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VIDEO: A tie knot can make you look neck heavy or style savvy

By CATHI AYCOCK Most men know a clip-on tie is the sartorial equivalent of a pocket protector and glasses held together with tape. A bad tie reads like a neon sign blinking "fashion fail." But

Seersucker becomes author’s trademark look

By DONNA VISSMAN New York Times best selling author Robert Hicks calls Franklin home. And if you haven’t heard about the Robert Hicks Seriously Seersucker Party on the campus of O’More College of Design campus,

Corsair Distillery owner Darek Bell: Man of Style

Man of Style is a regular Style Home Page featuring, shining the spotlight on men in our community who have a unique sense of style -- both in life and in fashion.  Darek Bell, owner and

New men’s store is a hideaway near a speakeasy

By DONNA VISSMAN Last week we featured the Edgehill neighborhood in Nashville. The area is undergoing a transformation and will soon be the destination for food, drink and of course style. Here is the entry hallway.

Don’t let automotive bling make you blind to the facts

Its easy to get your heart set on a certain model of car, and it's easier to fall head over heels in love with a gleaming car on the lot. But if you are thinking

Celebrity stylist decides to close high-end men’s store in Brentwood

By DONNA VISSMAN Brentwood resident Trish Townsend opened Townsend Style in Brentwood last year. As a celebrity stylist for years, she has worked with Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and John Rich.

Five taprooms to taste and savor craft beer

By CARA SANDERS Scout’s Pub 158 Front Street, Suite 120, Franklin (615) 721-5993 We begin our list with the brand new Scout’s Pub, which opened June 27  in the Westhaven neighborhood. Scout's Pub in Westhaven is

Jack Daniel’s hides prize-filled barrels for 150th celebration

That square bottle with the Old No. 7 on the classic black label is celebrating a big birthday. Jack Daniels Distillery, America's oldest registered distillery, turns 150 this year. In 1866, Jasper "Jack" Daniels located

A European watch that is luxe (and won’t break the bank)

By CATHI AYCOCK A Rolex may be the flashy watch that says dollars and no sense. But another watch, with an equally rich history, rivals the Rolex at a fraction of the cost. Bering, the

Yeti now comes in SEC colors

By CATHI AYCOCK Do you know someone who bleeds Tennessee orange? Own a suspicious number of Ole Miss colored shirts and ball caps? Think Alabama crimson is a great color for his man cave decor?

This Tennessee Titan’s style is fierce and unapologetically fashion forward

By CATHI AYCOCK Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster doesn't take choosing his clothing lightly. While it may not be as important as his family or football, the two things McCluster cites as his top

Win a dapper dad Father’s Day makeover

If you dad is your hero, nominate him for our Father's Day Makeover. We can't promise your dad will morph into a GQ worthy model. But we can pamper your hero and take him from

Five things you should know before you buy a gas grill

Buying a gas grill is exhausting. Infrared or sear bar? Five burners or four? Bells and whistles aside, what are the top 5 things you need to know before you buy a gas grill? We

Fire, meat and secrets to crown you King of the Grill

By CATHI AYCOCK Do you know the difference between Top of Choice and Prime? Why Merguez may be the next American grill favorite? Where to score Sosaties for your next grill fest? What is the

CHECK MY RIDE: Father and daughter see through the rust

Brought to you by Miles Auto Spa and Miles Auto Express By QUINT QUALLS For Rachel Layton and her dad, Darin Layton, car restoration represents something they will always share. For the past three months,

Monogram or sloganize that grad’s gift

Add a monogram or school slogan (Anchor Down, GBO or Hotty Toddy) to a Yeti for a perfect grad gift. You can customize the script on a monogram (block, cursive...) to create a one-of-a-kind gift.

CHECK MY RIDE: Through the years, Studebaker did not disappoint Brought to you by Miles Auto Spa and Miles Auto Express Story and video by CHARLIE KASER Leighton Bush, Sr. has had a long relationship with automobiles, from owning them to selling them to

CHECK MY RIDE: Who needs new when you own a Gullwing?

Brought to you by Miles Auto Spa and Miles Auto Express Joel Morris rested on the bright red leather seat of his Gullwing Mercedes. The sleek, ink black paint gleams in the morning sunlight at

History meets sport in gentlemanly game

The first thing you will notice is that Vintage Base Ball uses two words where today we use one: baseball. The second thing is that the players are called "ballists." No gloves are used and

Leiper’s Fork’s whiskey history is about to get longer

By EMILY R. WEST For years it wasn't legal to open a distillery in any but three counties in Tennessee. But in the years following a 2009 law change, distilleries have been popping up all

Small-time distilleries evoke the historic craft

By EMILY R. WEST Compared to Tennessee's biggest and oldest distilleries, Thompson's Station distiller Heath Clark has a postage-stamp-sized location in this small Williamson County town. Hopping of Highway 31, visitors just have to take

Local dreamers finally overturned Prohibition-era law

By EMILY R. WEST In the lobby of H. Clark distillery in Thompson's Station, a picture of several men standing outside the state capitol hangs in a frame. A smiling Heath Clark looks back at

Easter basket goodies for the man (and man-boy) in your life

By CATHI AYCOCK I call my college age son buddy, which is about as close to a little boy name as I can get these days. Because he is a man. Or, at least a

Check My Ride: Thwaits loves Chevys, adores the Camaro

By CHARLIE KASER With the flick of a switch, the neon lights of the Texaco and Pennzoil signs start to illuminate and reflect off of the impressive collection of Chevrolet Camaros owned by Ken Thwaits of

Miles joins Home Page as connection to car lovers

A lot of people have a strong relationship with a car. It is part nostalgia, part loyalty, part appreciation for the mechanical and design arts that make a vehicle special. To those who view a