Our Fall Line and My Exceptional Business Partner August 29 2012, 6 Comments

Usually when I write for this blog it's from the company, not myself. But I am stepping out of the shadows today to tell you about our fall lineup and herald the efforts of my business partner Jonathan. 

We have had a busy summer preparing for the fall season. The air is crisper, the days are shorter and my beloved Vols will kickoff this Friday night to open up the season. It's time. 

We have been listening to many of you and have honored your requests, adding many new schools and colors to the Southern Stripes Collection as well as expanding our Black Tie Collection with some really classic additions. We just wrapped up our fall photo shoot at Nashville's exquisite Hermitage Hotel with photographer Colby Blount from Atlanta and were Colby's last shoot on the way to his new home in Queens-wish him the best. We will be releasing all of the new looks and products very soon. Join our email list to be the first to know when they are available and to get advance notice of specials throughout the season.

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
- George Washington

My business partner, Jonathan, and I met during Greek rush and have had a storied friendship ever since. But, friendship in a college fraternity is more about fun that it is about work-hanging with friends, drinking a few beers, going to see music. It wasn't until we decided to start our own company that I truly understood the nature of what it means.

Jon and I have worked hard at this business. It takes a sacrifice on many levels to run a company and keep that company on course with a strict set of principals. There are short cuts at every turn if you want them. But, we have stayed the course and Mr. Snyder has been an integral part of that. Stepping out on your own in the business world is not something you often do with a friend. It's often tough on a friendship and can tear people apart. I'm thankful that I have been able to share in our successes and failures with Jon and can truly say that we have bettered ourselves as individuals and as friends. Here's to my business partner and my ΣΧ little bro, Jonathan N. Snyder.

-Nickolas B. Barnes

See Jon's recent features in Southern League Magazine and Jezebel Magazine.