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Win it: Dapper Classics

Win it: Dapper Classics

Round two of our holiday giveaway is finally here! We are really happy to be able to spread the love with one of our favorite Southern made brands. We...

Full Forty: Brick and Mortar

Full Forty: Brick and Mortar

Social media is a funny thing. I could type ad nauseam about all of the ways it is misused, but if you use it responsibly you can stumble on to some great...

First Look: Ruell and Ray 2014

First Look: Ruell and Ray 2014

Since the inception of this blog, one thing has been consistent–we love Ruell and Ray. Ashley James, founder of the brand, has been one of the nicest...

Grab It: Prep St. 1985 “Souf” cap

Grab It: Prep St. 1985 “Souf”...

It’s no secret that we here at Take the Forty love to spotlight all things Southern and Prep St. 1985 is certainly worthy of stepping into that spotlight....

See It First: Collection Reserve

See It First: Collection Reserve

Update: Its here! High Cotton Ties Collection Reserve   High Cotton Ties have been a Take the Forty favorite for some time now. In fact, I think every...

Full Forty: Matthew Hranek & Alternate Route

Full Forty: Matthew Hranek & Alternate...

Anyone who really knows me knows that I am a voracious reader of blogs. Travel, lifestyle, personal development, menswear–it really doesn’t...

Warhorse Workshop

Warhorse Workshop

Doing this blog, my favorite things to write about are the things I personally love (sounds obvious, I know) and things Made in the USA. Even better if...

It’s On Sale…Ruell and Ray

It’s On Sale…Ruell and Ray

If you don’t have anything from Ruell and Ray, now’s your chance. If you aren’t aware yet who that is, get a fucking clue. Ruell and...

It’s On Sale…Pointer Brand

It’s On Sale…Pointer Brand

The weather is finally reflecting that it’s October in East Tennessee and that is a beautiful thing. Not only visually around here, but also in that...

All Benton’s Everything

All Benton’s Everything

What can possibly be said about Benton’s Country Hams, specifically Benton’s Bacon, that hasn’t already been said? Foodies and masters...