Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sid Mashburn’s Back Porch

I saw this one-pager was featured in the June/July 2009 Garden & Gun issue – it was my first introduction to Sid Mashburn. How about Sid’s porch?  I can’t think of anything better – truly an ‘outdoor room’.  Southerners are well aware how important something as simple as shade can be during the hot summer […]

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Rhon - June 20, 2011 - 9:37 PM

It’s definitely a great porch for either terribly hot afternoons or cold winter days when you still want to enjoy the outdoors. I guess I am just a fan of the traditional American porch… railings to kick your feet up onto, breezes, birds chirping, and a cold beer. Great pic.

Happy Father’s Day

‘Dad – Happy Father’s Day!’ Congratulations to Rory McIlroy for his US Open victory, and a big Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

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Thomas - June 20, 2011 - 12:49 PM

Too bad nbc edited the Pledge of Allegiance during the US Open telecast

The Versitile Polo(s)

It’s been said that ‘if you want a shirt sleeved shirt, roll up your sleeves’.  That doesn’t work for me.  Living in the South, where heat and humidity and a consideration for about seven months a year, short sleeves are a must.  That said, I like a polo that can be tucked or untucked, can […]

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john - June 15, 2011 - 8:39 AM

I’m going to have to respectfully disagree. My go to polo shirt is the Brooks Brothers Original Fit sized medium. It fits me perfectly. Khakis are by far the most elusive item to find well sized.

Hilton - June 15, 2011 - 10:08 AM

The Vineyard Vines polo is good quality for the money (surprisingly).

Casey - June 15, 2011 - 10:19 AM

I am with John on this one, I think the Brooks Bro’s Original Fit is perfect for me. BBrp’s polo is the 2nd best fitting polo shirt to the Southern Tide polo.

I just got my first southern tide polo and have fell in love with it. For hot summer days down here in the south, ST’s polo is very light and doesnt show those arm pit sweat stains at all. It’s color holds its shape really well and you dont need to iron it. BBros, for me, always have to be ironed, but fit great.

As much as I have loved RL’s polo in the past, I feel myself moving away from it. There is just better quality out there, and better fits.

Anonymous - June 15, 2011 - 10:31 AM

In reference to PRL’s classic fit mesh polo:

“They have had the same cut for as long as I can remember.”

I have been wearing RL’s classic fit mesh polos for years, and have to respectfully disagree here. In recent years they have absolutely trimmed up the cut of these shirts. I have some old ones in the back of my closet in size Large that are just as big as today’s X-Large. Some of the old ones I have that are in great shape aren’t worn because they are just too big now. However, I have always loved these shirts for the variety of color and the great stripe patterns.

Retro - June 15, 2011 - 11:23 AM

A gentleman does not wear anything called “slim fit”.

Trevor - June 15, 2011 - 11:48 AM

Southern Tide makes the best fitting polo hands down! Not only do they fit exceptionally well, they are extremely soft!

Logan - June 15, 2011 - 12:18 PM

Southern Tide and Brooks Brothers are my two favorites, but I’d have to say Southern Tide is by far my favorite. The softness and stretch are great!

Daniel - June 15, 2011 - 3:29 PM

I’m with anonymous on the Polo shirt. Polo has gone downhill in my opinion in offering their classic fits. They even switched their pants from Andrew pants and the like to newer, slim fit options. If they want to carry this, that’s fine but they should not turn their back on what got them to where they are. Another peave of mine about Polo now is the disparity there is between different factories. For instance, shirts made in India are fairly close to what the size used to be, while shirts from China are a good bit smaller.

If anyone is on the lookout for a nice, affordable polo shirt, I suggest trying out the Roundtree & Yorke (Dillard’s brand) Gold Label shirts. Good fit and quality, along with a great price and no logo.

Mike - June 15, 2011 - 4:08 PM

Southern Tide is by far the best polo on the market. I have worn the majority of these shirts and nothing beats Southern Tide. So comfortable and soft and a perfect fit make this polo the only brand I will ever buy.

Tyler Khan - June 15, 2011 - 4:09 PM

And why is that Retro? The fit of a shirt, in my opinion, has nothing to do with whether a man possesses gentlemanly qualities or not.

Imperial Black - June 15, 2011 - 8:27 PM

The relaunched Boast polos are actually quite good. While I agree a gentleman doesn’t wear anything dubbed “slim fit” what is one to do when shirts become blousier and blousier? Brooks a nice fit but still have a thing for the ubiquitous Lacoste. Slim fit of course….

Our shirts aren’t slim fit as we only make one style. I suppose our normal is a slim elsewhere. Semantics.

trip - June 16, 2011 - 12:55 PM

“A gentleman does not wear anything called “slim fit”.”

Give me a break. Let me guess, you also don’t wear “dungarees” or “short trousers” during the summer because “they are for children”?

I don’t wear anything called “slim fit” because I’m not “slim,” but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t if I could.

Tyler - June 16, 2011 - 9:49 PM

Southern Tide is exceptionally well-made, consistent, and comfortable. From the Skipjack polo to button-downs, khakis, shorts, and boxers, they are hard to beat. Everything is soft, functional, and made to be enjoyed while worn. There is excellent attention to detail in each article of clothing produced; something you will not find with Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, Lacoste, etc. Southern Tide reinvented the polo from the yarn up. The only other shirt that I have ever worn that is a close second favorite is Brooks Brothers. Keep in mind that BB has been in business since 1818 and ST has only been around since 2006. ST has definitely made it to the upper echelon of timeless classic American clothing.

Question - June 17, 2011 - 12:59 AM

Southern Tide spam?

jess e - June 21, 2011 - 12:20 PM

have you check out Nike Grandslam polo. totally revamped and super nice.

My New Favorite Watch Strap

The Dubstraps Selvedge-flavored NATO Strap.  I should go ahead and order a backup.

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Paul - June 14, 2011 - 6:56 PM

Very classy looking! Great design – wear it in good health.

Ken - June 14, 2011 - 7:02 PM

Yes, sir, that’s definitely a keeper.

MATT - June 14, 2011 - 9:02 PM


N. Howard - June 14, 2011 - 11:06 PM

How long did it take to arrive?

Old Timer - June 15, 2011 - 12:02 AM

That watch would look good with any watch band.

TA Mulloy - June 15, 2011 - 6:07 PM

Good find! Ordered 20mm today….

TA Mulloy - June 15, 2011 - 6:07 PM

Good Find! Ordered a 20mm today…..

Movie Night: ‘Dazed and Confused’

One of my favorite movies – so many good lines.  Let’s try some: O’BANNION – Y’all ready to bust some ass? WOODERSON – That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age. DARLA – What are you looking at? Wipe that face off your head, b!tch. […]

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DTT - June 14, 2011 - 10:13 AM

Now, that’s an excellent movie. Thanks for posting that.

Ian Gentry - June 15, 2011 - 3:13 PM

L I V I N….

B. L. Davis - June 15, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Pink – It was vicious. Had some pretty cool seniors though. Like, they’d beat the hell out of you and then get you drunk, that sort of thing.

Mitch – Cool.

PJB - June 16, 2011 - 11:53 AM

Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin’ right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We’re talkin’ some fuckin’ muscle.

RCS Find: Eddie Bauer Leather 10 oz. Sportsman’s Flask

Our friends over at Water From The Tap posted about this flask a while back, and I’ve been searching ever since.  I was lucky enough to find one on Ebay new in the box for a VERY reasonable price ($20).  After seeing WFTT’s post, I searched Eddie Bauer (to no avail) and for alternatives, but […]

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Brandon - June 13, 2011 - 9:25 AM


Brandon - June 13, 2011 - 9:28 AM

I’d also like to take this opportunity to compliment your photography skills as well as your taste in whiskey.

DAM - June 13, 2011 - 1:13 PM

some fine photography there brother.

Pete - June 14, 2011 - 12:56 PM


steve - June 17, 2011 - 11:55 PM

have this flask, the ‘shot glass’ tops are awesome for camping or tailgating

Weekend Jam: Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Call Me The Breeze” (Live – 1976)

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lkjhoug - June 11, 2011 - 7:41 AM
Looks great! One of my favorites in Charleston is “Slightly North of Broad” excellent atmosphere and food, they offer a SNOB T-shirt for sale.

In Hilton Head dining, I recommend: “Steamers” & “Red Fish”-(Great wine selections) wonderful!

JudyW - June 11, 2011 - 12:33 PM

Love, love, love Lynyrd!!!!!!

Drew Neerdaels - June 13, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Love fricken Skynyrd!! ..Nice!