Friday, October 23, 2009

Sweet southern comfort: Billy Reid

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."-Billy Graham

A man named Billy Reid went back home to Florence, Alabama and started a luxury apparel and leather goods brand. It takes a special kind of determination to stand by a hometown. While I can give you dozens of reasons to remember Billy Reid, think of that one every time you catch yourself shopping for luxury goods from overseas brands and then head over to see Billy.

I owe the kind gentleman at
Billy Reid great thanks for allowing me to publish these photos. They did not make me plead to get permission to show you these incredibly beautiful boots or these compelling photographs, which I am equally as attached to... but I was prepared to do so, shamelessly.

If you have not visited Billy Reid for men's or women's southern-bred luxury apparel, you might enjoy a visit; it is a spirited gallop through old traditions made new, hip, and fresh.

Not to mention, for my taste, the most hands-down beautiful boots for the Fall, 2009 season. And what are those? Leather britches? Why aren't I wearing those?

I will stop talking about this rig exactly the day after never.

Enjoy the ride, but don't leave without the
boots. This is the right brand for best reason: Courage, the American kind.

As if you need any further convincing, Billy Reid has extended a private event code for Blushing readers of 25% off your purchase through October 31, 2009. Use promotional code HOSTESS25 at checkout.

Disclosure: Billy Reid, Inc. is not a sponsor of this site, just a bunch of all-around good guys.
Photos courtesy of Billy Reid, Inc. are exclusive-right protected property of the brand.


Pretty Things said...

Oh wow, delightful!

Kristin said...

Those boots are stunning. Off to check out more!

ADG said...

Those boots have set me to thinkin'.

Southern Aspirations said...

the boots are stunning and love that they are in Florence. Must check out. And hooray for you for getting permissions! (something I admit I don't always do)

tintin said...

Florence, Italy? Sweetie, everything is made in Italy. Cept the chinos and jeans (US) and they're almost $200 clams. Outta my league. But I like his web site. Very clean and it works well.

The Blushing Hostess said...

Tintin. Merch, PR, design, sales is staffed in Florence... if I still did my merch job, I would be writing you from Hong Kong right now... pretty sure that means something, at least it does to me. With me, babe?

25% off 200 because you know me, k. Don't say I never gave you anything.

Jaime said...

The first 2 pairs are amazing!!

Lily Lemontree said...

Absolutlely gorgeous!!