Monthly Archives: October 2013

Duane Allman. 42 Years.

42 years ago yesterday (October 29, 1971) the great Duane Allman passed at the age of 24.  While he left too soon, what he left will live forever. A top 5 – maybe top 3 – guitarist of all time.  See evidence here – “Statesboro Blues” from the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival: One of the […]

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BJH - October 30, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Doo-wang. Maybe one of the only credible reincarnation situations in the Western world with Derek Trucks. Looking at those pics, it’s hard to believe he’s only 24.

Trusty McFluffhead - October 30, 2013 - 4:03 PM

He’ll certainly live on in memory, through his music, and possibly through the cover of a certain album on Halloween by a certain band from Vermont.

Noah - October 30, 2013 - 8:20 PM

The keyboardist’s mid solo PBR drinking is perfect.

JRH - October 30, 2013 - 9:41 PM

The keyboardist? C’mon man…that’s Brother Gregg!

Round Up: Plaid Jackets

Over the last few years, my sense of style has gone through some transitions.  While I have always been very conscious of clothes – where they are from, how they are made, etc, (MUCH more on this later) – I feel like I’m graduating through different phases of what is considered ‘stylish’.  Now, I have […]

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Cory - October 29, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Nice round-up. I have a brown/tan Glen Plaid sport coat from Brooks Brothers (perfect for fall) and a navy tonal windowpane sport coat from Zegna (my single favorite article of clothing).

Caroline | Back Down South - October 29, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Yikes that’s J.Press one is incredible!

Friday Jams: The Whigs – “Staying Alive” (Live)

Good old rock and roll  

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The Look: The Second Date (Hers)

He’s asked me out again. The first date was great, and I am excited for tonight. Nothing to fussy, I want to be comfortable and focus on getting to know this guy. Here’s how to do it, and make it look easy: From top left… 1. J. Crew Navy Blue Schoolboy Blazer: Such a staple, […]

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Puttin On The GRITS - October 24, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Love this look! These “hers” posts are a breath of classic fresh air in the blog world of overdone “arm parties”, neon, and studded heels.

AlabamaSAE - December 30, 2016 - 12:58 AM

um…why are you making posts about women’s outfits, complete with accessories?

phi alpha!

The Look: The Second Date (His)

So the first date went well.  She seems like a great girl and you want to take her out again.  Enter the realm of the second date.  Almost as important as the first, but with a ton more upside.  Most of the nervousness is gone, and tonight you’ll have a chance to really get to […]

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ANH - October 24, 2013 - 5:00 PM

That blazer is a head-turner- I would not mind walking on the arm of a guy wearing it.

Bill - October 25, 2013 - 11:39 PM

This ensemble–the black watch jacket paired with black jeans–you just wouldn’t catch me dead in. Maybe it’s that I’m too old, or too straight. Love black watch, but with khakis or charcoal grey worsted wool trousers, cordovan loafers. I think my pairing will turn that second date into a third. And I’d do a blue oxford cloth vs. the grey Ledbury. Again, more traditional, but that’s my opinion.

1000 Words: East Lake Golf Club

I recently had the opportunity to play the famed East Lake Golf Club here in Atlanta.  It was a welcomed opportunity, as playing East Lake had been on my bucket list for years.  I have been to the course a number of times for the Tour Championship and other events, but I had never played. […]

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Madison Roberts - October 17, 2013 - 9:57 AM

I think East Lake is one of the most underrated courses in America. A lot of props are given – understandably and rightfully so – are given to East Lakes’ southern neighbors like the National, Peachtree, Kiawah and Sea Island. Accordingly, the gem that is East Lake is sometimes lost in the conversation, despite serving as the host of the Tour Championship. East Lake is every bit as classic a golf course as the aforementioned golf course titans, and in some cases includes a much richer history (I know, I know . . . as a native Augustan – nothing truly compares to the National . . . ). The history dates back to the Civil War – hole number 8 especially – the valley in the middle of the fairway is rumored to have been an old civil war bunker and the house that can be seen from the green located on Alston Drive is said to be one of the oldest houses in Atlanta because Sherman didn’t burn it down when he used it as a home base. Then, of course, you have the wonderful tales of Bobby Jones time as young golfer at East Lake. Not to mention the fantastic come-back story of the golf course itself – once Bobby Jones’ home golf course, to a course that looked more like Eazy-E’s Compton in the 80’s, back to the beauty that it is today.
I tell folks the best job I have ever had was serving as a caddie at East Lake during college. It was then that I truly was able to see the unwavering attention to detail that was applied to every aspect of the course – from the meticulous greenskeeping, challenging course layout, and gorgeous clubhouse to the East Lake Foundation supported caddie program and THE BEST COOKIES IN ATLANTA served at the halfway house. Man, brings back great memories – I could go on for way more than 1000 words, but I won’t bore you! Kudos to RCS for spotlighting such a classic golf course.

EJI - October 17, 2013 - 10:56 AM

I lifeguarded at East Lake pre-restoration in high school. I experienced many interesting things the summer I worked there. The highlights for me were their grilled cheese sandwiches and milk shakes. I think I had them for lunch about everyday. Also, I enjoyed being paid in cash 😉

Dylan - November 5, 2013 - 1:55 PM

How can I get a State Traditions hat with the East Lake logo on it?

Dylan - November 5, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Where can I get the state traditions hat with the east lake logo?

The New Flannel

There isn’t a lot of love for flannel shirts, and I don’t know why.  Here in the south, the flannel shirt is a great layer when it gets cold.  Now, cold in the south means under 50 degrees.  I’m not talking about tundra that is above the Mason-Dixon.  Months and months of below freezing temperatures […]

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