Because we believe that the best things come from Alabama, we want to point out some products that catch our eye from time to time. We aren’t getting paid to do it (YET); we just believe in local Alabama artisans doing what they love and doing it well.
Opelika’s Loyal Stricklin epitomizes those values and, honestly, their growler holder is straight fire. I mean, look at it. You know you want it. We certainly do.
AND LOOK AT THIS FLASK!!! If someone were inclined to take dark liquor into a stadium, we can’t think of a finer receptacle. Not that we condone that. At all.
From the Loyal Stricklin website:
Loyal Stricklin is an idea built from nothing. One hide turned to two, two to four, and four to many more. With a few simple tools, we began our story: one built on hard work, late nights, and too many cups of coffee. We were tired of purchasing low quality goods that didn’t last more than a few months, and we realized that many others out there felt the same way….At Loyal Stricklin, we believe in community; the careful selection of materials; thoughtful, simple design; and the beauty in products that age and patina with grace— and are all the better because of it.
We’re pretty fond of that idea, and it’s hard not to look good rocking handmade leather goods. Believe it or not, they even offer things other than drinking accouterments. Their belts and wallets also look tremendous. Loyal Stricklin gets the Heroes’ finest mark.