It doesn’t get much better than Al Green… Enjoy, folks.
Great news, folks – the good folks at Jack Donnelly have released the next iteration of their outstanding Carter pants – the Reds. We’ve talked about the Carters before…they quite possibly might be the greatest 3-season khakis ever made. The addition of the Reds is an excellent move, and helps round out the color pallet.
My buddy Gregg sent over some ‘behind the scenes’ shots so you could see the development…
Picking the right shade:
Ready to rock:
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…one of the best parts about doing Red Clay Soul is finding, meeting, and talking about new brands. I had heard about Bull & Moose from Caroline, and was intrigued. Coincidently, Diego, one of the founders, reached out shortly thereafter.
Bull & Moose is a Veteran-owned start up neckwear business based in Alexandria, VA. They offer excellent silk and seasonal material ties and bow ties – ALL OF WHICH ARE UNDER $75. Thus begs the question – what’s the deal?
From Diego: Bull+Moose is a Veteran owned startup focused on creating luxury quality for your neck, at a fair price, while doing good. Since we launched in the summer of 2013 GQ has compared us to Warby Parker and we’ve been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, UrbanDaddy, the Palm Beach Illustrated, Fox Business News, Racked, Yahoo! Finance and several others. As a Veteran owned business we’re proud sponsors of the Got Your 6 campaign. Our goal is to provide excellent quality ties for great value for gentlemen who care about looking good without breaking the bank. We achieve this by primarily selling directly to customers via our website. This way we are able to keep prices low, while including free first class shipping. Our factories only use the highest quality silks and seasonal fabrics, and our ties are handmade. Our style is classic prep with an edge.
Their ties speak for themselves. This is the Floral, which is absolutely stunning. It is a cotton tie, so it’s great in the spring or summer, and is just the right width (3″). It’s available in a bow tie (above) and a neck tie (below). The construction is sturdy, and the colors are vibrant. The value proposition here is very high…the price? $29. Yep.
And Red Clay Soul readers, Bull & Moose want to do something great for you – use the code REDCLAYSOUL on receive $5 off your order. Tip ‘o the hat, boys – GREAT work.
In a follow-up to the first Sid Mashburn Warehouse Sale post, I wanted to show you the goods. After it was all said and done, I didn’t realize the value of early entry into the sale. When the doors opened at 10, the line was roughly around the building. So here we go…please pardon the iPhone picture quality.
For you Atlanta folks, this is the hallway that runs between the old Element space (where the Warehouse sale was held) and Ormsby’s. It literally ran out the back of building almost to the railroad tracks:
Truth be told, I made two trips. The first trip was very prosperous, and I got quite a bit of stuff for myself (you’ll see that below). Considering the crowd, and the fact that my arms were full, I had to go drop off my stuff, and come back a few hours later, after the crowds had diminished a bit. I promised the Feyonce that I would go look for her, which I did. Of course, I did send her pictures of everything, to which she replied with a thumbs up or thumbs down emoji. This is what I found for my better half:
Some summer scarves. They each weigh about as much as a Kleenex..and she loves them:
I’ve been instructed to buy here white skinny jeans whenever I find them in her size. Jackpot:
For me, I got a ton of basics at some outstanding prices. I didn’t get anything trendy. Just some great stuff that I’ll be able to wear forever. Starting with some of the Sid Canvas shorts (green and white):
Some dress shirts (not pictured is another blue oxford with a point collar):
501s – is is possible to have too many?
Two pairs of Incotex pants (the white pair is ChinoLino…and will be coming South with me in a couple weeks):
And another pair of red Sid canvas shorts. Football season is just a few weeks away, and I’m sure these will be put to good use.
Also not pictured:
Navy and Kelly Green paisley tie
I know a bunch of you readers made out like bandits…what did you find?
I am beyond excited. For those of you that follow Red Clay Soul on Instagram, you know that my future bride-to-be and I are heading south in a couple weeks to a remote island in the Caribbean to get married and enjoy our honeymoon. Being the ultra-organized people we are, we have started to talk about packing. Now, packing for a honeymoon is basically like packing for a beach trip, but the culture down there is pretty European, so we have to give it some thought. Beyond some of the basics, here is some stuff I’m planning on hauling down with me:
From top left:
1. State Traditions Georgia Traditional Hat: There will be lots of sun, so I’ll need a hat. My goal is to fade the bright yellow out quite a bit so my bride-to-be can wear it to Tech games.
A couple of weeks ago, Sid and Ann Mashburn held their now famous Warehouse Sale. They were nice enough to invite me to come in a little early to take some shots of the merchandise before the mayhem began. It truly was an awesome experience. I have so much respect for Sid, not only for his positive influence on #menswear in general, but for being such a cool guy. He has truly become one of Atlanta’s own, and will be the last to admit it. I always look forward to chatting with Sid, as well as his staff.
The Warehouse sale was epic. The deals were INSANE. I had about 20 minutes to take pictures before they unlocked the doors, and I snapped as many as I could. All the good stuff was there, and I knew exactly where I was going when the clock struck 10.
Now, these are all images of the goods prior to anyone touching them…I’ll post some more pictures of the shopping experience and some of the goods I scored for myself, as well as for my better half. Get a napkin…you might drool: