Duck, old boy, spring will soon be here. What are some seasonal transitions that you enjoy at the pond? Stay good and keep us updated from time to time.
What am I looking forward to? Shorts, long days at the beach with Kensi, eating outdoors, the sound of crickets and tree frogs, grilling out, daffodils, drinks on the patio and walks to get ice cream with Kensi.
Doing my routine stalking of your blog and I have to ask, what size do you recommend if I'm ordering a Shaggy Dog on the internets? I need length in the sleeves but don't need too much real estate in the body. I'm a 43l SC but I'm 6'6. Thanks in advance homie
I would guess that a Large is your best bet. I’ll get mine out tonight and take some measurements for you. I’ll post those tomorrow.
Duck, who makes these britches you're wearing in recent pictures? Need some wool togs, flannel and otherwise.
Most of my wool pants are from J. Press and old stock LL Bean. The LL Bean pants aren’t made the same in any way these days so I would advise against them. Brooks is pretty poor as well, so I would recommend Press and Sid Mashburn for winter pants.
The smokey pig gone? Yikes I was a big fan of their combo platter
I used to live about twenty minutes away from the Pig and went a lot. The owners closed it about two or three years ago, they were simply tired of running a restaurant. I can still picture all of the pig knickknacks throughout the store.
Duck, I need a versatile vest and am considering a fleece Patagonia or a waxed McAlister. Please advise pros/cons of the McAlister. I live in DC and my wardrobe consists mostly of khakis, cords, flannel slacks, sweaters and OCBD shirts. Along with Gucci loafers or penny loafers. Pretty trad. Your advice is appreciated being that you own a McAlister. One last question: does it smell due to the wax? My Barbour smells after being worn for the season. How do you address the smell on the McAlister?
I would get both, if you can. That being said, they are both great vests and versatile but you’ll find that the McAlister is a lot warmer and more versatile. It also feels a little more dressy… That’s not the right word but everyone has fleece. The wax on it doesn’t have the Barbour smell, but I have not had it rewaxed yet. Keep me posted on it.
I'm a big fan of the 2002-2006 Z71 Tahoes, I definitely prefer them to the 2007-present models. I can tell from your pics that yours is pre-2005. Can you tell me how it's held up? Any huge maintenance costs?
Ha, good eye (I think). I have an 04 Tahoe that has been nothing but incredible. I have over 200K on it and besides standard maintenance, wipers, tires, oil change, etc. the only work that I have done on it is a water pump and a fuel pump. Not much spent on it at all (knock on wood)
Sorry to bother, but are you going to resume posting anytime soon? Hope everything's ok.
Short Answer, yes. Long Answer, yes but in time, I’ve been pretty lonely lately and with that I haven’t had the desire to post anything. Nothing outside of my daughter excites me enough to post here, everything is just… dull. Call it what you will but I guess the best word is “slump”.
So on that whiny note, here’s a picture of my daughter.