Billy Reid Clothes for choppin' wood and settlin' feuds.
While Philip Lim's collection was inspired by a city boy's fantasy of country life, Billy Reid's clothes, which he showed last night at Milk Studios, evoked the real thing.
Reid's aesthetic is rough-hewn, but his clothes are elegant and artful, with cashmere turtlenecks and supple cordovan boots made by hand, with stunning attention to detail. And though waxed cotton field pants and bone-washed flannel work shirts may seem more appropriate for chopping wood or settling feuds than, say, sipping pinot noir, the beauty of Billy Reid is that with his clothes on, you'll never look out of place. And if you do, well, you're probably in the wrong place.