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Sleeves are so overrated right now.  On outerwear only…seriously.  With the temperatures still hitting the 70s at peak of the day, Barbour season remains a little prohibitive, but the 40s and 50s in the AM make vest weather just right.  In terms of style and function, vests are all over the map.  You have the […]

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Saturday Stuff

Happy Saturday, folks.  Lots of good stuff going on on RCS land.  I’ve got some super new brands to talk about over the next couple of weeks, a new ten part series that I think you’ll all get a kick out of, and I’ve had some really good luck at the thrift store(s) lately.  Stay […]

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Blankenship Has You Fleeced

Remember those awesome vintage fleeces from Patagonia?  The ones with the crazy patterns…  It seemed like they only made about ten of each size, because they were impossible to find. Well, not only has Blankenship Dry Goods been killing it with their shorts, but their tailgating fleeces are filling that niche.  Excellent patterns, good fit, […]

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Louisiana Folks: Head’s Up

Louisiana folks – head on over to George Bass in Baton Rouge today, and in New Orleans tomorrow to see what all this Strong Suit fuss is about…

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Trudy Howard - October 17, 2014 - 10:17 AM

They are in Jackson, MS today & tomorrow at Great Scott.

Kick Around: Chelsea Boots

I’m a big fan of chelsea boots.  I like everything about them.  They look slick, and can be dressed up or dressed down.  Chelsea boots come in a variety of styles, with leather bottoms for a dressier look, or rubber bottoms that are built for comfort.  When shined up, they look like dress shoes – […]

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Harry - October 14, 2014 - 10:31 AM

I’ll plug for my pair of Alfred Sargent Belgrave chelsea boots. The last is killer.

Josh L - October 14, 2014 - 12:54 PM

How can you miss Blundstones?!

CCL - October 14, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Josh, Blundstones are not Chelsea boots, they are simply pull-on work boots and lack the refinement to wear with a more dressed-up look.

Charles - October 14, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Got a decent pair from Cole Haan.

Roger C. Russell II - October 14, 2014 - 10:53 PM

The R.M. Williams boot is the best fitting most durable boot that I have ever owned. However, I have used the boot for its intended purpose which is for horseback riding. These boots are all basically what equestrians refer to as a paddock boot. A lot of pilots like this style boot as well. In the World War II movie that John Wayne did titled The Flying Tigers he wore The R.M. Williams Craftsman. Recently R.M. Williams was purchased by a fashion company. I hope that they don’t start cutting corners with their products. The Yard Boot lasted me almost 10 years of use 5 to 6 days a week. I stupidly never took the time to preserve the boot with leather treatment of any type. I simply sprayed it off with water. I have heard that R.M Williams has resoled boots that were over seventy years old.

Josh L - October 15, 2014 - 1:42 PM

@CCL Actually, that’s not correct. Chelsea Boots are a style of boot, which feature an elastic side panel and tab of fabric on the back of the boot, enabling it to be slipped on or off. Therefore, Blundstones are in fact a variation of the Chelsea Boot.

Take note of their Chisel Toe styles, which, in my opinion, are refined enough to wear with a dressed-up outfit.

Allow Me To Introduce: Little Brown Dog Trading Co.

The Mrs. and I were enjoying Charleston one weekend, and when we stopped in Grady Ervin, I noticed a belt: Having a lot of family connections to South Carolina, as well as being completely in love with Boykins, I was immediately hooked.  Little Brown Dog Southern Trade Company is a new company based out of […]

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C.L. Collier - October 13, 2014 - 9:10 AM

We just put down a deposit on our first Boykin, Dubya. He is scheduled to come home in mid-November. A LBD collar is definitely on the wishlist!

Christopher Columbus’ ships have…(wait for it)…SALES?

Wipe that grin of your face, Chris.  I know you’ve got sales.  Big sales.  Here you go: Brooks Brothers:  Columbus Day sale.  50% off sale section, and 3 dress shirts for $189.  Click here. J. Crew:  30% off full price and 40% off sale section.  Do some damage.  I got this awesome sweatshirt. Bonobos: Extra […]

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