(Originally posted on Lindy Shopper. This sale is so good that I had to post it here too).
It’s about the time of year when designers begin to clear out their Spring/Summer inventory to make room for their Fall/Winter line, which means this is a great time to look for sales. These sales make it possible to get deals on clothing that might normally be out of reach.
Billy Reid is having a huge sale; up to 75% off.
Gentlemen, have you heard of Billy Reid? Billy Reid is a “Southern-bred luxury” brand whose designer has been referred to as the “Ralph Lauren of the South.” Named Best New Men’s Designer in America 2010 by GQ, Billy Reid mixes refined and classic style with a bit of Southern ruggedness. The brand is based in Florence, Alabama, but has stores in Dallas, Nashville, Houston, Charleston and New York. The clothing is trim, well-made and will last for years (physically and style-wise).
I first “discovered” Billy Reid for myself a couple years ago during a trip to Dallas to visit my parents. I was wandering through NorthPark mall while my little sister was doing some shopping and stumbled onto what looked like a well-decorated saloon. The walls were adorned with oil paintings, faded photos, gilded-frame mirrors, and assorted taxidermy. The clothing was impressive: hand-made suits and jackets, slim shirts in an impressive assortment of fabric, drawers filled with bow ties and -the best touch- bowls filled with vintage handkerchiefs and pocket squares . Unfortunately, it was all a bit out of my price range (except for a few of those pocket squares and bow ties).
This sale puts it all into reach (relatively… the best deals are in the jackets and suits). (The sale also includes the ladies Spring/Summer line. I like the dresses, but they’re mostly mid-thigh length, which don’t really work for dancing unless you like to show off your bloomers. If you do, then by all means…) Here are a few of my favorites.
"Charleston" Short Sleeved Shirt - White with Stripes - $83 from $165
It’s like a classic tennis sweater in short-sleeve shirt form.
Scout - Light Blue and White Linen - $88 from $175
The pleated front pockets and button-able rolled sleeves makes this very casual.
Pride - Aqua Linen - $42 from $165
A very sharp sport shirt.
Charleston - Purple and White Check - $78 from $155
Jonathon - Double Faced Khaki Linen - $169 from $675
The big patch pockets make this a very casual jacket.
Windbreaker - Black and White Stripe -$74 from $295
Martin - Grey Plaid - $298 from $595
It’s got a ticket pocket that you can’t really see in this photo.
Ruston - Patch Pocket Blue Pincord - $238 from $595
Jonathon - Blue Seersucker - $149 from $595
What’s up with this guy’s posture? Sweet jacket, though.
Savannah Bubble-toe Wingtip - $210 from $350
These are shoes that you could beat to hell and they’d still look great (maybe even better).
Indianola - Suede Chukka Boot - $99 from $395
Please remember that the fit (especially in some of the jacket models) is cut trim, so size accordingly. I really like that blue pincord jacket. Hmmm.