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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.
We are tickled pink. North Carolina is where we live, work, play and dream, so we were elated when Our State Magazine reached out to feature our brand in the July issue. See what they had to say about our southern charm (and the nicest compliment about our oxford shirts!)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pocket squares are an accessory every man should wear. They effortlessly take an outfit up a notch and are quickly added into a suit or blazer jacket. They add style and sophistication to almost any outfit. Another added bonus, they quickly add a small detail of color and can enhance other accessories. There are three folds that are quick and easy everyone should know, and wear!
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.
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!
We are exited to announce the partnership and launch of Chicago based online menswear The American Gentleman. Founded by our friends Barrett and Jonathan, with the idea to promote the revival of high quality stylish products made in America, The American Gentleman is primed to deliver some pretty great things!
This past week while we were busy launching our newest collection, Made in North Carolina ties, we took some time to sit down with someone that has played a large role in our expansion...Cooper.
We were more than honored to be featured in the latest issue of Southpark Magazine. Better yet, this issue was the "Men of Style" issue, which featured the most stylish men in Charlotte (double coolness to be included).
A couple of weekends ago, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Raleigh and shoot a private runway show for Belk featuring the very talented Trina Turk. Naturally, since I was heading up their anyways, it was the perfect opportunity to stop in and visit some of the great menswear brands headquartered in Raleigh. Checkout our complete recap!
“The Style Guy” is our recurring style guide for tips and advice on dressing your best each and every day. To each man is his own style, but for those that may be misinformed, or perhaps who are looking for perspective, we will highlight the keys to maximizing your potential and stepping up your style game.
At our most recent photo shoot in Richmond VA, we had the pleasure of working with the very talented Colin Healy, a Virginia based musician who helped us bring in the two newest additions to “The Alexander Collection”: The Patriot Plaid and The Forrest Plaid. Colin’s stellar style, impressive vocals and folksy cover of Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie, were the recipe for a successful spring photo shoot for OLE MASON JAR.
"Is the Jar Half Empty / or Half Full" is our in depth firsthand account of starting and growing OLE MASON JAR into a successful Gentleman’s clothing company, as it happens. You rarely get a glimpse of the behind the scenes process for companies, and so we are here to share stories as they happen because we want you to grow with our brand every step of the way. This feature we spotlight The Website Launch.