Father's Day is this weekend and that means shopping for dear old dad. But what if you're looking for a gift for a fashion-forward type of gent? Something that says more than just a basic tie? Look no further! Here are some of the top menswear designers in the industry who are taking men's fashion to the next level.
The creations from the incredibly talented gentlemen in the slide show below are sure to impress even the pickiest of dads on your list. We salute these designers for their Character Approved fashions and we wish you and all the fatherly figures who make our worlds a better place a happy, healthy Father's Day.
Billy Reid: This Alabama-born designer has taken the fashion world by storm. With his Southern gentility and eye for tailoring, Reid's award-winning designs are so popular he's successfully expanded to womenswear and furnishings as well. [Image: Billy Reid Spring 2012 collection, courtesy of GQ.com]
Simon Spurr: This designer brings British tailoring and a modern touch to classic menswear. The son of two bankers, his love of suiting has led to his calling card: the revival of the three-piece suit, complete with his signature eight-button vest. [Image: Simon Spurr Spring 2012 Collection, courtesy of The Fashionisto]
Antonio Azzuolo: Azzuolo has brought a youthful whimsy to menswear for years, earning accolades for his artisanal and sartorial approach to handcrafted wardrobe items. He's known for bringing the craft and luxury of Europe to New York street style with fantastic, handsome results. [Image: Antonio Azzuolo Spring 2012 Collection, courtesy of GQ.com]
Patrik Ervell: This Californian is known for utilizing unusual fabrics to create his menswear, including vintage parachutes, gold foil, rubber, handsplashed silks, and fabrics dyed with oxidized metals. The award-winning Ervell sells his fashion-forward creations to fashion and art lovers alike. [Image: Patrik Ervell Spring 2012 Collection, courtesy of The Fashionisto]
Todd Snyder: Known for pioneering the vintage, weathered look for previous employers such as J.Crew and Ralph Lauren, Snyder's love of worn-and-loved Americana has proven lucrative for his own namesake label. With tailored elegance merged with workwear staples, the combination is wearable and fashionably on-point. [Image: Todd Snyder Spring 2012 Collection, courtesy of GQ.com]
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