. She modeled the Dahsar Commercial Classics lookbook for CLASSICS out now with a campaign featuring in Record Magazine debuting as we speak. Congrats to Kabuki for her first Valentine’s Day and Mothers Day because we all know those are the holidays that you know that are hot to pick up before you see your love ones. Those holidays are right above getting flowers on a third date or graduation day. No I didn’t come up with those statistics. FLEURS FROM THE ABYSS OF YOUR WILDEST WET DREAMS. Thanks for coming on Naoko de Oliveira.
May 28, 2021
Ep 42 // Jerome Peel - Peels
Jerome Peel is the designer and founder of the workwear company Peels Painting. Jerome plays drums in the band Gnarcissists. Jerome Chrome is a DJ as well. Jerome is related to Evel Knievel and is part of the Citi-Bike Bois where they do sick stunts from riding in Pop Eyes, 7 11, bunny hopping off of loading trucks, and ramps on these heavy ass bikes. Jerome is fucking hilarious. I met Jerome at the Canal Street Market while working at Office Coffee and it was always a pleasure to see him every morning. Jerome has an office space and design studio in the building where he prints, designs, photographs, does it all with a sick crew for everything Peels. Peels has been featured in Vogue, Vice, The New York Times and more. The workwear company has been featured on shows such as Euphoria, tons of skaters, models sport the brand, stoked to see his collaborations with Vans and Baker. Peels is a painting company, they just sell clothes on the side. Please welcome Jerome Peel.
May 26, 2021
Ep 41 // Daniel De Lara - Asian Dan
Daniel Delara is a musician.  Dan has a bunch of the same guitar pedals I use such as the infamous Dimension-C pedal that we love and I've also told Louise Chen to get. If we had his pedal board honestly we would rip on the bass and guitar all day long.  Previously in the band Team Spirit, the French Electro Indie rock band, Jamaica. Scored in the film "The Queen of Hollywood Blvd" and scored in "The Five Rules of Success".. lent a hand on Jacques Greene's debut album "Feel Infinite" also lent a hand with Chromeo tracks. Has a solid vintage tee collection, I only interview or have people on the podcast with solid vintage tee collections. He doesn't have a last name, we're both Asian, I'm not Filipino. Please welcome Asian Dan.
May 24, 2021
Ep 40 // Marissa Le - Yolo Ono
Marissa Le is an Art Director, Marketer, and DJ also known as Yolo Ono. Marissa works in branding and marketing as the Digital Director of atmos USA fka UBIQ. Marissa is also another good friend of mine from Philly who didn’t move to NYC. This isn’t an episode with Yoko Ono. Shout out to AAPI Heritage month that’s Asian American Pacific Islander for everyone who doesn’t know their acronyms except for lol and lmao. Please welcome Marissa Le aka Yolo Ono.
May 18, 2021
Ep 39 // Daniella Sansotta
Daniella Sansotta is a videographer with clients such as Adidas, Sophia Roe, Arshia Moorjani, Kiehl's, Crate and Barrel, Aveda and currently working Loren Allred. Daniella is also the Creative Director at NST Pictures.  Daniella is a visual artist, based in NYC. Me and Daniella were Making Time in Philly now we make time shooting photos of her and her brother RJ for the Dahsar + Commercial Type CLASSICS lookbook at House of Yes, shout out to DJ Bruce! Please welcome Daniella Messina Rosalia Sansotta.
May 14, 2021
Ep 38  // Kylie Hoffman
Kylie Hoffman has been a producer throughout her career but is now an Archival Producer. She has produced videos for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, Disney+ Kylie has modeled a few pieces of our new Dahsar + Commercial Type CLASSICS pieces officially available online now at and while we were out in LA to photograph the homies. She was a Plant mom before it was cool. One part of the Ladies of Lombard, we couldn't get Baauer on the podcast, but we got someone so much better.
May 12, 2021
Ep 37 // Geoff Snack
Geoff Snack is a senior strategist at Jam3, an illustration instructor at OCAD University, teaches experimental design at Miami Ad School Toronto, and consultant.  Geoff applies strategy, research, user insights, new ideas, and new technologies to his work for clients such as Facebook, Google, adidas, and more. Geoff is our first Wear Many Hats listener that plugged us in and wanted to be on the pod.  Geoff is often mistaken as a furniture designer for all the chairs he puts on Ig but no it's because we like to sit our asses down on some nice comfy seats. And also have a deep appreciation for chairs.  People often like to post fit pics such as myself, he likes to post pictures of rare books, zines, and vintage punk tees. Here we are learning how you can teach an illustration class but can't draw. People says he's a snack but we're going to have a whole meal.
May 10, 2021
Ep 36 // Eunice Chun & Justin Mariano
We have Justin Mariano and Eunice Chun from the very first Wear Many Hats episode coming back on to do an exclusive “Where ya at” episode. This is very exciting because a lot has changed since 2018 and I mean a lot. Justin was a flower boy no Tyler although we saw Tyler, the creator at the Garden in 2019 and that was the last time he worked as a flower dealer at the Canal Street Market and also did flowers for our Dahsar Commercial Type release. Eunice was slinging coffee at city of saints which I somehow still get at Foster Sundry shout out to Hannah and was an assistant at the Gagosian Gallery. They’ve all grown into big hotshots now that it was so hard to track these guys down. Ones on Instagram the other is not. I had to slide into ones DMs to get to and surprisingly it wasn’t Eunice’s. I was so glad to have them back on the show, welcome back Justin Mariano and Eunice Chun.
April 27, 2021
Ep 35 // Kamtin Mohager - The Chain Gang of 1974
Kamtin Mohager is a graphic designer and musician which he's mostly known for as The Chain Gang of 1974.  The Chain Gang of 1974 has been a project of Kamtin's since 1974 no 2010 and it's been a favorite listen of mine since 'Daydream Forever' of the track Death Metal Punk and his next releases of 'FELT' 'Honey Moon Drips' and his latest release, 'Besides' EP.  I've been following Kamtin's musical journey when he switched gears into shoegaze with 'Teenage Wrist' and now giving us 'Heavenward' Kamtin doesn't stop. Produces EDM as well with What So Not, Dillon Francis, and Flux Pavillion. Run's a record label called 'Fever LTD' where he puts out his latest releases. And he also designs posters, merch, and album covers for my favorite shoegaze bands such as Airiel, and not so shoegaze bands like The 1975. Yeah this isn't an interview with The 1975 this is with the Chain Gang of 1974, please welcome Kamtin Mohager.
April 24, 2021
Ep 34 // Justin Buschardt - Sharkswimmer
Justin Buschardt is an illustrator, musician, photographer, videographer and my favorite bartender of all time, well in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We met when I used to work at the greatest coffeeshop / plant shop in Brooklyn called Homecoming. We used to shoot the shit, talk about bands, punk bands, Thursday, the band Thursday, on a Thursday, life, photos, his dog, and more importantly, love. Gross. Justin is in the band called Sharkswimmer. Rips on the guitar. As a mixed media artist, Justin is an illustrator for WNYC’s Radiolab episodes, designs for the coffee roasters Toby estate, variety, shot photos behind the scenes of my fav band Slowdive at Be Electric studios, and ran round town shooting photos as a day in the life series for Delicate Steve who I used to see all the time in Philly. Justin, I fucking love you baby, so glad you’re on the show. You vaxxed up, sexy texan, let's go with Justin Buschardt.
April 21, 2021
Ep 33 // James Corrigan
James Corrigan is a dear friend of mine and I don’t say that lightly, I met him with our dear friend Alicia Hogan many moons ago and he’s introduced me to many musicians such as Homeboy Sandman who I’ve also had on Wear Many Hats and is a dear friend as well. James is the Senior Director of Visual Merchandising that oversees brands such as Allen Edmonds and Naturalizer and has been in fashion for quite some time now. But the hats he wears closely is being a musician. James will be releasing his new piece entitled Drum Circle where it is composed of 10 tracks that expand from a wide range of music from free jazz to minimalist pieces as well as art rock. James is one of my first friends in NYC, the first in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
April 20, 2021
Ep 32 // Matt Maust - Cold War Kids // £UV
Matt Maust is a cold war kid, a product of £UV, visual artist, loves vintage and looks great in a bucket hat. Mister Mauster is a bowser with the vintage band tees, living the life of being in cold War kids and making art and clothing for the rest of your life is the life that people would absolutely dream of.  I’m so wet right now, Hang me up to Dry, Matt Maust.
April 7, 2021
Ep 31 // Nick Thune
If I were to tell my high school self right now that I would have Nick Thune on the podcast, he would be like, what the hell is a podcast? I never watched cartoons before going to school, only Comedy Central Presents stand up shows at 7am and Nick Thune was my all time fav. Having the guitar played in with his sets was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen mind you I was going thru a weird singer songwriter phase In 2008, the instant classic instant messenger love song hits hard. First time I ever joined a comedian newsletter and the title was Eye Thune. RIP to I-Tunes obviously. First time I ever saw Nick Thune perform live was at Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown, Philly with the all funny Kate Berlant and Ben Kronberg and it was a night to remember. Laced Nick Thune up with some DAHSAR gear. Also a few years later at The Bell Tower in Gowanus, Brooklyn to lace him with more DAHSAR gear but not with Damien Jurado during their Sad Music, Sad Comedy tour which would have been so up my alley because those two genres are what I’m about. Sad Music, Sad Comedy, Sad Podcast episode, just playin. Nick Thune has put out comedy specials such as Thick Noon, Folk Hero, and Good Guy. He’s in your favorite movies such as Knocked Up, Extract, Mr. Roosevelt, and Venom. He’s in HBO MAX’s Love Life and now starred in the movie The Right One out now. It’s currently High Noon, he’s good friends with Usher. Stoked to have him on Wear Many Hats here is, Nick Thune.
April 4, 2021
Ep 30 // Louise Chen
We’re here with Louise Chen who is a DJ who has been promoting parties since 2012. First playing Hip Hop and R&B she has grown up with sampling culture and been a crate-digger for a long time hence the many Discogs tabs open on her browser. Her endless quest looking for soul, funk, disco and jazz has shaped her to playing clubs such as Rex and Concrete. She hosts shows on NTS, The Lot Radio, Rinse France, and DJs alongside Floating Points and many of your favorite DJs. She is a a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan, a huge fan of supporting artists, she hasn’t slept since 1999  Is this a fever dream? Is this a Siamese Dream?
April 1, 2021
Ep 29 // Morgan Jay
Morgan Jay has two first names. He’s comedian but a guitar player. He doesn’t do musicals, he doesn’t do improv, he does standup comedy but mostly sitting down. Morgan Jay finished as a semifinalist on NBC’s Bring the funny but has performed at numerous comedy festivals including the SF Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Fest and was a finalist at the 2019 Big Sky Comedy Fest and 2018 Boston Comedy Festival. Morgan has taken home first prize at the 2012 Westside Comedy Showdown, 2018 Ventura Comedy Festival and 2019 Antelope Valley Comedy Festival. Morgan also won 1st Prize for best comedy/novelty song in the International Songwriting Competition which received over 16,000 submissions. He’s a grown ass man that’s Huge on TikTok, huge on Twitch, semi-huge on YouTube. Morgan Jay is a comedic genius, voice like Akon, no wait voice like T-Pain, without the auto tune, smooth like Santana ft. Rob Thomas.
March 29, 2021
Ep 28 // Matt Trigaux - TrickGo
Matt Trigaux is an LA based Creative Marketer who likes the messiness of making things. Basically he likes to get down and dirty with clients. I know Matt from Philadelphia who opened up an art gallery clothing boutique called TrickGo. It was for the likes of Johnny Cupcakes but had streetwear sensibilities like the old Reason and Pedestrian. He also assisted in founding a motorcycle shop in Philadelphia as well which brought him into the wonderful world of motorsports and the automotive industry in order to tell stories and connect with new audiences.
March 20, 2021
Ep 27 // Blaire Monroe - Dare 2 Blaire
Blaire Monroe is a good friend of mine, homie of the brand, homie for life. She was previously at Fast Company, Viacom, The Fader working in social media, a contributing writer for Complex, Afropunk, and Mass Appeal. Previously head of digital marketing for Keep Cool Records. Blaire is currently baking and making playlists with Dare 2 Bake Dare 2 dive in? As Told by Ginger no As Told by Blaire. What’s going on with Blaire Monroe.
March 17, 2021
Ep 26 // Evan Scott - Noguchi Museum
Evan Scott is the shop manager at the Noguchi museum in Long Island City, Queens, NY I met him while browsing the shop and saw the infamous Noguchi Table with the new Futura 2000 and Takashi Murakami collaborated print entitled ‘intermezzo’ We hit it off right away where I commented on his impeccable style looking sharp in Comme des Garcon blazer. Evan also edits a monthly newsletter of announcements and events for a nonprofit called Queer|Art that keeps his writing skills sharp. Evan is sharp as a nail, fashion, art, style, what else can I say?
March 14, 2021
Ep 25 // Lauren Downing - Ulises / ICA Philly
Lauren Downing is the Curatorial Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania also known as the ICA Philly She is also the co-owner of Ulises that was previously in Fishtown, Philly. Everyone’s got the Ulises Totes that have been spotted since Printed Matters Art Book Fair over at Moma PS1. She’s been in the art world forever. Please welcome Lauren Downing.
March 11, 2021
Ep 24 // Talia Moore - The Counter
Talia Moore is someone who I met thru the grapevine of Brooklyn friends shout out to professional soccer player Demitrius Omphroy, Talia’s a damn good soccer player as well She’s worked on the Michael Vick “30 for 30” documentary on ESPN. Talia is a producer at The Counter and is also a part of Central Brooklyn Food Cooperative.
February 27, 2021
Ep 23 // Ed Be & Jared Blake - Lichen NYC
Lichen is a Brooklyn based interior design incubator. Ed Be & Jared Blake partnered in 2017 combining years of experience collecting, selling and trading designer furniture throughout NYC. Together they aim to create a community of lich-minded individuals enthused by music, creativity, and design. Big Lichen is at 98 Moore Street and Lil Lichen is at 131 Manhattan Ave both in Brooklyn. I first met Ed and Jared when I came in and peeped the USM Hallers for my crib, dropped stacks and had them delivered. When I come into the shop they’re always welcoming and sharing what new pieces they got in store. Educating me with new pieces that always end up in my crib such as the Little Big Chair by Jeff Miller. Their team consists of the homies Vian and Eric from Fragile Glass. Designing their own Lichen furniture with Alvaro Ucha Rodriguez such as their in house V1.5 coffee table. They carry the Flowers 4U half photo and notebook zine, they’re collaborations consists of a sock collection with Comme Si, Bookends with Let’s Do Better, House Music with Look Studios and COMMA and Pink Essay for Open Studio. Lichen is featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Sight Unseen, Clever and Highsnobiety. This is the new version of MTV cribs, please welcome Ed Be & Jared Blake from Lichen NYC.
February 24, 2021
Ep 22 // Eric Mayes - Fragile Glass
Eric Mayes has a personal mission curating and contributing through an intersection of art, science, and education.  I met Eric at Lichen, a furniture shop based in Brooklyn and we connected right there on the spot through our mutual friends and love for furniture. Eric runs Fragile Glass, a Brooklyn based candle company that is all about smell goods, handmade right in NYC. He recently put out his first commercial featuring King Heroin by James Brown directed by Eric and produced by Clips Co-Op.
February 21, 2021
Ep 21 // Renald Louissaint - Medium
Renald Louissaint is a Brooklyn based designer and illustrator who balances the different approaches required for both practices to inform all of his work. He describes his work as lush and detailed, carefully researched and composed with typography. You may have seen his playlist covers for Lichen NYC, our good friend David You’s recent cover for ‘Beautiful, Like Pyramids.” Renald is also an illustrator and currently holds a role as a brand designer at Medium.
February 18, 2021
Ep 20 // Kate Wallich - Dance Church
Kate Wallich runs The YC, Kate Wallich Studio, and Dance Church. She’s based in seattle where it drizzles but when it rains it pours wait what? She’s not your tiny dancer, she moves like Jagger, she’s drippin in Dance Church merch, DAHSAR produced the collection. Your church's favorite church. Your dancers favorite dancer.
February 1, 2021
Ep 19 // Thị Minh Huyền Nguyễn - Gold to Green
Thị Minh Huyền Nguyễn is a Creative athlete specifically runner and an activist. I met her at the Canal Street Market in New York City while I was at the shop and she ran her podcast and newsletter, Gold to Green. She has interviewed Artist and Designer Victor Roman and many more. When she bounced out of New York to move back to Berlin I was bummed but months passed and I ran into her while I was out on a run on the Williamsburg Bridge and saw her. It was a moment I won’t forget. Fall of 2019 I went to Berlin, visited her, she was coming from a 18 mile run then made me breakfast. I was like are you tired? Then she came back to NYC, was running around doing things for the brand District Vision and Nike. She is the co founder of Wayv Run Collective, and the founder of the Global Woman Run Collective.
January 28, 2021
Ep 18 // Matt Pecina - STUDIO GUAPO
Matt Pecina aka STUDIO GUAPO is an artist, set designer, production designer, prop stylist, based in NYC. He’s worked on trade shows for clients in consulting, Matt is releasing Studio Guapo merch called ROUGH DRAFT. He has collaborated with Richard and Grace been featured with Pink Essay and Roomy. Give it up for #THESHAPESWEMAKETHESHAPESWETAKE Studio handsome, Studio Guapo, Matt Pecina.
January 26, 2021
Ep 17 // Archie Lee Coates IV - PLAYLAB, INC.
Archie is one of the founders of PLAYLAB, INC., one of the many amazing people behind Plus Pool, put together the ‘Figures of Speech’ book by Virgil Abloh, installations such as Grown Up Flowers, and Fantasy Landscapes. PLAYLAB, INC. designed with Virgil Abloh for 𝓛𝓸𝓾𝓲𝓼 𝓥𝓾𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓸𝓷 Men’s FW21 Runway Show, “Ebonics / Snake Oil / The Black Box / Mirror, Mirror” aka show 6. His team consists of good friends and the team shout out to Jeff Franklin, Dillion Kogle, Ana Thompson, Peter and Gabe. He’s a painter, DJ, designer, creative director, drippin with ideas, drippin in Flat Earth on this Round Earth. He’s not a comic, he’s the real deal.
January 23, 2021
Ep 16 // Thad DeBrock - CBGB - PLM
Thad DeBrock is a guitarist that you’ve probably heard his riffs in. Such as for acts Chromeo, St. Vincent, David Byrne, Graham Nash and wait are my notes right, Nelly? He’s also done broadway shows such as American Psycho and The Cher Show. Me and Thad met in Williamsburg and we used to chat about the music industry, jokes, and dating. He would come in with Graham Nash and I thought it was dad. He has performed at CBGBs and rips with PLM his new quarantine pandemic back of a truck show.
January 16, 2021
Ep 15 // Dino Sanchez - Commercial Type
Dino Sanchez is a designer working in objects, furniture, and spaces. He designs and builds out of his studio in Pennsylvania. But really Dino does design beautiful pieces of furniture. The summit collection he recently put out he says expresses a direct visual language and a shared vocabulary of components. Which is the most beautiful sentence I’ve ever read in regards to someone making furniture in this day and age. I met Dino for the first time at the Commercial Type Dahsar party for commercial classics. He knows how to run a bar. Drinks were flowing, he basically ran the party with us which was amazing. Dino loves our new collection with Commercial Type and to have his stamp of approval means a whale lot because Dino is an absolute legend. Dino is a designer from a senior designer, creative director, former executive design director at Droga5 and partner over at Commercial Type.
January 13, 2021
Ep 14 // SLOWKEY - House of Yes
Slowkey could sound like an animal. It could sound like a sloth going at a slow pace or it could be an animal that surprisingly can go really fast and surprise you with it’s unknown traits and characteristics that make you not know what to expect. My next guest is a friend from, you guessed it, Philadelphia where we used to party all the time and also get things done. My only fond memory is her going to all of Zak and Stoops parties called the ILL Society and let me tell you she’s the life of the party. Dani also moved up to New York. I knew she would because Slowkey was moving fast. Last time we met up she was working at Conde Nast and we had a meeting honestly just touch base instead of work. Slowkey became High-key and definitely the same animal she was in Philly. She is the Founder of Prophets Over Profits that honestly do the good work. I wish Dahsar sponsored one of her events She’s the director of partnerships at House of Yes where we shot our latest lookbook for the Commercial Type collaboration for Commercial Classics.
January 10, 2021
Ep 13 // Lizzy Jo - Loud Community
Lizzy Jo is for the community and she's all about giving back. She uses her design skills for good and a tool to make sure your art is not black and white. She is “multidisciplinary” which she says is a (typical millennial terminology WHICH IT IS!) designer who ties together color and culture in all her personal projects. Lizzy has worked for Art 21, Loud Community, DBN, Hot Mic Media, Business as Usual. She’s a teacher, appreciates the arts, is sex positive, loves color. We met on Tinder.
January 7, 2021
Ep 12 // Robert Perry - Tattooed Mom
Robert Perry the heart of Tattooed Moms, my favorite bar in Philadelphia where I basically grew up in. Handsome man that basically looks like he’s been in all of your favorite bands. He’s been running Tattooed Mom’s for 23 years! Located at 530 South Street. Basically everyone’s favorite street in Philadelphia, Robert is the kind soul that you would always love running into. The endless conversations we would have of what shows would be on at Tattooed Moms? Craft shows, skate video releases, stand up comedy, the food specials, the bar is definitely a second home that is welcomed to all, every living life on every planet. If you’re an artist, you’re able to create whatever you’d like to wheatpaste your poster or sticker upstairs, anything you’d want to do. It’s basically a museum and it’s a spot I tell everyone who’s visiting Philly to go check out Tattooed Mom’s. We’ve done a collaboration with Tattooed Mom’s and we released a couple tees and 5panel hats that were a Dahsar classic. Robert has the most soothing voice that comfort anyone including a time like this. He should have section on the mindfulness app of just talking about art. Robert has given back to the community and the artists are the soul of TMOMS.
January 1, 2021
Ep 11 // Homeboy Sandman
Homeboy Sandman and I have a relationship like no other. Organic as ever. How I heard about him for the first time was when I met my friend James, spinning me his record “First of a Living Breed” in his apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. James told me what he knew about Sandman and from there on I was hooked. The love language of music in the room having all these special people listening to Homeboy Sandman’s record made me one day hope to see him at a show. Surely enough, I saw him at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia with another favorite, Oddisee with my friend Amanda and before he got on stage I met up with him, had a conversation about his music and my brand Dahsar and I slipped him the ‘Hail Mary’ hat a Dahsar original, one of our first hats ever, which has an all over Virgin Mary print on the inside and right when he got on stage he wore it and he was the first person to wear my gear on stage. Fast forward, we collaborated on tour merch, released a couple 5-panels and t-shirts together and I went to a few shows in the states. Always a pleasure to see Homeboy Sandman anywhere on the streets. One of my favorite musicians in the game please welcome Homeboy Sandman.
December 29, 2020
Ep 10 // Justin Esposito - FREEJBOOSIE
Justin Esposito aka FREEJBOOSIE aka the man of many talents basically a modern day renaissance man in the streetwear world that we currently live in. I was roommates with his brother Chris back in Philly, and when he came thru, I laced him with Dahsar, and we were homies ever since. Music is his specialty, his background, his everything but what he’s also known for is his contribution to the streetwear world. His knowledge on vintage grails and the music he produces, we need to protect this man at all costs for the brilliant knowledge that he has on music and streetwear and all around great guy to be around with.
December 25, 2020
Ep 9 // Seans Swans - Public Records
Sean Ben-Zvi is a Barista but not any Barista she is known for her swans, she goes by Seans Swans (@seansswans). She has coined herself as a creative coffee director, cafe consultant, and a freelance barista, so she’s basically under the whole coffee umbrella. I met Sean at her place of work in Boerum Hill as she is the head barista at this amazing venue and restaurant called Public Records. Public Records is one of my favorite places to go to for coffee, a drink, food, and all of the DJ events that were held there.
December 19, 2020
Ep 8 // Gabby Basyuk - Soft Label Vintage
Gabby Basyuk is a copywriter and slings vintage. She has an eye for great finds, a photographer, she has released a couple pieces of published work such as Act of Tenderness and Gaze Vol 1. Gabby is also an event planner, one of her first markets she put on was the Monstera Art & Zine fair up in North Philly featuring 8 Ball Zines, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Space 1026, and High Tide Collective. Gabby runs a market in Philly called 8 Fields Market and a vintage shop called Soft label Vintage.
December 14, 2020
Ep 7 // Marv Mack
Marv Mack is a Hip-Hop musician but he's also a video producer and director. He has worked for several companies that you may have heard of such as The Fader, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, and  Business Insider. He has a Podcast called Good Ass Job which is a pretty good ass podcast where he speaks with people that have a good ass job and discusses what they do to elevate their careers. Marv blesses us with a sneak of his new record 'MARVELOUS' and a promo intro.
December 9, 2020
Ep 6 // KENTO & S-BAND
Nick Schon or KENTO, works for Caldera Magazine and works on electronic music. Garvin Kelly or S-BAND, works for Indie Photo Lab, dog walker and works on electronic music. Both of them gave us two special edition sets. Fast forward or listen to all of KENTO's intro set.
December 7, 2020
Ep 5 // Dylan Schwartz - Paulie Gee's
Voice over Artist and Pizza Creator, Dylan Schwartz blesses us with a special Wear Many Hats voice over and his love for za.
December 3, 2020
Ep 4 // Pink Essay
Furniture appreciation with David Eardley and Anna Ling of Pink Essay. We talk about being their furniture show, Open Space, featuring up and coming furniture designers held at Lichen NYC. Fruit Cup NYC. What it's like being a curator, compare chair tattoos and Julio Torres comedy special on HBO My Favorite Shapes.
November 24, 2020
Ep 3 // Weekend Athlete
Minji Kwon is a graphic designer, dog walker, babysitter, and a snack connoisseur.  Amanda Hagenbuch is a photographer, baker, barista, and a musician for her band, Weekend Athlete. The two went to University of the Arts and I know them by going to UArts parties. We talk Philly Naked Bike Ride, Pretzel Ride, and dropping off pastries at Amanda's house parties at 3AM. This episode is not sponsored by Boba Guys.
October 15, 2020
Ep 2 // Commercial Type
What an honor to speak to type legends Greg Gazdowicz & Christian Schwartz of Commercial Type. Greg Gazdowicz listens to all and I mean all types of music and he blades. Christian Schwartz is a family man. Both are type designers.
October 15, 2020
Ep 1 // U Nice
First Wear Many Hats Podcast episode with Justin Mariano and Eunice Chun. Justin had a full size booth at the Canal Street Market doing cut and sew for many other brands and artists. He seamed pillows, ottomans and his clientele was a full on variety. Eunice was doing the New York grind working as a barista, then on the side worked in the art industry working in art fairs and galleries. She now works as an Operations Coordinator for Daniel Arsham.
October 15, 2020