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    From the Archives: First Time at The Masters

    From the Archives: First Time at The Masters
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    A lifetime dream came true, 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.

    Press: 2017 Made in North Carolina Awards Winner!

    Press: 2017 Made in North Carolina Awards Winner!
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    We are so honored to be selected as winners of the 2017 Made in North Carolina Style Category by Our State Magazine! Our state magazine holds a very special place in our hearts as one of North Carolina's premier publications, and we couldn't be more excited about this achievement!

    Food & Drink: 3 Classic Charlotte Cocktails Paired with our Summer Style

    Food & Drink: 3 Classic Charlotte Cocktails Paired with our Summer Style
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    Charlotte's cocktail scene is on a whole new level. We've paired OLE MASON JAR style with three drinks including a boozy coffee from a local coffeehouse, a dramatic drink from Charlotte's voted #1 restaurant, and an old fashioned drink from a new speakeasy bar.

    Travel: Top 10 North Carolina vacation spots

    Travel: Top 10 North Carolina vacation spots
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    Whether you're scuba diving off the shores of the Outer Banks or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina offers a diverse array of activities for your upcoming trip. Check out the top 10 vacation spots from HomeAway.

    Upcoming: Holiday Events

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

    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!

    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!

    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...

    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.  

    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: 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!

    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.

    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!

    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: Spring 2015 Color Trends

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    Spring Color Trends

    The spring season means shedding your winter wardrobe and opting to add some fun colors rather than layers.  This season, be on the look out for softer color choices in cooler hues.  Color trends are all about going minimalistic and looking to nature for inspiration on color and how to pair them.  

    Guide: Patterns 101

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    Here is a brief overview of six of the most common, and classic, patterns found in clothing and accessories.  Learn how to distinguish between different patterns.  Solids look great but patterns can add dimension and texture into your ever day wear. 

    Style: Flasks

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    While doubled up plastic bags may have worked for a four year stint, they don't travel as well with your outdoor gear, tux or business attire. These days, a dapper and leakproof flask complements the weekend away much better.

    The post Flasks appeared first on Bearings.

    Guide: What Women Really Want For Valentine’s

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    Each February 14 you can always choose to show your affection with flowers, chocolates and a nice dinner. And while there’s nothing wrong with those options, we have a hunch that’s not what really counts.

    Guide: Valentine's Day Gifts

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    Valentine's Day, or shopping for men in general, can be very tricky. You'll need to put some thought into getting a unique gift that he'll enjoy. Show him that you're always thinking of him with a creative present! We're bringing you the best assortment of gifts to make your shopping easier.  

    Lifestyle: The South At The Oscars

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    Over the years, Hollywood has given the world glimpses of Southern culture – some sincere, some appalling; some painfully accurate, some ignorantly stereotypical.

    The post The South At The Oscars appeared first on Bearings.

    Lifestyle: Welcome to Discovery

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    Welcome to Discovery,

    It’s 2015 and we are beyond excited for what we have in store for you this year! Each month the Music & Lifestyle department will bring you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. 

    Collaboration: The Sporting Gent

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    Ladies and Gentleman, we have officially launched into the physical retail world...The Sporting Gent. An incredibly welcoming store that exudes the sporting lifestyle, the Sporting Gent is neatly tucked into the Myers Park area on Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina. Offering everything from well known brands, to unique items from local artisans and everything in between, the Sporting Gent is truly different from your typical gentleman's retail store. From the minute we first stepped inside, we knew it was an ideal fit for OLE MASON JAR, and are so pleased to announce this partnership. 

    Travel: The North Carolina Mountains

    Travel: The North Carolina Mountains
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    The past few weekends we have really taken things back to our roots...the mountains of North Carolina. For several reasons/opportunities/commitments, we have made the trek to the Boone/Blowing Rock area, and so wanted to make sure we gave due credit to the place that has been such an influential inspiration for OLE MASON JAR.

    Style: Wine, Women & Shoes

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    This past week we had the incredible honor of participating and supporting the philanthropy we give back to...Second Harvest Food Bank for their annual Wine, Women & Shoes event aimed at ending child hunger. If you didn't already know, one of the very pillars we are founded on is giving back. We made the decision when we first started OLE MASON JAR, that for every shirt/product we sold, we would give back to organizations aimed at helping those that are underprivileged. 

    Lifestyle: Kickstarter Campaign

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     Friends, family and fellow followers, we are so thrilled to say our Kickstarter campaign has hit it's goal!

    Style: Fall Layers

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    This month, our CEO sat down for an interview with Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, to answer some frequently asked questions about fall style and wardrobe essentials.

    Music: Summer Music Series - Part 3

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    This summer, our Director of Music and Lifestyle, Taj SImpson is at it again, following some of the hottest artists in the world as they stop in to Las Vegas. In the final installment of our summer series, we get an all inclusive backstage pass with the next big thing, Almost Normal!

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