The Sporting District

Last week I got an email from Josh at Wrong Side who shared with me a recent men's shop that opened up in San Antonio, Texas. The kind that carries small batch, well curated items with a southern, sartorial style and swagger. I'm a fan...

It's called The Sporting District. The name refers to the old 'sporting district' that began in 1889 which became a centralized locale in 22 blocks of the city used for all sorts of sporting activities. Owner Sean McNelis now uses the space to share all things manly like leather bags, grooming supplies, clothing and pocket squares- many of which are made right there in Texas. 

Any good men's shop these days has some good reading material too... books to nurture and shape the modern man. It's a shop I hope to get to visit one day. In the meantime, I'll find solace in their cool online shop.

 

Images: The Sporting District, Prospector Co., Moore & Giles  Wrong Side    Content: Sweet Peach


Stag Austin


Stag Austin of Austin, Texas considers itself the 'modern day general store for every man.' I love the whole idea of a guy's general store and wish there more store owners who catered to this fun niche. But alas, let's not despair, Stag Austin may have everything the stylish man could ever need...

As you see, they carry a bit of everything - from clothes and shoes to wallets, bags, books, hats, gadgetry and apothecary. 

They truly are a great shop to visit (in person or on line) when you need that perfect guy gift. As they share, "We pair high end with low, mix vintage with new collections, and add the unexpected right alongside the nostalgic. If we love it, we stock it, and if we don't, you'll never find it here." Peruse the entirety of their fab shop here.

 

Photos: Stag Austin     Content: Sweet Peach