How to Dress Like a Southern Gent

...with a Midwestern sensibility, 'accourse

By The Editors
October 1, 2015 9:00 am

Women love a Southern gentleman.

Charming. Civil. Old-fashioned.

Impossible to imitate (also debatable if you actually want to imitate). But at least you can look the part.

Do so here: Billy Reid, the menswear outfit crafting quality threads with a Southern pedigree for the rugged gentry, opening its first Chicago location today in the West Loop.

You should go directly.

Their new home on Randolph is all about understated elegance: timeless blazers, broken-in denim and some of the most comfortable, stylish shirting in the game.

So we hit up their stock and found the pieces you need right now to get a jump on fall. Southerly drawl not required.

1. Anthony Belt: A smart leather belt with a touch of suede
2. Holt Shirt in Navy Chambray Jacquard: Clean, tailored button-up with a subtle jacquard pattern
3. Cohen Selvedge Chino: A hard-wearing pant cut from Japanese twill and sewn right here in the U. S. of A.
4. Indianola Chukka Boot: Cordovan leather. Handmade in Italy. Leather sole.
5. Twisted Yarn Scarf: Cozy scarf with a contrast weave to add some interest
6. Larson Jacket: A dapper unstructured blazer done up in a textured linen/wool blend
7. Olive Briefcase: Calfskin-tanned briefcase with brass hardware. Handmade in Tennessee.
8. Red Navy Boot Sock: 100% organic cotton. Red for a pop of color.

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