For the past eight years, GQ's Best New Menswear Designers in America contest has been the list to land on if you're in the business of dressing stylish gents. In addition to scoring serious bragging rights and an invitation to GQ's mentoring program, winners are whisked away to Gap's HQ to create their very own capsule collection for the retail giant. This year's list highlights only four designer stars, and two of them were discovered right here in LA.
First is M.Nii (pictured), which was founded in 2011 by John Moore. He notes that the surf-inspired label's no-logo policy is an age this: "I recently turned 40, and I'm not so into wearing a giant logo across my chest anymore." Next up is relaxed luxe label John Elliott + Co, founded in 2012 by John Elliott aka "The Tom Ford of Sweatpants," according to GQ.
Check out the complete list here, pick up the April 2014 issue on newsstands on April 1, and look out for Moore and Elliott's limited-edition Gap collabs in stores this fall.
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