Anyone with an interest in men’s style holds the name of Sid Mashburn in sky-high regard.

A modern Southern gentleman with a dose of Steve McQueen swagger, he opened his eponymous shop in Atlanta in 2007 after working for several major labels.

His sublime sartorial emporium was designed to be “part fraternity house and part museum with a heavy dose of English gentleman’s club”.

A modern Southern gentleman with a dose of Steve McQueen swagger

The salesman you encounter there is “a cross between a concierge, a next-door neighbor and a professor in the know about everything — from cars to books to sports to music.”

Not a bad description of Sid either, though we’ve never encountered any concierges, neighbors or professors who could pull off a suit and double monk straps sans socks with such aplomb.

Photos © Jason Wallis for DRIVEN; click to enlarge; retouching by Ryan Aslip

Among his many inspirations (see Valet’s take here), Sid has always had an affinity for the curvy sports cars of the ’70s.

Photographer Jason Wallis, a stylish Southerner in his own right, recently caught up with Sid at Atlanta arts center The Goat Farm for a DRIVEN photo session.

Sid has always had an affinity for the curvy sports cars of the ’70s

We thought it appropriate to add an automotive icon to the mix, in this case a classic 1972 Porsche 911 restored to original Kremer Racing Carrera RS spec.

A stylish modern classic – just like Mr. Mashburn….

Jason Wallis lives in Birmingham, Alabama. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Men’s Journal and Bon Appetit.