Mrs. RCS and I had a chance to spend a little time in Dallas. What a great town…there is so much to love, as my iPhone camera will prove:
With Fall arriving, and the temperatures (finally) starting to drop, it’s time to transition closets to more weather-friendly options. For me, Fall is my favorite time of year. Not only is it college football season, but the humidity disappears, and ‘outdoor life’ becomes much more conducive.
Fall is the sweet spot for Ball and Buck. They have a focus on colder weather gear that is conducive to being outside, hunting, and campfires. Their catalogs have a feel of cold morning dew, a brisk breeze, and early morning gunpowder. The good thing about the Ball and Buck value proposition is that their pieces are transitional. Of course it all works well for outdoor life, but it is transitional. The majority can be worn in a business casual environment, on a date, or hanging out on the weekend. Here are my picks this Fall:
From top Left:
1 The Striped Hunter’s Shirt: The Hunter’s Shirt is what got Ball and Buck going. They knock this one out of the park, with the special attention given to the shooter’s shoulder. Wash, hang dry, and iron. Never dry clean.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the American Field event in Atlanta November 12-13 at Ponce City Market…more on this later…
**This is the first of a few ‘Shopping Fall’ pieces you’ll see over the next few weeks.
The rumor mill started spinning last week with the possibility of Ford releasing a redesigned Bronco in 2018. I have always been a Bronco fan – one of my fraternity brothers drove a 1995 Eddie Bauer green model that was awesome. He was not cool enough to drive that truck. Anyway, the new concept looks horrible. It looks like something that Arnold Swharzenegger (or worse Colin Farrell) would drive around on Mars in Total Recall.
What’s wrong with the original model? The Bronco was introduced in 1966 as a compact SUV, and biggie sized in 1978. The ’66-’77 models are incredible. One of our dear friends has one that he has totally restored (it’s that cool gold/mustard color like the last image). These can be found at a good restoration price, and not have to dump a TON of money (Defender-esque) to get it back to it’s glory. One day I’ll pull the trigger…for now, enjoy some inspiration. Which one is your favorite? Mine is Blue #4, but I wouldn’t complain about any of them.
Images: Google Image Search
It’s been a busy couple of weeks…lots of good stuff out there. Here are five that I want to bring to your attention:
1 Ball and Buck does such a great job with collaborations. They have done work with New Balance, Abel Reels, Randolph, etc. They just released their version of a Moto jacket with Schott. This jacket is awesome – it’s called ‘The Perfecto’. I’ve never been much of a leather jacket guy, until I saw this. Very well done.
2. Crown and Caliber (an excellent watch blog) did a really cool piece on the old Abercrombie & Fitch watches. Jeff Stein (the foremost Heuer expert) has a collection that you wouldn’t believe. I had no idea…
3. Atlantic Drift has been doing coastal-themed gear for some time now, but they knocked it out of the park this Fall with their long sleeve t-shirt designs. I’m serious – they are awesome. “Mullets Runnin’ Wild”, “No Banana Boats”, etc. Just awesome.
4. Hermes Watch Straps: I saw these on Instagram last night, and am really impressed. What a great way to take advantage of some of those vintage Hermes ties. I’m not sure how to get on yet…I’ve inquired, and will let you know as soon as I hear something.
5. Peter Keil art. Mrs. RCS and I are in the process of accumulating as much as we can (we have five now). Our decor is in the beige to white spectrum, so having these on the wall give a really nice punch.
Team: the good folks over at East Dane are having their Main Event sale, and it’s a doozy: If you spend up to $500, you get 25% off your order. If you spend over $500, you get 30% off your order. Here are all the details:
There is a TON of great stuff over at East Dane. What do I like?
The Belstaff Roadmaster:
What do you like? What did you score?
Last Sunday I was bumming around Scott’s Antique Market passing some time before the UGA game. While Mrs. RCS and I have spent a ton of weekends there searching for furniture for our house, we haven’t spent much time looking for the smaller stuff.
I did. And I came across this:
I have admired Gallet watches on Instagram for quite some time. They are excellent vintage WWII era watches that are built like tanks. This one was outstanding. The watch is in fine working order, very solid, and the perfect size. It needs a polish, and I’d have my guy look at it, but all in all a great piece. I would add a simple leather strap, like this one from Vieux Halloo:
I didn’t pull the trigger, and it’s haunting me. The price was just above my comfort level (especially since Mrs. RCS wasn’t with me). I can’t say it won’t come home with me if I come across it next month…
The company says “Thank you Arnold Palmer for being so kind, so graceful, so funny, so good at golf and so damn cool. You were an inspiration on and off the course: a loving husband, a man of the people, a king among golfers and the Player behind our Players Shirt. Here’s to you and may your legacy live on.”
For a limited time, a letterpress print will be available. Details below on their tribute to the King, designed over many rounds with their friends at The Old Try.
How great would this look on your wall? Get it quick…