Author Archives: JRS

A Little Bit from Oak Street Bootmakers

The fine folks at Oak Street Bootmakers are adding some more heavy duty ammo to the arsenal.  With a nod to tradition, the Oak Street Bootmakers Bit Loafer is a shoe that is instantly familiar, yet boldly unique.  The upper is hand-sewn in Maine with Horween calfskin leathers, calfskin lining, leather sole, stacked leather heel […]

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RCN - October 22, 2014 - 2:38 PM


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.

BJH - October 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM

NOT the Braves. Giants sweep. I’m still trying to figure out how the Braves farm team made it to the World Series and we can’t make the playoffs.

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.