Today's post is for the lady and gent readers [which I think I have only one of...Mark, are you there?]. For those unfamiliar with Smathers & Branson, these college roommates started the company making the best quality needlepoint belts [and now other things as well]. This may, at face value, sound extremely weird and irrelevant to a younger generation, but I can assure you [at least in the south] these items are basically a currency, and good ones can buy a store. Smathers & Branson's items are the staples that college kids refuse to give up, knowing they'll be classics [unlike the idea that the best beer sells for $1 and includes the words "high" and "life" in it]. I personally love a good monogram, besides those that are a foot high and reside on the back of your car, so the coasters are my favorite, but why not incorporate the others? If nothing else, for school spirit.