Topman remains one of the U.K.'s most fashionable exports. In addition to recently expanding on our shores with a New York store, the British company not only puts out affordably-priced basics, suiting, shoes, and more, they've also got a runway-worthy Topman LTD collection, and regular collaborations with designers like Mark McNairy, Kim Jones, and other notable names.

Meanwhile, The Gap is one of the largest retailers in the U.S., retaining a foothold in just about every mall in America. While they had their big day in the '90s, a recent revamp of their denim line, more modern designs, and an upcoming collaboration with GQ's Best New Menswear Designers of America might teach the old dog some new tricks just yet.

Edge: Topman. Balancing designer looks with go-to basics puts the Brits on top.