We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: 2011 was a good year for menswear.

And just to make it official, word came down from GQ today naming their six favorite new designers of the year, all of whom should look familiar. Congrats to all, especially the triumvirate of Ovadia, Velardi and Snyder, who have been inspiring double takes at trade shows all year.

All six will be collaborating with Gap in the coming months, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with—but in the meantime, consider this a well-earned round of Internet applause.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom