Hardwick Clothes wins top style award for new, high-end navy blazer

Chairman Allan Jones speaks during a sales team meeting Thursday at Hardwick Clothes in Cleveland, Tenn.

A year ago, Allan Jones, owner of Hardwick Clothes, told the executive staff at the nation's oldest suit maker to perfect the navy blazer - the goes-with-anything staple of the male wardrobe - and all the other things would fall into place.

Consider the first of that mandate accomplished.

photo Will Jones sports the award-winning top-end navy blazer made by Cleveland-based Hardwick Clothes. Garden and Gun magazine announced Tuesday that Hardwick's navy blazer won the style category in this year's Made in the South Awards. Jones' father, Allan Jones, owns Hardwick after buying it out of bankruptcy court in 2014.

Hardwick's high-end navy blazer was announced Tuesday as the top style winner in Garden and Gun magazine's sixth annual Made in the South Awards competition.

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