Dispatches From The Sporting Gent: The Elements Of Southern Style

Bright and loud isn’t what most people equate with the South, but when it comes to southern style, that’s a whole different story. The South has been putting East Coast prep in check for years, challenging the old traditions of polos paired with khakis and loafers, with its own stylish takes. The Sporting Gent hand picks the best brands to keep you looking sharp for the coming warmer months.

For daily causal wear, Southern prep starts with a bright pastel polo, like the Johnnie-O Bunker Polo, lightweight with cool fabric for those hot days. Pair that with the essential pair of khakis like the Fish Hippie Stretch Twill Drift Short, and Sebago loafers, and you're set for an afternoon in Charlotte and a laid back dinner at Good Food on Montford.

For the more dressy approach, stand out from the crowd with the feather bow tie from Brackish Bow Ties, sure to turn heads at the next cocktail party. As part of the get-up, don't forget the classic Blue Oxford from Charlotte’s own Ole Mason Jar, and a Sporting Gent Navy Blazer, classy, refined, and American made to boot!

If the beach is in your near future, outfitting yourself with a good pair of AFTCO M01s, a new Collared Greens button-down, and a classy La Matera woven belt wouldn’t be complete without the greatest flip flops ever made by the fine folks at Hari Mari.

The right outfit and the perfect style defines the southern gentleman, and The Sporting Gent is right there to help you dress for the occasion.