"Every man should own a navy blazer." —Billy Reid
Image via Peggy Sirota
The best new designer in America is a southern dandy in the heart of Manhattan (you are already aware of this if you follow Unabashedly Prep on twitter). Well, sort of. Billy Reid started out in Florence, Alabama six years ago and has brought his whiskey-soaked aesthetic to the Big Apple on Bond Street. This is actually Reid’s second time around the CFDA block (he was awarded with the same honor in 2001 under his William Reid moniker before 9/11 sabotaged his burgeoning growth). I'll drink to that three-piece suit on the right.