Best of the Best 2013: Men’s Fashion: Denim Collection: Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim

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The premium-denim scene gets more crowded every year, yet Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim stands apart with an outstanding fall 2013 collection of motorcycle-inspired looks. Lauren works with a broad range of distressed denim in indigo and black, as well as with coated canvas, moleskin, and technical nylon. The most striking pieces feature racy motocross details, such as quilting and padding on denim separates and zippers and belts on leather jackets and boots. Lauren is a genius at interpreting a theme, and this leather jacket ($2,995), jersey sweater ($395), jeans ($595), and leather boots ($995) show how brilliantly he can render a tough one. (888.475.7674, www.ralphlauren.com)