Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMar 14, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: No Stranger Small Black)
02:59 Interview with Mac McMillan of Pierrepont Hicks & Northern Grade
09:00 DJ Marie
10:18 Never Lonely Diane Coffee
13:35 You + Me (Still Together In The Future) Oberhofer
18:09 Let Them Talk Dent May
22:31 DJ Marie
24:11 Interview with Mac McMillan
30:35 DJ Marie
31:40 Now Everyone The Herms
34:53 God’s Children Woods
38:00 Everyone I Know Grizzly Bear
40:18 DJ Marie
41:47 Interview with Mac McMillan
45:20 DJ Marie
46:02 Me & You & Jackie Mittoo Superchunk
48:03 Finish

Do you love beautifully crafted menswear and accessories? What about amazing pop-up shops? What about… BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER?? For this week’s Sew & Tell, I got to chat with fellow Minnesota native Mac McMillan. Mac and his wife Katherine are the dynamic duo (with an knack for gorgeous design) behind Pierrepont Hicks, a line of quality, classic-but-contemporary men’s and women’s wear. After a little time spent perfecting the wool tie, Mac and Katherine expanded Pierrepont Hicks to include footwear, outerwear, and travel accessories, all expertly crafted here in the US. Soon, they discovered other likeminded labels and started Northern Grade – a collaborative, national pop-up shop dedicated to American Made.

On today’s show, you’ll hear from Mac about the start of Pierrepont Hicks, some of the biggest challenges he and Katherine have faced as PH has grown, their dedication to American Made, the evolution of Northern Grade, their upcoming collaboration with GQ, and more!

Plus, a playlist full of great music from artists like Diane Coffee, Dent May, Woods, and Superchunk. So tune in & be part of this stylish cooperative here on BreakThru Radio!

Mac McMillan, co-founder of Pierrepont Hicks & Northern Grade

Select styles from Pierrepont Hicks, by Mac & Katherine McMillan
(Photos courtesy of Pierrepont Hicks)
A sneak peek at two new Spring 2014 styles for the gents!

*Keep up with all the latest news, designs, and stylish discoveries from Pierrepont Hicks by following them on…

Sampling of recent Northern Grade Pop-Up Shops
(Photos courtesy of Northern Grade)
Katherine & Mac at a recent Northern Grade gathering
Samples of the great wares you might find at your local Northern Grade event!

Los Angeles, April 2013
Richmond, VA, September 2013
Chicago, October 2013
Minneapolis, November 2013
*And coming soon to New York, March 22 – 23rd, in collaboration with GQ!

Diane Coffee
(Photo by Cara Robbins)
March 14 – SXSW Redefine Party @ House of Commons, University of Texas – Austin, TX
March 15 – SXSW BreakThru Radio Party @ The Liberty – Austin, TX
(Photo by Rachel Eply)
March 14 – Valley Of The Vapors Independent Music Festival @ Low Key Arts – Hot Springs, AR
March 15 – SXSW @ The Parish & Cheer Up Charlie’s – Austin, TX
March 16 – Spillover Music Fest @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX
March 19 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
March 20 – The Camel – Richmond, VA
(Photo courtesy of Woodsist)
April 25 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
April 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
April 27 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
April 28 – The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
April 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 2 – Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch – Austin, TX
May 3 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
May 4 – SeedCo Studios – Lawrence, KS
May 6 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
May 7 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
May 9 – Canadian Music Week @ Great Hall – Toronto, Ontario
May 11 – Showcase Lounge – South Burlington, VT
May 13 – Space Gallery – Portland, ME
May 14 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
May 16 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Aug 1 – 3 – Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR
Aug 29 – 31 – End of the Road Festival @ Larmer Tree Gardens – Salisbury, United Kingdom
Sept 2 – Dingwalls – London, United Kingdom
*If you’re in Austin this weekend, be sure to join us for the BTR Free Day Party at The Liberty on Saturday, March 15, from noon-6 pm!
Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…