Billy Reid

billy reedSometimes, the photos speak for themselves. If you’ve ever stepped foot into Billy Reid’s Bond Street location in New York, you know that around every corner is another clever set-up, and from the floor — made of reclaimed barnwood — to the ceiling — covered in doors from demolished Southern homes — you’ll be bowled over with its charm.

billy-reid-tieHave Brandon or Ashley serve you a Bulleit rocks, or my favorite, a Bud Heavy, and stroll around to the sounds of Bobbie Gentry and Allen Toussaint while chomping on gobstopping jellybeans. Try on a suit made by Rocco Ciccarelli. Watch the pretty girls coming in and out of the fitting rooms in heaven-sent gingham dresses. Makes for a nice weekend afternoon.



billy-reid-red-and-white-shirtsSpecial thanks to Porter Hovey and cherrypatter for the photos. For more on Billy Reid, see this article which first appeared April in the Wall Street Journal, see what’s coming for fall 2009 c/o Drinkin’ and Dronin’, and see some of Billy’s Perfect Things in this month’s Men’s Journal.billy reid photos


  1. Brandon
    August 25, 2009

    Killed it.

    PS I love that you call it Bud Heavy too.

  2. Jon
    August 25, 2009

    I was so bummed that I didn’t make it here when I was in the city. Everyone was raving about it. I didn’t even know pretty girls tried on gingham dresses either…(that may have made me sound like a creeper)

    ps. if anyone wants to sponsor me, I’ll take that red gingham please…

  3. DAM
    September 2, 2009

    Straight hot. Toussaint, Gentry, cocktails in the store. If you haven’t been to his shops’ in Dallas or Charleston check them out when you’re there. Or his own place here at Garden & Gun:

  4. sandra407
    September 9, 2009

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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