Fab Four - July 25th, 2004
John Varvatos, Ben Sherman, Ted Baker, Lee Allison
What Chicago designer Allison has been creating must-buy ties for eight years and this fall is branching out into button-down shirts. Think country-club bad boy, and you'll have a good understanding of Allison's ties: classic and refined at a glance, with a knowing, almost naughty wink up close. (No wonder they've been spotted on celebs such as Kevin Spacey, Conan O'Brien and Ethan Hawke.) His shirts promise to be the perfect foil for the tie collection, made with a combination of wit and luxe tailoring touches.