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It’s awards season again, and the menswear group is getting ready for its turn.

We’re talking about the GQ/CFDA awards, an annual August bash that names the menswear designer of the year. The list of nominees just landed in our inbox and, while it’s a little short on Toms, we’re excited to see all the names in one place.

Rogues Gallery’s nomination is the best news—score one for Maine—but it’s nice to see Shipley & Halmos and Robert Geller take a turn in the limelight too. We’ll hold off judgment until we see what the February GQ has to say about Save Khaki and Yigal Azrouel, but the sixth nominee is our sentimental favorite so far: Andre Benjamin’s 20s-styled Benjamin Bixby.

And given that Benjamin already has GQ’s Man of the Year award under his belt…we have to think he’s the academy’s sentimental favorite too.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom