Favorite Things: Weldon Jack
Blending a store, barbershop and family inspiration
Photos by Scotty O’Daniel
Quality, honor and dependability are not just buzzwords for owner Jerrod Smith of Weldon Jack. Located at the corner of Western and NW 36th, Weldon Jack opened in December 2013, and instantly tapped into an unmet need in the metro area: a full-service barbershop coupled with a retail establishment that is honestly so thoroughly unique there is nothing to compare it to.
That might have something to do with the inspiration behind the shop and the name. Jack is Smith’s grandfather, and Weldon is his middle name, but also serves as a play on the words “well done.” With attention to detail in every aspect of the shop, from the carefully curated merchandise to the team of barbers and the quality services they provide, “Well Done Jack” is nothing short of a mantra.
The spirit of the shop harkens back to when things were more intentional and service was top notch. That goes for the old-school barber treatments, plus the motorcycle accessories, outdoor products, art, home goods and high-quality personal care products you’ll find on the retail side, as well. There is incredible meaning and thought behind this one-of-a-kind shop.
When asked about the overall goal of Weldon Jack, Jerrod puts it perfectly: “Weldon Jack was an ideal before it was ever a store. It was born from the inspiration of my grandfather – Jack Weldon Smith – and the legacy that I saw in his life. He was flawed and human, but still driven to be more and better. As his grandson, I saw it firsthand and up close … and saw that the ‘more and better’ that he wanted wasn’t for himself, but for those that followed after him. That is the birthplace of Weldon Jack and Weldon Jack Brand Products.” Well said … and well done.
(top) Weldon Jack hat, $20; T-shirt, $26 “Our Weldon Jack apparel is cozy, soft and made for everyday wear, with design and printing right here in OKC. Sure to be your favorite tee, hat or hoodie!”
(bottom) Biltwell Gringo S helmet, $229.95 “Our favorite DOT (Department of Transportation) – approved helmet out there, offering vintage style with modern comfort.”
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Landseer tool roll by Red Clouds Collective, $89 A simple design can still look great, and being prepared is always stylish – handmade in Oregon with waxed canvas, leather and brass, this tool carrying case has five slots and a snap-closed pocket, and easily attaches to a bike.
Smpltn traveler’s wallet, $165 “This wallet is every traveler’s dream, with pockets for multiple currencies, your passport, cards and ID. Made right here in Oklahoma by Simpleton Goods.”
Leather Gloves, $40 “Nappa leather gloves made from soft deerskin, perfect for a daily riding glove.”
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Arrowhead Trail rolltop backpack by Frost River, $186.95 “Only found at Weldon Jack, these backpacks have a rolltop pack design to keep water out. All options include burly construction, a comfy and unique brass ring yoke, an inner zipper pocket and side slip pockets, plus front lash squares and accessory loops. It’s simple, reliable and adaptable – just roll the top. Guaranteed for life, too.”
WJ Shave products: after shave splash, balm and beard oil, $24 each; shave cream, $26; razor, $35 “Weldon Jack Brand all-natural grooming products are made in-house with attention to quality for the man who cares about his hair and skin. The great quality badger-hair brush and safety razor are from Parker Shaving out of New York.”
► Weldon Jack
3621 N Western, OKC | www.weldonjack.com