The Rundown: Billy Reid

Fashion Designer Billy Reid is known for making fewer, better pieces, but what we didn’t know is that he’s also a fan of Miller Lite and E.B. White
April 11, 2019

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.

Billy Reid



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


​​​​​​Here is New York by E.B. White

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 collectionHard 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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