of new and vintage items, the Reids have put their
own spin on true Southern style. Here, a 19th-century
English sideboard holds a collection of plates
in their Alabama home.
The Reids repurposed salvage from the renovation
of their house to put their unique trademark
on the kitchen's details. Bricks from the basement are now a backsplash — and the sink rests comfortably
in an old gardening table.
A collection of teacups are displayed inside
an old bun warmer. Antique linens, a barley table, and an old shaving bowl create a fantastic sink in one of the home's bathrooms. The extra-long tub is original to the house, and the plates above it are from Billy's grandmother. Some have described Reid's classic American design aesthetic as "southern luxury." He describes it as "Southern preppy meets workwear junkie meets East Village folk." However you describe it, the point of the matter is that Reid knows his clothes. In fact, Reid was was recently awarded the 2010 GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designer in America.
A few of my favorites include these black Kentwood Loggers.
Distressed cordovan is the highlight of the Airy Hat.
100% Camel Hair Carcoat — a classic indeed.
Billy Reid simply defines easy, classic menswear.
An interior shot of Reid's Florence, Alabama store.
Wednesday - Saturday, 11 - 5:00 (or by appointment) Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
"James Snowden is an interior decorator, shopkeeper and, as he styles himself, 'blog curator’ based in Kentucky... He’s a blogger of few words but many beautiful pictures of things that have caught his eye - furniture and curios that are gently distressed, and interiors of an almost ethereal stillness. It is all seductively soulful and makes you want to hop on a plane to visit his shop with a fistful of dollars." -- Gareth Wyn Davies, The Telegraph