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2015 World Series

The World Series starts tonight.  Admittedly, with the Braves being as bad as they were this year, I’ve lost a little steam with everything else that is going on in MLB.  Mets vs. Royals.  I like it.  In cases like these, I usually pull for the smaller-market team, but since the Mets are division rivals with the Braves, I’m pulling for KC.  Here’s to a great series, folks.

In terms of baseball “style”, do something different and get a MLB needlepoint belt from Smathers & Branson.  I’m looking forward to sporting my Braves belt in the Spring…

Southern Proper Fall Giveaway

…and the hits just keep on coming…  The ladies at Southern Proper have been doing an outstanding job of expanding their line WAY beyond neck ties and bow ties.  At this point they essentially offer a full menswear line, and have started dipping their toe into women’s wear.

Think of Southern Proper like this: it’s exactly what you want your spouse to pick out for you.  The ladies have impeccable taste, and it shows in their Fall line.  Great plaids, functional pullovers, and cool outerwear.

And we’re going to give one lucky Red Clay Soul reader a Nelson Pullover and a Southern Shirt of their choice.  Leave a comment to this post with your choice of shirt and pullover to enter.  For additional entries:

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  • +1 (8 Total) Tweet the following about the giveaway ‘I entered to win a Southern Shirt and Pullover from @southern_proper and @redclaysoul Go get down on it: http://www.redclaysoul.com/?p=8393’

Entries must be in by midnight on Sunday, November 1st.  I’ll announce the winner on Monday, the 2nd around lunchtime.

Special thanks to Southern Proper for providing the goods for the giveaway…

Grizzard Love…

Don’t forget – use code ‘redclaysoul’ over at Classic Georgia for 20% off all merchandise…get it while the gettin’s good!  Code ends at the end of this month.

Fall Jacket Roundup

Do you ever have those mornings where you look in your closet and feel like you have nothing to wear?  Cold mornings, hot afternoons, and warm evenings make it tough on outerwear decisions.  Layering is starting to be a part of the conversation, but by lunchtime that extra sweater puts your Right Guard to the test.

My suggestion?  Keep a couple Fall Jackets available.  By “Fall Jacket”, I mean a something that provides a thin layer of warmth, and some protection from the elements, but nothing heavy duty.  An updated Baracuta (if you remember those). Another suggestion: keep two.  One that is the fleece/outdoorsy/active version, and one that is dressier: something quilted or wool.  This covers just about all your bases.  There is quite a spectrum; here are some options:

1. Marmot Hawkins Jacket:  Marmot doesn’t get much copy, and I don’t know why.  They make a GREAT selection of jackets and are very affordable.  Their fit has gotten much better as of late, and their color choices are spot on.  This Hawkins jacket looks outstanding – the front flap pockets dress it up quite a bit.
2. Orvis Men’s Fleece Full Zip Jacket:  I saw this one in the Buckhead Orvis store not too long ago, and am convinced that Orvis makes some of the best fleece jackets out there.  Not to mention that the “oregano” green color is just right for this time of year.
3. Peter Millar Chesapeake Quilted Jacket:  Peter Millar does a great job with “executive casual” – great design, patterns, texture, and colors that look great for C-level folks on the weekends.  This quilted jacket is a little jazzy, but not so much that you look like a clown.
4. Onward Reserve Highlands Quilted Jacket:  Ahh, the quilted jacket…Onward Reserve has been releasing their own line lately, and hit it out of the park with this quilted Highlands jacket.  Simple, no frills, and a good price point.  And it’s Navy – it’ll go with everything.
5. RRL Valdez Wool-Cotton Jacket:  For the dryer climates…this wool zip cardigan is a great option for Fall.  Wear it like a sweater, but be conscious of what’s underneath.  The wool will provide warmth, and the cotton will breathe well.
6. Penfield Brunswick Fleece Jacket:  For those that are really into the 80’s ski ads, this Penfield is for you.  You know what, even if you need to add a little something extra, fleece is a great way to add some fun color to your Fall pallet.  Penfield rocks.
7. Arc’teryx Covert Cardigan:  The do-all fleece jacket.  Arc’teryx is really nice stuff, and their Covert cardigan will fit the bill for years and years to come.
8. Victorinox Bernhold Quilted Jacket:  I rarely recommend any black article of clothing, but a black quilted jacket looks sharp.  This looks great with charcoal wool pants, a white dress shirt, and black cap toes.
9. Barbour Rowe Quilt Jacket:  Tough to leave Barbour out of any jacket list.  We’re very familiar with the Bedale and the Beaufort, but Barbour makes an entire line that is out of this world.  A lot of isn’t available in the US, but thanks to websites like End, we get access to the goods.

What are you sporting this time of year?


Today is Lewis Grizzard’s birthday.  He graced this Earth (more specifically this state) in 1946.  His contribution to Southern culture is immeasurable.  Between the good folks at Classic Georgia and us here at Red Clay Soul, we are doing all we can to keep his legacy alive, and will continue to do so.

To celebrate Mr. Grizzard’s birthday, head over to Classic Georgia for 20% off their Grizzard stuff…in fact, it’s 20% off the entire site through the end of the month.  Use code redclaysoul to take advantage.

Not familiar with Lewis Grizzard?  Shame on you.  Click here and pick up a few of his paperbacks.  It’s  an education you can’t get anywhere else.

Much more to come…

25% off Everything at Jack Spade

Team – the EVERYTHING event is on at Jack Spade.  25% off your entire order…including the Sale section.  This is a great opportunity to load up on some basics, and a good bag (or two).  Me?  I am seriously tempted to pull the trigger on this Oxford Leather Fairbanks duffle.  It’s hard to be at $200… ($269-25%).

What do you like?