Tattooed & Timeless feat. Grayson Knight

January 3rd, 2013

Grayson Knight was born in Nashville, lives in NYC, manages Billy Reid on Bond Street, and is one of the coolest guys you can meet.

Here he gives us a glimpse of his Monday-Friday style, which is best describe as Tattooed & Timeless.

1. Modern Throwback

“This navy DB chalkstripe flannel jacket was custom made at Primo Coat corp. in Long Island City, NY.

My favorite part about this jacket is the roped shoulders which help define and balance my very sloping shoulders.  The roping gives it an elevated look that, in my opinion, adds breadth to the DB jacket.”

“The lavender broad stripe shirt is custom made by Billy Reid.  I chose the grey wool tie to add some simplicity to an already striped outfit.”

“The shoes are from Billy Reid as well and are from the current collection.  What really sets these black double monks apart is the curved cap toe!”

  • White pocket square Vintage ·
  • Gold collar pin Vintage ·
  • Navy double breasted chalkstripe flannel jacket custom by Primo Coat corp. ·
  • Grey wool tie by Billy Reid ·
  • Vintage paisley braces ·
  • Lavender broad stripe shirt by Billy Reid ·
  • Wool trousers (part of suit) custom made by Primo Corp. ·
  • Black double monk strap shoes by Billy Reid

2. Old-School x New-School

“This is my favorite 3 piece from Billy Reid this season, manufactured at Southwick in Haverhill Massachussets. The shirt is Billy Reid Custom as well; classic university stripe, but cut horizontally.

All accessories (cufflinks, tie pin, braces) are vintage and reclaimed.”

The combination of old-school fabrics and vintage accessories with new-school sleeve tats creates an awesome contrast. His look is worth a thousand words.

And Grayson has some awesome tats, each with an unique backstory about his life.

“The distressed brown suede loafers are from our spring 2011 collection. Timeless.”


Great Depths Glenplaid Suit

  • Red custom horizontal university stripe shirt by Billy Reid ·
  • Rust pattern tie by Billy Reid ·
  • White pocket square Vintage ·
  • Gold collar pin Vintage ·
  • Red marled socks Vintage ·
  • Brown distressed suede loafers by Billy Reid
  • · Brown glenplaid three-piece flannel suit by Bill Reid

3. Southern Sophistication

“This herringbone tweed suit has a gorgeous green/charcoal color to it.  The peak lapel and shorter cut of the jacket give it the exact silhouette I was looking for.

The shirt is custom made by Billy Reid and the tie is from the current season – a wonderful silk/cashmere/wool blend.”

Grayson wears braces everyday, with his trousers slightly higher on the waist.

A comfortable, functional, and stylish look that shows respect to old school menswear.

Kilted single monk captoe loafers? Hell yea!

Even better beat-up.

  • Charcoal/green herringbone tweed suit by Billy Reid ·
  • Navy suspenders Vintage ·
  • Beige check/plaid shirt custom by Billy Reid ·
  • Brown stripe tie by Billy Reid ·
  • Brown kilted monkstrap loafers by Billy Reid


Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Articles of Style


Photography by Alex Crawford