GQ: The Complete GQ for Gap Best New Menswear Designers in America 2013 Collection

May 04, 2013

GQ: The Complete GQ for Gap Best New Menswear Designers in America 2013 Collection

Source: GQ.com

Photos: Peggy Siorta

Aviator Nation

Founded: 2006 by Paige Mycoskie

Provenance: Venice Beach, CA

The vibe: When not riding waves, Paige delivers après-surf staples. Think sweats with iconic Cali graphics and go-to tees that look more sun-filtered than your Instagram does.

Fan base: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.

My inspiration: "I drew a lot as a little kid—rainbows, mountains, oceans, stripes. When I got older, I used the drawings from my journal as graphics for garments. If it doesn't look like it existed a generation ago, I don't use it."

The difference maker: "I've done test after test of different fabrics, washes, and dyes. I take a lot of risks with washing."

Thanks, Maverick: "When I was a kid, I got some aviator sunglasses after seeing Top Gun. Aviator Nation represents a group of people who are cool without trying too hard."




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Fit Guide
Please note that due to the intense wash and dye processes we use some products  will come out different than others. If you ever get a item that does not fit you perfectly we will gladly exchange it for you as many times as it takes until you are satisfied.
Hoodies and Crewneck Sweatshirts
Aviator Nation hoodies and sweatshirts are unisex. Yes, this means you can steal your boyfriend's hoodie and never think twice about rocking it. It also means that our sizing is unique. In general our hoodies run a bit small for men and a bit big for women.

Unisex Tees

The unisex tees run true to size for women and a bit small for guys, so guys order a size up if you are unsure.

Sweatpants 

Sweatpants are gender specific. It's not uncommon for women to get men's sweatpants as they have pockets and offer a looser fit.