Posts Tagged ‘ jay ’

top of the heap at red clay soul

jay over at red clay soul has been doing a feature called “top of the heap” where he’s asked a couple of bloggers to send him a picture and a brief description one of their favorite things.  i was fortunate to be included and to have my entry posted this morning.  here’s what i wrote for rcs:

my favorite piece in my whole closet is this t-shirt from my high school.  it was given to me on the first day of my freshman year.  it was supposed to be just for gym class, but every student wore theirs outside of school.  it was like a rite of passage: you made it to high school; you got the grey mba t-shirt.  they changed gym shirt companies my sophomore year and switched to a cheaper, starchier material and a lighter color of grey.  i’ve had this one now for 15 years and it’s still in great shape despite several girlfriends in college trying to steal it and one roommate offering me $200 for it.  there’s a lot of history in this shirt.

thanks again, jay.  i’m lovin’ the “top of the heap” series.

red clay soul & to take the train black friday loot

you might remember that i ordered a penfield outback vest last month in british green.  it’s become a weekend staple of mine since it arrived (i never leave home without it).  a week or so later, i saw a tweet from jrs of red clay soul saying that he had seen the cobalt colored vest at sid mashburn’s and that it looked phenomenal.  my interest were piqued.  i responded to his tweet that maybe i made mistake in my color selection.  fast forward to black friday: jrs sends me a direct message asking if i wanted to split 20% off the cobalt vest via penfield’s website.  it took a matter of seconds for me to say “hell yes.”  the vest arrived this week and jay has posted an excellent review over at red clay soul.  please check it out.  these pictures belong to him (obviously since they’re 100x better than my originals).  thanks again for cutting me in on your black friday loot, jay.

the longshoreman necktie from the knottery

shame on me for not mentioning the knottery before now.  jay and jack make great looking ties, pocket squares, and belts that won’t hurt you wallet, but look like they did.  for this holiday season, they created a tie that looks an awful lot like a certain norwegian sweater you’ve been telling people you’ve had since the 80’s.  the best part about it – besides how incredible it looks – is the price.  you can get your own longshoreman necktie for $25.  you better place an order before it’s too late.