Billy Reid grew up in Amite, Louisiana where his mother owned a women's boutique in the hospitable environs of his grandmother's former home. That early influence would eventually move Reid to study at The Art Institute of Dallas and begin a four-year career with Saks Fifth Avenue. Later, he spent six years with Reebok in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, developing product and traveling extensively.
Reid's clothing is known for its classic styles in high quality fabrics, but with unusual accents. Known for blending classic southern luxury with subtle modern details, Reid's designs offer something extra for the fashion connoisseur.
Reid's first collection launched in the Spring of 1998. He received the prestigious CFDA "Best New Menswear Designer award" in 2001, but economics forced him to close his business shortly afterward in Spring 2002. Reid moved to Florence, Alabama. Reid's new business model built up a small namesake chain of shops which reflected his "personality and his aesthetic" - loaded with antiques, family heirlooms and reclaimed architectural materials.
Reid knows that personal style is all about the details. Button-down shirts tuck stylishly into trousers, creating a timeless look. Stay on-trend during your office commute with a handsome pea coat, or knitted sweater over your office attire. From moto boots to monk straps, Billy Reid has the footwear to complement your incredible style. When your mood calls for a more cunning outfit, each piece has just enough edge to create something altogether captivating. You can go from day to night, or casual to desirably dressed, with Billy Reid.