New York City is home to some of the best men’s style brands in the world. Big guns like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein have long dominated the city’s fashion landscape and continue to exert their influence on young upstarts. Supreme has been holding it down since ‘94. Kith and Ronnie Fieg routinely kick things up a notch year after year with new collaborations and celebrity attention. Brands like Alexander Wang and Public School inject some youth into the fashion establishment. The city is also home to up-and-coming labels like New Things Creative, XXB NYC, and Proper Gang, who are all definitely ones to watch. And that’s without mentioning other if-you-know-you-know faves like Engineered Garments, the hometown heroes of the Garment District. Nearly every "best brands" list Complex has ever put together has included at least one brand birthed right here in the Empire State, and deservedly so.

What can we say? Homegrown menswear in New York City is here to stay and, no matter the fate of the menswear-only version of New York Fashion Week, it might even be the best time ever for men's designers to establish their HQ in the Big Apple. Even with all of the emerging talent making their mark on this town, we have ID’s a few stand-out brands hailing from NYC that haven’t received quite as much shine as they deserve. Maybe you’ve heard the name Greg Lauren before, or have had someone (like us) tell you about Death to Tennis. Maybe you’re one of Abasi Rosborough fanatics who have helped the label slowly grow into an insider favorite. Or maybe you’ve seen grail-worthy pieces in stores without realizing that’s that good Siki Im. So, allow us to lay it down for you right here, with the most slept on NYC brands. Time to wake up, kids.