Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lately…A Roundup

There has been quite a bit of good stuff lately out there in Blog-land. I’ve done some responses in the past, and thought it was appropriate after the recent caliber of work. First: Run Of The Mill released their Spring/Summer 2011 line – seriously great looking stuff. Here are some highlights: Spread Collar Oxford Double […]

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The Glengarry Sporting Club - March 1, 2011 - 2:07 AM

I carry my Littleton in my front left and my iPhone in my front right. Really like that Orivs model but I might not ever go back to a rear pocket wallet.

JRS - March 1, 2011 - 10:37 AM

Glengarry – Yeah, I have my keys in the front left and (now) my iPhone in the front right. I need to figure this out…I can feel another wallet-specific post coming.

Anonymous - March 1, 2011 - 2:29 PM

JRS, I have been considering both wallets you mention, seem to be in transition myself. Currently using a Coach "front pocket" type of wallet. Just can't seem to decide on something I really like. I have the same problem, phone in one pocket, wallet in the other, then I don't want my car keys in either. Look forward to an update.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore - March 2, 2011 - 2:55 PM

Thanks for playing along! I feel like The Big Lebowski and Caddyshack are two of JCW’s favorite movies too. I recently did a post on mens wallets and the Orvis wallets are so classic and I love that you can have your initials embossed! I am going to follow you on Tumblr…even though I am not really sure how the site works yet.

RCS Nostalgia: Baseball Posters

Simply awesome. I have no idea why they stopped making them.

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mistermidwester - February 27, 2011 - 1:33 AM

Mattingly – mustache = Samson without his locks.

I had two of these hanging up in my room as a teenager (Bo Jackson and KGJr.) and remember others in the rooms of friends. They were huge around the time of the late 80s / early-to-mid 90s baseball card boom and seemed to fall out of fortune not too long after that. They're cheesy as heck, but I think they're great as well.

Ben - February 27, 2011 - 3:14 AM

Ozzie was / is my favorite! Saw him play the Braves in Atlanta when I was about 7 or 8… flip and all. Just one of those things that you never forget. Thanks for the trip back in time!

24/7 Restless - February 27, 2011 - 3:50 PM

I remember my older brother had a few of these on his wall when we were kids. I had completely forgotten about them till now. I can recall standing in the hall and peering around the door-frame at them since I wasn't allowed in his room for the longest time.

richyungstars - April 12, 2011 - 6:55 PM

you selling these posters ?

RCS Collections: Watch Straps (Just in time for Spring)

Yes, when I first saw all of these laid out, I thought I might have a problem. Oh well…at least this one isn’t expensive. Above is my collection of nylon watch straps. It has taken me about four years to accumulate all of these. They are mostly from Central Strap in NYC, but you never […]

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Silk Regimental - February 24, 2011 - 1:41 PM

The Omega Seamaster and strap — now that's some good lookin wrist gear!

Nice collection!

j.mosby - February 24, 2011 - 2:26 PM

The NATO bands are a great design! Bought a bunch lately.

Britt Sudduth - February 24, 2011 - 3:44 PM

Very cool. I had straps in high school and just recently purchased my first to re-start the collection. Oddly, I own the same Timex. It was my first real watch back in about 1975. It's got a big crack in the bezel, but still works!

JMW - February 24, 2011 - 3:48 PM

Great collection of watches and straps – I love my grosgrain watch band. But, this makes me want to add to my collection now!

The Glengarry Sporting Club - February 27, 2011 - 10:17 PM

YES! Love this post.

Britt Sudduth - February 28, 2011 - 3:21 PM


I was putting together a watch strap post of my own when I read yours. I used a picture from your post (with full credit to you of course) and listed your blog address for more reading. Hope you don't mind! Please check it out –


Britt Sudduth

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore - March 2, 2011 - 2:56 PM

What a great post…has anyone staged an intervention? haha

Anonymous - March 12, 2011 - 4:07 PM

How were you able to remove the strap on the timex camper? I just bought one and wanted to put a new strap on

JRS - March 12, 2011 - 6:43 PM

@Anon 11:07AM – I had to remove both pins to get the strap in place. As you know – there isn't any room for sliding…

cammie - March 14, 2011 - 12:10 PM

thanks God for this post! I've been spared an intervention as "the only person with this many watch bands and it needs to stop". You have more and I have a new goal.

joanne - February 1, 2012 - 2:39 PM

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my old swiss army to make it not look so tired – thanks for the idea! I bought a band here (Maroon/Khaki) –

Hopefully it fits when it arrives!

Matt - February 22, 2012 - 12:57 AM

I’m somewhat new to the NATO/Nylon watch strap trend, and was very excited to find this post. I ordered 5 straps from Central Strap, and was very underwhelmed. The quality was very poor in my opinion, but maybe this should have been expected for the price. They also sent me two straps that I didn’t order and said it was because they were out of the ones I ordered. I also ordered a strap from Dubstraps, and was very pleased. Will probably stick to Dubstraps or Smart Turnout going forward.

Scott - July 18, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Where can I get the strap that is on the Old Bulova Sea King. Iv been trying to look for the strap for years but still can’t find it! Does anyone where it’s sold?

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Team No Break – Dockers Style from Down South

The older I get, the more conscious I am about the fit of clothes. A good tailor is as important as the quality of the merchandise. When dealing with pants, the break is a very personal preference – where the wrong choice can hurt, but the right choice makes a highly positive impact. The most […]

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casey - February 22, 2011 - 1:32 PM

I'd bet my bottom dollar that you would love Mountain Khakis if you checked them out. I have been using the code CYCLEMK to get 25% off.

Question- in the picture next to the yellow lab, what kind of watch is that, and what kind of boots? They look like Georgia Boots but are in a color I havent seen before. The watch is pretty awesome too…

Main Line Sportsman - February 22, 2011 - 4:03 PM

Love the shotshell belt….

j.mosby - February 22, 2011 - 4:44 PM

Dockers are the worst fitting trousers made, pure crap! I like the Bill's Khakis or the Ralph Lauren plain front khakis! Tan jeans I recommend the Filson brand, just outstanding material and fit!

sweethomeamy - February 22, 2011 - 5:38 PM

Business casual is definitely the new norm. I love those khakis.

JRS - February 22, 2011 - 11:06 PM

@casey – I love Mountain Khakis – I have a few pair of the Teton Twills and a pair of the Originals. Great stuff. The boots are Red Wing 1155s (; best I've ever owned. The watch is a Seiko Pilots watch that I've had for a long time (model 7T34 6AIL T).

@Main Line – thanks – it's the second one I've had…I may mix it up with a lab head or a crawfish.

@j.mosby – I'll have to try the Filsons

@sweethomeamy – Thanks!

Adam - February 23, 2011 - 1:40 AM

Where'd you get the (burgundy and yellow) NATO strap? I don't see it on Smart Turnout's website.

Anonymous - February 24, 2011 - 1:53 AM

I agree with you.

Dockers are certainly not the best pants in the world, but they are durable and a good value for the money. I often see them on sale.

The color variety is interesting. Last spring I purchased a handsome, v-neck, sleeveless pullover Ralph Lauren sweater.

For the holiday, there was another great Ralph Lauren sleeveless, v-neck, pullover offering.

Both the spring and holiday sweaters are a beautiful Fair Isle knit with many subtle colors.

I found several pair of Dockers in great colors that look just right with the Fair Isle sweaters.

I was not looking for a bargain pant. The sweaters were 165.00 each. I bought the Dockers for their color, and after wearing and washing, I will not hesitate to buy Dockers in the future.

I have many Polo khakis. I've never heard of Mountain Khakis, but I'll check them out. I think Bill's khakis are good quality, and overpriced. They're so full-cut that they look like they were made by Omar the Tentmaker.

Another advantage of the Dockers in addition to the subtle color selections is that they come in a variety of cuts.

Months ago, I would never have imagined myself writing a comment like this, but the proof is in the wearing.

Have any Red Clay readers tried Bonabos? I've heard they are also a good pant, but I've never seen them anywhere.

Dockers Alpha Khakis | Red Clay Soul - April 19, 2013 - 8:11 AM

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Vintage Drafting Table

Mrs. Red Clay Soul and I were out yesterday, and stopped by an ‘Antique’ market. Most of the stuff is dusted off clutter and over-Pledged furniture. A walk through the isles usually takes no more than twenty minutes. Every once in a while, we find a gem. This was one of those gems – a […]

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James Pressley - February 20, 2011 - 12:41 PM

I had one for years. Course I used it for drafting… Great piece of furniture. The birth of AutoCad is the death of true Architecture. I'm sorry but creativity does not happen on a computer keyboard. It happens with paper and pencil.

Anonymous - February 20, 2011 - 3:49 PM

Might work as a island in a kitchen. Otherwise, way to big.

PJB - February 20, 2011 - 3:53 PM

My Dad is an architect, so your picture conjures up memories of my basement growing up.

Drafting Tables Phil - March 28, 2011 - 5:24 PM

I've had the pleasure of buying and selling many drafting tables over the years and I must say… this is an excellent piece. I would definitely recommend going back and purchasing this for the price. It's a bargain. Worst case scenario you could sell it and make at least $100

Friday Jams: Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer (1986)

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Ian Gilmoure - February 18, 2011 - 4:08 PM

Great video, actually saw this one last night at a bar in the Virginia Highlands.

Anonymous - February 18, 2011 - 5:29 PM

Fogerty, because Tigers baseball season starts today with a home opener and its 72 and sunny…


Madras – Short Sleeved

Yep, I really like this warm weather. I’m ready for it to stick around… Now is the time of year to clean out your closet, and make room for some new stuff. If you look closely, you’ll find some great deals on some staples. Let’s talk about the short sleeve Madras shirt today: LL Bean […]

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