June 08, 2021

June 30th We Will Be Turning Off Our Red Light Permanently

To our Wonderful Customers, Vendors, and Pearl Associates,

     Seven years ago, I started The Sporting District with the singular goal of bringing the very best of American made and more specifically, Southern made, men's clothing, apothecary, and accoutrements for the modern gentleman.  As many of you know, this passion project came to me in an instant with the opportunity to lease space in San Antonio's premier lifestyle destination The Pearl became available.  In four exceedingly quick months we went from concept to grand opening party, an event for which we still receive accolades from our earliest customers.  We wanted to set the bar high for both our customer's expectations and our performance standards.

     A special "thank you" to the amazing marketing team of Creative Knoggin for the industry leading branding they created for us at breakneck speed.  And I think we have met those expectations and standards throughout our existence.  Early on we were named by Garden and Gun magazine as one of the top 5 men's stores in the South, with scores of other awards and recognitions throughout the years.  But, without question, our proudest success has been the lifelong relationships we have cultivated with our loyal customers and vendors.  In raising our city's sartorial style, we have elevated our own sense of belonging in our hometown.  Precious few things in life exceed that accomplishment and we are adamantly grateful to each of you for making our journey such a rewarding one.

     So, why this open letter at this time?  The Sporting District has come to the end of our extended lease at the Pearl and, with so much uncertainty in the brick-and-mortar space, and the long-term impact of the COVID Pandemic will have on retail buying behaviors, we have made the decision to close The Sporting District at the end of June.  It was by no means an easy decision; we love what we do and what we've done and who we do it for, but having fulfilled our mission of provisioning San Antonio's gentlemen for their manly pursuits for seven years now, the time has come to close this chapter and open a new one.

     So, it is with much pride and longing regret that we share with you this news.  We have a robust inventory of all the great clothing, gifts, and accessories you have come to expect from us, and how less than 30 days to sell them.  We eagerly invite you to shop with us one last time and enjoy steeply reduced pricing on everything in stock.  Be sure to ask about pricing on many of our hallmark furnishings and fixtures as well.  And if you were fortunate enough to have received a gift card from our store, please be certain to redeem it prior to our closing on June 30th.

     Lastly, The Sporting District would not be The Sporting District without the unwavering loyalty, unfaltering hospitality, and unrivaled service of our staff.  I am particularly grateful to Daniel and Caroline who have been such an integral part of our success since the very beginning in their managerial roles.  Their untiring dedication to ensuring that our customers experienced "The Finer Life" with each visit made The Sporting District the destination we all looked forward to visiting.  I will remain extremely grateful for their support and friendship. 

     So, saunter forth, San Antonio, with glasses raised high to celebrate the seven years of our place in your hearts.  And be certain to extend that loyalty to each of the great local retailers you come upon, including our great neighbors The Tiny Finch, Local Coffee, Dos Carolina's and all the other great shops at the Pearl.

With Sincere Gratitude,

Sean McNelis

April 29, 2021

Weekly Discount Pages with Codes

Every week until the end of June we are going to have NEW collections added to our 25% OFF and 35% OFF and 45% OFF page with new discount codes(located above products) per week.

Hope you enjoy our NEW discount pages and the collections we will be adding and rotating.

The Sporting District Team
April 13, 2021

NEW Discount Codes weekly for 1 month

Sign up for our email blast to receive a new discount code and different select items every week.

Starting today April 13th until May 17th

March 08, 2021

Spring Is Here

Spring is here in Texas and we have started to get our newest items.

“The well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.”
— William Somerset Maugham
November 22, 2020

Be Merry In The Holidays

Season’s Greetings from The Sporting District.  May peace and joy surround us all as we celebrate and welcome in the New Year. 

Whether you’re in need of unique timeless gifts or new cold weather gear, we’ve got you covered.  Find great styles and gear as you shop in store, while soaking up some Pearl Holiday cheer, or visit our online store here.

Online orders we will offer in-store pick up for those in town.

Beginning December 1st, our hours of operation will be extended for your convenience.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am-6pm

We will be closed November 26th, December 25th, and January 1st.

Thank you for your support and business throughout the year.  We hope to see you soon and as always, remember to enjoy the finer life!

See y'all soon and have a safe Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all!

Thanks, The Sporting District

June 19, 2020

Open and Must Mask Up

We are still open following under Governor Abbott's Published Guideline along with Bexar County Mayor & Judges new rule.

Customers MUST wear a Mask to Enter.

We can have an Occupancy of 12 total.

Please help us keep you safe by maintaining social distancing, wearing protective masks while in the store and continuing to sanitize/wash your hands.

Our Hours are still:

Monday: CLOSED,
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-5pm,
Saturday: 11am-6pm,

Sunday: 11am-5pm.

If you still don't feel safe about coming down to The Pearl to see us feel free to do a phone order or here on our website with a choice of free pickup/curbside or $10 shipping.  Also, adding your email and following us on Facebook and Instagram will keep you updated on what's NEW or Sales we have.

May 25, 2020

We Are Open with New Hours

We are back open following under Governor Abbott's Published Guideline.

We can have an Occupancy of 12 total.

Please help us keep you safe by maintaining social distancing, wearing protective masks while in the store and continuing to sanitize your hands.

Customers MUST wear a Mask to Enter.

Our Hours as of now are:

Monday: CLOSED,
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-5pm,
Saturday: 11am-6pm,

Sunday: 11am-5pm.

If you still don't feel safe about coming down to The Pearl to see us feel free to do a phone order or here on our website.  Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what's NEW or Sales we available.

March 24, 2020

Update COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our customers and employees is of critical importance to us here at The Sporting District.  In order to minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus for everyone and to ensure compliance with both City and State orders, The Sporting District has temporarily closed its doors to in-store shopping.  That does not mean that we will not be doing everything we can during this challenging period to serve your needs!  This includes making our goods available to you via our website at, via social media, via call in phone orders at (210) 223-1889, and even via virtual shopping.  Shipping orders are fulfilled daily, and The Sporting District is available for curb-side pickup on Tuesdays through Sundays, from 12:00 pm noon until 5:00 pm.  We remain here for you, so please call, DM or send an e-mail to the store at if we can be of service to you.

October 09, 2018

The Sporting District Featured in CYTIES Online Guide to SA

"The shop is geared towards gentlemen who don’t mind getting their boots dirty but do prefer a polished appearance. View full article →
September 21, 2018

The Distinguished Gentleman Ride for Good Cause

Don your most daper duds, straddle your Triumph, Norton or other classic ride and join The Sporting District and 120,000 other chaps from around the globe on September 30th  for The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride - a celebration of style and classic motorcycles. View full article →
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