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    Reflecting on 4 years of Business

    Reflecting on 4 years of Business
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    This past month, OLE MASON JAR reached a major milestone...our 4th year of being in business. All too often in this industry, it is easy to get caught up in thinking about the future and only focus on moving forward, so it was actually nice to pause and reflect on how far we have come in those 4 years!

    Style: Spring Trends

    Style: Spring Trends
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      The weather is warming up here in Charlotte, which is causing quite a bit of spring fever here in the south. Everyone is starting to ditch the dark colors...

    Travel: NYC Market

    Travel: NYC Market
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    I am not going to lie, when we were first starting OLE MASON JAR the thought of business trips to New York was alluring and glamorous ... Four years latter I am here to say that while yes there are certainly cool aspects of it, it is far from the ideas of grandeur I once expected. It is grueling, especially in the winter, and days are spent on the go, you hardly have time to catch your breath and are constantly overwhelmed. All that being said, our latest trip to NYC was certainly a success and I was able to snap a few pictures as well.

    Music: End Of Year Indie Review

    Music: End Of Year Indie Review
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    This has been an incredible year in music overall, but this year we want to do something a little different. This year our director of music and lifestyle, Taj Simpson, gives recognition to some of the indie artists he's been enjoying.

    Introducing: Citizen Supply

    Introducing: Citizen Supply
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    We are thrilled to announce our expansion into Atlanta. You can now find us at Citizen Supply in Ponce City Market!

    Upcoming: Holiday Events

    Upcoming: Holiday Events
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    Check out some of the events we will be attending this holiday season!

    Gift Guide: Christmas

    Gift Guide: Christmas
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    Men can be difficult to shop for, so we decided to help you out a bit by providing a gift guide for the men in your life.

    Travel: Free Things To Do In Charlotte

    Travel: Free Things To Do In Charlotte
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    If you’re traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the fastest growing cities in the country, consider taking advantage of these excellent, free activities!

    Style: Fall Trends

    Style: Fall Trends
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    A new season means new fashion trends, and with Fall finally here we thought it would be a good time to show you which colors are coveted this season!

    Introducing: Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

    Introducing: Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
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    When one thinks of October, cooler weather, fall leaves and Halloween come to mind; however, October is also the month in which we wear all things pink to support those who are fighting, or those who have fought, breast cancer!

    Introducing: Pocket Squares

    Introducing: Pocket Squares
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    Here, at OLE MASON JAR, we produce some pretty amazing bow ties, lapel flowers and pocket squares and we thought it was time to show you what makes them so special!

    Lifestyle: Meet Our Seamstress Cassandra

    Lifestyle: Meet Our Seamstress Cassandra
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    When you are in the business of making high end shirting, sport coats and suiting, alterations are a major component of a successful business. Thankfully, we have partnered with Cassandra Faulk, allowing us to offer in-store complimentary alterations for everything we make!

    Lifestyle: Meet Rachel

    Lifestyle: Meet Rachel
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    We would like to welcome the newest member of the OLE MASON JAR team...our new intern Rachel Bland. The first time we met Rachel, it was obvious she would be a great fit. With her passion for fashion, writing and photography, we jumped at the chance to bring her on board and utilize her positive energy and creativity to help grew our brand!

    Style: Evolve to Succeed

    Style: Evolve to Succeed
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    In this industry, you have got to evolve to succeed, and this year has certainly been a year of change and evolution for OLE MASON JAR. Our first retail location, custom and pivoting our creative direction has really changed things!

    Music: 2016 Album Reviews...So Far

    Music: 2016 Album Reviews...So Far
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    2016 is flying by, and our Music & Lifestyle department has been checking out all the album releases. Check out some our favorites so far in 2016!

    Collaboration: Kerf & Burled

    Collaboration: Kerf & Burled
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    Since starting OLE MASON JAR 3+ years ago, we have been searching for the right partner to enable us to offer world class handmade pieces out of reclaimed wood, right here in the great state of North Carolina. Enter local NC brand Kerf & Burled...

    Guide: Coffee 101

    Guide: Coffee 101
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    Considering that coffee is something that most of us buy or brew on nearly a daily basis, you would think that we’d all be practically experts on the subject. A look into the details behind our favorite morning (and afternoon) drink.

    Style: History of The Polo

    Style: History of The Polo
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    The Polo shirt, also known as a golf or tennis shirt, has been worn since the early 1900's but they didn't start out as the polo we know today.  Tennis players would wear a long-sleeved white button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up for ease of play.  

    Guide: Drinks Every Man Should Know

    Guide: Drinks Every Man Should Know
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    You don't need to prove your manly sophistication by knowing how to make a lot of drinks, just take pride in mastering a few classics.

    Introducing: The OLE MASON JAR Showroom

    Introducing: The OLE MASON JAR Showroom
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    If you had asked us a year ago, shoot...even 6 months ago, we would have admitted we were still a few years out from actually moving into a physical retail space of our own. Somehow though, despite countless excuses and reasons to why we didn't think we were ready, we simply went for it...and couldn't be happier that we did!

    Guide: American Whiskey

    Guide: American Whiskey
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    Only 20 years ago American whiskey was defined by just a few dominant labels. Today you can find bars that have whiskey lists as extensive as their wine selection. To help, we breakdown everything you need to know about whiskey.

     

    Music: A Year in Review

    Music: A Year in Review
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    What a rollercoaster this year has been. From Adele coming out of her hiatus to Drake v. Meek Mill, we had quite the year in music. But I wanted to change it up this time and write my thoughts on more of a personal note. Let’s start shall we?

    Guide: Holiday Gift Ideas

    Guide: Holiday Gift Ideas
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    Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. Curated just for you is our top picks for the Christmas season!

    Introducing: AMERICANFIELD

    Introducing: AMERICANFIELD
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     This past weekend, we packed up our stuff and headed to Atlanta, GA for #AMERICANFIELD, an all American Made pop up featuring some of the best brands who make their products in the USA. 

    Travel: Fall in the North Carolina Mountains

    Travel: Fall in the North Carolina Mountains
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    Each fall, the story is the same. It is a race to get to the mountains of North Carolina, and snap some pictures before all the leaves fall. Despite the challenges, fall never disappoints and always produces some of my favorite shots of the year! 

    Travel: Fall in Tennessee

    Travel: Fall in Tennessee
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    This time of year, Middle Tennessee is as scenic and beautiful a place as any other in the American southeast if you have the eye and the will to see it. Traveling through in autumn, you’d have to actively try not to notice.

    Travel: A Guide to Gentlemen's etiquette

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    Hurry up and wait, too many people and too little space, slow moving lines while traveling…I’ve been there, you’ve been there, we’ve ALL been there. Unfortunately, these situations can be a true test of patience, stamina and most of all, a test of your ability to handle stressful situations with a bit of decorum.

    Introducing: Fall Sport Coats

    Introducing: Fall Sport Coats
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    We are thrilled to introduce our first collection of sport coats! A multi-year project in the making, the hard work and passion has finally paid off. The result...some pretty incredible sport coats, all handmade right here in the USA.

    Lifestyle: Filipe Likes Giving Back

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    For our third and final installment of “Filipe Likes,” we are checking in with him to see how he has been serving in our local community this summer. A passion for Filipe and OLE MASON JAR, we highlight the importance of giving back.

    Music: September Discovery

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    Each month the Music & Lifestyle department brings you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. For the month of September, we go backstage with the one and only Drake.

    Lifestyle: OMJ Says Thanks

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    Last September, OLE MASON JAR took a major step into the next phase of our brand. Looking to expand and having a clear vision of wanting to help revitalize manufacturing in our home state of North Carolina, we were desperately in need of outside help to achieve such a lofty goal. Well, we put ourselves out there with a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the funds...and our supporters turned out in a BIG way...

    Music: August Discovery

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    For the month of August, our playlist includes a little John (Mayer), Frank Ocean and a mixed set by yours truly. 

    Travel: The Carolina Coast Guide

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    Here in the southeast, there are a few things synonymous with summertime. Outdoor cookouts/BBQs, days on the lake, country music concerts and of course...the beach. Fortunately for us in the Carolinas, only a few hours stands between us, a chair in the sand and the summer breeze through our hair. 

    Lifestyle: Filipe Likes The Sporting Gent

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    This summer we have been checking in periodically with OLE MASON JAR co-founder Filipe Ho, to find out exactly what he is up to. Our second entry is a look at Filipe in our Charlotte retail partner, The Sporting Gent.

    Music: July Discovery

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    Each month the Music & Lifestyle department brings you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. Checkout July Discovery!

    Lifestyle: Celebrating July 4th

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    In the true spirit of Independence Day, we hope everyone had a great day celebrating July 4th with family and friends!

    Guide: Packing For Summer Travel

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    Hot off the heels of our European vacation, we thought it wise to give guidance on what to pack for your upcoming summer travel plans. After 2 weeks of being constantly on the go in a foreign country in the early summer heat, we sort of feel like experts now. How do you pack for these types of trips? Here is our guide to packing lightly for your trips away! 

    Music: June Discovery

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    For the month of June, we have been traveling around Europe, and so naturally needed a playlist that complimented the many hours in transit!

    Guide: 8 Must Have Gifts For Dad

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    Father's Day is just around the corner, Sunday June 21st incase you've forgotten. This year, get Dad something he really wants and will use time and time again.  These are 8 great gifts that any Dad would be excited to open!

    Travel: A Weekend in Rome

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    For the next couple of weeks we are traveling in Europe, so make sure to check back often for a running log of our travels. First up, "The Eternal City" Rome! 

    Lifestyle: Filipe Likes Memorial Day

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    This summer we will be checking in periodically with OLE MASON JAR co-founder Filipe Ho, to find out exactly what he is up to. Our first entry is a glimpse of Filipe’s Memorial Day festivities, and how he celebrated in true North Carolina style.

    Style: A guide to Linen

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    This summer we are all about linen. In that spirit, we thought it would be great to learn a little more about this great fabric option.

    Guide: The Kentucky Derby

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    As you prepare to watch the 138th Kentucky Derby this Saturday, here’s a quick guide to one of the most famous sporting events in the world.

    Lifestyle: "late Nights"

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    This is a special edition of Discovery about how we came up with the concept. And then what happened next.

    Introducing: Made in North Carolina Polos

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    This week we officially stepped into the polo market with the launch of our North Carolina Polo Shirts. We know, we know...polo's are a dime-a-dozen these days. So what makes ours any different? Well, we are so glad you asked!

    Guide: How To Wear Your Pocket Square

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    If you've never worn a pocket square before it might seem like challenge.  Don't worry, wearing them are easy!  As with any accessory or style, all it takes is a little confidence in it and you're set.

    Lifestyle: First Time at The Masters

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    A lifetime dream came true this past week, as I got to attend the opening round of the 2015 Masters. Obviously, I had to recap such a monumental occasion...this is personal...as you can probably tell.

    Lifestyle: March Discovery

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    Each month the Music & Lifestyle department brings you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. Checkout March Discovery!

    Lifestyle: Thoughts on Turning Two

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    This past week marked a major milestone for OLE MASON JAR, our second year anniversary of being in business. On such a significant milestone we offer some observation and thoughts.

    Style: Wear A Sport Coat

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    Wearing a sport coat gives off a sense of being distinguished and can take a casual outfit up a notch.  They have the ability to easily transform looks.  Every man should own at least one sport coat, and not just the simple blue.  This staple wardrobe piece is not just for the older generations! No matter your career, there are endless possibilities for wearing a simple sport coat.  

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