'Men's Journal' asked a handful of top American menswear designers to talk about where they've been – and what they've seen – that gets their creative juices flowing. From the north woods to the hip streets of Europe, here are the places setting the tone for new collections.
"For spring, we had a whole lace portion in the collection and were inspired by how, in Tokyo, the cabs' seats are covered on top with lace," says Daniel Silver, half of the Duckie Brown design team. "It's very beautiful. Tokyo is one place that's inspired me the last few years; everything about the city has come out in the collection. Apart from New York and London, Tokyo is out of control. It's a huge inspiration: the people, the architecture, the food. We imagine people wearing our clothes in Tokyo, but also in Palm Beach, where my father has a place. There's a color sensibility that comes from that part of the world unlike anywhere else. We just spent a few weeks in the South of France and in Marseille and could imagine people wearing our clothing there, too."
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