Morgan Beaty is a New York native, but he’s a Southern gentleman at heart. Our blogger friends Back Down South spotted him at a recent party in Talking Rock, Georgia, alongside his lovely wife Candice. Morgan shared the inspiration for his look with us.
Guys, take note:
Hometown: New York City, New York
Home now: The Classic City, Athens Georgia
How would you describe your personal style?
Perpetual Empire style for a newly reformed Southern Gentleman.
Favorite Southern designer and why?
Sid Mashburn. He serves a fresh interpretation on the classics, while always staying true to his southern roots.
Billy Reid Bond Pea Coat and a tweed herringbone three-piece suit
Would never wear:
Cargo shorts. I always stick with my Chubbies shorts.
What are your predictions for Southern-influenced fashion in 2013?
“Geezer” style is making a comeback. I predict short shorts, Houndstooth, Prince of Wales, Glen Plaid, retro tennis shoes with everything. I’ll stick with my retro Nikes though. They never went out of style, but might have fallen off the radar for a bit.
Southern style is?
Brawny Man meets prep school.
What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?
For the past three years my old college roommates and I have had our own Christmas at our house right after finals. We load the tree up with presents for each other and then in the morning invite over some new friends each year for Christmas morning. We open presents, have a big family style breakfast, watch Christmas movies all day and “play” with our new presents.
It’s my time with my Athens family that kicks off the holidays. We plan on keeping the tradition for years to come, with my wife and I hosting it this year.
–By Caroline Fontenot