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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…

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.

Tonight (Atlanta): Get Lit at Shops Around Lenox

Atlanta folks: be there or be square:

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MRS Red Clay Soul Gift Guide: For the Woman You Are In Love With

We’ve gone through our guide for women that you love. Now on to the love of your life: you girlfriend, your partner, your wife. While she may seem to be difficult to buy for, all of us have a few pieces that we always covet: lush cashmere, fun new jewels, a thoughtful token of your […]

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Chris - December 9, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Heck, I’ll probably snag #1 for myself!

ANH - December 10, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Love these ideas- the drape-front cardigan is to die for!