I grew up in the Deep South. Marianna in the Old North State in the South. And the upper East coast has always seemed worlds away. Indeed, it's probably a fifteen hour drive from North Alabama, and is North of the District, and might as well be Boston. And I didn't ever think I'd know folks there.
But there are a couple of nice fellows there (Ryan [UGA] and Ben [someplace in Florida]) with whom we've become friends. They blog as Bowties and Boatshoes and have a fine tie shop called Starboard Clothing Co. The have a keen eye for that style and for things that would appeal to the well-heeled East Coasters, and we're just excited that they think the things we make could run in those same circles.
Give them a second of your day. Or a place on your RSS feed. They are good guys who deserve 'em.