Founder: Tom Ford
Year Founded: 2004
There have been few more influential fashion designers in the last 25 years than Tom Ford. While much of his influence has been felt in womenswear, he's always made menswear a priority. In the 1990s, he helped save the brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent with inspired collections, and he's continued to succeed with his own brand since 2004. Ford's menswear is immediately recognizable: it features strong roped shoulders, a boldly nipped waist and wide, louche lapels. No menswear designer has ever more effectively conveyed the simple idea of luxury, and the power that goes with it. And who better to exemplify exactly that than 007 himself, Daniel Craig, who wore exclusively Ford suits for the new James Bond film, Skyfall.