While American menswear—or, even moreso, fashion design—centers around the circles of influence surrounding hubs like New York City or Los Angeles, it takes a particular sort of vision to remove yourself from the cachet of crowded cities and establish a name all on your own. This is especially true when setting up your namesake brand, targeting style-conscious consumers in areas where those men might not seem readily available. For Billy Reid, that’s all in a day’s work.

Since 2004, Reid has centered his label around the town of Florence, Alabama, but delivered aesthetic to places far beyond the Mason-Dixon line. With 13 stores, plenty of stockists worldwide and a bevy of fashion awards culminating with 2012's CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, he’s continuing to curate and create designs that look timeless and international, without forsaking his own down home southern roots. Providing a distinct take on menswear staples, modern Americana and vintage reproduction, Reid’s shown season after season that not only is his base of operations unique, his aesthetic is as well.

As fans of Reid’s work, we’ve teamed with the label to bring some samples, styles and rare, unreleased pieces to Grailed straight from his archive. Read our exclusive interview with Reid down below and then scoop up some of them limited-edition garments.