Author Archives: JRS

A Visit to the La Jolla Panerai Boutique

Those of you that follow Red Clay Soul’s Instagram account know that I’m out here on the West Coast.  I like it out here.  It’s a great place to visit. Any time I am within 100 miles of La Jolla, I make sure to stop in the Panerai boutique.  It is a great place with […]

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MJB - February 10, 2016 - 9:10 AM

You’ve got good taste in watches. I wear my Luminor Marina almost daily. I’ve had guys and gals both compliment it. I’ve also had wrinkled noses reactions and a couple ask if it was for people with extreme myopia. The 372 is really tough to top. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is another favorite. Enjoy your site. It’s a daily read for me.

Jay - February 10, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Love that Marina. You should get it.

Ak - February 10, 2016 - 10:20 AM

I love that PAM424 – one of these days.

PAM111 is my daily driver

JD - February 10, 2016 - 11:04 AM

I’d love the PAM372 even more if it didn’t have the crown guard.

HL - February 10, 2016 - 11:04 AM

I am in search of a #2 as well – My current #1 is a Rolex Hulk. I am trying to decide between The Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial (not the bond dial) or a Tudor Heritage Black Bay. Any thoughts?

JRS - February 10, 2016 - 12:29 PM

@MJB – Thanks for the kind words. Glad you like the blog. Yeah, the 372 is super nice, and came highly recommended as a good historical piece.

@Jay – You get it and I’ll borrow it from you.

@AK – Yes, the PAM424 is awesome. Got another post coming up about that one… My daily is a PAM112.

@HL – Rolex Hulk is a GREAT looking watch. My advice would be to get something that fits your style, but looks a little different that your current watch…and have fun looking!

Happy Mardi Gras

Try not to have nightmares after seeing these vintage Mardi Gras images: Stick with beads.  Lots of beads.

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The Huckberry X Tellason Elgin Jeans

I had a major life event happen.  Seriously major.  Sit down.  Hold your breath. They are allowing us to wear jeans to work.  Everyday. I know.  Sweat, tears, wails.  Let it all out.  I did.  We have gone from a business casual environment to a jeans-friendly environment.  Even though we were business casual, I always […]

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Super Bowl: Today Is Gameday

The Super Bowl is finally here.  After National Signing Day, it’s finally getting some talk down in SEC Country (cue the Notre Dame eye-roll).  Today is all about an attitude.  The pressure is as high as possible.  Not only on the field, but to the economic impact of Santa Clara.  Advertisers are paying a record […]

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CA Jr. - February 7, 2016 - 11:13 AM

I’m hoping for a great game. It’s a bit difficult to bet against Manning and that defensive line. However, I see Cam and the Panthers pulling it out in the end. I’ll go with the Panthers by a 14 point spread.

Roger C. Russell II - February 7, 2016 - 9:09 PM

That 30 point thing is not going to happen! Broncos will probably win it.

Townes - February 8, 2016 - 3:07 AM

Texas A&M’s Von Miller is truly the best player in the NFL. Another stAr player from an SEC school

Atlanta: Dinner Bell

Old traditions are sometimes the best traditions…some of my good buddies are behind this, and I can tell you that I’m extremely excited… Join us and be among the first to take in Dinner Bell – a curated culinary and musical journey. Atlanta’s lauded chefs and musicians collaborate to create an intricate and unique sensory […]

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RCS Likes: The “Italian Stallion” Oxford

A completely overlooked staple is a navy blue oxford shirt.  To be honest, they are pretty hard to find.  Most darker shirts like this are either flannel or poplin; it’s very rare that you find actual oxford cloth.  I saw this the other day, and immediately added it to the list: Gitman Vintage has released […]

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Roger C. Russell II - February 5, 2016 - 3:15 AM

I also really like the look of a navy blue Oxford cloth shirt. There is a famous photograph of Steve McQueen wearing a Russell plaid patterned jacket with a navy OCBD shirt taken about 1964. I realize your blog is not really a homage to the Ivy League look, but nonetheless it was the first thing I thought of when I saw your chosen shirt.
My only problem with the one pictured above is that there is not enough length to the collar of that shirt. I have tried a few shirts on cut this way and the neck just does not hang properly.

The RCS Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I absolutely love my wife.  I’m not starting this post with that sentence because it’s about Valentine’s Day.  I really do.  I asked her “Honey, what do women want for Valentine’s Day?”.  She looked at me, adoringly, and said: “Easy.  Diamonds and champagne”.  Simple.  Elegant.  She’s a good woman. It’s a common theme that us […]

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