With 2015 nearly in the books, it’s time that we pay homage to the designers and labels that are shifting the definition of what menswear is today. Skate-inspired designs—ranging from Palace’s South Bank staples to Gosha Rubchinskiy’s post-Soviet skater muses—prove that "sportswear," which dominated 2014, has grown to incorporate a variety of niches and subcultures especially this year.

It also doesn’t hurt that there's now a New York Fashion Week dedicated to menswear, proving that the industry is one of the most interesting and innovative corners of the larger fashion world. That’s no joke either. From the minimal luxury of Lemaire’s collaboration with Uniqlo, to the grungy rocker aesthetic of Jerry Lorenzo's Fear Of God, men’s closets are becoming as diverse as the audience itself. But above the shifting tastes, trends, and designers—which, at times, has seemed more like a game of musical chairs—there’s a selection of brands that have truly stood out among the rest. These are The Best Men's Style Brands of 2015.

Related:  The Best Men's Style Brands of 2016