Author Archives: JRS

Read Wall Sport Shirt Giveaway

It’s been a while, and it’s time to back on the giveaway train.  We are starting off with a home run from our DC friends Read Wall.  These guys are redefining custom work at their DC showroom as well as online.  They make insanely cool sport coats and suits, they have a trouser section, and […]

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Davis King - August 29, 2016 - 8:03 AM

Blue gingham is for sure my favorite amazing color pattern

John Lawton - August 29, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Blue check

Kevin Donnelly - August 29, 2016 - 8:18 AM

Tough to pick one. The blue Oxford is classy

Steven Bremer - August 29, 2016 - 8:27 AM

I really like the blue/white strip

Paul - August 29, 2016 - 8:31 AM

Red check all day

Scott - August 29, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Hunter green check perfect for fall.

Kyle - August 29, 2016 - 8:35 AM

In all honesty they are all really nice. I checked out a lot of their products. Gonna order some later.

BuzzKillington - August 29, 2016 - 8:37 AM

Light blue gingham is killer

Fritz - August 29, 2016 - 9:10 AM

Red stripe

Greg - August 29, 2016 - 9:44 AM

blue gingham!

Stw - August 29, 2016 - 9:49 AM

That blue/white stripe is killer

David - August 29, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Red gingham sure does stand out, but they all have great style.

Kai - August 29, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Red check for sure.

Will - August 29, 2016 - 10:16 AM

I love the solid blue!

MRJ - August 29, 2016 - 10:29 AM


Madison Roberts - August 29, 2016 - 10:44 AM

I am digging the Red Gingham

Madison Roberts - August 29, 2016 - 10:48 AM

I’m digging the Red Gingham

Brad Petri - August 29, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Green Gingham

Jim Walters - August 29, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Love the green check

Ben - August 29, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Need to add that green gingham to the mix.

Trudy - August 29, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Green gingham for sure!

Gage Reiter - August 29, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Cant go wrong with the blue oxford.

TAC$ - August 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

That green check is calling my name this fall.

HMB - August 29, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Like the red check/gingham

Kory - August 29, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Blue gingham all the way. But neverless all of them are amazing!

Tim Koehler - August 29, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Choose one? They all work, but the blue/white stripe looks the best!

Bob Walsh - August 29, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Red striped

Alexander Lee - August 29, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Blue stripe!

Travis - August 29, 2016 - 1:51 PM

That burgundy stripe is the business.

JPD - August 29, 2016 - 1:51 PM

The green gingham is calling my name!

Brian - August 29, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Blue gingham would be perfect for football season. Go Blue Raiders!

Lorenzo - August 29, 2016 - 5:27 PM

I need a new blue gingham!

Thomas Bailey - August 29, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Green Gingham

Andy H - August 29, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Red Gingham for sure

John Davis - August 29, 2016 - 9:08 PM

That solid blue would look good on me

Alan - August 29, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Blue gingham

Kyle - August 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM


Fritz - August 29, 2016 - 11:38 PM

Red stripe looks great

Flannel in the Summer?

Last night Mrs. RCS and I attended the Allyn Scura party at Sid Mashburn.  We loaded up…more on that later.  Lots of Fall stuff is filling the racks at Sids, including some flannel shirts.  There is one that caught my eye when it hit their website: Now, I don’t know about you, but flannel is […]

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Lust: The Filson Weatherproof Leather Duffle

Have you seen this beauty?  Filson just released a line of weatherproof bags that are made out of a very sturdy leather: The medium duffle bag’s size has changed to a more travel-friendly overhead size, but it is still one of the bigger leather duffles on the market.  From my 2D perspective, I love it. […]

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Orvis Fly Fishing 101

Mrs. RCS and I have been seriously intrigued with fly fishing for quite some time.  There is something about the solitude and the commune with nature that appeals to both of us, as well as the hunt.  The idea of landing a trout, and eventually a bonefish on a fly is one that we are […]

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Jim - August 24, 2016 - 10:25 AM

My wife and I took the 101 class at the Avalon store back at the end of June. They did a great job of making it fun and informative. Trying to make some time on the calendar for the 201 class.

Randy - August 24, 2016 - 12:08 PM

I started fly fishing in earnest when I moved to Colorado about 15 years ago and one of my first stops was the Orvis 101 class.

I agree wholeheartedly that these classes are a great resource and are taught by people who come with a wealth of knowledge on local opportunities to catch fish and a real world background in what works.

Just like any other hobby, fly fishing can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it and from my experience these classes offer a good demystification of the sport.

Good luck RCS, hope to see some good trip reports on this blog in the near future.

DH - August 24, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Just started fly fishing around WNC this summer after an Orvis FF101 class at the Charlotte store in May. It didn’t take long to get completely hooked. I have to agree that the class is the perfect way to get to know the sport and begin your journey.

RCS, make sure to do the 201 class, which should put you on some body of water, and the definitely the 301, which is essentially a discounted guided trip. Had a great time back in July on a 301 trip in Tennessee.

Landy - August 24, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Even with instruction it can be frustrating if the bite isn’t on when just starting out with a fly rod. Regardless if you’re bringing fish to hand on a given day use each opportunity on the water to develop your craft – casting, placement and presentation.

North Georgia and WNC offer a much better variety of water and significantly less fishing pressure than the Hooch, which is one of my least favorite fisheries

Matt - August 24, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Great article and spot on. GF and I took the 101 class earlier this summer in preparation for a trip on the Snake River in the Tetons. Great refresher for myself who grew up fishing East Tennessee and excellent lesson for my GF who has never fished before. We were ready to fish immediately once we hit the river in Wyoming. While I caught 3 10 inchers, she took the day with a 16″ cutthroat. I’m hooked and she is looking forward to Montana next summer. Couldn’t have higher praise for Aaron, Bob, and Matt at Orvis, they’re fantastic.

201 is usually at Murphy Candler Park on Ashford Dunwoody.

Brad - August 24, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Best fly out there is a Lighting Bud – tie a fly worm 18″ down and you have Chattahoochee Cocaine…none of those SNIT’s can say no to one of those two hooks.

ATTN Atlanta: Miller Brother’s Pig Roast

The fine folks at Miller Brother’s are celebrating the college football kickoff with a pig roast and tailgate party at their place on September 3rd from 12-3PM.  Come on down and grab a bite before you head down to the Dome for the UGA vs. North Carolina game.  See you there! Miller Brother’s 3207 Paces […]

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Drake’s Autumn/Winter ’16 Look

Since Fall is getting close, you are about to see a barrage brand catalogs in the form of emails, social media, and carrier pigeon announcing their new lines.  It’s about time…this time of year is the sweet spot for quite a few of my favorite brands.  Today we are happy to show off the good […]

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Cory - August 22, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Damn! Could I have one of everything, please? What a lookbook!

Fall Wish List

With Fall just around the corner, I have been taking stock of what’s in my closet, as well as what’s in storage.  Over the next couple months, I will begin the transition of bringing all my cold weather stuff out of storage and packing my warm weather stuff so it can hibernate for the winter.  This […]

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Tyler Bankhead - August 19, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Great roundup Jay! I really like the green trousers, I’ve been hesitant to add these to my rotation for sometime but it looks like this year might be the year. I’m a proud owner in the Patagonia you have listed at #8. If you can imagine a fit in between your Snap-T and the Better Sweater, thats where this jacket falls. Out of the box it’s a little slim but with time does stretch slightly but still retains its shape. I would certainly recommend hang drying as the material will shrink up substantially in the dryer. Hope this helps!

Ryan - August 19, 2016 - 10:04 AM

The quilted snap-t is cut WAY slimmer than a traditional snap t. I went up a size and it’s still a slimmer cut than my other snap-ts.

Edwin Bell - August 19, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Buy the RM’s from this guy. Bought Gardners from them – great price and cheap delivery

Seth - August 19, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Snag the RM Williams Chelsea boots from their website, the US dollar is strong against the AUS…

Mike - August 19, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Hot tip on the suede loafers – wait until the next F&F sale at BB and you can pick up their brown suede Alden tassels for ~$385 or so. I bought them in snuff last year, and they’re among my most worn shoes. I plan on snagging the brown suede next go around.

James - August 19, 2016 - 11:47 AM

I have a pair of chocolate suede tassels from Alfred Sargent that I’m wearing right now. Definitely a very versatile shoe. I’ve been drooling over that Patagonia snap-t for weeks but I think the Mrs. would kill me if I added to an already large collection of those….

Nem - August 22, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Try eBay seller “epboots” for custom made genuine alligator straps in all widths. I have 2 from him and they are of a quality far and away better than most overpriced mass production units. 1 1/8″ deep gloss brown for my sterling slide, and a 1″ chestnut brown matte for my ancient brass prong monogram plate. You’ll be pleased.