My Style: Dixon Rye founder Bradley Odom

On closet essentials, his dream client, and more

Bradley Odom
Odom is wearing pants by Todd Snyder, a shirt by Sid Mashburn, a J. Crew jacket, and Converse sneakers.

Photograph by Ben Rollins

After working for national retail brands like J. Crew and West Elm for more than 20 years, Bradley Odom knows shoppers are looking for an experience, not just products. The grandson of an upholsterer, he also inherited a passion for fine furnishings. Both influences shaped his vision for the interior design and home store Dixon Rye, which he opened at Westside Ironworks in 2015.

Neighborhood West Midtown

On a mission When I decided to create Dixon Rye, I went back to school at SCAD Atlanta and studied interior design. I set out to be more than a guy with great style opening a shop. I set out to build a brand.

What’s in a name We wanted something Southern but not predictable. “Dixon” comes from Mason-Dixon. “Rye” comes from J.D. Salinger or whiskey—take your pick.

Style Deliberate, layered, unexpected

Style muse Alessandro Squarzi, creative director of Italian clothing line Fortela

ATL inspo loading Lucian Books and Wine

ATL shopping Sid Mashburn, Billy Reid

Weekend Getaway Highlands, North Carolina

What’s in your bag A leash for my dog, Stella, a Vizsla; an extra pair of shoes; my journal; a tape measure

Spring closet essentials White jeans, clean pair of white tennis shoes, blue-and-white Oxford striped shirt

Bourbon and book Four Roses and Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison

Dream client Kacey Musgraves, specifically her new home in Nashville

Motto Better, fewer things

Spring break RTH ripstop slouch pants—aka my “give ups”

Favorite accessory Imogene + Willie bandana—I wear it once or twice a week

This article appears in our May 2022 issue.