Monthly Archives: February 2015

Allow Me To Introduce: Redwood Quality Goods

There is a new little corner of the Internet that just launched, and it seems like it right up our ally here at Red Clay Soul.  Joe from Redwood Quality Goods reached out a while back to let me know about his new venture…and what a great story: they focus on providing a curated shopping […]

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The Perfect Business Casual Shoe?

A good buddy of mine is about to start a new job where he is going to be working in a “business casual” environment.  He asked me: “What shoes should I get for work?”.  Great question…  While I think there are pros and cons of just about any option, this might be the perfect pair […]

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JPD - February 25, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Yes! I love these. I have been looking into something similar but simplilar, like the Chaney from Martin Dingman that just went on sale

Robin - February 26, 2015 - 11:41 AM

I think one of your favorites, the Oak Street Bootmakers natural beef roll penny loafers work with just about everyting business casual as well.

CL - February 26, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Have to agree w Robin, a penny or tassel loafer is much more perfect in the business casual setting. Your selection is nice, but not ideal. It would be something I wore once a week at most to spice things up.

Wheels - February 26, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Wingtips are way too busy and look like clown shoes to me. I feel that the most versatile shoes out there are Alden’s tassel moccasin or AE’s Grayson model.

Ryan - February 26, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Driving mocs with jeans or khakis and a button up is my nearly everyday wear to my business casual job.
Sometimes on Mondays I’ll dress it up with tassels and slacks with or without a blazer

Social Primer Spring 2015

So Spring is in the air. It’s supposed to hit 70 degrees here in Atlanta next week, which is an excellent departure from the 20s and 30s over the last few weeks.  True to form, a few snowflakes clears out every Kroger and shuts down the city for those horrific 24-36 hours until we are […]

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HerschelWalker80 - February 25, 2015 - 9:10 PM

I am sorry, but these are heinous and scream “hey, look at me.”

Christopher J - February 26, 2015 - 4:48 PM

How much did you get paid for this?

Mick - March 1, 2015 - 5:11 PM

Neo-prep has to be done. Someone must capitalize and this group got to the tie sector quasi-first, I’d argue that Tommy Hilfiger was dabbling with these designs 15 years ago. Brooks has to offer neo-prep or they go. Without neo-prep Dockers loses cash and so do all the other big houses like JC Penny who are doing the short collar OCBDs and such. This cottage economy is good for us all but I doubt will last. I don’t see the soul in these offerings, as they are market driven novelties.

Spring Refresh: Bags

For me, Spring starts on the Monday practice round at The Masters.  It doesn’t matter what the calendar says, when they start poking it around Augusta National, it’s Spring.  That said, we’re all still neck deep in ‘hunker down’ mode…avoiding the cold, staying in, eating an extra serving, and re-watching season one of “Game of […]

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Spencer - February 23, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Here is my current bag, needed something quick and cheap. Amazon had this. No complaints, gets a ton of complements.

WWS - February 24, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Orvis Battenkill Briefcase, picked up at a flea market for $24!

[…] A coated canvas brief from Jack Spade (similar) has served me well the past two years, but I’ve been getting the itch for a bag refresh. And wouldn’t ya know, here comes a timely post from our blog bud in Atlanta || Red Clay Soul: Spring Refresh—Bags […]

Saturday Conversation: Scotty Cameron – Refinish or Not?

I’m looking for your opinion.  This is my Scotty Cameron putter that I’ve used for years (and years).  I love it.  I feel very confident with this putter, and have no plans to ‘upgrade’ any time soon.  I am debating sending it in for a refinish.  Nothing other than a tune up – repaint to […]

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Steve - February 21, 2015 - 12:03 PM

I vote yes. Putting is a confidence game once you have found one that works for you technically. I can’t help but think that cleaned up putter will increase your confidence as you stand over a tough putt.

charlie ramsay - February 21, 2015 - 12:08 PM

refinish that bad boy you will love it.

Sam - February 21, 2015 - 12:12 PM

I have a buddy that sent in a teryllium to Cameron a year or so ago. His looked pretty similar to yours when he sent it in, used but definitely not abused. Their work doesn’t come cheap or fast but it is utterly amazing what they can do to a putter. If you decide to pull the trigger on it, you won’t be disappointed when that bad boy comes back.

Will - February 21, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Absolutely. Get him to slap a new shaft, shaft band, grip, and headcover on it as well. That is if you intend to send it back to his guys.

Will - February 21, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Badass putter btw.

Will C - February 21, 2015 - 1:12 PM

Keep it as is and let it bleed. Depending on what you’re using, maybe a new grip though. Cameron makes one that gets wider and sort of tapers at the end and is great.

Joe - February 22, 2015 - 8:19 AM

When it comes to putting, you can’t put a price on confidence.

Just ask Brandt Snedeker:

Greg - February 22, 2015 - 8:31 AM

I say hold tight. I’m a superstitious sports fan by nature, and you never mess with a winner. If you’re putting well with your SC than keep the magic alive.

Mark - February 23, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Another vote for sending it back to Scotty, I did it about 2 years ago & am still very pleased with the refurbished putter.

Joey - February 23, 2015 - 11:59 AM

You might as well, If you’re confident with the putter and don’t plan on upgrading anytime soon, just imagine the added boost of confidence with a fresh look and reenergized feel. The price that scotty charges is minimal when it is compared to buying one of his new putters. Also with a restoration when you do plan to upgrade your putter you can get much more money for your old one than you can in the condition it is in now.
Best wishes, go low.

Joey - February 23, 2015 - 12:07 PM

You might as wellI if you’re confident with the putter and don’t plan on upgrading anytime soon,just imagine the added boost of confidence with a fresh look and reenergized feel. The price that scotty charges is minimal when it is compared to buying one of his new putters. Also with a restoration when you do plan to upgrade your putter you can get much more money for your old one than you can in the condition it is in now.
Best wishes go low.

RCN - February 23, 2015 - 1:23 PM

I tend agree with Greg… the slightest change can make a big impact in your game. Several years ago I changed the grip on my driver and from then on I never hit it the same. On the other side of the coin I know you’re particular and very meticulous so a renovation on the putter would look amazing. Tuff call.

Rick C - February 26, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Send it in. I did my Scotty Gun Metal last year and it came back perfect. They do replace your shaft and grip, so everything is back to square. The new head cover was nice also! I lost my original a long time ago.

Anthony - March 5, 2015 - 2:02 AM

It’s hard to tell from the pics, but if it’s got a lot of dings in it, or if any of them are deep at all, the custom shop is just going to send it back to you. It looks like it’s in pretty decent shape. I’d say the only reason to send it to the custom shop is to have them change the finish. If you’re just looking to clean it up a bit, you can do it at home for not much more than it would cost you to ship it off to have it repaired

Anthony - March 5, 2015 - 2:03 AM


Shawn - March 18, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Let it be… If you’re comfortable and confident, don’t risk it by sending it in.

In the Kennedy Style

It’s no secret that I’m a big thrift store guy.  Luckily, my better half is as well.  She has a knack for finding incredible things: knick knacks, vintage glassware, and coffee table books.  She recently found an excellent copy of In the Kennedy Style, a book about parties the Kennedy’s hosted during JFK’s Presidency.  The […]

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NotBelgian - February 20, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Not the Belgian Prime Minister:

Steven Bremer - February 20, 2015 - 4:32 PM

This is why I love your site! I just found this on Amazon for a penny plus shipping. Can’t wait.

Mad Men: The End Draws Near

…getting pretty excited, and sad, for the April 5th start of the last of the Mad Men episodes.  Still, images like this are the cream of the crop: Image: The Hollywood Reporter

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