SOUTHERN STYLE

The Art of the Pregame

Put on the best spread at the stadium with these football-season essentials

photo: David Rinella


photo: David Rinella

Above:
KNOCK ON WOOD

The handsome rosewood veneer on this Brizard & Co. flask slips nicely inside your front pocket ($85; brizardandco.com).

SMOOTH OPERATOR

Available in black, blue, and bronze, the Superocean Héritage II watch by Breitling updates the pared-down aesthetics of the original 1950s style with a rubber strap ($4,560; breitling.com).

READY FOR ANYTHING

Win or lose, it can get chilly out there as the season goes on. Be prepared with layers like the cotton jersey Andrew shirt and wind-resistant Ontario vest, both by Loro Piana, the revered Italian textile house and outfitter (shirt, $650; vest, $1,750; loropiana.com).


photo: David Rinella

Clockwise from top left:
GOLD STANDARD

As striking as it is practical, this gold-plated flask by Viski holds up to six ounces of your favorite tipple ($40; viski.com).

BIG FISH

A valuable resource for collectors, Sir Jack’s sources vintage flasks from around the world, including this Towle silver-plated fish that dates from the 1950s ($495; sirjacks.com).

SCENIC ROUTE

A subtle reminder of days in the field, the scrimshaw-inspired flask from Fieldshop depicts graceful pheasant in flight ($64; ggfieldshop.com).

CONVERSATION STARTER

Yes, the black ceramic flask by Misc. Goods Co. is functional, thanks to a cork held tight by leather straps. But it’s really an art piece—and the ultimate tailgating-table accessory ($92; misc-goods-co.com).

MODERN MARVEL

Measuring just over four inches tall, the contemporary Izola flask in pop-art white also comes in eight other colors and holds just enough booze to keep you out of trouble ($32; izola.com).


photo: David Rinella

Left to right:
PACK AND PLAY

This campaign-style table from Fieldshop assembles easily and fits snugly into a slim carrying bag for transport to the big game, the big race, or wherever the need to set up a Bloody Mary bar may arise. Stock a few julep and Jefferson cups for the cheese straws, too (table, $180; julep cups, $55 each; Jefferson cups, $38 each; ggfieldshop.com).

ON THE GRID(IRON)

Skip the stacks of paper napkins for something a little weightier, like these gingham check napkins from Hudson Grace ($16 each; hudsongracesf.com).

BUZZ WORTHY

The decoupage artist John Derian brings his beloved work to life in the form of indestructible melamine with this honeycomb-inspired tray, which fits enough glassware to serve your crowd in style ($58; johnderian.com).

BOWL GAME

Leave it to Golden Rabbit Enamelware in Virginia to design portable containers (plastic lids not shown) that make a stylish statement. The speckled motif riffs on antique spongeware, but the colors, which include mint, gray, and the graphic black shown  here, are decidedly modern ($68 for a set of three; onekingslane.com).

GLASS ACTS

Each crystal glass in this Highland long-drink set by Riedel is distinctly different, but each elegantly holds your beverage of choice ($40 for a set of four; riedel.com).

INTO THE FOLD

There’s a reason bistro chairs work just about anywhere, from the garden to the Grove: They travel light, stand up to the elements, and always look classic. This sturdy version from Ballard Designs gives guests a handsome game-day perch ($229 for two; ballarddesigns.com).

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

The canvas-and-suede totes from Patch NYC can hold a lot and still fasten neatly. Four outside pockets keep tickets and
keys within reach, and a huge, roomy interior will handle everything else— table linens, flowers, and food for the day ($184; patchnyc.com).   


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