I met Max Wastler and Joe Gannon a couple of years ago in Nashville.
I had gone up to Murfreesboro for my cousin's college graduation and, being a follower of Max's blog All Plaidout, I saw on Twitter that he was up in Nashville that day. I sent him a DM and ended up meeting up with him for margaritas that night. With him was Joe Gannon, singer Matt Wertz, Matt Springer (@baconkisses on Twitter), and a couple of other guys. Although Max and I had exchanged some emails before, it was great finally getting to meet him face-to-face. Joe was also a great guy and super friendly. It was fairly serendipitous evening, and I'm glad that I got to meet both of them, though I'm constantly in awe of their enviable mustaches.
In addition to the online store that they recently opened (Buckshot Sonny's), Max and Joe just finished a trailer for a show that they're trying to pitch called "Made Right Here." In the trailer, Max and Joe visit several shops around Tennessee and try their hand at some good ol' American manufacturing. It's entertaining and also interesting to get to see the inside operations at iconic places like Pointer Brand and Imogene + Willie. Matt Springer, mentioned above, it also a part of the production team. If you've got a few minutes, give it a look.
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