StyleCelebrating a Decade of Style With 4 Brands That Changed the Game
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Best New Menswear Designers in America program, our 4 favorite winners from years past come back and take a victory lap, designing all-new collections for Gap. Call it the Greatest Hits from the GQ All-Stars, hitting stores this month
Better Versions of Everything You Own
Why We Love Him: Because as both a retailer and a designer, he’s raised our expectations for what menswear should be.
What To Expect: Gray jeans. Garment- dyed, reverse-seam shirts. And this navy corduroy blazer with a relaxed shoulder.
His take: Alan says the collection is simply “what we do, which is elevated essentials.” And by “elevated” he means sweaters and beanies made from awesomely unusual yak yarn.
He’s Bringing the Streets to the Mall
Why We Love Him: Because after doing more for sweatpants than anyone since Champion, he’s
now revamping our entire wardrobes.
What To Expect: Long tees, slim jeans, oversize hoodies, leather jackets, and, yes, sweatpants.
His take: “This leather jacket is based on our Rider’s model. It really has the soul of the original piece. For the value, I think that’s gonna be something our guy will be excited to get his hands on.”
why we love him:
Because his clothes conjure settings from the Galápagos to the Erie Canal.
what to expect: A collection inspired by the winter sports he played as a kid in upstate New York. That means shetland sweaters, snowmobile patches, annel shirts, and this jacket, which converts—via zip-off sleeves—to a vest.
his take: The collection, Bastian says, is “all those things you just want to grab when it’s snowing outside.”
Casual Clothes, All Dressed Up
Why We Love ’em: Because the more- than-just-surf brand makes refined pieces (like this sick camel coat) that carry you from a sophisticated Friday night straight into, well, you know.
What To Expect: Oxford shirts, eece crewnecks, reversible nylon jackets, and tees in two-packs.
Their Take: “We focused on the evolution of the brand,” says Morgan Collett, a co-founder. “Where we are today and where we want to be tomorrow.”