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October 8, 2017

Jacket

A lifelong outdoorsman, Radcliff Menge created a distinctive jacket suitable for the field and town.

The company: Tom Beckbe, founded in 2015, is based in Birmingham, Ala. The company makes classic outdoor apparel and accessories.

The owner: Raised in Winchester, Va., Menge graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004 and Washington & Lee University’s School of Law in 2008. While practicing law in Birmingham, he started Tom Beckbe by happenstance.

The name: Derived from the colonial name for Alabama’s Tombigbee River.”

What’s popular: The Tensaw Jacket ($495, S-XXL). The cotton twill liner is dyed in Alabama red clay.

Other favorites: The new Kinsman Vest ($395, S-XXL) and Weekender Duffel ($449). Also Field Hats ($125) and Shooting Gloves ($95).

Fun (or unusual) request: Limited edition jackets for an American distiller of some note.

Big break: Garden & Gun Editors’ Choice, “Outstanding in the Field” (August/ September 2016).

Where to buy: TomBeckbe.com. In Atlanta, check H. Stockton; Guffey’s; and Chuck’s.

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