photograph by Tim Robison

There’s something endearing about climbing the old wooden staircase up to Ole Mason Jar, finding the table stocked with bottles of bourbon, hearing the hum of conversation as a customer slides on a bespoke sports coat.

Owners Bradley Rhyne and Filipe Ho started their Charlotte shop with an idea for a clothing brand that catered to the modern Southern gentleman. As for who that is? Well, he’s confident, for starters, and has timeless style, too an idea that’s reflected in the company’s name: “I was at my grandmother’s house, and she still cans in Mason jars,” Rhyne remembers. “I thought, a Mason jar — that’s been around forever.”

And while they make what just might be the softest oxford shirt in the state, Rhyne and Ho have a vision for Ole Mason Jar that goes beyond clothes — they dream of making a difference in the community by donating a portion of their profits to local families in need. Maybe that, above all, is what makes a Southern gentleman.

Ole Mason Jar
148 Brevard Court
Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 202-2173

This story was published on

Caroline Kelly is an editorial assistant at J&J Editorial in Cary. She was a spring 2018 editorial intern.