A Proper Gentleman

When a Gentleman stands out the ladies of Southern Proper take notice. This fall we want to celebrate the Proper Gentlemen. Does someone come to mind? Nominate them by emailing Emilie@southernproper.com with a letter of recommendation! 


James Farmer

James Farmer 


Born and bred in the South, James is a professional gardener, floral and interior designer, cook, Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author and lifestyle expert. In addition, James is editor-at-large for Southern Living and a frequent guest on television and radio. James's natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room. A skilled and entertaining speaker, he is a fresh voice for his generation. 


Jim Chasteen 


Jim's love of Southern history and tradition lead him on a journey to co-founding the largest capacity distillery in The State of Georgia. This self-proclaimed 'licensed bootlegger' of ASW Distillery says, "When you come to our distillery, you will leave with an appreciation for what it means to make something by hand." Jim's passion for quality, nostalgia, and rich spirit-making traditions are sure to make the forefathers of whiskey distilling proud.


Paul Cargal 


Born and bred in the South, Paul is a proud UGA graduate and avid football fan. An entrepreneur at heart, Paul founded the mortgage lending firm Summit Funding Advisors. in its successful fifth year, the firm was recently voted #3 Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Paul isn't all work though: he's into the local craft beer scene at Monday Night Brewing or watching the game at home with his family and his drinking buddy Lou.