Posts Tagged ‘ red clay soul ’

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.

around the internet

i meant to post these links last week, but didn’t get around to it.  my blogging hombres have been doing some good work and i thought it’d be nice to mention it (even though i wasn’t invited to join their fantasy football league – what’s up with that – just kidding).

red clay soul’s early season tailgating style: persols, aldens, l.l. bean oxford, red pants, uga belt…what else do you need?  i’ll be piggy-backing this post later in the week.  good stuff.

will the gant cricket v-neck be this year’s norwegian sweater?  a headlong dive makes his case for it.  jeremiah says, “if you don’t like it, you don’t like menswear.”  classic.

skip brooks at alex grant reveals his “fall fleet.”  i think he got a new camera or has been perfecting his picture taking.  looking good, skip.  i’m working on my fall rotation as well.

blogger initiative: bring back the lounger boot

this initiative is one i fully support.  jrs from red clay soul is asking l.l. bean to bring back the pull-on lounger boot.  in jrs’ own words:

Dear LL Bean,

For those of us that live down South, there are two perfect shoes produced by you: the Rubber Moc and the Lounger Boots. We don’t get a lot of snow, so there isn’t need for a bunch of laces. Just something to slip on slip off while keeping up that good looking style.

Please start offering your Lounger Boot again – they are sorely missed by quite a few of us.

All the Best,

JRS
Let’s get this done.