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Harbour Island Reverb: One Year

One year ago…not only did I marry my angel, but we got to experience Harbour Island for an extended period of time.  Looking back at some of my images:   Yes, we are planning our return trip for 2016.

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The Red Clay Soul Gifts for Guys Guide

I get questions readers quite frequently about what gifts to get for guys.  Whether its from a mother, wife, sister, brother, etc, for a wedding, graduation, groomsman gift, birthday, or Christmas, guys are TOUGH to buy for.  Clothes are tricky, as there is rarely an element of surprise (unless you just know…).  Gift certificates are […]

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Ryan - July 24, 2015 - 10:57 AM

A nice vintage watch. You don’t have to spend a ton to get a nice, interesting piece. Some vintage Omegas can be found in good shape for between $500-$1000. If you want to spend less, vintage pieces from brands like Longines or Tissot can be found in the $100-$300 range. Not to mention the cool stuff you can find from now defunct brands that died during the quartz crisis.

KC - July 27, 2015 - 10:44 PM

War Damn

Front Pocket Wallet People: I Found Something…

I’m a front pocket wallet guy…and I’m also a minimalist when it comes to my EDC.  I have been through a couple of front pocket wallets over the past year, and haven’t landed on the right solution.  I used a traditional card case for quite some time, but it ended up stretching out to the […]

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Neil D - July 23, 2015 - 12:37 PM

I carry something similar, along with a simple Tiffany money clip (wedding present) for cash. Been a good combo for me.

Seve - July 23, 2015 - 3:49 PM
RHW - July 27, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Check out Chester Mox…

I’ve carried their card case #52 in No. 8 Horween for about 4 years now (along with a money clip for bills). My CM holds driver license and ccw permit, two debit cards, a credit card, and two paper business cards with ease. It’s 4.25″ x 2.8″.

Drake’s At East Dane

Team: Looking to seriously up your tie game?  Drake’s, as most of you know, are arguably the nicest ties in the world.  There is a really nice sale on a nice selection of Drake’s ties over on East Dane. There aren’t many left, so get some while the gettin’s good…  

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Jason Isbell’s “Something More Than Free”

Admittedly, I am a casual Drive By Truckers listener.  I know about Patterson and Isbell, and I do enjoy their music.  I have been to shows, and I have all their albums (via Spotify), but they have never made a dent in my rotation.  While this may not be relevant, it’s important to bring this up […]

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Jacob - July 21, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Isbell’s work as a solo artist only reaffirms how valuable he was to DBT’s songwriting prowess. DBT has never been the same post Isbell’s departure.

Not a bad Twitter follow either. Big Braves fan.

JNN - July 21, 2015 - 10:35 PM

I’m coming from the other end of the spectrum re: perspective on the music. I’m a huge DBT fan and have been following Isbell’s solo career since the beginning. I’ve seen DBT 20+ times and Isbell solo 20+ times, from a few dozen people in a dive bar to several thousand at recent shows.

I absolutely love about half of “Something More Than Free.” The other half of it doesn’t speak to me as much as some of his earlier work, especially musically. Some of his sound is moving away from soul, R&B, and rock and more towards folk – a move that doesn’t fit my tastes – but that’s OKAY :)

SMTF is full of great songwriting, phrasing, perspective, and personal growth. On the whole, it’s probably my least favorite of all of Isbell’s solo work. But it’s an outstanding album nonetheless.

My favorite cuts: “If It Takes a Lifetime,” “24 Frames,” “Something More Than Free,” and “Palmetto Rose.”

Owen - July 22, 2015 - 1:00 AM

DBT’s best songwriter is Mike Cooley. Always has been. Incredible stuff. I like Jason but DBT in their prime was better than what either he or the rest of the band has done without the others.

RCS Review: The Filson 2-Zip Travel Kit

So I know I talked about this in last week’s Lust piece, but I found this Filson 2-zip Travel Kit on sale for $79 on Amazon (link).  I saw this over at Sid’s last week when previewing their sale, and knew I had to have it.  Here’s the deal: I have the original Filson Travel […]

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skippy - July 21, 2015 - 9:02 AM

That velcro is unfortunate. A deal breaker for me.

Mike - July 21, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Hope you get to the Rock and Roll HOF while you’re in Cleveland.
Awesome place !

The Want List: July 2015

Hey, let’s be honest…we’re all continually looking, right?  Here are a few things that I’ve got my eye on: From Top Left: 1. Hamilton Two-Tone Gingham Shirt:  I saw this shirt at Miller Brothers last time I was in, and can’t stop thinking about it.  The chocolate and aqua really work well together. 2. La […]

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James - July 17, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Sid’s sale just went live too…

Alex - July 18, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Nice to see Kentucky for Kentucky made your list, some nice items over there.

Chris - July 21, 2015 - 4:44 PM

I have been looking for a vintage valet about ten years now. Most I have found in my travels have been either in rough shape, cheap reproductions, just insanely priced or just not what I am looking for. One of these day though!