Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Find: Machine Era Co. Godwin Bottle Opener

Every household needs a good bottle opener.  Why not get something with a bit of style?  Based out of Richmond, VA, Machine Era Co. produces this heavy duty bottle openers from cold formed steel with a gun barrel black patina.  Add whale artwork (by William Godwin), and you’ve really got something.  Think of this next […]

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jim - June 5, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Could you mill one out of an actual .45ACP gun barrel?
I’m sure target shooters can supply plenty of shot-out barrels for you to practice.

But Wait…There’s More: Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Hats

The Smathers & Branson Facebook followers saw their new needlepoint hats yesterday.  All of the designs look great – especially the Jolly Roger and the American Flag.  But wait, there’s more…  My buddies at Smathers & Branson asked me to let you in on the rest: (Clockwise from the top left): 1. Red Marlin Hat 2. […]

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drake - March 29, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Definitely the battle red Marlin

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[...] As I mentioned a while back, our friends over at Smathers & Branson have come up with some good looking lids.  Needlepoint lids, at that – would you expect anything less from S&B?  Well, they want to make one Red Clay Soul reader one needlepoint hat richer, so here we go: [...]

Jack Donnelly Short Pants Giveaway

Folks – we talk about khakis all the time.  You’ve heard me sing the praises of Jack Donnelly khakis, but let’s talk about their shorts.  Same fit up top, but built to show off your knees, featuring the perfect 7.5″ inseam – they don’t look like man-pri’s or like they came from Richard Simmons’ closet. […]

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Mark Pritchett - March 28, 2012 - 8:18 AM

In! Keep up the good work.

Drake - March 28, 2012 - 8:21 AM

Could use a solid pair of khaki shorts (sans cargo pockets)

Jules - March 28, 2012 - 8:36 AM

My fiancé would love these for our honeymoon! I liked jack Donnelly on fb and red clay soul!

Jordan - March 28, 2012 - 8:38 AM

Those will look great with my S&B belt.

Ben - March 28, 2012 - 8:45 AM

I would love to try a pair of these!

Rachel Smith - March 28, 2012 - 8:46 AM

I have a husband and 2 sons that would love to have a pair of those shorts!

Seth - March 28, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Im in. Really need some good shorts for the spring and summer

Ben Calvert - March 28, 2012 - 8:53 AM

Would love to win a pair of those!!

Matt - March 28, 2012 - 8:56 AM

This is great!

Dennis Dorsey - March 28, 2012 - 8:58 AM

would love to win a pair!!!

Will - March 28, 2012 - 8:58 AM

I would love a pair

Andrew Fleming - March 28, 2012 - 9:00 AM

This is awesome

charles harris - March 28, 2012 - 9:01 AM

Shorts look great

Ethan Parrish - March 28, 2012 - 9:02 AM

Love their pants. A free pair of shorts would be awesome.

Russ Garner - March 28, 2012 - 9:03 AM

Liking the khaki pants…would love some shorts!

Chadworth - March 28, 2012 - 9:10 AM

Great looking shorts and made in the USA.

Jameson W. Ogg - March 28, 2012 - 9:12 AM

shorts that touch the knees are inappropriate

Jeff - March 28, 2012 - 9:18 AM

I need some new shorts!

Kyle - March 28, 2012 - 9:20 AM

These look great.

Trent Butterworth - March 28, 2012 - 9:31 AM

Could really use some shorts right now

eric - March 28, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Love the shorts…

Christopher - March 28, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Great look. Count me in.

Luis - March 28, 2012 - 9:39 AM

Great short pants.

Grant - March 28, 2012 - 9:43 AM

Could really use a nice pair of shorts with the weather finally getting nice at school

TJ - March 28, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Gimme ‘dem shorts.

Kenny D. - March 28, 2012 - 9:56 AM

Would love to pull of a double to get these and win a pair from free khaki Wednesday.

Aubrey Burt - March 28, 2012 - 9:57 AM

Really like those!

Scotch - March 28, 2012 - 9:58 AM

Great shorts. Have replaced Polo as my “go to.”

Mark McCoy - March 28, 2012 - 9:58 AM

Hoping I win a pair, they look great!

Jason - March 28, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Good khaki shorts, like a trusty pair of Top-Siders, last years. They evolve, going from tucked and tied to tattered and tired. Eventually, both need replacing and the cycle repeats, but I’m never excited to buy a new pair.

Mark - March 28, 2012 - 10:02 AM

I need this. Don’t blackball me, Jay.

Samuel - March 28, 2012 - 10:04 AM

These are awesome, thanks guys.

Drew - March 28, 2012 - 10:04 AM

I’ll bite. Great looking shorts!

M.D. - March 28, 2012 - 10:07 AM

Classy shorts. Top notch for sure!

Jonathan Boucher - March 28, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Poor college student in need of some shorts. Great giveaway!

Scott Stephenson - March 28, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Sign me up! I’ve been eyeing a pair of their shorts for a while now!

Rusty Moody - March 28, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Jay, your site is the Best!! Read every day. I would like to try a pair of JD khakis.

James K. Beazley - March 28, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Great shorts!

Matt - March 28, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Need some new shorts, these look like the ones…

ADAM WEST - March 28, 2012 - 10:43 AM

yes please

Michael Bell - March 28, 2012 - 10:59 AM

would love to get a pair

Mark Hudson - March 28, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Sweet shorts!

Gerry - March 28, 2012 - 11:22 AM

I would really like a pair of these shorts. I want to feel what all the rave is about. Do I still get +1s if I already liked both pages on facebook and follow both on Twitter? Thank you and have a great day!

Delane - March 28, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Jack Donnelly khakis are the only khakis that a man should own. They are the perfect length and style. Perfect for any age.

Tyler Lincoln - March 28, 2012 - 11:30 AM

I’d love a pair to get ready for Spring!

Jordan - March 28, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I’m in. I also liked you and Jack Donnelly on Facebook. I Always like seeing what you guys are up to.

Will Midkiff - March 28, 2012 - 11:45 AM

These would be nice for spring

Evan - March 28, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Sign me up! These shorts look great.

Greg - March 28, 2012 - 11:52 AM

If I don’t win them, I’ll be forced to buy a pair!

Lou Alsobrooks - March 28, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Sign me up for a pair of those shorts!

Charles Boudreaux - March 28, 2012 - 11:57 AM

I’m in!

Brock - March 28, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Awesome giveaway, guys. Thanks!

phil - March 28, 2012 - 12:08 PM

6 entries for me!

MPH - March 28, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Great giveaway

Jordan Ponder - March 28, 2012 - 12:15 PM

I love these shorts

lorenzo - March 28, 2012 - 12:29 PM

the upper half of my lower half would look great in these

Scott - March 28, 2012 - 12:30 PM

would love to win this.

Matthew Thiel - March 28, 2012 - 12:31 PM

I’d love a pair of these

Benton Cooper - March 28, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Those look great!

Tom - March 28, 2012 - 12:59 PM

“7.5″ inseam” indeed perfect!!

trip - March 28, 2012 - 1:02 PM

These will be nice once I get them hemmed.

Gray Hauser - March 28, 2012 - 1:21 PM

need a pair of these!!

Jared Hales - March 28, 2012 - 1:23 PM

Great looking shorts I could really enjoy this summer.

George - March 28, 2012 - 1:26 PM

These look great

Bobby - March 28, 2012 - 1:38 PM

need some shorts to wear out that aren’t stained with bar funk, fraternity parties have destroyed all of mine. would look great with my collared greens stuff..

Jason Martin - March 28, 2012 - 1:39 PM

Throwing my name in the hat. Would love these!

Greg P - March 28, 2012 - 1:44 PM

Good stuff by good people

Libby Murphy - March 28, 2012 - 2:18 PM

My boyfriend, Lincoln, desperately needs a new pair of these khakis. I’m sick of seeing him wear his favorite pairs that all reflect his love for fishing, boating and… well, drinking. As recent graduates from Florida, these would be a great way to start replacing the old frat gear. Hope to hear good news from ya’ll!

Preston Mortemore - March 28, 2012 - 2:30 PM

I liked both on facebook, followed both on twitter and tweeted about it! Good luck everyone

Ryan McLoughlin - March 28, 2012 - 3:22 PM

Would love to have these for school and summer!

Tanner Wall - March 28, 2012 - 4:26 PM

They look great for summer here in Oklahoma!

David Wallace - March 28, 2012 - 4:37 PM

Ive been looking for a pair of well cut shorts!

DJ Seidel - March 28, 2012 - 5:19 PM

A free pair of really nice shorts? Sounds nice to me!

Scott Kamenitsa - March 28, 2012 - 5:31 PM

I could use a pair of these shorts tk174808@ohio.edu

phil - March 28, 2012 - 5:36 PM

lookin’ good. would love a pair of these.

Matt Triolo - March 28, 2012 - 5:47 PM

Great giveaway. I’m in!

Pedro Bueno - March 28, 2012 - 7:09 PM

Cool giveaway, finally a pair of shorts that will finish above me knees. Thank you!

RLH - March 28, 2012 - 7:17 PM

Be interested in comparing the JD’s shorts with BK’s.

Connor Gillan - March 28, 2012 - 7:30 PM

gillan4452@yahoo.com
and a follow and like of both on faceboook and twitter.

mike kilkenny - March 28, 2012 - 7:46 PM

like the shorts

Pat Hermann - March 28, 2012 - 8:07 PM

For the win!

Drew Nelson - March 28, 2012 - 8:36 PM

I would love a pair!

Zorro Gill - March 28, 2012 - 9:25 PM

you can never have too many shorts

LA Brown - March 28, 2012 - 9:43 PM

Nice shorts!

W. K. Ihrig - March 28, 2012 - 9:48 PM

Great shorts.

Great Lakes Prep - March 28, 2012 - 9:58 PM

Made in America. Doesn’t get much better.

Ned Lankford - March 28, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Count me in!

Dean Hanlon - March 28, 2012 - 10:20 PM

In.

Jay Turner - March 28, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Sweet. I’d love a pair of these.

JIP - March 28, 2012 - 10:47 PM

Sounds great, 7.5 really is perfect.

Ryan - March 28, 2012 - 10:49 PM

These britches. They will be mine. I’ve been looking to start my JC collection. What better way than with a free pair.

Hunter - March 28, 2012 - 11:53 PM

These look great!

Jess - March 29, 2012 - 7:28 AM

I think my boyfriend would be intrigued to try these out!

I like and follow both you and Jack Donnelly on Twitter/Facebook as well.

Adam - March 29, 2012 - 7:59 AM

Got my first pair of JD pants recently, now spring is here, so it’s time for my first pair of JD shorts. Big fan!

Tim - March 29, 2012 - 8:32 AM

Love those shorts!

Jim - March 29, 2012 - 8:51 AM

Just what the doctor ordered – I’m in

Justin - March 29, 2012 - 8:53 AM

Great shorts!

Adam - March 29, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Need some shorts!

TCN - March 29, 2012 - 10:21 AM

They look great, would love to try some on!

Josh - March 29, 2012 - 10:34 AM

I liked on Facebook both. I would love a pair of these shorts to wear at my home in Charleston.

geoffrey - March 29, 2012 - 10:47 AM

It is so hard to find a good pair of shorts that actually fit right…these look like they would do the job

Mike - March 29, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Would love a pair of these incredible shorts!

Tom Lynch - March 29, 2012 - 11:11 AM

saweet!!!

Whitney - March 29, 2012 - 11:11 AM

These look perfect! If only them made women’s. ;-) Would love to win a pair for my hubby.

Dalton - March 29, 2012 - 11:15 AM

RCS, I think it’s only fitting that I win the shorts seeing as how they are named after me, the Dalton Shorts.

Wes - March 29, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Size 36 please!

Tyler Dalton - March 29, 2012 - 11:16 AM

RCS, I think it’s only fitting that I win the shorts seeing as how they are named after me, the Dalton Shorts.

James M. - March 29, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Great shorts!

Trevor B. Kenny - March 29, 2012 - 11:22 AM

Count me in!

Nolan Davis - March 29, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Hope I win!

Justin Norris - March 29, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Sounds good!

Chris - March 29, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Those look great and would love a pair

Chris Hussein - March 29, 2012 - 12:01 PM

The inseam on these seems just right.

BMO'C - March 29, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Friends of both RCS and JD on Facebook. Thanks for doing the contest!

Sam Johnson - March 29, 2012 - 12:12 PM

What an awesome contest this is why I love Red Clay Soul and Jack Donnelly, both are truly the best.

Dusty Spears - March 29, 2012 - 12:17 PM

Great contest!

stephen - March 29, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Love these, need a whole new summer set of shorts as ive lost 100lbs in the last two years, nothing fits! My summer campus attire is in dire need of some fresh style.
thanks Guys
Stephen

Cory - March 29, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Sign me up. You can never have to many khaki shorts!

Madison Roberts - March 29, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Finally! Shorts that don’t look like JAMS Clam Diggers!
I definitely want a pair!

michele malone - March 29, 2012 - 5:08 PM

I like jack donnelly on fb as michele malone

michele malone - March 29, 2012 - 5:08 PM

I like red clay on facebook as michele malone

michele malone - March 29, 2012 - 5:09 PM

I like jack donnely on twitter as @lolamichele

michele malone - March 29, 2012 - 5:09 PM

following red clay soul on twitter as @lolamichele

Tadas Rimkus - March 29, 2012 - 7:28 PM

These look amazing as always!

Greg - March 29, 2012 - 9:34 PM

Love the shorts!

Gardner - March 30, 2012 - 7:49 AM

Nice shorts!

Andrew - March 30, 2012 - 9:26 AM

I’m in.

Kevin Ekmark - March 30, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Jack Donnelly… Simply the BEST khakis, and Made in America! You’re not too bad yourself, Jay.

Mike - March 30, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Just sent my khakis back to have the zipper fixed. It busted, but Gregg was nothing but helpful and willing to do whatever it took to get it right. Great customer service.

Adam Martin - March 30, 2012 - 10:17 AM

Need some new shorts!

Kevin Rys - March 30, 2012 - 12:03 PM

Would love to have a pair!

Nathan Propst - March 30, 2012 - 2:28 PM

Awesome giveaway, Count me in on all 6 entries!

Grayson D - March 30, 2012 - 5:07 PM

Already following y’all on Twitter. Great American-made product!

Mark Reese - March 31, 2012 - 3:52 AM

Looking good!

Brad - March 31, 2012 - 10:33 AM

Great shorts

jarnold - March 31, 2012 - 2:55 PM

Great shorts to enjoy spring in the south

Travis Sheffield - March 31, 2012 - 5:51 PM

Count me in!

Wm Lamb & Son - March 31, 2012 - 6:45 PM

love em !! send em this way !!

Elliott - March 31, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Good looking shorts!

Alex - March 31, 2012 - 8:18 PM

I could use a pair

Matt H - April 1, 2012 - 12:49 AM

I really need new khaki shorts for the summer!

William Goodman - April 1, 2012 - 10:14 AM

I’d love some new shorts!

Lee Anne Jackson - April 1, 2012 - 11:11 AM

My boyfriend would love these! Great giveaway!

Rhon - April 1, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Commented, Follow, and Like RCS

Max Smith - April 1, 2012 - 1:19 PM

I’d like to enter my 5 entries (Both facebook and twitter pages). Great company and great blog. Would love to win!

graham - April 1, 2012 - 3:37 PM

These look great. Would love a pair.

MSP - April 1, 2012 - 7:09 PM

Gimme

Patrick - April 1, 2012 - 8:30 PM

This would be a great way to start spring!

Patrick - April 1, 2012 - 8:31 PM

This%20would%20be%20a%20great%20way%20to%20start%20spring!

Travis Sheffield - April 3, 2012 - 2:41 AM

Did I win?

jason - April 4, 2012 - 2:39 AM

Would love to own a pair! Great looking stuff.

Southern Proper X Smathers & Branson Masters Giveaway

News from headquarters: In honor of the Masters which starts next week, Southern Proper and Smathers & Branson have partnered to give two lucky winners an azalea bowtie and a golf themed belt of their choice! Each like, share and comment (up to one comment per person) of this post on Southern Proper’s facebook page gives […]

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Matt - March 27, 2012 - 9:11 AM

Exciting, looking forward to the Masters!

Ryan Singleton - March 27, 2012 - 9:33 AM

Must win this! Go ahead and put my name in the hat.

Ron Murphy - March 27, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Love the bow tie, I live in the south now (from the NE)

Brock - March 27, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Awesome contest. Thanks!

RCN - March 27, 2012 - 12:10 PM

The Masters is such a great representation of the old south, what a great way to commemorate such a wonderful southern event.

Ryan - March 27, 2012 - 1:11 PM

Awesome giveaway from a fantastic website.

Todd Bray - March 27, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Thanks for the contest!

TJ - March 27, 2012 - 4:11 PM

Gimme dat bowtie!

JIP - March 27, 2012 - 5:19 PM

Awesome, thanks!

Christopher Brooks - March 27, 2012 - 6:24 PM

Great set in time for the Masters. Keep up the good work.

mike kilkenny - March 27, 2012 - 7:22 PM

Coolest belt and tie ever.

Hamilton G - March 27, 2012 - 7:49 PM

Excellent bowtie and belt

James M. - March 27, 2012 - 8:31 PM

Both products are beautiful!

Jeff - March 27, 2012 - 11:06 PM

Someday i’ll get complimentary admission to The Masters tournaments for being a Superintendent. I’ll be sure to wear the beau and golf belt!

Noah - March 28, 2012 - 12:20 AM

Nice bow tie and belt. I promise I’ll put them to good use, ha!

Matt - March 28, 2012 - 6:38 AM

A tradition unlike any other,

William Duncan - March 28, 2012 - 10:10 AM

Looks great!

Rusty Moody - March 28, 2012 - 10:17 AM

No better way to honor the greatest sporting event on the planet- The Masters!! Azalea bow is perfect.

Brad - March 28, 2012 - 10:49 AM

The belt and bow would go great with a cold beer and pimento cheese sandwich at Augusta National next week!

Libby Murphy - March 28, 2012 - 2:21 PM

Would be a great addition to my boyfriend’s wardrobe! Every man needs a designated belt to not only play golf, but to watch it.

Trevor B. Kenny - March 29, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Great looking bowtie, consider this my entry!

Colby - March 29, 2012 - 12:23 PM

This combo is legit!

Hunter - March 29, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Tiger is gonna whiff, but I won’t with that beau tie

Jed dixon - March 29, 2012 - 1:04 PM

I’m in

dave - March 29, 2012 - 2:12 PM

do want

Brooks Hallock - March 29, 2012 - 3:44 PM

Keepin it classy…

Dusty Spears - March 29, 2012 - 3:49 PM

I need these!

New Orleans Food P0rn

I recently spent some time in New Orleans…I hadn’t been there in years, and it didn’t take long for me to remember my favorite part of the city: the food (and drinks).  I didn’t capture it all, but here are some of the goods: Beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde Bacon-wrapped Shrimp & Grits at […]

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Kyle - March 26, 2012 - 9:55 AM

Of course this would get posted the day after I return from Nola. Not helping with my case of the Mondays. But I agree, the food of New Orleans is second to none

Christy Lorio - March 26, 2012 - 11:56 AM

As a born & raised New Orleanian, trips to Cafe du Monde never get old. And next time you’re in town, make sure to check out what Uptown has to offer. The French Quarter is great, but cross Canal Street and the dining options expand twofold.

Ryan R - March 26, 2012 - 4:47 PM

I’ve eaten a ton of seafood throughout my life, but to this day, the charbroiled oysters at Drago’s is the single best seafood dish I have ever eaten

Mark - March 28, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Im glad you had a great experience in nola. We NEED the business down here. Anyway next time you come down try Cochon. You wont be dissappointed. That place is amazing. Your site is awesome by the way.

Date Night – Early Spring Style

(L-R from Top Left) 1. Brooks Brothers Herringbone Linen Sport Coat:  It still gets a bit cool at night…plus, it never hurts to put in the extra effort. 2. Faconnable Plaid Club Fit Shirt:  Add some color here.  It is Spring… 3. Levi’s 501 Shrink-To-Fit Jeans:  They aren’t khakis, they aren’t blue jeans.  They are tan, and […]

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New Series: Top of the Heap… with JNG from The Love List

Bloggers rarely get any love.  Not here – we’re all about love.  Enter the new series ‘Top of the Heap’.  I’ve asked some of my friends (who blog) to send me a shot and details about their favorite thing – whatever it is.  Since we’re all about love, let’s start with JNG from The Love List. […]

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trip - March 23, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Man, that is pretty cool.

JNG - March 23, 2012 - 10:32 AM

thanks for having me dude!

Christy Lorio - March 23, 2012 - 12:42 PM

Looking forward to keeping up with this new series!

Glenn - March 23, 2012 - 12:47 PM

My Grandmother was a DAR member also she was from NH! Her husband was a Army combat engineer in the WW1, I have his really cool old framed sepia tone photograph of his engineer company group photo prior them going to France dated 1917.

Skip - March 26, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Coolness!