The 2013 CFDA Fashion awards kick off on June 3 with a broadcast following on June 4. Since that’s only days away, Swarovski has put together a small series of clips to get you familiar with the nominees. The first of the series highlights the nominees for the Menswear Designer of the Year. Great designers are up for the coveted award, so it’s hard to place a bet on which of the nominees is the clear winner.

First up is Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Everyone should be familiar with these two by now. The brand has been making some major noise putting everyone on notice that Public School is one stylish brand not to be messed with. Its Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week show was very impressive and combined downtown grittiness with sick tailored fits. Add that to its equally—if not better—spring 2013 collection, which gives the strong case for the brand to take home the award.

The second nominee is Tim Coppens. The Belgian designer cut his teeth at Ralph Lauren for some time, until he branched off on his own. His designs combine luxe fabrics with sharp tailoring, and has been picked up by many go-to retailers including Barneys New York, Isetan, and LN-CC. And he has already won one Best New Menswear Designer of the Year from Ecco Domani, so this isn’t his first time at the rodeo.

Last but not least is Todd Snyder—a favorite of the #menswear set. The variety of his offerings can fill up any stylish dude's wish list. If you’re searching for classic style, his fall/winter 2013 collection offers tailored suits, fine knits, leather gloves, and sick outerwear that look like it came from an old Hollywood movie. He even gave some classic sportswear a new twist with his Champion collaboration. He’s underrated out of the three, but definitely not one to be slept on.

Yes, this is a really big deal and would be a great look for the designer—or designers. Whoever the winner is, they’ll be sitting on the same level as past winners like Billy Reid, Tom Ford, and Michael Bastian just to name a few. 

[via We Are The Market]