Dehen 1920 Flannel Shirts at Redwood Quality Goods

Don’t sleep on flannel, folks.  The good people over at Redwood Quality Goods now have Dehen 1920 flannel shirts available to the public.

Founded by William Peter Dehen in 1920, Dehen Knitting Company produces classic and traditional U.S. heavyweight apparel. Keeping true to their humble yet pioneering beginnings in Portland, Oregon, they are a family business known for long-lasting quality, workmanship and rugged styling.

Their flannel shirts are a perfect example of this pioneering spirit.  Available in all the right colors:


RCS Likes: Jack Erwin Noah Brogue Captoe Oxfords

I get quite a few questions about shoe options.  While it would be nice to have a closet full of Edward Greens and John Lobbs, that isn’t a reality.  The folks at Jack Erwin reached out to me and wanted to get my take on their shoes.  They asked me to pick a pair, so I went with the standard black captoe brogues, known in Jack Erwin-land as the Noah model.

The Jack Erwin shoes are designed in New York and manufactured in Spain.  They are available on their website, which has quite a bit to ensure you get the right size (more on that in a minute).

Out of the box, I was impressed with how substantial they are.  They aren’t heavy by any means, but it’s obvious that these are constructed of quality materials.  From a sizing perspective, they run just a touch under true to size.  I wear a 9D in Alden shoes, and these are just a touch snug.  I’m not going to return them and go up a size, instead I’ll get them stretched by my cobbler.  No biggie.

What really stands out for me is the quality of the leather.  Quite a few brands at the $200/pair price point are made of leather that doesn’t clean or shine at all.  The leather on these oxfords is supple but substantial, and will take well to polish and brushing.  Since these are dress shoes, they will get a lot of brushing…pay attention to the details, guys.

Bottom line: the Jack Erwins have a GREAT value proposition.  You’ll have a hard time finding a better deal for shoes of this quality.  Don’t forget your heel and toe caps, as well as your shoe trees.  Take care of these, and they’ll take care of you.

Hey Ladies, Get Southern Proper’ed

Big news from the ladies over at Southern Proper… For the ladies, by the ladies:

High Five

Five things that I’m digging right now…

1. The Eagles of Death Metal including my buddy Julian Dorio made their triumphant return to Paris last night.  Keep rocking on, guys.  (photo: Emily Dorio)

2. How about that handsome GSP that won Best In Show at Westminster?  What a handsome guy…

3. I randomly came across this post…check out the restoration of this huge cast iron pot.  You won’t believe it.  I love stuff like this.

4. State Traditions just released some old-school golf head covers with their state logos.  Absolutely incredible.  Well done, guys.

5. These Doucal loafers are an excellent option for your Winter-to-Spring transitional wardrobe.  They’ll work with jeans and a jacket…and the suede is just right.

50 Days – The Masters

The Masters can’t get here fast enough.  I’ve got badges for Monday…who else is going?

Bring Back Spuds MacKenzie

It’s interesting how a lot of marketing campaigns are essentially re-do’s of what worked in the past.  Sometimes WAY back.  From a beer perspective, I love that Miller Lite brought back the old cans.  In a world where microbrews are the ‘cool’ thing to drink, it’s great to see an iconic beer that we all used to steal from our Dad’s refrigerator back in the packaging that we remember.

One beer advertisement that makes perfect sense to come back is one that Bud Light did back in the 80s.  It was brilliant.  It was simple.  It hit on all cylinders.  The advertising touch of perfection was Spuds MacKenzie.  The original party animal.  He was the perfect beer advertisement.  And I’d like to ask the fine folks at Bud Light to bring back Spuds and all his glory.  Women would roll their eyes…guys would eat it up.  We’re ready.  Are you?

MP - February 17, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Don’t forget Alex from Stroh’s!

Cory - February 17, 2016 - 11:30 AM

BTW, the dog they called “Spuds” and sold as a “he” actually was a she.

Patrick - February 17, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Absolutely. I’m continually scoping eBay for unique Spuds merch.

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1000 Words : Drake’s SS/16

The fine folks at Drake’s have released their Spring/Summer 2016 line.  Simply outstanding.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

What do you think?  Which is your favorite look?

Roger C. Russell II - February 17, 2016 - 3:27 PM

With the exception of the bronze colored jacket I really like the collection. I love that the Russell plaid is making its way back around. Understated and gleaming with quality all at once probably describes it well.
I wish I could make myself wear my clothing with a proper fit as is displayed here. I end up making too much allowance for comfort.

Roger C. Russell II - February 17, 2016 - 3:30 PM

I realize Drake has a strong name in neckwear, however I see a lot of Hermes influence in some of the ties. That does not mean I don’t like them.