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Independence Day | Night Action

Tomorrow is the big one.  America’s birthday.  It’s a day-to-night event that starts on a body of water, either chlorinated, salty, or fresh, followed by some variety of meat cooking and an ultimate pyro-level celebration of our great nation.  The theme is red, white, and blue.  Simple.  Here’s how to do it right, with a little […]

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“Ready When You Are” Grizzard T-Shirts

I truly miss Lewis Grizzard.  I have all of his books and refer to them frequently.  He was an icon of the South, and I hate that there are generations that have missed the Grizzard experience.  Tip of the hat to Classic Georgia and Peach State Pride for doing their part in keeping his legacy going. […]

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Brad Evans - July 1, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Love it! My favorite writer.

Perry - July 2, 2015 - 5:04 PM

I had the good fortune to once see Lewis Grizzard do his stand-up, more so than his writing, which was fantastic, it was his spoken delivery of the words. His Georgia accent put everything in better perspective, and once you heard him, you could imagine the delivery when you read his books and newspaper columns. My family quotes Lewis regularly, and the quote on this T-shirt is one of my favorites.

The Chairman - July 3, 2015 - 1:33 PM

I purchased this after seeing it here. Took a while to get here, but it was worth the wait. Got a Master green Georgia visor too. It helps stay connected when living across the border in Bammer.

Lust: The Ike Behar Knit Blazer

This might be the perfect summer blazer. The Tessilgrosso Jersey Knit is a nice change from the typical linen or cotton; it fits the body much better. It’s not a bad price point for an Italian-made blazer ($525).  Available in navy blue, heathered khaki, and heathered grey (in order, below): Want one?  Call my friend […]

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Happy Carolina Day

Today is Carolina Day, a distinctly Charlestonian holiday commemorating the Battle of Sullivan’s Island. On June 28, 1776, an assault by combined British naval and military forces was made to seize Charles Town, at the time the fourth largest city in British North America. They were repelled against all odds, and that victory is celebrated […]

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Summertime Business Casual

It’s hot.  Really hot.  The kind of hot whose warm, humid air takes your breath away at 7AM when you step outside to go to work.  Hot is tough, but I’ll take it over cold weather every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Since most of us live in a business casual world, […]

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JNN - June 25, 2015 - 10:54 AM

I work in hi-tech in Austin, so office dress code expectations may be different than a lot of places, but my summer kit is a modular array of grey tropical worsted trousers and Italian denim jeans for the bottom half, Sid Mashburn sport shirts or Uniqlo pique polos for the top half, and a wide array of shoes (Grenson, AE, Gucci) and belts. A jacket only if I’m giving external presentations.

If it rains I through on my navy lightweight Patagonia windbreaker but I need a better warm weather solution for that.

RAR - June 25, 2015 - 12:47 PM

What’s up with the funky sleeve buttons on the Southern Proper Jacket? Seems a little wonky to have the back two functional and the front two non-functional so you can never actually button up the sleeve. Beautiful fabric and cut, but those sleeves are a deal-breaker.

Michael Warren - June 26, 2015 - 4:39 PM

I love wearing my suede shoes in the summer. As a matter of fact the day you posted this entry I was wearing my light blue poplin pants along with a yellow button down oxford and my suede shoes!Keep up the cool work RCS! Cheers

The Newest in New: The Smathers & Branson Red Clay Soul Fox Belt

So this happened.  Smathers & Branson was nice enough to create the official Red Clay Soul fox logo…and put one on a needlepoint belt.  I feel like I’ve made it…  How timely with the custom belts we’ve been talking about…  I’m super excited to get some miles on this bad boy. Want one?  Contact the […]

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We’re All Losers : The RCS 2015 US Open Recap

“He three putted from 12 feet?  You’re sh!%ing me…” “I’m in shock,” said Jordan Spieth in a post-round interview with Fox’s Holly Saunders, dressed like she works in the golf department of Edwin Watts. Dustin Johnson, who had just hit a five iron 247 yards to 12 feet on the par-5 18th hole, then three […]

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BJH - June 22, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Excellent. You didn’t mention the trains. Love watching a golf tournament where a working train passes thirty feet from the green DURING the tournament. I kept waiting to see guys huffing on a bong and playing hackey sack in the background. A weird cross between Caddyshack and Twin Peaks (the TV show not the restaurant).

JNN - June 22, 2015 - 2:19 PM

I actually thought Fox did a good job. The use of technology was awesome. Fair points on Greg holding back a bit. And Holly’s outfit was more appropriate for playing golf, not a professional journalist. But I thought Fox was the least of the problems.

Goofy golf plus poor greens – oof. If they wanted to hold a US Open in the PacNW, they could’ve gone to Sahalee or a similar course.

ACM - June 22, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The USGA drives me crazy. Last year the way Pinehurst was set up was a joke. They took a legendary golf course and tried to turn it into a minor league links course. Totally agree on the links comment. The US Open should be long, with pure fairways, thick rough, and pure, slick greens.

I would give Fox maybe a C-. I loved how they used shot tracer wherever they could, but did we really need it for a 123 yard par 3?

Anyone notice that they had the bottom of the cups mic’d? It was awesome when you could hear Spieth’s birdie putt fall in on 16 and equally depressing listening to DJ’s losing tap in on 18.

I thought all in all, Norman did a good job. Unlike Johnny Miller, he played recently enough to remember that professional golf is hard. Joe Buck was flat out terrible, I think he calls a good football game, but he was brutal. Kurt, the big guy from fox football? He would probably be close to finished eating a 7 iron before realizing it was a golf club. The Faxon/Pavin combo was about as boring as a chemistry lecture.

Holly S. can say about anything and get away with it but those interviews were horrible. She asked Kevin Kisner 2 questions about Jason Day and called it a wrap.

Last 3 things that were a joke. How about Fox panning in on an uncle or agent of Spieth when JS was talking about Father’s day while the whole audience watching is screaming at the TV, “that’s not his dad!” They panned over to poppa spieth with maybe a second to spare.

Louis shoots 29 on the back 9 in a US open on a Sunday to be momentarily the clubhouse leader, did Fox even notice? That was HISTORY and Fox doesn’t know golf enough to even smell it. That and Adam Scott shooting 64 to get in contention. Johnny Miller did 1 shot better 3 or 4 decades ago and still won’t shut up about it.

And finally, was it Shane Donahue who gave that narration summarizing the week? When it comes to the US Open, the last thing I want to listen to is some fuzzy little foreigner saying the word, “fescue” in a goofy accent 100 times.

Thank God, they’re heading to Oakmont for next year. That’s a classic, even the USGA should have trouble screwing that up.

As for Fox, well, better luck next year.

AMT - June 22, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The course wasn’t bad to watch I don’t think, but greens shouldn’t be that awful. It’s not difficulty when the ball is popping up 6″ off the ground 4 ft from the hole (Brandt’s putt).

Fox was horrendous. I actually like Buck when he does the World Series and Sunday’s (nfl). Get him off the course though. I really hope Fox brings in some hired help. Liked the tech they used but the broadcast, videography, analysis was just garbage. The ratings were probably good though, so they won’t change a thing. Only positive was The Shark.

Matt - June 22, 2015 - 10:53 PM

I’d agree, except a Longhorn won so it’s all good

Fritz - June 23, 2015 - 9:20 AM

I actually enjoyed the change of pace in this year’s course selection. It was enlightening seeing how golf is played in the Pacific Northwest, and the bunkers/difficult greens made it equally challenging for all of the players. Maybe Spieth had an advantage as his caddy knew the course so well. Either way, he demonstrated that his game can be adapted to a variety of settings. Now I’m sure the USGA will revert back to Oakmont/Pinehurst/Bethpage Black/Whistling Straits/Shinnecock/etc etc.

RCN - June 23, 2015 - 10:25 AM

JRS, you’re on point. I eagerly anticipate all four majors and sadly this one was a disappointment. Collectively I may have watched a few hours of tournament coverage total, if that. Where in the past I try and absorb as much as my media resources can afford me. I guess we chalk it up the same way we do a bad birthday or a bad holiday and just look forward to the next one. A disappointing major like this one makes me appreciate the Masters and Augusta National that much more.

Woody - June 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM

1. Joe Buck
2. Putt putt greens
3. A train running almost through the damn course

The only thing missing was a Wind mill on the 18th green!

Clay - June 26, 2015 - 12:45 PM

I had sworn from watching any US Open due to the stupid ways the USGA sets up courses, but I got sucked (suckered) in again. I watched a good bit of Sunday’s action and the word I kept saying was “Goofy Golf”. Even though the hottest golfer on the tour won, the USGA can take a golf course and render it in a way where it isn’t a fair test of golf. They will argue that (3) of the top 4 finishers were top 10 golfers, but that’s not the point. What’s wrong with a US Open where the winner is 12 under?

Chambers Bay COULD have been a fine test of golf had the greens been in better shape. I think most of the golfers and viewers would agree. There is no excuse for the greens to be in worse shape than Candler Park Muni. I don’t care where the course is located, with today’s technology and techniques, you can grow nice grass anywhere.

I am also tired of these nearly 8,000 yard set ups. So what if the guys are longer these days – make the course winnable by all pro golfers, not just the boomers.