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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Each month the Music & Lifestyle department brings you the latest and greatest music releases, concert updates, fashion trends, and much more. Checkout March Discovery!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friends, family and fellow followers, we are so thrilled to say our Kickstarter campaign has hit it's goal!