Yearly Archives: 2009

Under the Tree…

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J.P. - January 2, 2010 - 5:40 PM

Very nice.

Main Line Sportsman - January 11, 2010 - 4:15 AM

Nothing better than a Tervis Tumbler for keeping the cocktail cool. It really is amazing how just a bit of dead air trapped in the walls of these vessels keeps the ice from melting. I have enjoyed many a Myers Rum & Tonic in these babies…

Backwoods Plaid - May 3, 2011 - 3:30 AM

Ah, I was hoping for these last Christmas. They had the dog breed series. I suppose I will make the same request again this year! How are you liking them?

Happy Holidays

My wife and I decided to head south for the Holidays…nothing like Christmas in Cabo.

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The Duck - December 30, 2009 - 7:20 PM


2009 RCS Holiday Gift Guide – Part Three

1. Sea Island UGA Visor: old school style… 2. Xpress Lounger Chair from GCI Outdoor: for when you need to take a load off. 3. Brooks Brothers Gingham Slim-fit Shirt: dress it up or dress it down. You can’t go wrong with gingham. 4. Timex Expedition Coastline watch: keeps track of the temperature and the […]

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DAM - December 11, 2009 - 9:07 PM

Well done, again.

manifolddestiny - December 11, 2009 - 11:33 PM

Some great picks. I have had my Harpoons for about 5 years now and absolutely love them. I want a Big Green Egg so badly…

Disaffected Prep - December 13, 2009 - 4:03 PM

I'm a little behind on the comments here, but just wanted to say that I think this entire series has been excellent.

Liza - December 15, 2009 - 4:16 PM

That's awesome that you included Costa! I work with them managing their public relations – if it's okay with you, we'd like to include a link to this list from our Facebook fan page at

Thanks so much for putting us on your list – let us know if we can ever do anything else to help.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

JRS - December 15, 2009 - 11:36 PM

Hi Liza,

Glad you like it – posting the link if fine with me.

Anonymous - January 14, 2010 - 3:40 PM

You don't rock the 5in Stand-up shorts? Also where do you stay when you go to Sea Island?

2009 RCS Holiday Gift Guide – Part Two

1. Moleskine Large Squared notebook: It’s always better to write things down. 2. Vintage Omega Seamaster: try Ebay. 3. Sid Mashburn tartan tie: I like the frayed edges. 4. Blackberry Tour 9630: Light, functional, and a ton of horsepower (RCS Recommended). 5. J. Press wool/mohair/cashmere 3/2 sack: It will never go out of style. Ever. […]

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L.A.S - December 9, 2009 - 2:34 AM

My next purchase is a pair of tassel loafs…those Alden's are perfection.

manifolddestiny - December 9, 2009 - 3:42 AM

The tassels are gorgeous, and anything Sid Mashburn-affiliated is going to be good. Check out Field Notes for an American-made alternative to Moleskine.

DAM - December 9, 2009 - 3:05 PM

LAS: Figure out your size and again, go to ebay. Source of all great shoes at steep discounts.

JRS: What's your rational for waiting till mid-30's for a gator belt?

trip - December 9, 2009 - 3:54 PM

Good collection you've put together here.

Conor - December 10, 2009 - 5:37 AM

I love this series you're doing JRS. Great stuff. Love Moleskines. I have way too many for how often I write. Just can't stop buying them.

JRS - December 10, 2009 - 10:56 AM

L.A.S – I'm addicted to tassels.

manifold – I'll check out the Field Notes; I'm not familiar with them…

DAM – My rational is mainly damage control…I would suspect it wouldn't handle 20's-early 30's debauchery. Also – Who Dat?

Trip – thanks for the kind words. I've been seeing some good work on your blog as of late as well.

Conor – Thanks, man.

Conor - December 10, 2009 - 8:25 PM

JRS: How do you do this kind of a collage? I've seen it in a few different places and just wondering what you do to get it like that.

2009 RCS Holiday Gift Guide – Part One

1. Crawfish Cufflinks from Perlis (for DAM) 2. Southern Marsh long sleeved Foxhunt t-shirt: Put those old Fraternity shirts to bed. This one can be worn in public… 3. Garden & Gun subscription: I gave three of these last year, and they are all asking for renewals…I’m glad to see G&G has weathered the storm. […]

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L.A.S - December 7, 2009 - 1:17 AM

#11…RE vs. Rayban debate rages on…

DAM - December 7, 2009 - 3:43 PM

I didn't even know they made those cuff links – they are on my own personal list as of this moment.

DAM - December 7, 2009 - 3:50 PM

Following up, got even better the second read through.

James - December 7, 2009 - 10:09 PM

I first drank "Rebel Yell" in 1974 at a crawdad boil in Smith's Station, Alabama. I still buy a bottle now and then. Highly recommended.

manifolddestiny - December 8, 2009 - 11:52 PM

Great list, just found your blog and I'm really liking it. Good to see a fellow Georgian.

The Duck - December 11, 2009 - 9:34 PM

Damn, I love that wallet. Love.

DAM - January 8, 2010 - 2:59 PM

I recommended the lobster claw to a friend's girlfriend and she got it for him which he loves.

JRS - January 9, 2010 - 1:17 PM

Great news, DAM – glad to hear.

Orvis ‘Gifts For Men’ Catalog Highlight

I received the Holiday 2009 version of the Orvis ‘Gifts for Men’ catalog yesterday. Page 76 – a 1962 Land Rover series IIA 109 restored by Lanny Clark Rovers for $65,000 (according to the Orvis website, it has sold). For $65K, you get the fully restored Land Rover, a set of Orvis Bullhide club bags, […]

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Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore - January 6, 2010 - 7:20 PM

I put this rover is my post yesterday…would love to have this for tailgates!

RCS Wish List: Barbour

I’ve never pulled the trigger. I’m about to… Bedale Liddesdale

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The Duck - December 3, 2009 - 1:39 AM

I've got four and they all serve a function. Careful they're addictive.

DAM - December 3, 2009 - 3:41 AM

I've got one for sale if you are 38…

trip - December 3, 2009 - 4:22 AM

Bedale first, then the Liddesdale.

Skip - December 3, 2009 - 10:51 AM

What's the difference between the Bedale and the Beaufort?

trip - December 4, 2009 - 12:36 AM

Skip, I will provide an answer. The Beaufort is longer, long enough to wear over a suit/sport coat and on the back has a zip-up game pocket (additionally useful for storing beers or other contraband). The Bedale is a couple inches shorter and instead of a game pocket has a back with what looks like side vents, but actually function more like bellows. This jacket was originally intended for riding and the back could be unsnapped to go over the saddle so that rain wouldn't run down the jacket, into the saddle and onto the back of your pants.

Skip - December 4, 2009 - 1:03 AM

Thanks trip!

Nicholas - December 9, 2009 - 6:41 AM

Also the bedale has internal sleeve cuffs while the beaufort does not. That one was detail that helped me decide between the two.

OTC - December 9, 2009 - 6:54 PM

I have the Beaufort – a great jacket that I pretty much wear year-round, except for the high summer. As noted above, I like the fact that I can wear it with a suit/sport coat. In fact, that's what I'm doing today.