Shows Behind the Seams

Nudie Cohn

Behind the Seams picks all the little lint balls of genius off the big gray, astonishingly dumb sweater that is the fashion industry and sews them into petite-size mini documentaries.

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  • Nudie Cohn

    Clothing designer Nudie Cohn lit a fire in the country music world with glittering suits and jackets with rhinestone-bejeweled pot leaves and gargantuan uppers and downers. His custom creations for Elvis, Gram Parsons, and Hank Williams are now legendary.

  • Junkie Shoes

    We travel to Indonesia to buy sandals made by former drug addicts. The shoes, called "junkies," are a part of a program started by the YAKITA Drug Treatment Center to help women suffering from addiction learn a marketable skill.

  • Peruvian Folk Bling

    In this episode of Behind the Seams, we hang out with Francisco Herrera, who makes extravagant "blinged out" dresses for Peru's folk music superstars.

  • There's Juice in the Fridge

    Video footage of pretty people after they've just woken up to stale tequila and regret

  • Mexican Pointy Boots

    In this episode of Behind the Seams we head to the dusty city of Matehuala, Mexico in search of the pointiest long-toed cowboy boots ever made

  • Wool of the Dog

    In this edition of Behind the Seams we hang out with Kendall Crolius who makes fancy knitwear out of dog hair.

  • Koos and the Cosby Sweaters

    Dutch fashion man Koos van den Akker created the Cosby knitwear using his signature Frankenstein style.

  • Japanese Hairhats

    Meet Shinji Konishi, Tokyo's leading maker of fake-animal-head hair hats.

  • Bogota's Bulletproof Tailor

    Miguel Caballero makes bulletproof clothing for the world’s elite.