Produced in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Know for: Laid-back prep and celebrity polaroid lookbooks
Designer Scott Sternberg had no formal fashoin training, but he credits the hustle he learned as a Hollywood agent as the key to getting Band of Outsiders off the ground back in 2004. The modern prep brand found an immediate audience with guys looking for clothes that fit great and were of the utmost quality without taking themselves too seriously. And while producing in the city he lives in allows Sternberg to stay on top of production and quality control, he also prefers that it insulates him from the intensity and ferocity of NYC. Win-win for a guy that just wants to make clothes and live his life without any unnecessary bullshit.