Res Ipsa: Winterizing

You’ve heard me go on and on about the great work Res Ipsa is doing.  I first came to know them this Spring, and have been a fan ever since.  I have a couple pairs of the kilim loafers, and wear them all the time.

Josh and Odini are simply killing it.  I’ve seen their loafers popping up all over the place…whether it’s H. Stockton in Atlanta or Grady Ervin in Charleston, they are all having trouble keeping them in stock.  Besides being at the helm of their bourgeoning business, they are two of the greatest guys I know.  Simply outstanding individuals who really take pleasure in doing what they do.

Now, as the seasons change, so is Res Ipsa.  Well, ‘change’ might be a drastic word, but let’s just say they are winterizing.  They are releasing a line of Harris Tweed tartan goods that will make your head spin.  Weekender bags, tote bags, loafers, and chukka boots in the fine, authentic Harris Tweed that is the envy of all other wools. I had a chance to preview the line last week, and am happy to show you good folks.

Here we go:

The weekender bag, the dopp kit, Harris Tweed loafers and chukka boots.  Don’t be afraid of these…allow it to happen.  Pair with a good pair of jeans and a sweater, and you are good to go.  Keep it to a minimum in terms of other patterns or plaids; let the loafers and boots do the talking.

The Red and Black tartan.  Seriously.

Another weekender bag, a tote bag, and their brand new camo suit cover.  The suit cover is a really nice addition to the lineup – it’s thick enough to protect the contents, but light enough to be easy.  It’s big enough for a suit, a jacket, and a pair of pants.

The tote bag up close

Their full line will be uploaded to their website very soon…you know I’ll let you know.



  1. Greg
    10/27/2014 / 1:45 PM

    Great write up Jay. I have a question for you. Let’s say you were going out to buy a garment bag / suit holder (really just something for an overnight or two day trip).

    Would you go with the Camo Res Ipsa bag or a canvas one from Filson?

  2. 10/27/2014 / 5:09 PM

    Hey Greg – I would go with the Res Ipsa cover or the Hudson Sutler option. For a suit cover, the Filson is a bit to heavy for my taste.

  3. Billy
    10/28/2014 / 12:10 AM

    Thanks so much for a fantastic site!!! Do you have any idea when this line will be available in their store?


  4. 11/07/2014 / 7:56 PM

    I love that Res Ipsa garment bag! I wouldn’t mind having that at all

  5. 11/26/2014 / 8:35 AM

    Any idea on the release date? I have been checking back with no luck

  6. Beau
    01/04/2015 / 8:46 PM

    I’ve been constantly spying on their website since this article. Any idea when we might be able to get one?

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