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.
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!
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.
With 2014 drawing to a close (wow, is it really almost 2015?!?), it is time once again for our annual list of best albums. Checkout who made out list this year, and why!
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!
Kicking off our Fall Music Series, our Director of Music and Lifestyle, Taj Simpson, got a front row seat for Ed Sheeran at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Sheeran is onto something, and that something is pretty great.
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.
This summer, our music correspondent Taj Simpson is at it again, following some of the hottest artists in the world as they stop in to Las Vegas. In part 2 of the summer series, we get an all inclusive backstage pass for Skrillex, Girl Talk, Alie Layus and more. Stay tuned this summer for more!
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).
This summer, our music correspondent Taj Simpson is at it again, following some of the hottest artists in the world as they stop in to Las Vegas. In part 1 of the summer series, we get an all inclusive backstage pass for Bruno Mars, Alesso and Diplo. Stay tuned this summer for more!
Father’s Day is just around the corner, so we decided to make a brief list of some great gifts for the dad in your life. All of these gifts are made in America and are perfect compliments to the sophisticated gentleman’s collection.
A few weekends ago, the Mrs. and I took a trip to Chicago for the weekend. As much as it was a vacation, there is never a lost opportunity when it comes to OLE MASON JAR! To sum things up… Chicago has great food, great history and is a great American city.
The OLE MASON JAR Spring Music Series is the documented music tour by our resident music expert, Taj Simpson, that features some of the hottest concerts, DJ's and events in one of the most happening cities in the world. Over the past month Taj has been on a grueling tour schedule, but lucky for us has had an all access backstage pass that he has graciously recapped for our readers and fellow music fans. For a real time update on what Taj is up to, follow him at @adamtaj.
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!