It’s All in the Cuffs

Ever felt like you wear the same styles over and over again, yet you yearn for something that sets you apart from the everyday, mundane wardrobe? Finn Apparel has you covered (or is it cuffed?). Their classic vintage guy’s pants are perfect for everyday wear, but for days when you need a little something extra, just roll up the cuff to expose a one of a kind splash of color to be sure to get you noticed. The creators of Finn Apparel began brainstorming to design an awesome pair of [... more]

Get It &Go

Does this sound familiar? On any given day, you spend eight hours (or more) at work, hit the gym for a workout, and then a friend calls about dinner plans – only you have zero time to go home and change. You look like a hot mess, but constantly compromising your schedule to fit everything in is less than ideal. And if you prepared ahead of time, you’d have to practically pack a suitcase for the car every day. Can you imagine the laundry? No. Just no. Recently, we heard about &Go from Lululemon, [... more]

Look Good Working Hard

Okay so looking good probably isn’t your number one priority when you’re out working, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get functional work clothes that just happen to look really good together. We started with a sturdily weaved WearGuard work shirt that will protect you from whatever you run into on your workday. Pair it with some durable Mountain Khaki’s and some Red Wing work boots that are made to order from their US factory. Combine these staples with dripping sweat and a job well done and you’ll [... more]

Southern Fashion Powerhouse

Stephanie Carter sure is one busy lady. As the founder of Southern Fashion House, Carter heads multiple design ventures, including retail boutique DejaVu and several iconic clothing lines. Carter’s development of her signature bold, feminine style began at an early age in Brundidge, Alabama, but it wasn’t until she found herself on the beaches of the Florida Panhandle that her first clothing brand – Judith March – became a reality. Her ability to encapsulate the bold colors of the coast with feminine details from Carter’s southern youth quickly became popular with women of [... more]

Hardly a Wallet (And That’s the Way We Like It)

Like the movie industry, the fashion world can feel like a place full of watered-down remakes. But, on rare occasion – if you get the right mix of people and materials, maybe even a sprinkling of fresh ideas thrown in – the new version can end up better than the original. And that’s exactly what we think happened with this new approach to a sleek, durable, and simple aluminum wallet from Machine Era Co. There’s not much going on here, and that’s what we like. It’s just a high-grade aluminum shell with [... more]

Pre-Fall Fashion to Wear Now

You’ve heard of Fall fashion collections, but did you know about “Pre-Fall”? Designers recently debuted their 2014 Pre-Fall collections, which are often meant to be in-between season lines featuring fewer pieces than full Fall and Spring collections. These “Pre-Fall” lines are perfect for those living in regions that begin to transition into cooler weather early, but not exactly ideal for those living in, say, the South – where it’s still in the 70s going into November. While that usually means these chic Pre-Fall styles are just plain unwearable until the holidays, there [... more]

How to be a Stylish Man

It may just be us, but some of the clothes we see on the runway these days seem to be nothing more than explosions of ridiculousness. And quite frankly, we would like to see more examples of classic style without all the hype. Mr. Porter is one of the most well-renowned resources for men’s style choices, which is why we think The Manual for a Stylish Life: Volume 2 is the style outlet for the modern man. The kind of guy who goes to work, and out [... more]

Your Keys, All Grown Up

We’ve seen it before. When it comes to something as simple as a set of keys, we often settle for the most convenient at the time. But after a certain age, generic carabiners with chipped paint and promotional bottle opener keychains not only scratch up the other things in your pocket, they make you look like a kid. Bottom line: a gaudy set of keys can really ruin a wardrobe.  Thankfully though, a sleek leather key ring like the ones we’ve featured here can add just the right amount [... more]

More Than Just Good Looks

Simply put, Sid Mashburn does it all. From tailored suits to pajamas, this Southern brand from Atlanta, Georgia is one you can’t overlook. Their mission is to be more than the place a man buys a great new sport shirt and pair of socks; they are here to help men reclaim a lost world style plus sophisticated service. “Our inspiration draws from Gordon Parks and Steve McQueen, from Charlie Feathers to Belle & Sebastian, from the 1971 BMW 3.0CS to the BMW 5 diesel station wagon — a fresh interpretation of [... more]

Recycled Refashion

Eco-friendly clothing design doesn’t have to be just about creating new clothes from sustainable materials and production methods. The other side of the same coin is essentially (and stylishly) vintage:  recycling and upcycling existing fashion. Sass Brown’s book, ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials, takes an in-depth look at innovative design that seeks to counteract ‘throw-away’ clothing culture. Refashioned features 46 international designers who work with discarded items and recycled materials in order to create new, valuable pieces. We’re excited to see Alabama design company, Alabama Chanin, [... more]

HUCKSTRAPS: More Bang for Your Belt

We got the chance to talk to Dustin Vann, a Southern entrepreneur that is bringing new life to fashion. One of problems Vann saw in the fashion industry was how boring belts were, so he hit the drawing board and came up with HUCKSTRAPS. “I started researching and kind of dreaming about, you know, if I could make a belt - what would the perfect belt for me be? So I started brainstorming different materials, different looks, but I knew we didn’t really need to reinvent the belt, cause [... more]

Blo the Whistle

Beginning as a passion for collecting vintage whistles, designer Allison Stackpole’s Blo Vintage whistle jewelry line combines style, history, and personal protection. Having been given a safety whistle by her mother when she first went to college, Stackpole became intrigued with the antique history of whistles and how that could be expressed through fashion. In tandem with the eco-fashion movement of upcycling, each necklace is created with an individual and non-replicated whistle or harmonica piece. Blo Vintage is made up of five separate collections representing different styles and emotional [... more]

Smell Like a Man

At some point in college – or even before - most of us have a moment with a group of friends when we decide on an amazing idea to start a business together. And then there are three guys going to school at The University of Georgia who do something a little different: actually turn that idea into a reality. The three founders of EastWest Bottlers share a passion for products with a distinct Southern flair, and in their own words, a commitment to “providing authentic and compelling products to a market overrun with celebrities and [... more]

The Only Shoelaces You Will Ever Need

Withstanding the zombie apocalypse. Extreme hipster resistance.  Bear attacks.  These are just a few of the bragging points held by the makers of Kickstarter’s latest success story, Rhino Laces: guaranteed unbreakable shoelaces designed for the world’s toughest jobs. Some things only become obvious to people in extreme situations, like two wildland firefighters who found their boot laces were snapping just as fast as the charred branches surrounding them. Determined to find a useful solution, they spent years testing different materials that would be both cut-proof and fire-proof, finally developing a proprietary [... more]

Red, White, and Blue for You

Festive holidays can always be a bit tricky to dress for:  you can choose to don your finest themed apparel – and run the risk of looking like a five-year-old - or not dress up at all and run the risk of looking out of place when everyone else is red, white, and blue-in’ it up.  If only there were a happy medium, right? This weekend, embrace a festive outfit without feeling too cheesy and childish. The key to the perfect 4th of July outfit is to choose two colors to focus [... more]

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