The Sunday Sale: Get Up to 50 Percent off Billy Reid Menswear Right Now

My friends, sometimes, it really is best to keep it simple. That goes for matters of menswear, style and shopping, which is why the Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event is the way to go today. What does that have to do with keeping it simple? Well, I’m glad you asked. When one of the country’s best menswear designers marks down some of the best men’s style essentials on the planet, it’s in your best interest to shop that sale, and quickly. Naturally, he’s been a favorite designer of mine on the blog for years — I love the Billy Reid Denim Shirt in particular. There’s plenty more where that came from, though.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event

Billy Reid's Summer Clothing Is About 50% Off at Huckberry - InsideHook

In the past couple weeks, I’ve also directed you towards standout sales from Taylor Stitch and Filson, both events that don’t come around too often. The same can be said with deals on Billy Reid menswear. Coming from a designer that makes everything from James Bond’s peacoat to the best denim shirt, it’s always worth noting when it’s ideal to shop and stock. We’re talking up to 50 percent off the latest and greatest menswear, so don’t waste time sticking around this blog post: Go dig through the expertly curated Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event to get the best deals on your new favorite menswear today.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event

The Thursday Buy: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo is the Casual Summer Shirt to Buy Now

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

Picture this: Your weekend dawns, some (safe) outdoor plans are finally on the horizon and, well, you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. A T-shirt might be too casual, a dress shirt is too stuffy, but here’s the catch: One of the best men’s polos truly hits the sweet spot, and that’s why we’re here today. The brand to shop for the best polo for men does it even better than you might expect, too. And if you’ve read the blog as of late, you know this to be true: Alabama-based Billy Reid delivers, and that’s certainly the case with the standout Billy Reid Pensacola Polo. Of course, that’s not all one of the country’s best menswear brands can do.

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Be it the iconic Billy Reid Denim Shirt (it’s been a staple of the brand since the early 2000s) or any number of the best men’s style essentials from Billy Reid — trust me, I have plenty of favorites — this is one designer that delivers season after season. But back to what makes the stellar Billy Reid Pensacola Polo such a crucial seasonal pick-up. For starters, it’s the perfect blend of premium style and affordability; even when not on sale, you can get this stylish polo for under $100. I’d call that a bingo, folks. It gets better, so keep scrolling.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

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The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo is the sort of polo that defies convention. It’s not stuffy or too heavy, thanks to the 100 percent Peruvian cotton blend. That makes it super soft and breathable compared to thicker pique polos. The fabric is also garment-dyed for extra softness and comfort right out of the box. In short, your new favorite polo is going to feel as easygoing as your favorite T-shirt (also from Billy Reid, in an ideal world!).

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Even the details are on-point, including chest pocket stitching that plays off the brand’s signature ribbon stripe. Better still, the cut is fitted but not overly tight, resulting in one of the best polos for men across the board, the kind that looks great on any guy. Take your pick from five richly crafted colors, then mix and match the Billy Reid Pensacola Polo to your heart’s content with light wash denim and canvas sneakers, or else chino shorts and leather loafers. That’s truly the tip of the menswear iceberg, and it’s worth keeping in mind you can find one of the best polos out there for only $88 at Billy Reid (that’s a downright steal in my mind).

SHOP: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

See Now, Buy Now: The Billy Reid Denim Shirt Is a Modern Menswear Classic

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An unstoppably cool denim shirt with the right specs to stand up to years of wear.

Do you have a shirt you can’t stop wearing, the sort of shirt  you positively love to wear as often as possible? For me, the Billy Reid Denim Shirt is precisely that shirt in my own wardrobe. I’m calling it a classic men’s shirt for a a good reason, seeing as it’s wearable in each and every season and as often as you want. That’s the case whether teamed with a lightweight T-shirt on a breezy spring day or layered underneath a timeless shawl cardigan in the winter months. As for me, I’ve worn my own Billy Reid Denim Shirt to menswear events around New York City, rock concerts in Brooklyn and the famed Austin City Limits music festival (I hope to wear it back there some day!). But back to your new favorite shirt in the meantime, ehh? Naturally, it’s part of a well-stocked and highly stylish collection of Billy Reid best sellers, the kind of heirloom-quality menswear that’s seemingly simple on the surface… but so much more than that. It’s in the DNA of this Florence, Alabama company, and Billy himself has decades in the industry.

Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that you can get this denim shirt in multiple washes, including a lightwash denim shirt option, but the quality never falters (I also have a Billy Reid black denim shirt — can you tell I’m a huge fan??). Lest you worry about spending too much hard-earned cash on this shirt (it retails for $198 at Billy Reid, after all), know that mine has more than held up through years of wear.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Denim Shirt

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

Handsome details and rugged construction make this shirt a big-time style winner.

The Billy Reid Denim Shirt is quite possibly everything you could ever need in a casual men’s shirt, from the subtle yet noticeable detailing — note the contrast stitching and antique brass snaps — to the timeless fit. It’s neither too slim nor too baggy, meaning you can layer it atop a T-shirt or a henley as an overshirt just as readily as you can wear it all on its own to grab an ice-cold beer (I’m told Billy himself likes Miller High Life).

Part tailored jacket, part sweater, all versatility.

This classic denim shirt is as at home on a spring weekend stroll as it is grabbing outdoor brunch, manning the grill or packing up for a road trip (trust me — it’s breathable enough to be worn all day). Like all things denim, the Billy Reid Denim Shirt will also get better with age the more you wear it. If it’s an iconic everyday shirt you want, you’re in luck today, folks. Thanks to Billy Reid himself for knocking this one out of the park.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Denim Shirt

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear a Sweater This Spring

Is it just me, or is it drafty in here? Spring brings with it climbing temperatures, but also its fair share of chilly, breezy days, which is why we’re going to get into how to wear one of the best sweaters for men this spring, and from a revered designer at that. This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Billy Reid this week (seriously, check back on the blog tomorrow), and that’s all with very good reason. The Alabama-based designer makes some of the best style essentials for men, the kind of classic pieces that are subtly done but perfect beyond the surface level, and that includes one of the best men’s sweaters for spring, as you’re about to find out. This look also includes, naturally, some of the best casual style staples you’re going to find this season, including some of the best jeans for men (keep reading, trust me!).

The end result is an #OOTD that looks great any day of the week in these casual times, but it’s especially fitting for a weekend outdoor brunch or time spent hanging out with the family. Don’t overthink it and don’t overdo it, just use elevated casual pieces — like the Billy Reid Dover Crew — to turn your everyday dressing into something cool and classic. While it’s an investment, as you’ll find out, it’s one that’s going to pay off. And it all comes together in one of the best ways to wear a sweater for spring, if I do say so myself.

  • The Sweater: Billy Reid Terry Dover Crew, $198 — You’re certainly investing in this Terry cotton sweater, but on breezy spring days, it’s one of the best men’s sweaters you’ll ever find. The distressed leather elbow patches are among the many standout touches.
  • The Shirt: Faherty Brand Movement Shirt, $148 — Faherty has a knack for making the best men’s casual shirts out there, like this easy-to-layer stretch Oxford shirt that teams nicely with your Billy Reid sweater.
  • The Denim: Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Medium Indigo, $165 –You’ve previously read about the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans on the blog, and they’re back today with good reason. Exceptionally durable, incredibly well-made and utterly classic, they’re some of the best jeans for men this spring.
  • The Boots: Huckberry x Coors Banquet Boots, $498 — How cool is this? Huckberry and Coors Banquet teamed up on some of the most rugged leather boots to wear all spring and into summer. A true winner in my book.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Cashmere Extended Crew Socks, $68 — Hey, some of the best men’s boots call for some of the best socks for men, and this cashmere pair is as refined and stylish as it gets.
  • The Watch: Timex Standard Leather Strap Watch, $79 — A cool elbow-patch sweater and rugged leather boots call for a classic leather watch to match, right? Right. This Timex leather strap watch is highly affordable, too.
  • The Ballcap: Western Rise Versa Hat, $59 — Looking for a subtle, functional, stylish ballcap to wear on the daily? The Western Rise Versa Hat is the way to go, seeing as it’s made with four-way stretch fabric and is also waterproof and stain-resistant.
  • The Everyday Carry: Hard Graft Cash & Coin Wallet, $175 — Want to minimize your daily carry as you hop around town on the weekends? Get this investment-level leather wallet, one of the coolest wallets for men I’ve laid eyes on in some time.

OK, folks. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Well, not quite. Let’s run it back one more time and explore what makes this #OOTD so essential for spring. It all starts off with the expertly crafted, investment-level Billy Reid Dover Crew, which is somewhat similar to your favorite casual crewneck sweatshirt, but with a ton more style points. It’s an ideal choice for casual weekend layering, especially alongside one of the best men’s casual shirts, a stretch Oxford you can wear to work (on Zoom) or out and about in town. And when the time does come to put on some jeans, make sure you’re doing it the right way: With a pair of the best jeans for men in a mid-wash finish that’s perfectly done.

Of course, it gets even better with a pair of rugged leather boots for durable performance no matter where your day takes you. The accessories are casual and crisp all at once, including a durable and highly affordable Timex leather strap watch, and you’re going to want to top things off with a stylish ballcap from Western Rise. I’d be remiss not to remind you again that you need a pair of the best socks for men to keep your feet comfortable and in proper form. Last but not least, you certainly won’t want to leave the house without a stylish leather wallet in tow. OK, now that’s really all there is. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the season!

The List: Shop the Best Men’s Style Essentials for Spring From Billy Reid

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The man himself, Mr. Billy Reid — stay tuned for the best menswear of the season from this iconic brand.

My friends, here we are again with another rundown of the best men’s spring style essentials to start a  new week. We’ve covered all manner of brands in recent weeks, from the best gear at Aether Apparel to more rugged offerings like Filson spring menswear. It’s now time to step up to the plate and truly get acquainted with one of the best menswear brands out there as far as the refined side of things is concerned. That’s right: It’s time to shop Billy Reid menswear, and your closet is going to thank you. The Alabama-based designer has been making classic style picks for more than two decades out of Florence, Alabama, with a focus on gear that’s at once rugged and yet refined, and seriously covetable (witness the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, for starters). While these pieces are investment-level, they’re going to pay off in spades. Start your shopping here.

The Best New Menswear for Spring from Billy Reid

Billy Reid Barracuda Jacket — $350

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A classic men’s jacket for spring, made the way only Billy Reid can make it.

If there’s one thing Billy Reid knows how to do well — and there are actually several — it’s making some of the best men’s outerwear in classic silhouettes with modern fabrics. This is one of the best jackets for spring in that regard.

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo — $88

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

This timeless polo is going to be a new spring and summer style essential.

The great thing about Billy Reid, again, is how the designer takes longstanding style staples and makes them entirely his own. This classic men’s polo is a great example of that.

Billy Reid Pima Cotton Chino Shorts — $145

Billy Reid Chino Shorts

Some of the coolest men’s shorts for spring, no doubt about it.

You want to invest in the best in all areas of your wardrobe, right? Well, these stylish chino shorts from a famed designer, and in a neat shade of blue, are the way to go.

Billy Reid Slim Jeans in Stone Wash — $115

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A pair of on-sale men’s denim from Billy Reid? Not bad at all, folks.

Pick up a pair of the best men’s jeans on sale for a nice price from this lauded designer, and then proceed to wear ’em all spring and summer. You really can’t go wrong here.

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat — $695

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

The iconic peacoat as worn in James Bond, named for Reid’s NYC store on Bond Street, in fact.

Now, it wouldn’t be a guide to the best menswear at Billy Reid without including this famed number, James Bond’s peacoat from Skyfall. It’s sadly out of stock at the moment, but keep an eye out for the next drop, because it pays off to be prepared in advance.

Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $198

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

Quite possibly your new favorite denim shirt (or your new favorite spring shirt, period), easily.

This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Billy Reid’s denim shirt here on the blog. This rugged denim shirt is one of my favorites, and an everyday spring and summer must-have.

Billy Reid Mini-Waffle Henley — $125

Billy Reid henley

A rugged henley for transitional spring layering.

In these transitional times, every guy needs one of the best men’s henleys. It helps if it’s a rugged men’s henley from your new favorite menswear designer, right?

Billy Reid 5-Pocket Pants — $178

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Durable, classic and cool pants for the spring season.

Searching for some of the best men’s pants for spring? You’ve found ’em — these five-pocket pants blend the cool of jeans with the styling potential of chinos, at the office or on the road.

Billy Reid Stripe Terry Crew — $150

Billy Reid Striped Cotton Crewneck

A classic striped crewneck you’ll find yourself wearing all the time.

Billy Reid uses some of the finest cotton around to craft this essential, casual, versatile spring sweater, the kind to wear out for weekend coffee or your next Zoom meeting.

Billy Reid Garment-Dyed Archie Jacket — $598

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Your new favorite blazer for spring and summer.

You’re going to have to look sharp for that summer wedding, and what better way to do it than with one of the best blazers for men, ehh? Well-done by Billy Reid on this investment-level blazer.

Billy Reid Tech Sleeve — $375

Billy Reid Leather Tech Sleeve

The coolest way to carry your tech gear? Quite possibly.

See, the Billy Reid way doesn’t just apply to menswear. It also applies to handsome and well-crafted everyday accessories, like this cool-as-can-be leather tech sleeve.

Billy Reid Silk Herringbone Pocket Square — $68

Billy Reid pocket square

The coolest pocket square to accent your summer suit? Very nearly, folks.

Remember that classic men’s blazer we talked about earlier? When the time does come to start dressing up again, this refined pocket square is an ideal accessory.

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Trust me, folks. I know how hard it can be to shop a brand as well-made and well-stocked as Billy Reid, because the possibilities are endless and the menswear is iconic all the way throughout. What’s your favorite pick from Billy Reid these days? Is it the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, or something more unexpected like a pair of the best men’s pants for spring? If you ask me, I can’t get enough of Billy Reid’s denim shirt, although it’s always a tough call. Be sure to let me know your favorites on Twitter. Happy shopping!

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Billy Reid Charlie Sportcoat Is The Perfect Fall Blazer

Billy Reid Charlie Sportcoat

A well-made sportcoat from a classic American designer. Not a bad pick-up in advance of cold weather.

Is it a tall order to claim that something’s the perfect item of menswear in a certain category? Sure it is. But when it comes to the Billy Reid Charlie Sportcoat, well … it really just might BE the perfect fall blazer.  What makes the Charlie Sportcoat a surefire winner — and the latest entry in our See Now, Buy Now series? Oh, man — plenty of positives. The Billy Reid Charlie Sportcoat manages to harness what the brand does best. That is, the Charlie Sportcoat takes a classic American sensibility and blends it with easygoing styling potential — this is the type of blazer you can wear with slim dark blue jeans and classic suede boots, or with tailored wool trousers and an American-made Oxford in equal measure. That type of versatility can be hard to find in a sportcoat, but the design of the Charlie Sportcoat just lends itself to wearability, no matter the situation. Casual day at the office? Throw it on over a rugged henley.  Big meeting? Dress it up with a chambray dress shirt. See? The Billy Reid Charlie Sportcoat is even better than you thought.

And the construction of this stylish blazer is exactly what you need when it comes to cold-weather layering. The blend of premium virgin wool and polyester means that you’re going to stay warm and comfortable all day long. What’s more, the Charlie Sportcoat is unstructured and features front flap pockets, both touches that make it more casual in nature. Now, here’s the catch — like other gear from Billy Reid, you’re going to have to pony up some cash to get this classic blazer … nearly $600 (gulp). Is it worth that investment? Considering that you can wear this jacket a ton of different ways all throughout the work week (and even to a stylish Sunday brunch) … I’d have to say yes. Yes, indeed! Let me know via The Style Guide Facebook page if the Billy Reid Charlie Sportcoat is going to be hanging in your closet soon.