• Preposterously Dandy


    Photograph by Tec Petaja for Billy Reid

    I am smitten with this photograph. It’s brilliant...inspiring. A preposterously dandy marriage between New England’s ubiquitous influence on Prep style and southern comfort. Billy Reid serves up this Southern sentiment in his bi-annual menswear collections that range from comfortably handmade suits and jackets to khakis that will outlive us all.

    “I was raised in the South and I live in the South. So I guess my clothes do have that vibe.”    —Billy Reid

    Sep 24, 2009 | Permalink (5) Total Comments

    David left a comment on 5/4/2011 at 3:16 AM:

    would like to see more coverage of Billy Reid. I myself have been buying his clothing non stop in the last 6 months. actually the only clothes i have bought. Want a suit but would really like to go to a store before making that kind of purchase.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/6/2009 at 12:44 PM:

    Kat—Billy Reid’s fall/winter collection headed towards a southern backwoods/sticks direction.  It’s very Alabama…and slightly hipster with the addition of the beards.

    kat left a comment on 10/5/2009 at 3:45 PM:

    i love the southern-influenced suiting.  when i look at that collection, i think it looks very high-class hipster.  maybe it’s all the beards that are throwing me off? :)

    S.N. left a comment on 9/29/2009 at 12:08 AM:

    Swoon worthy.

    Leslee Mitchell left a comment on 9/26/2009 at 1:13 AM:

    I, too, fell madly & deeply in love with this photograph.  It made me believe in love at first sight all over again.