If I had the patience and skill of a retailer, I would love to open a men's general store. And in it, I would carry classic, functional, manly items - or everything offered from the Alabama company, Loyal Stricklin. One of my favorite products is this Aviator Mug, handcrafted with Horween leather and a nice addition to any cup of joe.
Michael Stricklin is the man behind this fabulous shop. A college student in Auburn studying architecture, he somehow finds the time to craft high quality goods for the modern man. I'm a big fan of his leather moleskin cover for a journal or sketchbook that fits perfectly in any back pocket or man bag. Durable, functional, stylish- the ideal guy gift.
It's obvious that Michael's talent runs deep as his handcrafted wares vary widely from watch straps and wallets to bracelets, key chains, belts and journals. As I'm unlikely to ever open a men's general store myself, I find my peace in perusing his ever growing, made in the USA shop. (and his Instagram account is pretty great too) It's all just so good...
Photos: Loyal Stricklin Content: Sweet Peach