Monthly Archives: June 2010

In Response: The Under-Appreciated Yellow Oxford (@ Ivy Style)

Ivy Style posted this article on the under-appreciated yellow oxford. The point of the article was how yellow is a distant fourth when compared to white, blue, and pink OCBD options (Ecru who?). I can see how this might be the case – it is tough to find the right tie for a yellow oxford, […]

View full post »

DAM - June 28, 2010 - 2:51 PM

I agree. I love both my yellow Polo OCBD and Lands' End tailored fit poplin. Maybe not with a tie, although on second thought, a navy churchill with white dots would look pretty sharp.

Rondo - June 28, 2010 - 3:52 PM

Funny you just posted this, I'm literally getting ready to run out the door and get my yellow OCBD tailored. I just discovered your blog today and I commend you on a job well done sir

The Duck - June 28, 2010 - 5:46 PM

RL Solid OCBD, wear a blue tie with gold in it and lighter colored khakis and you're good to go.

heavy tweed jacket - June 28, 2010 - 10:37 PM

On occasion, I wear a yellow OCBD with either a tan or an olive poplin suit. Madras tie. The stats given for the yellow shirt might reflect current tastes, but it would be interesting if there were stats for sales from 20-30 years ago. I'm guessing that yellow was more popular then than today.

East of Oxford - June 29, 2010 - 8:56 PM

I usually reserve pink OCBD for when I'm wearing a sports coat or suit, whereas I'll wear my yellow OCBD more casually. I'm not sure why exactly.

JRS - June 29, 2010 - 10:53 PM

DAM – I have that tie…I think you are right. LE Tailored fit are great – I can't find them in 'must' iron, though.

Rondo – Thanks for the kind words.

Duck – It's been too long my friend. I hope all is well in your world. I like the look you suggested – I think the lighter khakis are key.

HTJ – I think so, too.

EOO – I'm with you.

James Pressley - July 7, 2010 - 1:42 PM

Nero Wolfe the best dressed detective ever on TV always wore Yellow with a suit. Yellow shirts are classic and very appropriate with the right outfit and tie.

But you do have to be very intentional with them.

Blog of Note: The Trad

If you aren’t familiar with The Trad, give it a read. Subscribe now. The Trad was one of the main inspirations behind Red Clay Soul. Get on board… He does great work over there, and I always look forward to his posts. Styleite recently did a two part interview with The Trad, both of which […]

View full post »

EulaliaS_Bro仁豪 - June 28, 2010 - 4:07 AM


Mad Men – Season Four

View full post »

FYI: Brooks Brothers Shell Cordovan Sale

I saw this in the most recent Brook Brothers Semi-Annual Sale catalog and thought I’d pass it along. In case you can’t make that out – regularly $598, on sale until July 6th for $448.50 (25% off). As if you need another reason to pull the trigger… I own ‘A’ (the tassel loafer), ‘C’ (the […]

View full post »

heavy tweed jacket - June 27, 2010 - 11:12 PM

The straight captoe blucher, and the perforated captoe are also very comfortable shoes.

RCS Childhood Memory: Zebco 33

Image: Google Image Search

View full post »

James - June 22, 2010 - 3:56 AM

Oh yes. Slayer of many bluegills and catfish in my younger days!

John Johnston - June 22, 2010 - 3:57 PM

Many wonderful memories of fishing with my grandfather. We had some great fun pulling in river cats, Perch and Bream.

lloyd langston - June 24, 2010 - 1:38 PM

i started with an old green johnson century, then to the zebco 33, and the ultimate garcia mitchell open face. the amazing thing is that many of the fish i caught have continued to grow years after i scaled and ate 'em! some of my shell crackers are up to 10-12 lbs. dad and i fished almost every weeken in the '50s and '60s. it was the greatest time in my life.

San Francisco – A Quicky

I’ve spent some time in the Bay Area, and just got back from another trip. It was quick – only three nights – which is really tough for an East Coast guy. Jet-lagged. Bad. I didn’t leave the Union Square area, but still had another good trip. I did have a cool hotel room: It […]

View full post »

TWJ - June 17, 2010 - 11:44 PM

Quite a few years ago I was on a “3 on 1 off” project. What does that mean? Three weeks in Pleasanton, CA and one week in Hampton, VA. We did this for about a year and a half. We were in the middle of finishing up a “special project”’ for one of the commercial NASA types. I was lucky enough to have a high school buddy that had moved out to Marin County right after college. I spent weekends with him sailing in the bay, hanging out in the city or going to one of the National Parks. I loved it. His girlfriend, now wife was second generation Chinese and her family had four restaurants in China Town. I don’t think I have eaten like that since then. I remember we went to an Italian restaurant one night called Mama La Rosa’s. Good food and great wine.

As for hotels, well let’s just say that your tax dollars would only put me up in the Residents Inn at Livermore. And no, I did not have a nice chandelier.

Ron A. - June 18, 2010 - 6:13 PM

Nice post. I am a big fan of SF, and it always will be a special place for my wife and I as we got engaged there. We actually stayed in Union Square (at the Westin St. Francis) and dined at Grand Cafe the night that we got engaged. Anyway, there are a ton of great restaurants out there and I love the Ferry Building shops, as well.

宛齊陳 - June 19, 2010 - 9:17 AM


A Quick Stop

Going through Columbia, SC today, I couldn’t resist making a stop: Maurice’s BBQ Yep, they sell it by the case: Southern Gold

View full post »

Carolyn - June 13, 2010 - 4:20 PM

Just saw this link on the facebook page. haha I am the cashier that got this together for you! Glad you stopped by to grab some sauce. What are you planning to do with all of it?

怡如怡如 - June 15, 2010 - 6:45 PM

你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人 ..................................................