Billy Reid, the luxe Alabama-based clothing company known for its laid-back Southern style that’s effortlessly cool and never faddish, is having a spring sale that has something for every guy, whether you’re looking for a simple polo shirt, swim trunks, or a new leather jacket.
Polo shirts have their place in every man’s closet. They’re great for those occasions when a T-shirt feels too casual but a button-up collared shirt is a bit too dressy. We love throwing them on when we’re heading to the beach but plan to hit a bar or seafood restaurant afterwards. They pretty much sum up casual summer evenings. Billy Reid’s 100 percent cotton Pensacola Polo ($59) elevates the style thanks to its subtle coloring, mother-of-pearl buttons, and contrast at the placket (the area at the front of the shirt where the buttons are located) and at the collar.
The Nicholas Jacket takes its cue from the motorcycle jacket and yet manages to rise above the clichés (black leather, way too many zippers), so you can wear it without calling to mind bikers, pompadours, or Fonzie. It’s made in Italy from a deep brown goatskin leather, is fully lined, and features antique brass zippers throughout. It’s on sale for 50 percent off — $800 instead of $1,595. It should be noted that it’s a final sale, with no returns or exchanges.
You might as well pick up some new swim trunks for the coming summer since they’re on sale. There are several styles and colors to choose from right now. We like these Taped Swim Shorts in Sky Blue ($89). Made of fast-drying nylon so you won’t be dripping everywhere when it’s time to leave the pool or beach, it’s got contrasting stripes on the side that play nicely off the blue of the rest of the suit. It’s basic but not boring and includes some nice touches like a back flap pocket with an antique brass snap.
Like all Billy Reid’s footwear, these Crosby boots are handmade in Italy. They feature soft, supple calfskin in a rich dark brown, a curved cap toe, piped seams—those cool decorative strips that follow the boot’s seams—and stitched soles. Pick them up right now for $349 (regularly $495).