Fit Check

Fit Check is a podcast about personal style and the stories behind them. Hear from fellow students, musicians, visual artists, sneaker heads, shopaholics, and fashion entrepreneurs about the influences that affect their aesthetic choices.

Host: Griffin McDonald || Producer/Editor: Joshua Tekle

You can join the conversation by emailing us at or hitting us up on Instagram @fitcheckpod.

Music: "Lucy" by pilotkid || Art: @39artattack

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Ep. 10: Zoe Francesca - A Song for Every Style

Culture Jam host, Zoe Francesca, hops on to discuss how her music taste influenced her personal style. Studded belts and fingerless gloves were the perfect way to emulate one of her idols growing up, Avril Lavigne. From Classic Rock and Pop Punk to Alternative RnB and Hip-Hop, music has been a big influence on the culture, and it shows in what we wear. Griffin and Zoe touch on a few artist’s that stood out to them.

Ep. 09: New York Fashion Week & Clothes We Can’t Afford

Richard Lake and Dylan Porter are two friends from Mississippi State who tap in with Griffin to break down their personal styles. They each give their take on sustainability in fashion and what it looks like on a college budget. The trio discuss their favorite collections from New York Fashion Week, which include Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Off-White, and many more. Also Rowing Blazers, Aime Leon Dore and Stussy have some fresh Spring/Summer 2021 collections out and the boys are here for it. LINKS TO SLIDESHOWS BELOW!!

Bottega Veneta Collection

Off White Collection

Saint Laurent Collection

Rowing Blazers

Aime Leon Dore


Ep. 08: Sydney Baltyn - Grammy Fits 2021

Relaxed casual fits are a go-to for this sophomore journalism student. Sydney shares how her personality and style go hand-in-hand. She also joins Griffin to chat about the latest outfits worn on the Grammy red carpet, including the “Big Witch Energy” Phoebe Brigers gives in her skeleton dress and the 70s prom vibes Silk Sonic emits in their flare suit pants. HAIM, Tame Impala, Kaytranada, the list goes on.

Ep. 07: Matthew Jones - Turning Garment to Gallery

Matthew Jones is the creator and designer of the clothing brand [ VETTED ]. With the help of mentors, a sewing machine, and lots of extra time due to a cancelled internship, Matthew turns his passion project into wearable art found at pop-up shops and fashions shows. He comes on the podcast to talk about the conception of his brand and the tapestry woven custom pieces he sews together in his home studio. Matthew also blows Griffin’s mind with a custom piece made specifically for this episode. You can check out his latest collections at

Ep. 06: Parker Blackburn - Sixties Mod Fashion & Urban Cowboys

Parker Blackburn drops in to share some insight on her journey to becoming Style Director for Garnet & Black. From experimenting with grunge to pulling from sixties mod colors, Parker always enjoyed the power of presenting herself in different ways. Griffin gets Parker’s take on sources of inspiration from nature and Tik Tok. They both dive into the wild runway shows of Schiaparelli, Iris van Herpen, Chanel, and Celine.

Ep. 05: Garrison Gist - Pop Art and the Fits to Match

From paint covered Yeezys to paint covered basketball courts, everything is a canvas that could use some color according to Garrison Gist. Also known as Paint Can Papi, Garrison taps in with us from Charlotte to talk about his transition from Gamecock fullback to self-taught artist and muralist. There’s a relationship between his colorful art and his personal style and Griffin gets to the bottom of it.

Ep. 04: Caleb Burke - Ceteri (the others.)

This week, Caleb Burke, founder of Ceteri, comes on the show to share how he brought his streetwear brand to life. Caleb dives into the designs of some of his favorite launches and the influences that helped inspire him. Griffin and Caleb also discuss their mutual appreciation for Chinatown Market, Cactus Plant Flea Market and J Balvin. Be on the lookout for his next drop at

Ep. 03: Jessi Hamilton - Blazers aren’t just for Boys

Ryerson Student and Toronto stylist, Jessi Hamilton, spoke on the moment she finally felt comfortable enough to rock the oversized fits and bold colors that define her style today. She also filled us in about gender norms in fashion and the people who have been breaking those rules since the 80s. Follow her @jessihamilton_ on Instagram. Learn more about Fashion Takes Action, the Canadian non-profit she is affiliated with, at

Ep. 02: Joshua Tekle - Pricey Tees and Accidental Fits

Griffin and Joshua, discuss how they both got into fashion, where they got their sense of style from, and how their sense of style has changed over the years. Joshua touches on some of his accidental fits that got him more interested in personal style, and Griffin points his finger at the one celebrity who turned him away from fashion…but only momentarily.

Ep. 01: Colleen Morrison - Personal Style for the Environment

Griffin chats with longtime friend, Colleen Morrison, about her first steps as an Environmentalist and where she is now on that journey. They discuss the harmful effects of fast fashion trends, brands who are reducing their carbon footprint, and ways we all can get into sustainable fashion.