Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From GQ……at Billy Reid, NYC


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  1. Sartorial Vancouver

    October 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I like the look – the warmth of the tie and vest. Reminiscent of a barkeep at a favorite tavern.

  2. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Love his retro look. Very dapper!

  3. Andrew

    October 21, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Go Brandon!

  4. southernfriedjordan

    October 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Love it! I like how he slightly mirrors the profile of the person in the picture behind him. He looks an old saloonkeeper. Thanks for repping the Southern sensibility, Mr. Reid.

  5. Jacqueline

    October 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    gorgeous photo of a gorgeous boy!

  6. Stefan

    October 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I enjoy how the pose mirrors the portrait behind him. Otherwise, nice earthy colours.


  7. the F word

    October 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    its all about that waistcoat and that bow tie

  8. NIKK. A.

    October 21, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Very old western bartender…. I like it!

  9. Paula

    October 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Pulling off a bowtie is no easy thing. I live in the South and even here, well, it's a serious matter.

  10. Cassandra

    October 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    A beautifully framed shot.

    And I love the vest!

  11. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    What year are we?

  12. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    The old-style portrait in the background is genius. You could take a black and white picture of him and post it right up next to the genuinely old portrait and they would mesh seamlessly.

  13. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Actually spoken with this guy at Billy Reid. Super nice guy, very helpful. Quite surprised to see him on here.

  14. Leeroi

    October 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I love the contrast between the brown printed bow tie and the grey sweater. Oh, and how the bow tie matches the background.

  15. "Docka" Boneca Platinada

    October 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Cute!!! hehehehe

  16. rose_early

    October 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Amazing! Wish I could see the whole outfit, though. I bet he has dapper shoes.

  17. Cin

    October 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hm!! I can almost read his mind… lovely shot.

    *he's gorgeous too* ^_^

  18. Lance Miller

    October 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Cool cool cool! But warm winter look. Great!

  19. L.A.S

    October 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    It's Brandon from Drinkin' & Dronin'…nice

  20. Kevin

    October 21, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Slingblade chic!


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  22. Jon Jon Wesolowski

    October 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I was hoping Billy Reid might make it big(er) this year.

  23. the gorgeous

    October 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    He seems from another era (background decor helps). Gorgeous set!

  24. Kyah, your Fashion Finder

    October 21, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    We love Billy Reid down here in Nashville!

  25. leyla a.

    October 21, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    look at the beautiful freckles on his face – such focus.

  26. Susan

    October 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    The bow tie really brings out the outfit.

  27. hc

    October 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    ahh, what better backdrop to the formal bowtie than the offbeat condos and sushi of bond street.

  28. Stylefed

    October 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    a classic! and i bet his makes a mean old fashion!



  29. Francesca

    October 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    oh he looks straight from the 1920s. SO cute.

    F <– check it out, two girls living in nyc and chi blogging all things fashion

  30. J. Magdalena

    October 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I feel had he worn a white shirt, it would have made the ensemble too stark. The sky blue makes him look so perfectly put together. He knows what he's doin'.

  31. Patrick Bateman

    October 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Nice work. Saw this in your GQ work. I'm a big fan. Thanks

  32. Amy

    October 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Great photo! I like how the two profiles work together.

  33. Joy Mars

    October 22, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Great costume in a great setting. Great face. Love the whole project!

    Let's dress like we respect ourselves — the way we used to, you know, in the good old days.

  34. Stéphanie

    October 22, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Fabulous picture !

  35. Barbara

    October 22, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue meets 20's New York. Very moody………

  36. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I think that the idea of wearing a bow tie worries many a gent. This chap shows that it is quite easy and comfortable. The blue shirt is so important here, white would have been too crisp.

  37. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    October 22, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Gorgeous model and clothes, but then again they dont hire them because they're ugly. Question: the bottom 1/3 of the image appears blurry, was this intentional and if so why? Jorge from WPB

  38. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

    cute! the bowtie and vest, i mean!

  39. Debarge

    October 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

    i just feel like diving into the depth of that vest! i shall hunt for one (even though it's summer in Aus!)

  40. AnaPt

    October 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I love his espression, the colors, the travel in time… congrats! ;)

  41. Warren Bobrow

    October 22, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Brandon… way to go. yours.. wb

  42. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

    This photo is sheer genius! (And he's not bad either.)

  43. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

    He looks like an old soul…great face.

  44. thomas

    October 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    it works… it really works well.

  45. Brittany & Casey

    October 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    hello :) was wondering, what's this guy's name?

    he looks so much like a friend of mine! :O

  46. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    where to get those vests?

    awesome photo!

  47. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I can't get behind this look. Most of the looks shown here are someone who simply looks good with their clothes and their confidence in their style (cary grant style).

    This look is too contrived…it is a perfect period piece and would look great at the bar in a movie scene but if I saw someone like this walking down the street I would be thinking "tool"

  48. vanessak27

    October 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Why don't more men wear these ties? It looks so dapper. I would ask this man to make me a sangria or a bellini.

    - Vanessa

  49. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    The texture of his vest is so vivid. Ageless class bowtie.
    Sweet lips. Lovely foto, with the marble bar.

  50. Jack Daniel

    October 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    very dapper

  51. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Oh, I love this! Makes me want to order an old-fashioned drink from him.

  52. California Native

    October 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I'm not the only one who sees Slingblade! Right on, Kevin…

  53. Mat

    October 23, 2009 at 8:43 am

    wicked hair

  54. Hunter S. H.

    October 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    He could`ve appeared on an old Smiths- album cover. Very cool.

  55. Kiwi

    October 24, 2009 at 1:18 am

  56. Anna

    October 24, 2009 at 4:16 am


    That vest is brilliantly cut!!

    So fresh.

    Anna –

  57. Beth

    October 24, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Love his bow tie. Looking good.

  58. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Imagine this look on a female.

    I'd wear it…

  59. claire L.

    October 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    ahhh pretty

  60. Tatyana

    October 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Loooove his look. Definitely want to visit HIS bar:)

  61. Marigail

    October 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Billy Reid is one fine Southern gentleman and a dear friend. Great to see everyone appreciating his styling.


    October 26, 2009 at 3:46 am

    love this. want to paint this!

  63. Katie Dodson

    October 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Yeah Brandon! Way to represent BR!

  64. Southern Femme

    October 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Billy Reid was my home away from home while living in NYC-a great southern treaure in the heart of NYC! Always love the look of a good southern guy!

  65. Lauren

    October 27, 2009 at 10:55 am

    What an adorable, schoolboy face.

  66. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Handsome guy but I don't think the colors help him.

  67. rooney

    October 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm

  68. Haley

    November 1, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Lovely vest; really enjoying the pairing with the bowtie. Very classy.

  69. TRUE

    March 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    polished perfection poised

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