Criquet Sponsors The Invitational

Probably the greatest videos on the Internet.  Period.  Well played, Criquet.

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A Walk Around Billy Reid Atlanta (Fall is in the Air)

With Fall finally here, Billy Reid is finally in his element.  The new fall line looks outstanding.  Gone are the bright punches of color, instead are the subtle hues and textures that breathe cooler weather.  Looking around the store proves the point:

His/Hers : Fall Transitions – Out on the Town

Fall is here.  The days are still long, but with fall comes that evening chill.  When you get out on the town, you have to be prepared for anything.  Dinner plans only start the evening, and there’s no telling where you’ll end up.  Dress accordingly:

For Him:

From top left:

1. Lumina Casual Poplin Shirt:  A great fit – not too skinny and not boxy.  A good fall grey that will match everything.
2. Panerai Black Seal:  Bad to the bone.  The best part about Panerai is that only 1% knows what they are looking at.  The rest will start asking questions.
3. Breath Mints:  If I have to give a reason for this, then I’m clearly not doing my job.
4. Ledbury Grey Huxley Sport Coat:  Fall is time to bring out the lightweight wool jackets.  Drape it over a stool if it’s too warm.  Offer it to her on the way to the car.
5. Jack Spade Swedish Camo Vertical Flap Wallet:  Considering that this Fall is leaning towards more muted colors, add a little punch with your wallet.
6. Levi’s 1954 501 Selvedge Denim Jeans:  Wear these every day for a month before you soak them.  Then they’ll fit like a second skin…just the way the good Lord intended.
7. Randolph Engineering Aviators:  Long days = sunshine until about 7.  Bring your windshields.
8. Martin Dingman Theo Belt:  Why go regular when you can show off an exotic skin?  Wear with a grin.
9. Smart Turnout Royal Welsh Socks:  If you have to wear socks, wear good ones.
10. Helm ‘Sam Original’ Boots:  Something a little different.  Brown boots and a grey sport coat is about as good as it gets.  Now is the time to break out the heavy artillery.

Hers coming tomorrow…

From our Friends: L.L.Bean Helps Support the Spirit of Boston with Limited Edition One Fund Boston Totes

Made from the 2012 Fenway Park tarp, the totes are a great way to help support the Boston community and own a piece of Fenway Park history.

Freeport, ME, September 3, 2013 – Two of New England’s greatest icons have come together to give baseball fans the chance to own a piece of Fenway Park and L.L.Bean history. L.L.Bean has introduced The One Fund Boston Tote made from the tarp used to protect the Fenway Park infield during its 100th anniversary in 2012. This limited edition version of the company’s signature tote celebrates the spirit of Boston and its people, with 100% of the profits going to The One Fund Boston.

Handcrafted in Maine, the tote is constructed from repurposed Fenway Park tarp and trimmed with blue handles. Each tote features a patch with the signature blue and yellow The One Fund Boston logo, as well as an interior pocket that includes the logo and a brief narrative about the bag’s origins and how it supports the Boston community. To learn more about The One Fund Boston Totes and see how they are made visit the L.L.Bean YouTube page.

“We are pleased to partner with L.L.Bean as they  create this unique way to raise funds for the victims of the terrible tragedy that took place on Patriot’s Day,” said Troup Parkinson, Red Sox Senior Vice President. “Fenway Park acted as a place of healing for the community after those horrible events and we look forward to working with L.L.Bean to continue to support those most affected.”

Only 3,500 totes have been produced, and they will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6. The totes will be for sale at select retail stores including the flagship L.L.Bean store in Freeport, Maine as well as the Massachusetts L.L.Bean stores in Burlington, Dedham and Mansfield. Available to purchase for $49.00, all profits will go directly to The One Fund Boston.

“L.L.Bean has called New England home for over 100 years, and our thoughts are with all those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon in April. We’re proud to support the Boston community by donating profits from these totes to The One Fund Boston,” said Steve Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer for L.L.Bean.  “Straight from Fenway Park to our production facilities, each tote will be as unique and authentic as Boston is.”

The One Fund Boston Tote will only be available while supplies last; however L.L.Bean will introduce another limited edition product made from the Fenway Park rain delay tarp this fall. Stay tuned for more details. For more information about L.L.Bean and The One Fund Boston tote please visit .

Head’s Up: Artist Bradley Gordon at Billy Reid Atlanta on September 7th

Atlanta folks – need something to do on Saturday, September 7th (besides celebrate my birthday)?  Head over to the Atlanta Billy Reid store where Oxford, MS Artist Bradley Gordon will be making an appearance from 4-7PM.  He’s a very talented artist and a super cool guy.  Stick your head in the door if you are in the neighborhood.

Good Company Giveaway: Criquet Shirt | La Matera Belt | Jack Donnelly

If we are measured by the company we keep, then we feel really good about what’s going on here.

I’ve rounded up the good folks at Criquet Shirts, La Matera, and Jack Donnelly for a huge giveaway to one lucky Red Clay Soul reader.  That’s right – one reader gets a shirt, a belt, and a pair of khakis.  You will have no excuse to not look good.  I’ve talked about Jack Donnelly as well as Criquet Shirts, but La Matera is a relatively new kid on the block, but coming on strong.  You’ll hear more about them later.

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Thanks to Criquet Shirts, La Matera, and Jack Donnelly for providing the goods for the giveaway.  Tip ‘o the hat, folks.


State Traditions: The Life Of A Summer Hat

Well done, boys.  Well done.


Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win the State Traditions X Red Clay Soul College Football Giveaway. Get ready for Gameday, folks.