Author Archives: JRS

Off Season Find: Billy Reid Kentwood Ropers

Seasonality.  Marketing conditions us to need immediately.  However, taking advantage of sales during the off-season can save you some serious coin. I’ve argued that Billy Reid makes some of the best roper boots out there (and a few of my #menswear compadres agree).  I’ve got the Terrance boots, and wear them quite a bit.  Upon […]

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jay - July 27, 2016 - 12:03 PM

The uppers look so wide though.

Hand’s On: The Colonel Littleton #1 Grip

Dealing with companies that do it right is such a pleasure.  One of those companies is Colonel Littleton out of Lynnville, Tennessee (Population: 327).  (People).  I’ve used their products for years, specifically their front pocket wallet, which just celebrated it’s tenth year in my possession.  It has only gotten better with age.  I’ve recently started […]

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Jeffre - July 26, 2016 - 9:05 AM

I have this bag. For me it is definitely just a one nighter. I was stunned to see the video on the website of the Colonel packing so much clothing in it. Maybe I don’t know how to pack as well as other people. I find its best suited to keep things you want close to you while traveling, a type of personal bag.

Bob McClellan - July 27, 2016 - 7:50 AM

I got this bag the first year it came out. It’s a wonderful carry on when flying and it’s a great bag for a weekend get away where you wear one pair of shoes… It can pack plenty. The old school look is killer. It’s a hand me down for sure….

High Five

What’s piquing my interest these days… 1. An all-American road trip in a British Land Rover (WSJ) ~~~ 2. Boast Polos.  They’ve recently added quite a few.  Super cool.  See the whole collection here. ~~~ 3. Sid & Ann Mashburn give a look into their home…and it’s awesome (GQ) ~~~ 4. The $231K SUV that […]

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Michael - July 24, 2016 - 5:49 PM

As much as I love Sid, I was bummed to discover he’s not as good a drummer as that picture makes him look. That would have been the icing on the icing on the cake.

First Look: The ASW Distillery

The Atlanta ‘spirit’ landscape is about to change.  In a big way.  The damn good folks behind American Spirit Whiskey are opening up the ASW Distillery to the public this weekend.  You probably saw the mention late last year, and with great anticipation, the doors are finally unlocked. You’ve seen breweries, but you’ve never seen […]

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Madison Roberts - July 22, 2016 - 10:51 AM

And wait until you try their first run whiskey – it will blow you away!

JPD - July 22, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Great stuff, brother! Keep ’em coming.

Extra 25% off Sale at East Dane

Big sale over at East Dane, folks.  They are taking another 25% off their entire sale section.  Get some…

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Roundup: Vintage Ralph Lauren Advertising

What is there to be said about the Ralph Lauren ‘lifestyle’?  They have NAILED it in their print and media advertising for as long as I can remember.  The images evoke a feeling.  I’ll call it ‘American Elegance’. We are going to get into the Ralph Lauren Conundrum later (like we did with J. Crew), […]

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Ben - July 20, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Make sure to include in your “conundrum” write-up: Why on earth did they get rid of the Regent and Preston Corneliani line of trousers? all of their dress trousers are SUPER slim now. No more traditional cut.

Ryan - July 20, 2016 - 4:56 PM

What went wrong? Two words: Factory Stores.

Although their golf shop stuff is the best alongside Peter Millar.

If I want to spend 200 on a dress shirt I’d much sooner go get one made a Miller Brothers than sport the Pony on my chest.

Trip - July 21, 2016 - 9:56 AM

The 70s/80s catalogs were the best. In the 90s, especially late 90s, I felt like their images were getting too “modely.”

Also, what is the climate of a place where one person is wearing a cotton rain coat on top of a suit and the other is wearing a madras sport coat?

Scotty Cameron Putter Restoration: The Results

Putters are the one club in the bag that has staying power.  Besides a grip, very little is needed to keep the flat stick in tune.  That said, there comes a time when a tune up is needed.  Remember this Scotty Cameron putter I found at Goodwill? This is my ‘on-deck’ putter, meaning it only gets […]

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Josh Premuda - July 19, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Probably my favorite design of a Scotty — mine got stolen years ago and I never replaced it, went with a Miura KM-007 and a Big Oak Designs Havana. Awesome work on the restoration.

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Ryan - July 19, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Looks fantastic. Sending in my 1.5 midslant in now!

RJ - July 19, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Wowzer. I remember the initial post. Incredible job.