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