Monday, November 28, 2011

Young Man: Cordies

Cordies are now up at Palmetto Shades in Downtown Clemson. If you're around, go in and check them out.

Also, The Cordial Churchman now has a full restock, with new colors! They now have Orange, black, camo, blue, olive green, and red. Get some there too!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Old Man: Sunday Style

Cord du roi by BB

The Starry Plough/The Tricolor


Young Man: I Resemble that Remark



His brother bought him the sweater a long time ago. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. All wool. Also a nice wool check shirt.

He's had these Rockports longer than I've been alive. Resoled and restored again and again.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Young Man: Post Thanksgiving Hike

Out in Fants Grove. Nice place, good. Five minutes away, even better. On the lake, good, better, best.

Beautiful day.

Enjoy the holidays.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Old Man: The Dillard House, Pt. 3

The Grounds in the morning.

The place was pretty in the evening, but was really nice in the morning, particularly in the low 40's. Lots of pictures here.

This is the Rock House, where we stayed. Middle right was our room. 

The view from the porch.

A fire burning in the dining room of the Rock House (complete with coffee and pastries - all free).

This is one of the available inns. Very nice view. 

Horses, available to ride. 

The goat pen.

This is the look I was going for with the goatee, apparently. 

Comfy rocking chairs. 

See ya next year (hopefully).

Heartily recommended for everyone, especially for families. Very fun. Enjoy your holidays.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Old Man: The Dillard House, Pt. 2

The Breakfast

Here's the good part. The Dillard House restaurant is an all you can eat style restaurant, where the waiters bring out plates of: all manner of pork, pancakes, gravy, grits (the creamiest grits I've ever had), biscuits, etc. They also have a continental breakfast where you can get fresh fruit, fresh baked bread, and pastries. Oh man. I want to go back right now. Onto the pictures.

This was the first thing brought out: raspberry jam, apple-cinnamon butter, and fresh honey with the comb. Then fresh biscuits and other stuff in the basket. 

A well-balanced breakfast. Heavy on the all important grease and fat. Pancakes, potatoes, bacon, two kinds of sausage, country ham, scrambled eggs and coffee. Not pictured: grits, gravy, fried pork. 

A late attempt at a little redemption for my body. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

The aftermath. Seriously grease-drunk. Only thing that kept me going was the coffee.

Part three tomorrow.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Old Man: Sunday Style

JPress jacket, nordstram's shirt, PRL cords

The perfectly imperfect (imo) bow tied. Hanauer.

AE loafs again (and again)


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Old Man: The Dillard House, Pt. 1

Pt. 1: The Grounds at Night

My wife, daughter and I went to the Dillard House this weekend. It was so awesome. The food was as awesome as I remembered it, and the grounds and weather were even better. We took a bunch of pictures, so rather than do a thirty picture post I thought I'd break them up across three posts. This is the first part, from when we arrived last night.

Mountain view from the parking lot.

The Dillard Conference Center. All lit up.

Blurry picture of the night-kit. LE jacket, Granpa's flannel shirt over Brooks shirt, RRL jeans, Chippewa boots.

Goats and chickens bedding down for the evening.

The sun going down behind the Dillard House restaurant.

And the mountains.

The restaurant all lit up.

The restaurant all lit up.

Pt. 2, the breakfast (best part, imo), coming up later. Do look fo tomorrow's Sunday Style, however. Should go up as scheduled.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Old Man: Sweater Weather

Gonna be cold this weekend. Perfect sweater weather.

The family and I are going to the Dillard House this weekend. I'll have pictures and a write-up about it later. Enjoy your weekend.


Young Man/Old Man: Stop SOPA

I generally don't want to get into politics here, but I think this is a pretty important issue for this blog (and every other blog), so I'll keep it to that and try and keep specific views out of it.

SOPA is a bill in the House that is supposedly designed to stop piracy (videos, music, etc.). I have no problem with that goal. The way it will (or could) be carried out is the problem. The bill would allow a corporation to shut down website, and even whole domains, for even one link to pirated material. This means that Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr, Twitter, Google (can't even fathom that), any forum you can think of, and many other could be shut down.

So please, if you like reading this blog, have a blog and like writing that one, or just like freedom of press, check out this form letter and send it to your reps, or sign one of the many petitions out there.

Again, I don't like talking politics here, but I don't think this is really a political issue. There are people of every conceivable political belief that would be harmed by this act.

Just think, if this thing passes, you'll have to get YM/OM as a monthly handwritten newsletter, and trust me, no one will be able to read my handwriting.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Young Man: The Departed

Watching this again this evening. Gotta love DiCaprio here. It's one of those once a quarter or less movies for me though. All the violence becomes too much at a point. But that one time a quarter it's great.

Others like this: V for Vendetta, The Dark Knight, Eastern Promises, Boondock Saints, There Will Be Blood, The Assassination of Jessee James by the Coward Robert Ford, and so on.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Young Man/Old Man: Facebook Page and Old Layout

Alright. So you talked me into it. I liked the dynamic views, but there was a lot I missed. Like the blog updates (it's actually the way I knew when other blogs posted) and easy links. So here's the old template again. The background is different, because I couldn't find it, but I think this one looks alright too. If there's something missing that you want let me know. It should all be there.

Also, Cordies now have a facebook page. Check it out. I'll be keeping most of the Cordies news there from now on. I'm working on getting them to other places around here and elsewhere (South Florida, some areas of Georgia - gotta start slow though). If new distributors open up I'll be sure to let you know on the facebook page. There is now a like button on the blog too.

Enjoy the weekend, and go Tigers.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Young Man: Miscellany

Just some random thoughts.

Calum Stewart is one of the most inspired and talented wooden flute players I've ever heard. He's from Scotland, and plays in that tradition, but also mixes in Irish, Breton and Quebecois styles. So amazing.

This is a cool clip from the Clemson Strength and conditioning football program. I honestly recognized like four or five guys from the pizza place. They came in and each ordered an 18" pizza. Big fellas.

I recently remembered a trip to the Dillard House I went on a few years ago. It is seriously the best breakfast I've ever had. Southern style and endless. So delicious. I've been trying to plan out a trip sometime. It's an hour or so away, but totally worth it.

Last thing. Don't forget about Cordies. Thanks to everyone who has bought some so far. They're still available. The site says only two colors are available, but I'm pretty sure all the colors are available, plus red. If anyone has bought some I'd love to hear what you think.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Old Man: Sunday Style

Tweed, tattersall, knit, and leather.

Full shot.



Oh ya and ink. Newest tattoo, for my little girl. Pink with black shading. Above the tree on my left shoulder.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Young Man: New Music

Some cool stuff on youtube right now.

First is the Goat Rodeo Sessions.
YoYo Ma jamming with some bluegrass folks.

Then Transatlantic sessions. A crossover jam of Irish traditional musicians and country/bluegrass/blues musicians. These are full episodes.