Front Porch

Jamie_FrontPorchPhotographed in Charlotte, TN

Raised in:
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Lives in:
Nashville, Tennessee

Current fashion inspiration:
Definitely my boys at Stitch-It & Co in Nashville. Stitch-It is the best tailor in the South. It is owned by my now close friend Jeff Loring. Billy Reid sends all of their alterations to Jeff. The fellas that work there have all become my close friends. Jeff and the guys who work there each have a unique style. I really love what Jeff does. One day he will rock a three piece bespoke suit looking super fresh, the next day he’ll have on some Chuck Taylors, camo pants from Old Navy and a vintage white linen shirt. His style is a fresh breath of air in the boots and jeans focused town of Nashville.

Now would ya look at that:
I can’t keep count of Jamie‘s appearances anymore, but this is one of my favorite looks so far. I shot this at Front Porch Farms while second shooting Ben and Rachel’s wedding with him.

BONUS:
Check out the shoot that Jamie did with Stitch-It & Co.
It’s full of incredibly inspiring menswear and of course, beautiful photography.

 

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  • Music Monday | Matt Corby

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    My buddy Ryan Lee told me about Matt Corby about a year ago. I remember it was August, because when I heard the song I’m sharing below, it resonated so deeply in my soul that it hurt…

    I know that for most people, Labor Day marks the beginning of Fall, but I don’t buy it. I think everyone posting their first #PSL of the year are insane, and I will soak up every last ounce of warm weather that God gifts the South with this year.

    So back to the song. Pretty much my anthem again this time of year, as it was last year….
    It’s the exit track on his Made of Stone EP (2012), but I just love it.

    Oh winter is coming way too soon
    Oh summer, we party…

    Stream: “Winter”

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    Listen to more Matt Corby below. I recommend starting with his Live on the Resolution Tour.
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    P.S. The first day of Autumn is September 23.
    P.P.S. Summer Forever.

     

     

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  • Drink This | FEW Rye Whiskey

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    Who would said no to free samples of whiskey and gin? Not me.
    FEW Spirits reached out with the offer of a little taste test and it was a success…

    Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, they’re the first legal alcohol-production of any kind in Evanston, a city that banned alcohol sales for four decades beyond the end of Prohibition. They’re a true grain-to-glass distillery. “We ferment, distill and age all of our products ourselves and do not buy whiskey (or any alcohol) from any other producers.”

    The Rye (which I liked a tad better than the bourbon) is made with 70% Midwestern rye, 20% local corn and 10% two-row malted barley, fermented with wine yeast from France’s Loire Valley. The spiciness “forms the backbone of the spirit,” but it’s also a tad sweet (from the corn) and a hint of fruitiness (from the yeast).

    It was named by Whisky Advocate as 2013 Craft Whiskey of the Year. FEW Rye Whiskey also won the only Gold Medal given by the World Whisky Awards in 2014 in its category and won gold from the Beverage Tasting Institute. BTI even rated it as one of the top 5 rye whiskies in the world…

    Convinced yet that it’s delicious? You should be.

    FEW Rye retails around $60 and is ideal for enjoying neat. However, it does make a killer Manhattan…

    • 2 oz FEW Rye
    • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth – I recommend Carpano Antico
    • 2 dash Angostura bitters

    Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
    Garnish with Luxardo maraschino cherries.

    Cheers!

     

     

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  • Music Monday | Goodnight, Texas

    GNTX-6-credit-Emily-SevinPhotographed by Emily Sevin

    It’s pretty obvious why I gave this band a listen. Texas forever, yano?

    Goodnight, Texas. Not just an amazing band name, but also an unincorporated town (population at last count – 28). But not just any town. It’s the exact midpoint between San Francisco and Chapel Hill – the homes of songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf. In 2012, the duo added a rhythm section (Alex Nash and Scott G. Padden), and the band released their debut LP, A Long Life of Living. 

    For now, though, I want to fast forward to their recent release – Uncle John Farquhar (named for Wolf’s great-great-great grandfather). It’s honest and it’s gritty and it’s full of stories that leave you wanting more. Below is my favorite track, which Avi posted about on Facebook a few days ago:

    “I think this is about not doing anything crazy or ambitious until someone else takes the lead. Call it an anthem for the chronically non-trailblazing… I’ve been dreaming of moving to the South for years. I wrote this in Patrick’s living room in Chapel Hill on guitar and kick drum, after seeing a life-changing Shovels and Rope show at Snug Harbor in Charlotte the night before. Patrick added some lyrics and a killer mandolin part. We finished it together in California and debuted it in Milwaukee. We quickly realized it would be a mainstay in our set list.” 

    Stream: “Button Your Collar”

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    Take me South
    For cryin’ out loud
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  • Christopher

    SouthernStyleIs 019Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    Raised in:
    Lawrenceville, Georgia.
    My family roots are in Cuba. My grandparents came to the US in the 60’s but we have kept the culture alive…especially the food.

    Lives in:
    Atlanta, Geogia

    Favorite spot in Atlanta right now:
    Miso Izakaya. Guy Wong’s Japanese Gastro Pub has pulled at some heartstrings. There isn’t an item on the menu that I don’t obsess over (and the cocktails are just bangin’). I can’t get enough of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and all that is happening now and in the months to come. 

    Now would ya look at that:
    Photographed for Southern Living’s “Southern Style Is…” story – see his feature here.

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  • Southern Style Is…

    JessSLPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

    I had the privilege of teaming up with Jess Graves for Southern Living’s “Southern Style Is…” story (her feature here). She asked 10 Atlantans what sets Georgia style apart, and I took their photos.

    Go give it a lookse. You may see some familiar faces, including yours truly

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  • Music Monday | Go ’80s

    AFlockofSeagullsA Flock of Seagulls just killin’ it. 

    I have been jamming ’80s music so much lately. Not sure what inspired it, but I’m wanting it all and I’m wanting it loud. Billy Ocean! Phil Collins! MJ! The Clash! Wham!

    In light of this, I’ve been updating my ’80s playlist and figured y’all should get in on that glorious action (or should I say, Heavenly Action…*)

    *That was an Erasure reference. Really hoping at least one of you got it.

    So here’s my playlist – still a work in progress.
    It’s got your ’80s cravings covered from Boy George to Bruce Springsteen.

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