Elk Head Clothing

Last month, I met Garrett Hilgendorf at an event at the Brick + Mortar shop in Atlanta. My friend Matt introduced us as Garrett was just days away from launching his first men's fashion collection, along with his business partner Jonathan Ruane, under the name, Elk Head Clothing. Garrett was wearing a couple of his pieces and without any bias, I thought- now this would make a perfect Manly Monday post.

My favorite of Garrett's pieces are his Oxford Popovers, available in both blue and indigo. With just a few buttons and a pocket (or not), they blend dressy and casual quite seamlessly. 

The line is beautifully made and well priced. Elk Head shirts range from $98-$118 and the trousers are $148. Garrett refers to his collection as casual and rugged, a result of growing up in Michigan as an avid outdoorsman and hunter. I'm just happy he's now here in Atlanta, sharing his skills and cool, modern aesthetic. 

If you're in Atlanta, you can see Garrett and Jonathan's collection for a limited time at the Brick + Mortar shop or, as always, online. I have to say what I really admire about the Elk Head brand is the perfectly crafted logo. Click here to head to the site and run your mouse over it. A bit of genius...

 

Images: elkheadclothing.com       Content: Sweet Peach


Amelia

I love a good shop. Which is the best way to describe Amelia in Oxford, Mississippi. This lovely, charming and beautifully designed home goods and gift store is what's needed in every town in America. It's one of those places that just make you happy to be there, surrounded by pretty, thoughtful things. 

My favorite shops are always the ones that surprise me with products I've never seen before. Owner, Erin Austen Abbott shares her winning philosophy, "As a child it bothered me when someone else had the same shoes or shirt as myself. I didn't feel as special. I try to get items in smaller quantities so that you too can stand out from the rest and have that unique style all your own." 

I love this tote bag that is a map of Oxford with an arrow pointing towards Amelia. Great design and what a smart and creative way to promote the shop.

I tend to love any design items that cater to mother nature so I was happy to see that Erin stocks an array of prints, cards, books and art that celebrate the natural world. 

I've been seeing these fabulous Forage bowties in the press lately. All are handmade using vintage fabrics and offer a unique look for the modern man. I mean, at the end of the day, who can resist a nice guy in a stylish tie?  

Erin also carries a variety of colorful, charming stamps. I'm particularly fond of the rainy day stamp set...

This may be my favorite offering at the Amelia shop- these beautifully designed floral coasters by Rifle Paper Co. I just love the color combinations and want to design a whole room around them. Too pretty...

 

Photos: Amelia    Content: Sweet Peach