Monthly Archives: January 2010

$100 for Christmas

I was given a $100 bill for Christmas. At the same time, I’ve been purging my closet – getting rid of quite a bit. In the interest of ‘getting the most for my money’, I decided to re-stock some shirts – for as much value as I could afford. My first stop was to Brooks […]

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Fall Flannel » Red Clay Soul - November 2, 2011 - 7:44 AM

[…] First is a cotton/wool Viyella for an old men’s shop in NYC.  Second is the staple Buffalo Plaid that every man should own, followed by an old Woolrich that reminds me of one my dad used to wear – it even has a flap on the front pocket.  Forth is a solid gray all cotton Viyella – I’m a big proponent of solid flannel.  Last is a cotton/wool Gant that I’ve talked about before. […]

RCS Wish List: Patagonia Down Sweater

Patagonia Down Sweater …for the ‘blizzard’ we had in Atlanta last week.

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trip - January 13, 2010 - 5:55 PM

I really like those. I first saw one when my cousin got one a year or two ago. I suspect that they probably don't make the wearer look as puffy as a normal down jacket or vest.

Anonymous - January 17, 2010 - 11:31 PM

I see them all over New England and like them a lot, so much so I looked into getting one. I just feel like $200 is a steep price to pay.

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RCS Guest Post @ Sartorially Inclined: The Bean Boot Project

Sartorially Inclined is a great stop in the Internet. L.A.S always has a GREAT perspective on Americana and style. He’s been working on the Bean Boot Project for the last few months – asking for personal stories and photos about the American Icon. My guest post went live yesterday; you can see it here. To […]

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Mark - February 1, 2010 - 1:40 AM

Wore my 'Beans all weekend. The old Ducks are tried and true. Of course our 'blizzards' in North Georgia are more sparse than those in Maine; however these slushy-weather staples are definitely Americana and keep the feet dry to boot (pun intended).

Anonymous - February 7, 2010 - 6:26 PM

What style of Bean boots are in the pic above?

239 Days Away…

It is a sad time. The 2009-10 College Football Season is over. There won’t be another meaningful game played until September 4th with LSU plays UNC in Atlanta for the 2010 Chick-Fil-A College Football Kickoff. That’s 239 days away… That said, Red Clay Soul would like to send it’s sincerest congratulations to the Alabama Crimson […]

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NCJack - January 9, 2010 - 2:20 AM

As much as I hate to admit it, a "meaningful" football game with Carolina in it…usually isn't. Oh, well, we can but hope.

NCJack UNC-CH, '72

swirvin - January 11, 2010 - 8:33 PM

First off – I have really enjoyed your blog. I just wanted to provide a couple more T-town suggestions

1) The Locker Room is a great place. But I prefer "The Shirt Shop" ( They are located downtown. Like the Locker Room, the Shirt Shop has their own Elephant design collection which is more gameday appropriate than the bama gear found at the bookstore.

2) After shopping at Locker Room head over across the street to Gallette's for a "Yellow Hammers". There is no Gallette's sign. However, when on "The Strip" either look for a sign that says "Campus Party Store" or a bunch of sundress cladded sorority girls drinking out of red or yellow plastic cups. Remember not to have too many Yellow Hammers – you might not make to the game.

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I like monograms – not in the sense that I have everything I own personalized, but I do like to have a few shirts and some other stuff with added flare. I have four shirts with monograms, and a bunch of accessories – handkerchiefs, wallets, money clips, and belt buckles. I’m not a big fan […]

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DAM - January 7, 2010 - 4:48 PM

Good post. I'm all about the monogramming as I don't like logos on my shirts unless its a polo oxford or perlis polo.

On the standard shirts (white blue pink) I traditionally the do the monogram in the shirt color. It's subtle and professional.

In stripe, check or tattersall, I choose the least used color and do the monogram that way.Or in a contrast – blue and white shirt, yellow monogram. Blue red and light blue tattersall, light blue monogram.

Makes your own logo…

RCS Wish List: 1984 Range Rover

1984 Range Rover Image:

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Kit Kaboodle - January 5, 2010 - 11:29 PM

I'm working my way up to a Range Rover. I have a LR Discovery now, 1997. LOVE IT! I;m going for either a slightly newer disco or a RR Classic. Either way – they look great with a Barbour coat. Not that a vehicle should be considered an accessory.


Anonymous - January 6, 2010 - 5:59 AM

Be careful what you wish for. I have owned my "dream" range rover which turned ou to be a nightmare.

Yes they look great, but if you want it to do anything but look good in the driveway you better have infinite patience and a similarly infinite bank account.

RHW - January 6, 2010 - 2:29 PM

Agreed. I've owned 2 different RR Classics, both 1995's and they were pretty, but troublesome. My current LR is a 2004 Discovery and it has been mostly trouble-free. Good luck with any RR…

David - January 6, 2010 - 6:56 PM

I also had a '97 Discovery, and I loved it. Rock solid engine and drive train, the only thing I ever had to fix were the window regulators and a new serpentine belt. The only reason I sold it is I was in college at the time and couldn't afford the $70 gas fill up every week.

I still don't know why they haven't made a diesel land rover.

Skip - January 7, 2010 - 3:27 AM

I agree with everything said so far. I have a '99 Land Rover Discovery and although it served me well so far…i know my day is coming.

The Red Velvet Shoe - January 16, 2010 - 2:01 PM

You have fabulous taste. (Not just in vehicles, I've browsed through your blog and decided this was as good a place as any to leave my compliments.)

Mark - January 27, 2010 - 2:05 AM

Have wanted an LR for many years. Would still love to have one. The RR is my favorite though I have heard they're the most troublesome to own.

Happy New Year – Refill the Tank

I like New Year’s Day because there are some foods that give you an advantage. This is what we prepare in my house (and why): 1. Grilled Pork Chops – for progress. 2. Sauerkraut – for pro$perity. 3. Ginger Ale – no particular reason, it just tastes good. 4. Mashed Potatoes – for good luck. […]

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John Johnston - January 2, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Very nice! We do greens and cornbread for New Year's Eve (the wife doesn't like black-eyed peas). Maybe I can talk her into pork chops next time.

I enjoy your blog – Happy New Year!

DAM - January 4, 2010 - 8:37 PM

Happy New Year! I had a similar new years dinner for friends that included:

1. Black Eyed Peas served over rice
2. Cabbage braised in spicy tomatoes and ham
3. Southern Greens (a great mix from traders joes)
4. Roast Pork Tenderloin

A great southern tradition on NYD.