5. Mark McNairy
It was his well-made footwear that got him noticed, and since then Mark McNairy has branched out into full lines. Whether it's "W**te Folks In Paris" graphic tees, "Fuck Off" ties, or ponyhair shoes with zebra stripes, the quirky designer continues to be one to watch. His recent debut into womenswear, coupled with taking over for Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki at Woolrich Woolen Mills, shows he's serious about his clothing designs, which push the envelope between traditional looks, modern cuts, and a cheeky sense of humor.