Billy Reid described his men’s lineup for fall as “warmth with street toughness.” His work has a true American elegance — finely tailored yet relaxed and unaffected — and it’s hard to argue with perfectly crackled leather jackets, snug latticework hand-knit sweaters and smart herringbone suits cut just skinny enough to flatter the frame. A new, limited-edition line of rustic-looking bags designed in collaboration with Coach, made a handsome complement to the season’s plaid car coats, knitted blazers and spot-on classic footwear. While there was plenty to love, what was missing was a moment of surprise. A few unanticipated sparks might add to the brand’s appeal.

Billy Reid described his men’s lineup for fall as “warmth with streettoughness.” His work has a true American elegance — finely tailored yetrelaxed and unaffected — and it’s hard to argue with perfectly crackledleather jackets, snug latticework hand-knit sweaters and smartherringbone suits cut just skinny enough to flatter the frame. A new,limited-edition line of rustic-looking bags designed in collaborationwith Coach, made a handsome complement to the season’s plaid car coats,knitted blazers and spot-on classic footwear. While there was plenty tolove, what was missing was a moment of surprise. A few unanticipatedsparks might add to the brand’s appeal.

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