A Goodwill Cherry: Kiton

Well, I struck gold yesterday at Goodwill.  It was a random Goodwill, that usually yields nothing.  I had a half hour to kill, so I stuck my head in the door.  As expected, I didn’t find anything until I was walking out, and there was a rolling rack that was filled with clothes and about to be put out.  I saw a really nice burgundy jacket, and grabbed it.  I’ve been looking for a burgundy jacket for a while, and this one looked good.  Then I noticed the tag:

I thought to myself ‘I really hope this fits…’.  And it does.  It does need some minor alterations, but I believe I can afford to invest in this jacket, considering I’m in for $7.83 so far, and the retail is a bit higher than that (roughly * 1000).  I’m planning on taking it down to Sid Mashburn this weekend and let them get to work…I’ll let you know how it goes.

Here are the pre-alteration images:

The jacket is in really good shape.  There are no real signs of wear.  It’s a 3-button jacket, but is worn as a 3/2 roll.  The fabric is a very nice 100% cashmere burgundy herringbone with a very faint blue and red windowpane.  The jacket is fully lined, has working button holes on the cuffs, and has soft shoulders.  It is not a dated jacket at all.

The work I need to get done is relatively simple.  I think the sleeves are OK, but letting them out 1/2″ wouldn’t hurt.  It needs to be brought in just a touch on the sides, and that’s really it.  I’m sure they’ll make a few more suggestions, which I’ll probably accept, and let them get to work.

I never thought I’d own a Kiton.  While this is cheating a bit to get there, they have such a high barrier to entry, it would be hard for me to justify.  Their jackets are beautiful.  Take a look at Neiman Marcus, YOOX, and Stanley Korshak.  Kiton is known for some of the finest tailoring in the world.  As seen here:


I’m really excited, folks.  I’ll let you know how the jacket turns out after a trip to the body shop.

Landy - September 28, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Nice score. Have been meaning to explore Goodwill and I think this is the motivation I needed to get me going

Aimee Ballard - September 29, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Omg I am a GW devotee. Most of my shopping I’d online at shopgoodwill.com
But it’s a great place. My favourite buy was $1.69 for a brand new with tags pair of pajama pants from vineyard vines that cost $65 new. Congrats on the kiton!

Atlanta: Made in America Event with Miller Brothers, ASW, and Steve Penley

Head’s up, Atlanta: Come on down to the American Spirit Works distillery on Thursday, October 5th from 7-10PM for a Made in the USA event sponsored by Miller Brothers, LTD.  There will be all sorts of great stuff going on: whiskey making from ASW, denim making from Raleigh Denim, leather making from W.Kleinberg, and apparel works by Hickey Freeman.  In addition, Steve Penley will be painting on site.

Here are all the details:

See you there!

Jack Jackson - September 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM


Peach State Pride Fall Giveaway

All of you Georgia folks have really embraced Peach State Pride.  You see their hats all over the place, and that peach logo is starting to pop up more and more.  They are such a great company to work with and are committed to Georgia-themed products, now including almost every Georgia university and college polos, hats, and belts.  They donate 15% of all profits to Georgia-based charities.  How great is that?  Now, it’s not to say that the peach logo can’t be worn when outside of Georgia…

With that said, we’re teaming up to give one lucky Red Clay Soul reader a nice collection of Fall goods: a hat, a long-sleeve t-shirt, and a polo shirt of your choice (including all those great Georgia university and college polos)

What would I choose?  I love that blue trout hat, the red patch long sleeve t-shirt, and the light green polo.

Leave a comment to this post with your favorite Georgia city to enter.  For additional entries:

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Get your entries in before Tuesday, October 4th by midnight ET.  I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday the 5th at lunchtime.

Special thanks from Peach State Pride for supplying the items for the giveaway.

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Sea Island

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Athens especially on Gameday

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St. Simons

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The Classic City

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Athens on a pre-game Friday night.

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Athens-on a Fall Friday night before a big game.

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Hartwell, Ga!

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Loganville ga!

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Villa Rica

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My little mountain town Dahlonega!

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Peachtree city

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Gotta be Athens, Georgia

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Blue Ridge

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Douglasville 🙂

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Athens without a doubt

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Thomaston. Hometown pride

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Athens! Go Dawgs!!!!

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Atlanta! I love the city!

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Hard to beat Athens

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Jason Isbell: Live and In Color

One of our closest friends texted me a few months ago with this message:  “Isbell 9/24 the Fox – In?”  It took about 45 seconds for me to complete my purchase.  He was contacted via Spotify as one of the biggest Jason Isbell listeners in Atlanta, and was offered early access to tickets to the show.  I had seen Isbell a few times prior, and always enjoy his shows.  For reference, I’m a so-so DBT fan, and am much more drawn to Isbell’s solo work.  That said, I firmly believe that ‘Southeastern’ is one of the best albums over the last ten years.

We rounded up the wives and pregamed at Cypress Street Pint & Plate.  After a few libations and some fried chicken, we made our way to the venue.  Josh Ritter opened up, and did an outstanding job.  His stuff shows up on Spotify, and I enjoy it.  Very Texas/Americana country.  His guitarist could rip.

Jason Isbell is known as an outstanding guitarist, and an even better songwriter.  He has a very appealing sound to rock fans, Americana fans, and country fans.  It showed – the show was 100% sold out, and it was easy to see by the crowd.  There were plenty of boots in the crowd.  Opening with ‘Flying over Water’ got everyone going, and set the tone for the show.

Isbell seemed to have the amps turned up, as ‘Decoration Day’, ‘Goddamn Lonely Love’ and ‘Never Gonna Change’ dug deep.  It was great that he played some of his older stuff.  They were all followed by resounding applause from some of us older folks.

Overall the show was a good mix of selections from Isbell’s newest release ‘Something More Than Free’, as well as his older stuff.

He broke into ‘Codeine’ and it was like Drivin ‘N Cryin’ playing ‘Straight to Hell’.  It’s such a great song, and Isbell hammed it up a bit for the crowd.  We all loved it.  Even the folks who hadn’t ever heard ‘Codeine’ were tapping their feet….

…and then ‘Alabama Pines’ (Mrs. RCS’ favorite).  This was like a hymnal…everyone at Fox was singing at the top of their lungs.  Amanda Shires’ did the fiddle right on this one.

After ‘Pines’, Isbell gave us all a treat, telling the story of ‘Cover Me Up’.  How he and Amanda write songs and play them for each other.  He wrote this one for Amanda, and she loved it right off the bat.  “High standards” is what she said.  This tune fits the bill.  Isbell went on about how he likes to sing it to her every night…and he did:

It was a very emotional moment, and one that I’ll always remember.

Isbell has continued his upward trajectory as a singer, a songwriter, and a performer.  He and his band were 100% in sync during the show, giving the audience a crisp, thick performance of a good mix from his catalog.  Those attending were hoping for a good show, and they got it.  It’s these types of shows that prove live music is still the best entertainment around.


Extra Credit: Hat’s off to Amanda Shires.  Isbell mentioned that this is one of her last shows on his tour, as she is about go on the road in support of her new album ‘My Piece of Land’.  Mrs. RCS and I have been playing this all morning, and it is EXCELLENT.  Shires is a breath of fresh air.  Obviously a bit of a departure from what we heard Saturday night, but for a sunny Sunday morning, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

MontaukTrail - September 27, 2016 - 11:48 AM

I have to agree with your being a So-So DBT fan and much more so of an Isbell solo work fan. I have a friend whom tried to sell me on DBT and I liked some of it, but not so much of the rest. Then Isbell went solo and I liked all of his stuff. I cam to the realization that the DBT material I like is what Isbell wrote and sang lead on, the rest of the stuff in places borders on the neighbors cats waking you up at 3am…

CWCS - September 27, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Excellent show from Jason. It speaks volumes that he can now completely omit Outfit from the set. I’ve seen him about 10 times over the years solo and while he and the band have never been tighter, I do miss some of the spontaneity and kick-ass covers he used to perform. Completely disagree on the Truckers though – Patterson and company broke the mold on what it means to be Southern and proud and still realistic about the region’s faults. I’d venture to say that the Americana awards et al owe DBT a tremendous debt of gratitude. Some others agree.


Jon - September 27, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Show was awesome. I have to chime in on DBT — I completely agree with CWCS on his comment that “Patterson and company broke the mold on what it means to be Southern and proud and still realistic about the region’s faults.” Isbell brought something special to DBT and looking back in hindsight as much as I wish he was still together with DBT, he has grown so much as a solo artist and became his own thing.

marty - September 28, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Isbell just gets better and better. Cleaning up his act and having an amazing woman in his life no doubt helped. Sure did me.

Sam - September 28, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Nice recap. Weird, though — in Utrecht he said Amanda didn’t like Cover Me Up at first and told him to work on it.

Arnold Palmer

Today we are going to honor the King.  Arnie.  Not only did the world of golf suffer a great loss yesterday, but we all did as human beings.  Arnold Palmer exemplified hard work, a competitive nature, and a shining example of how to be a gentleman.

He will be missed.

Jay - September 26, 2016 - 10:04 AM

A “next level” guy and an icon. RIP. This year, the reaper is collecting with a vengeance.

JRS - September 26, 2016 - 2:57 PM

I totally agree, Jay. It’s been a rough year.

Lust: Raleigh Denim Canvas Pants

The ‘Just In’ sections of online retailers is on fire right now.  Tons of Fall merchandise is hitting the Internet, and it can’t come soon enough.  I was looking through East Dane’s section, and came across these Raleigh Denim Jones Slim Canvas Pants:

Does anyone have any experience with these?  I love the colors, and the fit seems pretty spot on, but I wanted to get some feedback before pulling the trigger.  I see either of these with suede boots and sweaters.  Thanks in advance…

Mark McCoy - September 23, 2016 - 9:32 PM

I have not tried these, but have 2 different pair of Raleigh and both fit great and are well made. I would pull the trigger. I have a pair of Jones for and Alexander Work fit which are not denim but a cotton fabric.

WGU - September 26, 2016 - 4:33 PM


I have had a pair of the darker khaki colored canvas pants for almost a year now, and they’re some of my favorites. They are actually almost a golden color brand new, and are a heavier canvas, much like the Filson tin cloth. I have several pairs of their jeans, and these feel and fit just like their raw denim does. It takes a lot of love and wear for them to break in, but once you do, the fit and feel is hard to beat. The Jones fit is a lot like the fit of the 501’s. They may be a little slimmer at first, but treat them like jeans and they should stretch out some to fit you specifically. I have nothing but good things to say about Raleigh as a company and they’ve definitely earned a lifetime customer in myself. They may be a little pricey, but I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Keep us all posted if you decide to pull the trigger!



(Video) Grateful Dead: The Making of “A Touch Of Grey” (1987)

One of the most iconic music videos ever made was the Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey”.  It was how quite a few of us were introduced to the band.  This video has been making the rounds, and I knew I had to get it on blog immediately.

Here is your Friday Jam, folks: Sit back and relax.  This is outstanding:

Jason - September 28, 2016 - 9:14 AM

I was little when this video came out, but I remember watching MTV for hours on end on the off chance that I’d be able to watch this video. Great find!