The Southern Gentleman – Billy Reid

April 16, 2010

Let’s face it, groomsmen have been getting the bum deal for years. Tux rentals? I mean come on. Extend the style of your wedding to the gents- they and your photographers will thank you for it! My favorite look these days for the men folk is that of the Southern gentleman. Seersucker, sharp cottons, subtle plaids, bow ties, vests, maybe even a set of suspenders here and there. If I had a group of men to outfit, my first stop would be Billy Reid. Not only is Nashville graced with one of their few stores, we are right up the interstate from Mr. Reid himself. His flagship store and his factory are right down the road in Florence, AL. The aesthetic his clothes provide is polished and modern, yet reminiscent of times past. Put your guys in these clothes and they will actually enjoy being a part of your wedding. Bonus: an addition to their wardrobe is a great way to say thanks for their participation.

Here are a few looks we pulled together that will be perfect for a Spring/Summer affair. Thanks to our model David Dewese, the staff at Billy Reid for letting us have the run of the place, and the ever fab Phindy Studios for the lovely shots.

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  • Reply Ron Heacock April 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    We just discovered Billy Reid. This place has become my favorite store (of all stores not just clothing stores). My daughter is getting married at our farm (which is available for events and retreats) in May,and while looking for jackets for the groomsmen (and he groom!) we happened upon BR in the Hills Center (and man are there a bunch of clothing stores on that mall) But I digress…
    We have all shopped there since. The fashions are are unique and accessible and even though they are not cheap, the quality is evident and highly desirable in this world of Wal-Mart crap (as in, Wal-Mart actually contracts with Wrangler and Levi’s to make a jean that is cheaper (and lower quality) so that Wally’s c an sell the BIG brands. Too bad this is retail run AmoK.
    Everyone loves the clothes. We were just in there on Friday, sipping bourbon and talking to Charley. My son bought a shirt and a T-shirt. We were sending pictures through one of the sales staff’s cell phone to me daughter (the bride) so she could approve the colors.
    Where else do you get that kind of service? Brought him coffee too!
    Where else do you get ANY service? Certainly not my cell phone company!
    Enough ranting. Outfit the men at your wedding with the amazing suits, shirts and trousers from BR. Your wedding will be epic- I expect ours to be! And Check out our website.

  • Reply Mary Beth Walsh-Schmiege April 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE everything featured! Billy Reid is going places…fast!

    -MBWalsh, GM, Oxxford Clothes

  • Reply Casey Zumwalt April 20, 2010 at 9:03 am

    If it were possible, I would wear Billy Reid daily. Such great stuff.

  • Reply David December 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    This is a just a beautiful work of art, his clothing/design. Its gives the exact essence of what i think when identifying southern hospitality.

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