Jon-Mark

JonMarkPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
Florence, South Carolina

Lives in:
Currently splits time between San Francisco and Atlanta

Tell everyone about the Chubbies Pop Up shop in Atlanta:
We’re stoked to be teaming up with Onward Reserve to bring an awesome in-person experience to the people of Atlanta. It’s a great opportunity for Chubbies, as the city has always been a big supporter of brand. We’ve got a strong base here, so to get to come out here and meet our badass customers, while also introducing the shorts to a whole bunch of new people for the first time is an amazing opportunity for both Chubbies and the thighs of Atlanta.

The Chubbies Man Cave @ Onward Reserve Atlanta
3072 Early Street
Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours: 10-6 M-Sat, 12-5 Sun

Favorite thing about spending part of your summer in Atlanta:
The southern belles and the good weather, but mostly the southern belles…obviously.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Jon-Mark, Chief Customer Service God & Team High-fiver at Chubbies. Jon-Mark is currently heading up the Pop Up in Atlanta’s Onward Reserve, so swing by and enjoy a beer with him (and buy some shorts while you’re at it!)

Kevin – Seven Lamps

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Raised in:
Johns Creek, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

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Tell us about the drinks you’ll be making at the 39 x 43 Pop Up:
The cocktails are…

  • Prince of Thieves - Cathead Vodka, Tarragon-Celery Seed Syrup, and lemon juice. It’s light and refreshing and the tarragon adds a nice little cooling effect.
  • Forced Purpose - Four Roses Bourbon, grenadine, grapefruit juice, and Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters. This one is really easy to drink. I have a special grenadine recipe that is part cooked, and part cold-infused with the pomegranate and the cardamom plays well into that.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Kevin Bragg, bar manager at Seven Lamps. He graciously whipped up his Sword of Orion for me (Pyrat XO rum, grilled pineapple-szechuan peppercorn syrup, lime), currently on their bar menu.

Clay

IMG_8904Photographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
McDonough, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Tell us about Clay + Bros:
We make really simple sandals using a Vibram sole and parachute cord. We’re incredibly excited to announce the upcoming launch of our full website on march 21st and our current Kickstarter campaign.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Clay, founder of Clay + Bros.

Clay, along with Jess Graves and Brian Frances, is part of the brain trust behind the 39 x 43 Pop Up Shop, an edited collection of Independent Southern style. Catch it on March 22 and 23 in Atlanta – for a full list of vendors and more info, click here.

Brian | Red’s Outfitters

Brian001Photographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
East Cobb, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Tell us about Red’s Outfitters:
Red’s has a pretty compelling back story. You can read the story of how our brand got started here and it’s included in every package of sunglasses we sell. There is a lot of passion behind Red’s.

Red’s is a lifestyle brand specializing in handmade, luxury sunglasses. We’ve based our brand on quality. Red’s embraces Italian artisanal craftsmanship and we’ve infused that with our American heritage and style. Whether it be a design or color, our shades can complete a look, serve a functional purpose, or compliment an outfit, sneaker, hat, watch, bracelet, etc. Sunglasses aren’t just a functional accessory anymore.  They are essentials.

Our product is handmade in Italy with Carl Zeiss lenses, meaning that you are not only getting the nicest lenses in the world, but they also feature the finest plant based Italian acetates. Each frame you literally mold to fit your face shape. I believe that we’ve achieved a product that is functionally and stylistically the new standard in quality eyewear.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Brian Francis, founder of Red’s Outfitters.

Brian, along with Jess Graves and Clay Reeves, is part of the brain trust behind the 39 x 43 Pop Up Shop, an edited collection of Independent Southern style. Catch it on March 22 and 23 in Atlanta – for a full list of vendors and more info, click here.

Xan

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.

 

Christmas Down South | Dirty Guv’s Show

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen to The Dirty Guv’nahs in the snow.

But don’t forget about New Years Eve…

It’ll be here before you know it and it’ll be a whole lot more fun if you’re Ringin ‘n’ Rockin ‘n’ Rollin in Knoxville at The Dirty Guv’nahs concert.

2 tickets to their New Years Even show at the Historic Tennessee Theatre are up for grabs!

  • Comment on this post and let us know your favorite Dirty Guv’s song.
  • The first 10 entries will be counted twice!

A winner will be chosen at random on December 13th!

CLICK HERE TO TWEET ABOUT CHRISTMAS DOWN SOUTH!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE ORLANDO FOR WINNING*

Christmas Down South | Andover Trask

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In the meadow we can build a snowman, then pretend he is Parson Brown.
He’ll say, “where’d you get that bag?” We’ll say, “Andover Trask.”

Started in 2010 by Matt Weaver, Atlanta made Andover Trask bags are crafted with American canvas and leather and they smell like freedom. This is your chance to win their new Coal bag, one that isn’t even on their website yet. You’ll be the coolest kid on the block for sure.

  • Comment on this post and tell us your favorite Christmas day tradition.
  • The first 10 entries will be counted twice!

A winner will be chosen at random on December 13th!

CLICK HERE TO TWEET ABOUT CHRISTMAS DOWN SOUTH!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINA Q FOR WINNING*