Today’s Feature Friday spotlights our retail partner Onward Reserve. TJ Callaway founded Onward Reserve in 2012 following an inspirational hunting trip in Onward, Mississippi. Onward Reserve was born out of Callaway’s desire to create an authentically southern brand, one that, as Callaway puts it, “is laid back but unwavering in quality.” The company’s motto is “Live authentically”. Callaway keeps that motto in mind when curating collections and designing stores. Every decision is made with the intent of helping people enjoy an authentic lifestyle. Onward Reserve has eight locations across three states and Washington, D.C. Each store has its own unique vibe. For example, the shop in Nashville, Tennessee features a stage for local musicians and a big game taxidermy collection.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Massachusetts: Steven Valenti’s Clothing for Men. Steven and Carolyn Valenti opened Valenti’s Clothing in 1983. Located in the heart of Pittsfield’s business district, Valenti’s has been a pillar in the community for more than 30 years. The store carries men’s dress and sportswear and offers rentals for special events.
Pittsfield is located in The Berkshires of western Pennsylvania. Writers Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. all called Pittsfield home. Pittsfield is also home to the earliest known game of baseball ever played in America.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Massachusetts: Eastern Clothing Co. Eastern Clothing is a third-generation family business located in Watertown. Founded in 1937 as a clothing manufacturer, Eastern Clothing later transitioned into retail. The store specializes in custom suits and shirts and prides itself in being able to fit men of all sizes.
Watertown is located in the Greater Boston area. The town is the site of the first signed foreign treaty between the United States and another nation following the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Watertown is home to the Perkins School for the Blind, the oldest such school in the United States. Anne Sullivan and Hellen Keller, her most famous student, both attended Perkins.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Louisiana: Weiss & Goldring. Weiss & Goldring opened in Many in 1899, making it the first store in town. The business relocated in Alexandria in 1907, where it has remained for more than 100 years. Weiss & Goldring’s rich history has witnessed the store earn many accolades – from being the first retail store in Alexandria with air conditioning to being named one of the “Top 100” men’s stores by Esquire. Weiss & Goldring has also had the honor of dressing the U.S. Men’s Golf Team in the 2013 and 2015 Presidents Cup tournaments.
Alexandria is located in central Louisiana. The city has a unique culture – hosting festivals throughout the year and housing several museums and performing arts venues – and boasts great outdoor living opportunities. National Geographic named Alexandria one of the top “wilderness towns” in America.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Mississippi: Steve’s on the Square. Located in downtown Philadelphia, Steve’s on the Square opened in 1983. The store carries men’s dress and casual wear, stocking today’s most popular brands. The shop also carries women’s apparel.
Philadelphia is a small city in central Mississippi. Philadelphia hosts the annual Neshoba County Fair, which has featured speakers including Ronald Reagan – whose controversial 1980 speech garnered national attention. Philadelphia is the birthplace of Otis Rush, Grammy award-winning Blues Hall of Fame musician.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in South Carolina: Hoffman & Hoffman. Hoffman & Hoffman has been a Florence fixture for more than 20 years. The store carries an impressive collection of menswear and accessories for work and play.
Florence is located in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Nicknamed the “Magic City”, Florence is known as a retail and healthcare hub.
Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Louisiana: Harper’s Haberdashery. Located in Baton Rouge, Harper’s opened in 2001. The shop specializes in custom clothing. As one of Louisiana’s only authorized Lucchesse dealers, Harper’s also offers fully customizable boots. The store carries a wide range of menswear, from casual clothing to formal wear.
Baton Rouge is the capitol city of Louisiana. The city has a rich culture with a unique past – having been ruled by six different governments (France, Britain, Spain, The Republic of West Florida, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America). Home to LSU, college sports are an important part of life in Baton Rouge.