Monthly Archives: December 2013

Here’s to 2014

I can’t believe that Red Clay Soul is in it’s fifth year.  I started this blog way back in 2009 as a hobby, with no idea of the direction it would go.  While I think most would categorize this as a men’s fashion blog, I really enjoy all the other elements that have taken root […]

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J Thompson - December 31, 2013 - 8:56 AM

Keep it up, JRS. Been a reader since 2009. Always enjoy stopping by.

DCW - December 31, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Great post and moreover, fantastic blog. I have been a big fan since finding you via ACL a few years ago. Being from MA you have turned me on to many things I wouldn’t have found on my own and for that I am grateful. One of those is Onward Reserve and I have really enjoyed doing business with them. Best of luck with your blog and career in 2014. Keep up the good work.


DCW - December 31, 2013 - 10:11 AM



Greg - December 31, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Great job and a fantastic year Jay!

I have been enjoying your blog since my days in Atlanta and now up in Chicago.

I can’t wait to see what you roll out in 2014!

Bulldogs & Bowties

Maclellan Johnson - December 31, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Been here from day 1 and couldn’t be happier. Congrats, Happy New Year, and all the best in future success.


RCN - January 3, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Well said JRS… I’ve enjoyed your blog for years. Even before I realized I had been reading the blog of an old high school friend. Keep it up, I always look forward to see what you post next.

Bulldogs & Bow Ties

Formal Kicks

Formal events happen, and one of the last things we think about with the penguin suit are the shoes.  Since every man should own a tux, and hopefully most of you are phasing out of the rental option, shoes are an unavoidable necessity.  We don’t rent shoes.  They are the finishing touch that makes a […]

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Mr. Wonderful - December 30, 2013 - 6:58 PM

Chelsea Boots with black tie would tell everyone that you are either a touch affected or just trying too hard.

BTW, the ’60’s era IBM corporate dress code mandated black lace up shoes. Wearing boots would have been a career killer.

Mr. Wonderful - December 30, 2013 - 6:58 PM



Christmas Money Hemorrhage

For those of you that scored some folding money for Christmas, today is the time to get busy on the after-Christmas sales.  Stores have to move their inventory to make room for all the spring stuff…so take full advantage.  Here’s a roundup that’ll put a nice size dent in your bank account: Zappos: Quite a […]

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Clay - December 29, 2013 - 11:22 PM

Thanks man – I never buy anything at full retail. I used your link to Nordstrom’s sale to buy some sweat shoes. Merry Christmas indeed!

Merry Christmas Baby

Wishing a BIG Merry Christmas to all Red Clay Soul readers…I hope that Santa is good to every single one of you.  Be safe, be generous, and be thankful this Christmas.

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Christmas Vacation: The Cousin Eddie

I’ve already watched “Christmas Vacation” twice this season.  It’s quite possible that I’m watching it as you read this post.  Seriously.  I love this movie.  I have loved this movie since it came out in 1989.  I can quote the entire move, and do so frequently, as do most of you. All of the characters […]

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Nick - December 23, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Your blog is like a one year membership to a Jelly of the Month Club, it’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. Thanks for doing what you do.

L KINSEY - April 10, 2014 - 1:15 PM

Your so right, it is one of the greatest movies ever. Some days I can’t remember my phone number, but I can remember the lines to this movie.

Friday Jam: “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole

By this time next week, Christmas will effectively be over.  Most of the gifts will be unwrapped, and all the turkeys will be in a leftover state.  Bowl season officially starts this Saturday, but the good games don’t start until just after Christmas.  It really crept up on us this year…not just because Thanksgiving was […]

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RCN - December 20, 2013 - 12:06 PM

One of the great Christmas classics! Merry Christmas RCS!

High Five

This time of year, there is so much good stuff flying across the Interwebs…except for all the sale emails that inundate our inboxes.  Well, it’s marketing, and there are some good deals to be had.  That said, there are five in particular that have been great to see: 1. Emmie of Southern Proper in the […]

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