What, exactly, makes a good brand? The product is and always will be the first and foremost consideration, and this includes both the quality and the aesthetic of the gear. But with so many new brands popping up and already existing players finding fresh life, the narrative and story of a label is more important today than ever before. The most successful brands grab a consumer's attention in some manner, and then hold on with incredibly dope product.

During an amazing year in men's style, only a few brands led the pack throughout all 365 days. In creating this list, aspects pertaining to visual aesthetic, quality construction, and a cohesive vision and direction were all taken into account. Whether a brand came from out of nowhere to lead guys into new style territory, or a label continued to dominate its segment of the game, these are The 25 Best Men's Style Brands of 2013.

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