John Rich stocks his online men’s shop, Oakleaf & Acorn, with hand-stitched leather, artisan hunting tools, and sundries like beard pomade, jiggers, and handkerchiefs. An early adopter of refined Southern lines like Otis James ties and Raleigh Denim, Rich credits his background in carpentry and hand printing for his workingman’s aesthetic and love of old-fashioned manufacturing. Recently, he and his brothers produced a bicycle labeled Brothers Rich. Next up? Beaded goods patterned like indigenous snakes. He shared some of his treasures with us at his family’s Hoschton home.
This story originally appeared in our January 2014 issue.