With Father's Day (Sunday June 16th) a little over a week away we decided it was time to momentarily turn our attention away from sundresses and pearls. Don't worry, we'll return to our regularly scheduled obsessions shortly.
Today we're showing some love to all the Southern gentlemen out there with a round-up of our favorite made-in-the-South men's products. That's right, this year you can think beyond the ubiquitous department store necktie and get dear Dad a dapper gift made right here in our region. Though, for good measure, we have included some neckwear on our list.
#1 Loggerhead Apparel | Greenville, SC Loggerhead puts a Southern spin on the classic polo. Each of the super-comfortable American-grown cotton shirts is made in South Carolina. Bellweather 360 Polo, $68
#2 Baltz Pens | Raleigh, NC College friends turned business partners Cass Baltz and Bart Creasman sand and shape rare burled wood by hand to create these stately writing untensils. Sorry, the pens won't help improve Dad's wiry writing or increase his propensity to write checks. Carraway Exemplar Pen, $175
#3 Collard Greens | High Point, NC Get Dad in on one of the South's hippest trends: bow ties. If you'd prefer to play it safe (we won't judge) this North Carolina company also produces its prints in necktie versions. Bonus: They all come packaged in these darling ready-t0-gift tins. Just add a tag and your done! Varsity Navy and Orange Bow Tie, $55
#4 Bloodroot Blades | Athens, GA These artisanal blades, made from recycled metals found at junk yards and flea markets, come in array of options--from hatchets to steak knives. Thus, making them equally well-suited for outdoor lovers and kitchen enthusiasts alike. Assortment shown, prices start at $135
#5 Southern Tide | Greenville, SC Show Dad the bright way to accessorize with this preppy, but understated, belt from popular Southern Tide. Available in seven different color combos. Classic Surcingle Belt, $49.50
Happy Father's Day to wonderful dads across the South!