Produced in: New York, N.Y.
Known for: American-built quality with a Japanese cool-guy look
Engineered Garments sets the standard in aesthetic alone. Every season, the Daiki Suzuki-led brand steamrolls the competition and creates pieces that dudes would probably kill for, if it came to that. The gear is so stylish that the quality is often overlooked, which is a damn shame. The Engineered Garments HQ is literally an elevator ride from where the clothing is produced, and utilizes the knowledge and skill that NYC has harbored and fostered since the heydey of garment production. It hasn't been that long, but since 1999 it's become pretty clear that EG is the boss at producing clothing that's unceasing in both its timeless look and indestructible quality.