Onward Reserve X CURE

September is National Childhood Cancer awareness month.  The folks over at Onward Reserve have teamed up with CURE in the fight against childhood cancer.  They created this GREAT looking limited edition red and gray button down with all profits benefit CURE childhood cancer.

Order yours today:

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Friday Jam: Dirty Guv’nahs “Walk With Me” (Live)

Big weekend planned over in Birmingham…looking forward to catching up with these guys tonight:

See you there?

1000 Words: Southern Proper Fall 2015

Fall is coming, and I think we can all agree that it is more than welcome.  It has been hot this summer.  The ladies at Southern Proper know how to welcome a season…feast your eyes on their Fall 2015 collection.  Great, functional pieces that are big in style and long in good looks.  And the icing on top: A great ladies collection.  Take a look:












And last but not least: probably the best looking jacket of the season:

College Needlepoint Giveaway with Smathers & Branson

College Football is close, folks- only TWO more Saturdays until toe meets leather.  To celebrate, the good folks at Smathers & Branson have teamed up with us here at Red Clay Soul for a collegiate needlepoint belt.  That’s right – one lucky winner will get an in-stock collegiate belt of their choice.  What’s even better is that they have updated quite a few colleges, so check ‘em out…

Tell us which one you would choose… Me? Even though I have no connection to Tulane, but that Green Wave belt is mighty fine…

Here are the details: Leave a comment to this post with an email address and your choice of belt to enter.

For additional entries:

+1 (2 Total) ‘Like’ Smathers & Branson on Facebook
+1 (3 Total) ‘Like’ Red Clay Soul on Facebook, and share the giveaway to your friends
+1 (4 Total) ‘Follow’ Smathers & Branson on Twitter
+1 (5 Total) ’Follow’ Red Clay Soul on Twitter
+1 (6 Total) ‘Follow’ Smathers & Branson on Instagram
+1 (7 Total) ‘Follow’ Red Clay Soul on Instagram
+1 (6 Total) Tweet the following about the giveaway ‘It’s college football season! I entered to win a needlepoint belt from @SandBBelts & @redclaysoul Enter here: http://www.redclaysoul.com/?p=8198’

Entries must be in by midnight on Monday, August 31st. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, September 1st around lunchtime.

Special thanks to Smathers & Branson for providing the goods for the giveaway…

Back To School With East Dane

“Back to school” can be taken literally and figuratively.  For those undergrads, you are starting one of the greatest four (or five) years of your life.  For us post-graduate folks, it’s much more of a feeling.  We’re lining right up with Fall, triggering a wardrobe transition.  The sweltering heat is on it’s way out, and the cooler, less humid, football-filled season is within focus.

This Fall, we’re going to continue with value buys – in case you don’t remember: buy quality that will last, and take care of your stuff.  Everything below is of good quality, and will treat you as well you treat it.  Second, let’s keep it cool during this back to school season.  No need for neons (is there ever a need for neon?).  Primary colors and plaids work in a wide range of outfits.

We’ve teamed up with East Dane to put together a great back to school look…upperclassman style:

From Top Left:

1. Filson Original Briefcase:  A bit of a rugged, minimalist look.  This bag is as much of an investment piece as it is a functional bag.  It’ll hold more than you think.  Approved for Macbook Air users.  Oh – and Otter Green will break in very nicely.
2. Gitman Vintage Chambray Oxford Shirt:  Skip the non-iron stuff.  For the most part, they all look a little plastic-y.  Opt for a basic blue oxford with a great fit.  You’ll need to fire up the iron for this one, but it’s worth it.  No drying required.
3. Ray Ban Original Wayfarer:  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  That’s some advice you don’t need a college to tell you.
4. Carhartt WIP Baker Shirt:  The Holy Trinity of a fall shirt: good plaid, great fit, school colors. Please, tuck this in. Same goes for the oxford above.
5. Cole Haan Plain Toe Tumbled Leather Oxfords:  The tell-tale sign of an upperclassman: dress shoes that aren’t some sort of driver/kiltie/tasseled rubber sole things.  These are a great mature look that will work with jeans, khakis, and natural dress pants.  Polishing, brushing, and shoe trees required.
6. Daniel Wellington St. Mawes Watch:  A nice looking watch at a great price point.  This will get you through your senior year, an internship, and your first couple years on the job.
7. Rag & Bone Rugged Brass Belt:  A versatile belt that brings the outfit together.  Matches shoes in leather and suede.
8. Fred Perry Slim Fit Twin Tipped Polo Shirt:  You know, for casual Fridays.
9. Apolis Standard Issue Chinos:  Pay attention to khakis this time of year.  They should be worn like jeans but treated like dress pants.
10. J.W. Hulme Co. Continental Duffle:  Traveling to away games shouldn’t look like an episode of “Road Rules.”
11. Levi’s Made & Crafted Tack Slim Fit Jeans:  Time to add another dark pair of jeans to the lineup.  The ones you bought last year are plenty broken in, but you need a good, dark pair for Friday night.
12. Loake Kempton Chukka Boots:  A much dressier option than the typical work boots or cowboy boots.  You are an upperclassman…time to tighten it up.

Live Tonight: Alabama Shakes @ Verizon Amphitheater

Pumped. See you there.

George Vlagos of Oak Street Bootmakers: Human (Video)

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Oak Street Bootmakers. I have a few pairs, and wear them to death. Over the years, i’ve gotten to know founder George Vlagos, and can speak from experience in that he truly loves his craft. There is something to be said for American craftsmanship, and Oak Street Bootmakers embodies all that is good. George recently teamed up with Uproxx to produce a “Human” film on him and his company. I’ll let it speak for itself:


Now, tell me you aren’t a fan…