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!
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. Curated just for you is our top picks for the Christmas season!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
For the month of August, our playlist includes a little John (Mayer), Frank Ocean and a mixed set by yours truly.
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.
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.
Each month the Music & Lifestyle department brings you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. Checkout July Discovery!
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!
For the month of June, we have been traveling around Europe, and so naturally needed a playlist that complimented the many hours in transit!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a special edition of Discovery about how we came up with the concept. And then what happened next.
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!
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.
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.
Each month the Music & Lifestyle department brings you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. Checkout March Discovery!
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.