Author Archives: JRS

Ebay Find: The Motherload of Vintage Louis Vuitton & Goyard Steamer Trunks

You all know that I like to dabble on the Ebay, and every once in a while you come across something that is out of this world.  Ebay is a lot like a ratty flea market.  90% junk, but there are some hidden gems.  Well, this morning I stumbled upon a lot of 15 vintage […]

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Holiday Party Getup

I got an interesting question the other day: “What do I wear to a Holiday (Christmas) party?”.  It’s actually a really good questions.  Mrs. RCS and I have had a few over the past couple weeks, and we have another one this weekend.  My answer is three fold: First, wear something festive, but don’t go […]

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Dave - December 19, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Just ordered the Tory Leather belt in Oak Bark. Thanks for the heads up!

Grant - December 20, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Love the belt. Since you’ve handled it, do you think it’s full grain or corrected grain leather?

Bill Feus - December 21, 2014 - 11:58 PM

I am perhaps way too traditional, but in my opinion. jeans–no matter who makes them, nor how much they cost–are jeans, and best paired with sweaters, sweatshirts, oxford cloth button downs, flannel shirts, and so on. Pairing jeans with blazers and sport coats is too “stand-up comic to me.” And don’t forget to tip the waitresses. Gray flannels, wool trousers, and of course, khakis are wonderful when paired with blazers and sport coats. That’s just my two cents.

Hands On: Strong Suit

I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Davidson earlier this Fall when he was in town for his trunk shows at H.Stockton.  Jamie runs Strong Suit, a boutique-esqe suit company based in Little Rock.  They specialize in made-to-measure, but have a few seasonal pieces that are available off-the-rack.  This fall, they offer a few suits […]

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JPD - December 17, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Great review! I hope to get a Strong Suit one of these days. I was hoping to find Jamie in Little Rock sometime.

Happy Birthday, Mister Billy Gibbons

Happy Birthday, Billy Gibbons…one of the best guitarists out there.  Keep hammering that thing…have mercy:   Let’s hear it…what’s your favorite ZZ Top song?

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Jeff Crosby - December 16, 2014 - 12:52 PM

La Grange, Tush, and Beer Drinkers and Hellraisers were the theme songs of my high school years. With another Texas guitarist getting in the R&R HOF, here’s a vid in which the late, great Albert Collins joins the Vaughan brothers on stage.

Wade - December 16, 2014 - 7:35 PM

“Brown Sugar” from their first album takes the cake for me. Honestly, I like the earlier, raw incarnation of ZZ Top the best, before they became somewhat (in my opinion) caricature-ish with their songs and stage act.

BCM - December 16, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Gotta go with “Francine” on their Rio Grande Mud album. The first 6-7 studio albums are all on point.


Next up in the Red Clay Soul gift guide series is the top of the heap stuff…irreverent stuff that requires a serious financial commitment.  Fun stuff for those that gives gifts at this level don’t think about said financial commitment.  So if you fall into that category, or just want to have a little fun, […]

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Gray - December 16, 2014 - 11:00 AM

If we’re going for pretentious hats it doesn’t get much better than a Marquis Jets or Ritz Carlton [insert exotic location] hat.

JSL - December 16, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Completely agree about the Cubans. However, La Aroma de Cuba cigars are from Nicaragua. Just saying…

WWS - December 20, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Those cubans might be easier to get than we once thought, and now legal!

High Five : December 12th

Five things that I’m really into right now, as of December 12th, 2014: 1. Ball & Buck X Randolph Engineering Hunter Sunglasses: Two very solid companies that have collaborated on some really sharp eyewear…  I wear the RE Sportsman glasses all the time, but these Hunters they did with Ball & Buck are out of […]

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Daniel - December 12, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The Korean dish looks amazing. Where did y’all go on Buford?

Orvis: Puff Daddy

So I have talked about puffer jackets for quite some time.  I have a few puffer-esque vests from Penfield, Southern Proper, etc., but don’t have any sort of puffy outerwear that includes sleeves.  It’s not for a lack of looking.  I’ve tried on countless jackets, but none of them really fit the way I wanted. […]

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JPD - December 11, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Very nice! I have actually been looking into this jacket! Thanks for the review. Great job, and I hope you enjoy the jacket!

MPR - December 11, 2014 - 4:27 PM

I hear you on colors. I love orange for jackets. It makes a statement.

Mr. Wonderful - December 11, 2014 - 7:01 PM

The statement that orange makes is that you will be in the woods on Friday, Neyland on Saturday and picking up trash on the side of the road on Sunday.

MPR - December 12, 2014 - 1:00 PM

I had to look up Neyland. I didn’t even consider that one. I was mainly thinking in the woods and picking up trash.