For the second episode of The Middle Men Series, we highlighted a guy and a restaurant that is doing what all of us do in our backyard every single summer, but way better. We sat down with Mike Johnson, creator of Sugarfire Smokehouse.

Mike has a background in fine dining that has taken him from New Orleans to Chicago to Paris to Colorado to Napa Valley. He worked under the best chefs in the world in restaurants. He took all of that experience, and created what some say (including worldwide competitions) is the best barbecue in the world.

He started with one location in 2012 and has grown it to seven with plans for rapid expansion in the next twelve months. Mike was a blast to talk to, and we hope you like it. Make sure to check them out – you will not regret it.

And, if you decide to grill your own meat this year (or just eat his) – check out our Stefan Stretch Plaid Button Downs or our Worn In Bear T's. We wove comfort stretch into the cotton to give it ultimate breathability and movability. Our Bear T's are 100% cotton and made in the USA. Both are tough enough looking to eat a slab of ribs with.

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Size Chart

The Normal Brand Size Chart

Mens Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5
Chest 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Sleeve 32-33 33-34 34-35 35-36 36-36.5
Waist 29-31 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43


Neck: Measure around the middle of your neck (at the Adam’s apple), keeping the tape a bit loose.

Chest: Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.

Arm length: Bend your elbow 90 degrees and place your hand on your hip. Hold the tape at the center of the back of your neck. Measure across your shoulder to your elbow and down to your wrist. The total length is your sleeve length.

Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.