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Red Out Giveaway with Southern Proper

Last Saturday was tough, Georgia fans.  Soft defense, two missed field goals, and a dumb play at the goal line gave South Carolina an important SEC win.  Keep your head up, Bulldogs.  There’s plenty of schedule left, and judging by how Auburn looked last night, EVERYTHING is up in the air in the SEC.  But […]

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HerschelWalker84 - September 19, 2014 - 8:00 AM

As a UGA fan, I’m not sure I can take another loss like USCe last weekend. 2012 SEC, 2013 Auburn, and now this. SoPro gear would help because I am truly struggling.

Steven Bremer - September 19, 2014 - 8:40 AM

This is a great giveaway.

Jay Sayers - September 19, 2014 - 8:44 AM

Don’t mind if I do!

Daniel Sigler - September 19, 2014 - 8:56 AM

Great giveaway!

Earle - September 19, 2014 - 8:59 AM

I have become a fan of your site. These pieces would be a great addition to my fall rotation.

Drew - September 19, 2014 - 8:59 AM

MARYLAND COLORS

Jordan - September 19, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Perfect pullover for football Saturdays. Would be great to win one!

BMO'C - September 19, 2014 - 9:16 AM

WOW! What an awesome giveaway. Love those hats. Been meaning to order the green Masters one.

FB is taken care of. Don’t tweet or Instagram.

Stephen Smith - September 19, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Their new fall stuff is awesome! Great giveaway!

Thomas - September 19, 2014 - 9:35 AM

Nice good giveaway

Cory - September 19, 2014 - 9:39 AM

Would love this so I can support my dawgs even more!

Steven B - September 19, 2014 - 9:51 AM

Love the site!

Fritz - September 19, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Awesome giveaway

collin - September 19, 2014 - 10:09 AM

best giveaway yet

James Zcouch - September 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Yes please!!

Jeff M - September 19, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Awesome!

The Professor - September 19, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Sweet giveaway!

Louis - September 19, 2014 - 12:46 PM

This is amazing

Pete - September 19, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Awesome giveaway. Go Dawgs!

Maureen - September 19, 2014 - 1:40 PM

What a wonderful and generous giveaway. Love love.

Easton - September 19, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Talk about insult to injury. Not only did UGA lose but I had to watch the entire game at a Gator bar on my Iphone!! (my girlfriend’s family are all gators).

Max Atkins - September 19, 2014 - 1:52 PM

I need southern proper!

Grant - September 19, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Worth a shot

Nick - September 19, 2014 - 1:59 PM

Go Dawgs!

STW - September 19, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Ever since I saw that Southern Proper cookbook I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some of their gear. It looks rad

Cory - September 19, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Sweet! The giveaway, that is; not UGA’s disappointing loss.

Chris Meadows - September 19, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The red pullover is awesome!

Hudson W. - September 19, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Some of our best seasons have consisted of losses to SC. Dawgs will figure it out

Jared cordova - September 19, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Winning this would be as good as watching UGA vs. Clemson….exciting pregame….Wondering what the hell is going on (first half)…and in the end…downright freaking awesome!!! Great giveaway and go dawgs!!!

Barbour Body Bag

Remember that vintage Sage Barbour Bedale I found a while back?  Well, it arrived, and I immediately sent it up to New England Reproofers for a wash and a re-waxing.  As usual, they did an awesome job, and I will continue to use them for their service. Now, anyone who has an vintage Barbour knows […]

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Rusty - September 17, 2014 - 9:27 AM

I have a new and an old barbour. I like the smell. It reminds me of fall, and my upland hunts. If it didn’t smell musty, it would still smell like dog, gunpowder, and cigar.

Justin - September 17, 2014 - 11:55 AM

You don’t have any vodka at the house? I hope that you drank it all.

RCN - September 17, 2014 - 4:22 PM

I have to second Justins comment… you don’t have vodka in the house? Thats like saying you don’t have soap in the house.

WWS - September 18, 2014 - 9:28 AM

I have actually used hunting cover up spray with some success. It is usually unscented but I have noticed it knocks down the musty odor but doesn’t leave a lingering smell.

Orvis Shopping

Way before this blog started, before there were #hashtags, there were a few stores that I frequented.  One of those was Orvis.  I had one of their original shotgun shell belts, but it had the actual Winchester shell on the loop rather than the Orvis logo’ed version they carry today.  I wore that belt out, […]

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Tanner Knox - September 15, 2014 - 3:03 PM

I used to work at Orvis in Richmond, VA. It is a great company that cares as much about it’s employees as it does it’s customers. You can’t beat the quality of their products.

Roger C. Russell II - September 16, 2014 - 8:27 AM

I own the Gokey boot pictured. I will have to say the Gokey company and or Orvis provided the best customer service I have ever recieved from any company. I love the history of the Gokey Boot Co. and I believe their products are well made. However, this is the most ill fitting thing I have ever put on my feet. Gokey tried their absolute best to make the boots work. My boots were worked on 3 different times and finally on a 4th attempt I think they just started over and made me a new pair. Unfortunately, they are still a horrible fit. Also, they are not comfortable enough to wear” all day “in my opinion? The sole is so primitive and hard it just kills my feet after about 20 minutes. However, they look cool as hell sitting in my closet. Every once in a while I dust them off? Hopefully one day one of my sons will grow in to them and the boots will get some use. I suggest Russell Moccasin Co instead. they are just as durable and well made, but 100% more comfortable.

Front Pocket Wallets

I am a front pocket wallet guy.  All things considered, I only carry about 5-6 cards including a driver’s license and some cash.  I do this for a couple reasons: first, I don’t like to carry that much.  Travel light.  Second, I don’t like sitting on a wallet.  Remember the Costanza wallet? I have used […]

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KRB - September 12, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Happy you mentioned the one by Sid. Was thinking of pulling the trigger on it. The one I currently have from Il Bisonte (Stags in Austin) is showing some miles.

NOLAN - September 12, 2014 - 8:49 PM

You’ve missed the best deal out there on a front pocket wallet! The Ashland Leather Little New York in Shell Cordovan for under $100!

http://www.ashlandleather.com/Ashland-Louis-Little-New-York-Horween-Cordovan-p/louisshell.htm

JL - September 13, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Saddleback Leather: http://www.saddlebackleather.com/frontpocketidwallet . 100 year warranty too!

RHW - September 15, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Your list is incomplete without Chester Mox. Col. Littleton?

John wade ginn - September 15, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Check out http://www.loyalstricklin.com at the front pocket wallet they make. Made right in Opelika, I’ve had one for a couple months and it’s breaking in nice.

Cory - September 15, 2014 - 3:23 PM

I would add that Bellroy makes great front-pocket wallets as well.

ken - September 15, 2014 - 4:10 PM

love the col. littleton wallet, best front pocked I have owned…easy to get cash in/out and the compartment for cards holds receipts nicely too.

Waid - September 18, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Front pocket wallets are the way to go! I got mine from a guy in Southern California. Headlands Handmade. Super quality and a great price. You can also pick the color of your stitching, etc. He makes each one to order. Awesome!

Seriously Cool: The Turtleson Popover

You know how random catalogs show up in your mailbox?  I have no idea how they get my name…I assume that some companies sell names and addresses to others…but 90% of them are junk.  Every once in a while, a good one makes it way via the mailman.  The other day I got a catalog […]

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Warren - September 10, 2014 - 9:21 AM

No experience with their products but I received the same catalog. I actually have received two from them over the past few months. Looks very similar to Peter Millar. Some of their outerwear looks nice as well.

Quilted Vests

I’m really into ‘smart’ looks.  By smart, I mean looks that are classic, but in a sense transitional: from the office to a date without much effort.  Also, I don’t buy too many things that are fashion forward…however, every once in a while, a bold sport coat or a brighter shirt are a great seasonal […]

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Tyler - September 8, 2014 - 8:44 AM
BMO'C - September 8, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Kevin’s of Thomasville and Stafford’s also have nice and economical vests.

Field - September 8, 2014 - 11:10 AM

I’m also a big fan of Southern Proper’s other quilted offering: http://www.southernproper.com/new-arrivals/all-prep-vest-navy.html It’s reversible and all around awesome! Use code FUCR to get 15% off this vest or any other SoPro product, including #2 on the list above!

BCM - September 9, 2014 - 4:31 AM

The most important thing is proper fit. A vest needs to fit snug. Not tight, but not loose and baggy either. Snug, like a sweater.

Pete - September 9, 2014 - 7:59 AM

Polo Ralph Lauren makes a navy quilted vest almost identical to the Barbour version shown above. I own one and get a lot of use out of it and compliments in the office.

A nice feature is that it has back snaps so it can be slightly fitted or let out to layer over a sweater.

Aren - September 11, 2014 - 4:44 PM

I will second what Pete said – I too have the Ralph Lauren navy quilted vest and love it. Can be dressed up or down and will still fit the occasion.

Ben - September 18, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Any reason you decided to include the Signiature Down LL Bean, instead of the Goose Down or the Waxed Cotton Down from them? They both seem far more aesthetic and have similar price points. More of a winter option perhaps?

Have You Seen: “Teen Wolf” (1985)

Introducing a new segment to Red Clay Soul today…we’re calling it ‘Have You Seen:”.  These reviews are meant to give you a first had account of some excellent movies, from a first rate perspective.  By first rate, I mean they are written by one of my oldest friends, MM.  First up, the 1985 classic: “Teen […]

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GEM - September 5, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Possibly the greatest 80′s movie!

James - September 5, 2014 - 10:53 AM

I am going to like this series

Drew - September 5, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Great write up. Great movie. That was actually a chick with her pants unbuttoned at end of movie during credits. There are tittays!