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Matt Baldwin, founder/designer of Baldwin

A big congratulations is in store for four talented designers as GQ Magazine announced the winners of the seventh annual Best New Menswear Designers in America earlier this morning.

Established back in 2007, the awards aim to bring attention to great up-and-coming American menswear designers. This year is certainly no exception; GQ Editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and Creative Director Jim Moore (as well as the magazine’s fashion editors), selected a highly regarded, diverse group of designers. And as is customary of these awards, the winners will collaborate with Gap in a limited edition collection to come out later this year. So without further ado, another big congrats goes out to the four winners:

Aviator Nation – LA-based designer Paige Mycoskie creates après-surf staples — hoodies, tees, sweats, and more — inspired by the beachy SoCal lifestyle and her passion for vintage wares.

Baldwin – Founder Matt Baldwin originally began with denim in 2009 and has since recently expanded to knits, tees, and chinos. His camo chinos became cult favorites after Jay-Z was photographed wearing them.

Bespoken – The New York designers and brothers Liam and Sam Fayed come from legendary roots — their father helmed the Turnbull & Asser brand — so it’s fitting they specialize in dress shirts and unstructured sportcoats that have as much attitude as they do a Savile Row-level of attention to detail

Ernest Alexander – Based in New York, designer Ernest Alexander Sabine’s made-in-America collection — from wave-print belts to waxed canvas bags — is rooted in traditional workwear, but with a modern, updated twist.

For more on the designers themselves, head over to GQ.

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