Wednesday, November 4, 2009

School Supplies: Billy Reid Shirting

-I admit that I slept on Billy Reid for awhile. When certain designers or brands are all over the style blogosphere, I tend to ignore them just to keep from getting caught up in the regurgitation of posts. But after taking a closer look at Billy Reid I'm loving a ton of pieces, not the old-man cut trousers and ugly ties, but a lot of their stuff, especially these two shirts.
-Denim/chambray work shirts have been huge in the past year and there are a ton of options at varying price points (I rock the $40 Gap version for the time being,) but the Billy Reid version is the best I've seen. The heavier gauge denim, the great slim cut and the super-dope antique brass buttons make this the best denim shirt I've come across so far, and I'm not too put off by the $165 price tag. Given the workmanship associated with BR the price is pretty reasonable, especially when compared to a lot of the overpriced similar pieces out there.
-Then there's this Black Tweed Popover. It gets instant points for uniqueness just based on the fact that it's a pullover style shirt in a semi-heavy tweed, I haven't seen anything like that before. My staple look is a heavy-gauge oxford with a button-down collar, top button undone, with a only-slightly loose small-knot tie. This shirt, especially with the hint of buffalo check exposed, would work great in that system.
-Click the photo for a more detailed look. 


L.A.S said...

I have a few of their shirts...great quality but don't fit me all that well...surprisingly not as slim fit as you would imagine. Then again, mine are dress shirts so who knows.

Barron said...

I probably sport that same $40 gap fitted chambray. love it. love the brass buttons on that billy reid version way more though... nice find.