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Red Clay Soul Shoes Brooks Brothers Alden Lucchese Sid Mashburn Allen Edmonds

The High Five is a series that explores the five favorite things in a certain category. The following are Jay of Red Clay Soul’s five favorite shoes. You can view my High Five post on his blog. If you’d like to participate in future posts, please send me an e-mail.

Over the past few years, I’ve concentrated on building a ‘classic’ shoe collection.  While I do have some one-off pairs that get a fair amount of wear, the classics get worn the most.  They go with almost everything, and work in most situations.  Another focus is quality.  For me, the ability to repair or resole a pair of shoes is a must when making an investment in a pair of shoes.  These are My Five that rank at the top of the heap: (more…)

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Navy Notre Dame Football Helmets

College football kicks off tomorrow night, so for the next three months or so the “How to Dress for” series is going to be taken over by the sport.  Each week will feature a post on how to dress for the game of the week, usually a rivalry or a top 25 matchup.  There are a few stipulations though.  First of all, at least one of the teams must be located within the Midwest.  Look you’ll likely see a ton of posts elsewhere on what to wear to games in the south and frankly Midwestern fans need more help dressing well than our southern counterparts.  Also, I am sick of having to hear about SEC schools all the time and this is a blog based out of the Midwest anyways.  The second stipulation is that each school can only be featured once.  So while the Michigan-Alabama game is one of the best match ups this weekend it won’t be featured because there’s no way the Michigan-Ohio State game is going to be left out at the end of the year.  Yes, Buckeye and Wolverine fans you’re going to have to wait awhile for your post. (more…)

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Southern Proper Elephant Repp Stripe Gent TieSouthern Proper Elephant Repp Gent ($75)

Repp stripes are a staple of prep and Ivy League style, but there’s quite a bit of confusion as to what repp stripes actually are.  Repp actually refers to the silk fabric and not the stripe.  Repp is woven in a way that gives it a distinctive texture caused by the fine cords or ribs running across it.  And even though they’re most frequently associated with stripes,  repp ties also come in other patterns. (more…)

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For some people warmer weather means it’s time to wear nothing but flip-flops for the next few months.  While that’s fine if you live on the beach, a better summer footwear option is the white buck shoe.  Originally crafted from deerskin (hence the name), bucks began life in the 1800’s as a shoe for tennis.  Eventually they were adopted by the preppy set for dressier occasions and have been the summer shoe of choice ever since.  The shoes even gave rise to the term “white shoe firm” to describe many of the leading professional service firms and their WASP-y stereotypes.  Traditionally white bucks come with a brick red rubber sole but these days you’ll find all sorts of other options.  Make sure to invest in a suede brush to keep your bucks scuff free all summer long.


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