Boy’s Club: The Top New York Fashion Week Menswear Collections We Want To Wear, Too!

While NY Fashion Week seems like a distant memory now, we didn't want to neglect the great menswear shows that took place. Since we're partial to menswear designers who are innovative, smart, creative, and craft things for the gents that we want to wear, too, these are our four faves from the week.
Siki Im— Best Newcomer
In case you've been hibernating for the past two or years, designer Siki Im would like you to know that the age of the traditional banker has come to a close. Situated amid the fallout of Wall Street cubicles and business plans gone awry, his modern brand of fallen bankers sported the duds of a dapper businessman wandering a Dow Jones Death Valley. No doubt, the tailoring alone (not to mention the Ecco Domani nod) makes us excited about what this designer has up his sleeve. (Images via Dazed Digital)
Thom Browne— Best Reigning Visionary
We've become accustomed to Thom Browne's theatrical shows full of his signature shrunken suits, plaid capes, and other trademark grown-up schoolboy Americana pieces. However, this season, Mr. Browne delivered a collection full of floor-length knits (for dudes!), billowing outerwear, and gigantic bags that we wanted to grab for our next getaway, too. Browne never strays too far from his roots, but we always love the way he stretches his concepts into new shapes and ideas, and this season was no different. (Images via GQ)
Patrick Ervell—Best Modern Dandy
Continuing the momentum from his spring 2010 collection, Patrick Ervell gave us a great show this time around. Among his covetable separates, including impeccable 3-pocket blazers, and well-cut trousers were unexpected, almost whimsical takes on classic pieces. Raincoats and scarves got the Ervell treatment with a synthetic rubber coating and were punched up with Carabiner-like straps. The last time we considered wearing a rubber raincoat was when we were just kids with Paddington Bears, but Ervell might be bringing us right back to the glory days. (Images via The Fashionisto)
Tim Hamilton— Best Dark Horse
Tim Hamilton's Paris presentation was a nod to his J.Crew and Ralph Lauren heritage. Prepster-essential cardigans, trenches, and blazers were doused in Hamilton's beloved quirkiness, giving way to round-cut silhouettes and jagged, patterned pieces, too. Alongside the intimidating (and no doubt warm) face masks and leather jackets were performance-appropriate leather trousers, which we loved. (Images via GQ)

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