The Rundown: Billy Reid
Welcome to The Rundown. This time around, we’re catching up with the king of Southern-inspired, easy-wearing cool, Billy Reid. We’ve been fans of Billy’s work for some time, but now we also have the privilege of knowing his favorite Southern dishes, surprisingly affordable go-to beer, and top picks from this season’s collection.
Music or station to work to: KCRW Eclectic 24 Los Angeles
Favorite weekend trip: Cape San Blas, Florida (a 400-mile drive from Billy’s studio in Florence, Alabama)
Netflix recommendation: High Flying Bird
Artists or designers you’re following right now: Marine Serre, Chiharu Shitota, and Butch Anthony
Favorite Southern dish: Too many to mention, but I’ll say Jambalaya and bread pudding
What makes the Pensacola Polo such a classic part of your spring line? It’s been in the collection for nearly 20 years, and it’s a piece that holds many subtle details like twill taping, ribbon stitch on the pocket, a woven-under collar, and a slimmer fit—it’s also versatile enough to wear with a sport jacket or beat down shorts
Splurge wine, beer, or liquor: I will splurge on liquor, but for beer—Miller Lite goes down easy
Book that's changed your behavior the most: Here is New York by E.B. White
What’s a personal favorite from our Billy Reid collection? Hard to pick favorites, but the Packable Quail Jacket is a lightweight outerwear option that is resin coated and has functional game pockets—works in the woods or the street
Favorite place to wake up: Shoal Creek, Alabama
Underappreciated app: MLB At Bat
If you had $500 in Huckberry credit, how would you spend it? Kudu inferno package for the deck—those look sweet!
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