XanPhotographed in Matthews, NC

Raised in:
Nashville, Tennessee

Lives in:
Charlotte, North Carolina

When you started Buffalo Jackson:
Complete randomness. It was 2009, and I was co-leading a trip with college students who were primarily from the South in Jackson, Wyoming (trainingground.com). I ran the idea by some guys in the Jackson Mercantile, took the few hundred bucks I had to my name, and went chasing the dream.

Describe the products:
Take hard working Carhartt and mix it with the classic and stylish Brooks Brothers, and you get Buffalo Jackson. We call it “The Rugged Gentleman.” He is comfortable tying a dry fly or a bow tie.

Store inspiration:
A combination of my grandfather’s garage and an old West trading post.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Xan, the man behind Buffalo Jackson (you figured that out by now, though). We visited the store in Matthews a few weekends ago and man, is it awesome! We’ve been huge fans of Xan and the products he represents for a while now, so it was a joy to finally shake his hand and get lost admiring the store. It’s a must visit if you’re in the Charlotte area! Directions here.


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    1. Wow. I drive by the store every day on the way home from work and have never noticed or stopped in. I will do so now as it looks to be just about perfectly up my alley!

    2. Melissa Simpson says:

      This is such a great article. I want to share what an honor it is working for Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. and more so for Xan and his family. I began working for Xan 2 years ago and he is one of the best people that I have ever worked for and hope I am able to stay with years to come! I have had the opportunity to visit the store as well thanks to compliments of Xan and his family. They make you feel right at home. It is one amazing store. Yes…a must see for sure!

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