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HSS Live, Episode 1: Matt Hranek Interview

January 24th, 2019

Watch a replay of our first live broadcast

Replay of our first-ever live broadcast. HSS Live: Episode 1 featured a discussion of topics including style, recommendations, and watches along with several exceptional guest contributors, an interview with Matt Hranek, and your questions answered. Segment time codes below!

Original air date: Sunday, January 27 at 7 p.m.


5:47 – WHAT I’M INTO

This segment featured contributions from a handful of luminaries and tastemakers, telling us the one thing they’re currently digging at the moment. Contributors to this episode were:

▪ Stephen Pulvirent – Managing Editor, Hodinkee
▪ Fabio Attanasio – Co-Founder, The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear
▪ Aleks Cvetkovic – Deputy Editor, The Jackal
▪ Ahmad Rahman – Watch Collector
▪ Brock McGoff – Founder, The Modest Man

And my pick, as well…
Ronson Touch Tip Lighter


We’re pleased to have as our inaugural guest, Mr. Matt Hranek, a true renaissance man and bona fide Negroni fiend. Matt is the Men’s Style Editor of CN Traveler, author of the book “A Man and His Watch”, and the creative director of the new print publication, WM Brown magazine. We’ll talk style, watches, cars, and of course, Negronis.

A Man & His Watch
WM Brown Magazine


Revealing the watch that is currently making me tick–pun not intentional, but feel free to groan anyway.

Nomos Zürich Ref. 801

51.48 – VIEWER Q&A

Taking your questions.

58:29 – WRAP-UP

Thanks for tuning in!

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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Videography by Rob McIver

Video Editing by Ian Johnston


I'm very excited to take you inside HSS Studios today with a 360 virtual reality experience! This is the place where we shoot all the content, where I spend a lot of my day working, and also where I like to relax and unwind (it's as much a man cave as it is a functional workspace).

This is actually HSS Studios 2.0. We previously rented a space, which you may recall seeing on Instagram or here on the site, where we did a photo tour a couple years ago. However, when Robin and I bought our house, which came with a very nicely-sized finished basement, it didn't make sense to also be paying for separate studio space (not to mention utilities and internet). So, the basement became the new studio, which, I can tell you, is exceptionally convenient.