Author Archives: JRS

2014 World Series: Baby, It’s a Wild World

It all starts tonight, folks.  Two Wild Card teams…Neither of which are the Yankees, Cardinals, or any other huge market team.  Who do you pick?  In how many games? RCS Pick:  Royals in 5, and ESPN hates every minute of it.

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Steven Bremer - October 21, 2014 - 1:25 PM

I hate to say it but SF in 6. I expect this to be one of the least viewed World Series in modern history.

FRBIII - October 21, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Perhaps they can work the SEC into the Series!

William Smith - October 21, 2014 - 8:38 PM

I really have to pull for the Royals, the Twins were dumb enough to trade Willingham so it would be nice for a W.

Picking a Winner: Jack Donnelly

When Gregg first told me that he was launching a Kickstarter campaign for Jack Donnelly, I knew immediately that he would KILL it.  As a long time customer, I can attest to the quality and fit of the khakis.  They have one of the best value propositions in the #menswear terrordome.  I talked to Gregg yesterday […]

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Sleeves are so overrated right now.  On outerwear only…seriously.  With the temperatures still hitting the 70s at peak of the day, Barbour season remains a little prohibitive, but the 40s and 50s in the AM make vest weather just right.  In terms of style and function, vests are all over the map.  You have the […]

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@thebigsteezy - October 21, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Smashburn of course. I like the navy one tho:

BMO'C - October 21, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Like the Dubarry a lot. A Barbour waxed vest is on my list too. Another good option is Stafford’s makes a nice quilted shooting vest.

Saturday Stuff

Happy Saturday, folks.  Lots of good stuff going on on RCS land.  I’ve got some super new brands to talk about over the next couple of weeks, a new ten part series that I think you’ll all get a kick out of, and I’ve had some really good luck at the thrift store(s) lately.  Stay […]

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Blankenship Has You Fleeced

Remember those awesome vintage fleeces from Patagonia?  The ones with the crazy patterns…  It seemed like they only made about ten of each size, because they were impossible to find. Well, not only has Blankenship Dry Goods been killing it with their shorts, but their tailgating fleeces are filling that niche.  Excellent patterns, good fit, […]

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Louisiana Folks: Head’s Up

Louisiana folks – head on over to George Bass in Baton Rouge today, and in New Orleans tomorrow to see what all this Strong Suit fuss is about…

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Trudy Howard - October 17, 2014 - 10:17 AM

They are in Jackson, MS today & tomorrow at Great Scott.

Kick Around: Chelsea Boots

I’m a big fan of chelsea boots.  I like everything about them.  They look slick, and can be dressed up or dressed down.  Chelsea boots come in a variety of styles, with leather bottoms for a dressier look, or rubber bottoms that are built for comfort.  When shined up, they look like dress shoes – […]

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Harry - October 14, 2014 - 10:31 AM

I’ll plug for my pair of Alfred Sargent Belgrave chelsea boots. The last is killer.

Josh L - October 14, 2014 - 12:54 PM

How can you miss Blundstones?!

CCL - October 14, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Josh, Blundstones are not Chelsea boots, they are simply pull-on work boots and lack the refinement to wear with a more dressed-up look.

Charles - October 14, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Got a decent pair from Cole Haan.

Roger C. Russell II - October 14, 2014 - 10:53 PM

The R.M. Williams boot is the best fitting most durable boot that I have ever owned. However, I have used the boot for its intended purpose which is for horseback riding. These boots are all basically what equestrians refer to as a paddock boot. A lot of pilots like this style boot as well. In the World War II movie that John Wayne did titled The Flying Tigers he wore The R.M. Williams Craftsman. Recently R.M. Williams was purchased by a fashion company. I hope that they don’t start cutting corners with their products. The Yard Boot lasted me almost 10 years of use 5 to 6 days a week. I stupidly never took the time to preserve the boot with leather treatment of any type. I simply sprayed it off with water. I have heard that R.M Williams has resoled boots that were over seventy years old.

Josh L - October 15, 2014 - 1:42 PM

@CCL Actually, that’s not correct. Chelsea Boots are a style of boot, which feature an elastic side panel and tab of fabric on the back of the boot, enabling it to be slipped on or off. Therefore, Blundstones are in fact a variation of the Chelsea Boot.

Take note of their Chisel Toe styles, which, in my opinion, are refined enough to wear with a dressed-up outfit.