Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lust: The Ike Behar Knit Blazer

This might be the perfect summer blazer. The Tessilgrosso Jersey Knit is a nice change from the typical linen or cotton; it fits the body much better. It’s not a bad price point for an Italian-made blazer ($525).  Available in navy blue, heathered khaki, and heathered grey (in order, below): Want one?  Call my friend […]

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Happy Carolina Day

Today is Carolina Day, a distinctly Charlestonian holiday commemorating the Battle of Sullivan’s Island. On June 28, 1776, an assault by combined British naval and military forces was made to seize Charles Town, at the time the fourth largest city in British North America. They were repelled against all odds, and that victory is celebrated […]

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Summertime Business Casual

It’s hot.  Really hot.  The kind of hot whose warm, humid air takes your breath away at 7AM when you step outside to go to work.  Hot is tough, but I’ll take it over cold weather every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Since most of us live in a business casual world, […]

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JNN - June 25, 2015 - 10:54 AM

I work in hi-tech in Austin, so office dress code expectations may be different than a lot of places, but my summer kit is a modular array of grey tropical worsted trousers and Italian denim jeans for the bottom half, Sid Mashburn sport shirts or Uniqlo pique polos for the top half, and a wide array of shoes (Grenson, AE, Gucci) and belts. A jacket only if I’m giving external presentations.

If it rains I through on my navy lightweight Patagonia windbreaker but I need a better warm weather solution for that.

RAR - June 25, 2015 - 12:47 PM

What’s up with the funky sleeve buttons on the Southern Proper Jacket? Seems a little wonky to have the back two functional and the front two non-functional so you can never actually button up the sleeve. Beautiful fabric and cut, but those sleeves are a deal-breaker.

Michael Warren - June 26, 2015 - 4:39 PM

I love wearing my suede shoes in the summer. As a matter of fact the day you posted this entry I was wearing my light blue poplin pants along with a yellow button down oxford and my suede shoes!Keep up the cool work RCS! Cheers

The Newest in New: The Smathers & Branson Red Clay Soul Fox Belt

So this happened.  Smathers & Branson was nice enough to create the official Red Clay Soul fox logo…and put one on a needlepoint belt.  I feel like I’ve made it…  How timely with the custom belts we’ve been talking about…  I’m super excited to get some miles on this bad boy. Want one?  Contact the […]

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We’re All Losers : The RCS 2015 US Open Recap

“He three putted from 12 feet?  You’re sh!%ing me…” “I’m in shock,” said Jordan Spieth in a post-round interview with Fox’s Holly Saunders, dressed like she works in the golf department of Edwin Watts. Dustin Johnson, who had just hit a five iron 247 yards to 12 feet on the par-5 18th hole, then three […]

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BJH - June 22, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Excellent. You didn’t mention the trains. Love watching a golf tournament where a working train passes thirty feet from the green DURING the tournament. I kept waiting to see guys huffing on a bong and playing hackey sack in the background. A weird cross between Caddyshack and Twin Peaks (the TV show not the restaurant).

JNN - June 22, 2015 - 2:19 PM

I actually thought Fox did a good job. The use of technology was awesome. Fair points on Greg holding back a bit. And Holly’s outfit was more appropriate for playing golf, not a professional journalist. But I thought Fox was the least of the problems.

Goofy golf plus poor greens – oof. If they wanted to hold a US Open in the PacNW, they could’ve gone to Sahalee or a similar course.

ACM - June 22, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The USGA drives me crazy. Last year the way Pinehurst was set up was a joke. They took a legendary golf course and tried to turn it into a minor league links course. Totally agree on the links comment. The US Open should be long, with pure fairways, thick rough, and pure, slick greens.

I would give Fox maybe a C-. I loved how they used shot tracer wherever they could, but did we really need it for a 123 yard par 3?

Anyone notice that they had the bottom of the cups mic’d? It was awesome when you could hear Spieth’s birdie putt fall in on 16 and equally depressing listening to DJ’s losing tap in on 18.

I thought all in all, Norman did a good job. Unlike Johnny Miller, he played recently enough to remember that professional golf is hard. Joe Buck was flat out terrible, I think he calls a good football game, but he was brutal. Kurt, the big guy from fox football? He would probably be close to finished eating a 7 iron before realizing it was a golf club. The Faxon/Pavin combo was about as boring as a chemistry lecture.

Holly S. can say about anything and get away with it but those interviews were horrible. She asked Kevin Kisner 2 questions about Jason Day and called it a wrap.

Last 3 things that were a joke. How about Fox panning in on an uncle or agent of Spieth when JS was talking about Father’s day while the whole audience watching is screaming at the TV, “that’s not his dad!” They panned over to poppa spieth with maybe a second to spare.

Louis shoots 29 on the back 9 in a US open on a Sunday to be momentarily the clubhouse leader, did Fox even notice? That was HISTORY and Fox doesn’t know golf enough to even smell it. That and Adam Scott shooting 64 to get in contention. Johnny Miller did 1 shot better 3 or 4 decades ago and still won’t shut up about it.

And finally, was it Shane Donahue who gave that narration summarizing the week? When it comes to the US Open, the last thing I want to listen to is some fuzzy little foreigner saying the word, “fescue” in a goofy accent 100 times.

Thank God, they’re heading to Oakmont for next year. That’s a classic, even the USGA should have trouble screwing that up.

As for Fox, well, better luck next year.

AMT - June 22, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The course wasn’t bad to watch I don’t think, but greens shouldn’t be that awful. It’s not difficulty when the ball is popping up 6″ off the ground 4 ft from the hole (Brandt’s putt).

Fox was horrendous. I actually like Buck when he does the World Series and Sunday’s (nfl). Get him off the course though. I really hope Fox brings in some hired help. Liked the tech they used but the broadcast, videography, analysis was just garbage. The ratings were probably good though, so they won’t change a thing. Only positive was The Shark.

Matt - June 22, 2015 - 10:53 PM

I’d agree, except a Longhorn won so it’s all good

Fritz - June 23, 2015 - 9:20 AM

I actually enjoyed the change of pace in this year’s course selection. It was enlightening seeing how golf is played in the Pacific Northwest, and the bunkers/difficult greens made it equally challenging for all of the players. Maybe Spieth had an advantage as his caddy knew the course so well. Either way, he demonstrated that his game can be adapted to a variety of settings. Now I’m sure the USGA will revert back to Oakmont/Pinehurst/Bethpage Black/Whistling Straits/Shinnecock/etc etc.

RCN - June 23, 2015 - 10:25 AM

JRS, you’re on point. I eagerly anticipate all four majors and sadly this one was a disappointment. Collectively I may have watched a few hours of tournament coverage total, if that. Where in the past I try and absorb as much as my media resources can afford me. I guess we chalk it up the same way we do a bad birthday or a bad holiday and just look forward to the next one. A disappointing major like this one makes me appreciate the Masters and Augusta National that much more.

Woody - June 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM

1. Joe Buck
2. Putt putt greens
3. A train running almost through the damn course

The only thing missing was a Wind mill on the 18th green!

Clay - June 26, 2015 - 12:45 PM

I had sworn from watching any US Open due to the stupid ways the USGA sets up courses, but I got sucked (suckered) in again. I watched a good bit of Sunday’s action and the word I kept saying was “Goofy Golf”. Even though the hottest golfer on the tour won, the USGA can take a golf course and render it in a way where it isn’t a fair test of golf. They will argue that (3) of the top 4 finishers were top 10 golfers, but that’s not the point. What’s wrong with a US Open where the winner is 12 under?

Chambers Bay COULD have been a fine test of golf had the greens been in better shape. I think most of the golfers and viewers would agree. There is no excuse for the greens to be in worse shape than Candler Park Muni. I don’t care where the course is located, with today’s technology and techniques, you can grow nice grass anywhere.

I am also tired of these nearly 8,000 yard set ups. So what if the guys are longer these days – make the course winnable by all pro golfers, not just the boomers.

The Aviate / Jack Donnelly / Criquet Shirts Summertime Giveaway

Summertime is here.  It’s hot.  We want to make it hotter.  We’ve teamed up with three of our favorite brands to get you outfitted in some essential summer gear.  Aviate is going to get you a hat of your choice.  Jack Donnelly is hooking you up with a pair of their featherweight cord shorts.  Criquet […]

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Conor - June 22, 2015 - 8:08 AM

I’ve got a good feeling about this one.

Conor - June 22, 2015 - 8:08 AM

Got a good feeling about this one

Conor - June 22, 2015 - 8:08 AM

Didn’t mean to double post….and now I’ve triple posted

Herschel - June 22, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Need it. Want it. Got to have it.

Joe - June 22, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Awesome giveaway!

Steven Bremer - June 22, 2015 - 8:56 AM

This would be a huge upgrade to my summer wardrobe.

Matt - June 22, 2015 - 8:58 AM

This is a

Matt - June 22, 2015 - 8:59 AM

This is a quality contest – here we go!

Kory - June 22, 2015 - 9:02 AM

Fingers crossed on this one. Just wish Aviate would make a DTW hat soon!

James Parham - June 22, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Thanks for an awesome giveaway. I hope they make those hats for RDU.

John Lawton - June 22, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Incredible giveaway, thanks for the opportunity

Lorenzo - June 22, 2015 - 10:10 AM

let’s get some DCA Aviate hats!

kyle - June 22, 2015 - 10:19 AM

awesome giveaway. that criquet t-shirt is sharp…

Robin - June 22, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love all these brands.

Michael Douglas - June 22, 2015 - 10:31 AM

This is great! Thanks for the opportunity!

David - June 22, 2015 - 10:46 AM

That ’86 Masters polo from Criquet is calling my name.

Lindsay C. - June 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for the opportunity. I feel extra fortunate on this one because these are all brands that I’m already an existing customer of, so it’s easier to forward this on to friends and personally vouch for the quality of the merch. Thanks again, Jay!

Chris Payne - June 22, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Another great giveaway as usual.

Patrick - June 22, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Fingers crossed for this one! Great brands, great products.

Fritz - June 22, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Love it

Jason - June 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Good stuff!!!

Justin - June 22, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Yup, I’ve got this one

Chris - June 22, 2015 - 12:21 PM

Winning this will help kick off the move to Bham in style.

WillotheGlen - June 22, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Sure could use some cool new summer gear from these great brands…

Christopher J - June 22, 2015 - 2:56 PM

things are coming up christopher

Brandi C. - June 22, 2015 - 3:52 PM

My husband needs new clothes!

drew - June 22, 2015 - 4:39 PM

sweet giveaway!

CJH - June 22, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Love it.

Hunter T - June 22, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Aviate is awesome!

Hunter T - June 22, 2015 - 8:28 PM


Greg - June 22, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Awesome giveaway!

JPD - June 22, 2015 - 8:51 PM

How can you not enter this giveaway?!?

Kyle - June 22, 2015 - 9:36 PM

Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like a great way to start the summer!

hugh - June 22, 2015 - 10:09 PM

might just need to spring on an aviate hat one of these days

Scott - June 22, 2015 - 10:16 PM

Need an aviate hat!

Chris - June 23, 2015 - 12:24 AM

Would be a nice start to summer if I won this one.

Missy Gartner - June 23, 2015 - 1:59 AM

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks for putting it on, RCS!

Pete - June 23, 2015 - 9:03 AM

So fresh and so clean. Great stuff for this summer!

Wes - June 23, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Great giveaway!

Jordan G. - June 23, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Great giveaway! Would be awesome to start the summer with these in my arsenal!

Frank K - June 23, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Hoping to win this, love Criquet shirts!

Dillon S - June 23, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Jordan Spieth can have the US Open. I’d rather win this.

MJS - June 23, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Love these brands and would enjoy some new gear! Thanks RCS.

Sig - June 23, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Great looking stuff!

Jacob Kirschenbaum - June 23, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Solid giveaway. Been following aviate since you posted about them a week or so ago and been fans of JD and criquet for a while now.

Nick - June 23, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Awesome stuff

Cory Folds - June 23, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Epic giveaway, best one yet!

Bobby - June 23, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Don’t want it, need it.

Aaron Smith - June 23, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Love all of those

Dean - June 23, 2015 - 9:08 PM

Wearing my first Criquet shirt right now. Would love to grab another. Thanks!

Ethan Parrish - June 24, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Great collaboration with some great brands. Would love a navy ATL Aviate hat!

Alex Bryan - June 24, 2015 - 10:14 AM

I’d love to represent the south at all my gold tournaments this summer! Take a little piece of home all around the country!

Matt - June 24, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Great giveaway!

Grant - June 24, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Worth a shot

Alex Johnson - June 25, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Showed the Aviate hat to my fiancé and she loved it. With my birthday coming up I can save her some money with a win!

Trudy Howard - June 25, 2015 - 10:56 AM

let’s do this!

Brad - June 25, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Great products!

John - June 26, 2015 - 10:37 PM

All in on this giveaway.

Jeremy - June 27, 2015 - 7:37 AM

Great promotion. Thanks!

Worth C - June 27, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Trying to freshen-up for the summer!

Rust - June 28, 2015 - 10:03 AM

Please count me in!

Will - June 28, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Yes please!

Hali - June 28, 2015 - 4:26 PM

My husband would love this stuff!!! 🙂

Nathan H - June 28, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Looks like a great way to start off the summer

Swim Action

I can’t believe we’ve gotten this far into Summer and not talked about swimsuits.  We’re suffering through a mid-to-high 90’s stint here in Atlanta, so we’re spending quite a bit of time at the pool.  The beach and lake are coming, but the pool does give some sweet relief.  I’m pretty picky about swimsuits, and […]

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