East Dane Friends & Family Sale – 25% off Your Total Order

BIG news from East Dane, folks.  They are running their yearly Friends and Family sale – which is 25% off your total order, and it starts RIGHT NOW.  The sale goes through Saturday at midnight, but get it now while the getting’s good…

Remember, East Dane is a GREAT place to find APC jeans, select Filson goods, Drake’s ties, Incotex pants, Rag & Bone outerwear, Billy Reid sweaters, and Jack Spade bags.  I’m planning on loading up, and I’ll let you know what I score.

Good luck!

Offer cannot be applied to gift certificates or shipping fees. 

Exclusions apply.

Filson’s New Addition

No doubt, I am a HUGE Filson guy.  I almost exclusively use their bags for travel, toting, work, and camera protection.  One of my go-to bags is my otter green Medium Travel Bag.

This is the perfect weekender for me (Mrs. RCS can’t rent any real estate in this one…if she needs some space, I use my medium duffle bag).  I didn’t realize it, but it looks like they discontinued their travel bags.  Why?  I don’t know…I suspect that they have a pretty full catalog of bags that are all around the same size.  I love this bag because of it’s structure.  The squared-off bottom gave it a more refined look, and quite frankly, it makes it easier to pack.

You can still find the medium duffles at random places like Brooks Brothers…if you are interested, I’d recommend pulling the trigger soon, as I doubt they’ll be shipping any more any time soon.

Well, then I came across this bad boy:

This is known as as the Small Pullman, and seems to be a fair replacement for the Medium Travel Bag.  The Pullman is an awesome bag.  I have the original/big brother, and the Mrs. and I use it for driving-trips.  The little brother is 18.5″ long, 15″ tall, and 8″ deep.  The good part about this bag is the accessibility:

It opens like a clam…easy accessibility to every inch of the bag.  Why is this great?  You don’t have to ‘dig in the well’ like most Filson bags…and the squared structure give it that refined look that business folks and non-ironic mustache/beard havers like.

So what do you think?

Lust: Clarks Desert Boots in Wine

Anthony Bourdain called Clarks Desert Boots his “go-to” for footwear.  Personally, I’ve been a Wallabee guy for years, but just saw these desert boots in Wine…add them to the list.  Immediately.  Image what these bad boys would look like after a year of wear and tear…

Friday Jam: The Beastie Boys, Live in Amsterdam (The Entire Show) – 2004

I dare you not to love this.  They don’t do it like this anymore.


Atlanta: Res Ipsa Trunk Show(s) at H.Stockton

Come on out to H.Stockton this Friday at Midtown and at Lenox on Saturday to meet two of the coolest guys around.  Oh – and they run a great company as well.  Res Ipsa is where it’s at, folks:

See you there…

1000 Words: “Through the Woods” from Orvis

The folks at Orvis do such a great job of branding and marketing that it’s easy to forget that they provide the goods and apparel to enjoy such adventures.  It’s like you are looking at images and watching videos that are the preview of your next vacation.  That’s how it feels to me.

Their most recent video: “Through the Woods” is verification that I need to get out and about. Very soon.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did (watch it on ‘full screen’ for the full effect):

ORVIS_Through The Woods from Nate Gunn on Vimeo.

Contributing to the 1000 words, here is some background from Nate Gunn, the director:

Coming together

This trip really came from a desire to create something that we could all really get behind. When chatting with Orvis about this project, we wanted to make it clear that this was somewhat of a short feature narrative, and that we weren’t out to just stand around and film a few guys catching some fish. On the flip side, I knew the project had to feel real and authentic, so naturally having the story revolve around two great anglers, Nate Leavitt and Spencer Higa, made total sense. With all those elements, it was a trip and story that I knew anglers could get behind as well. 

The goal was for it to feel slightly documentary, but have much more of a stylized and cinematic approach. For me, Fly fishing films always seam to have this similar rhythm and feel. I actually really dig it, but I really wanted to bring something different to the table. Just taking it to another level really. There’s a lot of content out there and I wonder sometimes if what we’re actually saying is interesting. You know its easy to bring some killer gear down to the river and go get some pretty shots, but I hope people see the project for the subject matter and message. It’s not just an edit with some good shots and music, its about saying something. Every time someone watches one of my projects I really appreciate it. They’re giving me their time, so I hope in return I can give them something of value. If every angler said “man thats totally fishing” Id be a happy guy.

The shoot

A lot of thinking, planning and scouting went into this thing. We had a real look we were going for. From the evergreen trees and rivers down to the the camera set up. I really wanted to shot on these beautiful anamorphic lenses, all RED Epic. We had a set out plan and shot list, we knew which character would play out which roll, but we definitely left a lot of breathing room to let Nate and Spencer have a good time and really enjoy the trip. 

We shot this all over the east central part of Utah. Not far from Salt lake. It was mid June and we were chasing good light so we had some long days waking up at 3am and shooting till 10pm sundown, then offloading and talking about the next day till late. One of those shoots that really pays off when the footage starts to come together, but sometimes those shoots you suffer for have the biggest pay off and make all the difference. 

In my mind, a good adventure can’t be completely scripted. Some of the best moments happen in between takes so we wanted to make sure we captured it all. 



The Criquet Layered Giveaway


By this point, you’ve all got a couple of the critically acclaimed Player’s Shirts from Criquet in your closet.  Now that the temperature is becoming a little more sleeve friendly, we’re teaming up with the Kings of Austin for a nice little giveaway.  We are going to hook up one lucky reader with a gingham shirt, AND a long sleeve Player’s Shirt.  Why is this awesome?  The reason(s) are layered:

Layering the collar on collar look is a cool way to stay warm.  Not to mention the casual feel of the outfit.  This is one occasion where untucked is OK.  Wear it over jeans or khakis, with boots or loafers, and you are in business.

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