“I don’t want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light,” Alvy Singer, Woody Allen’s character in Annie Hall, famously said of Los Angeles, reinforcing a long-held belief that Southern California is where culture goes to die. And while it’s true that the palm-tree-lined home of Hollywood has long been ridiculed or just plain ignored when it comes to fashion, a few things have changed since 1977, and a rising crop of talented young menswear designers is shifting the style world’s gaze westward.

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