Androgyny is a word that gets thrown around in modern menswear parlance, and J.W. Anderson is one of the most relevant designers in the conversation. When contemporaries like Hood By Air's Shayne Oliver give you props, you know you've gotta be at least decent at your job.
Designer Jonathan Anderson (don't call him J.W.) went to the London College of Fashion and worked for a time as a window dresser at Prada before launching his menswear label in 2008. He followed it up with a stint at British basics manufacturer Sunspel as creative director in 2010, then a collaboration with Topman in 2012. Anderson's designs can be as accessible as a denim motorcycle jacket or graphic sweatshirt to more avant garde pieces like a navy wool pinstripe top that melds a tank and a button-down shirt into a strangely attractive hybrid, or a gradient golf jacket made of crepe, a precious fabric more common in womenswear like skirts than men's outerwear.