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Los Angeles shows the way on chic menswear

Fashion boom in LA attributed to garment industry, celebrity hub, creative talent

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CREATING A BUZZ: There's no successor to the suit and tie uniform of the last century, but designers such as Hedi Slimane are trying to offer something that marries elegance with comfort and a laid-back touch.
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STAR ATTRACTIONS: Labels having co-sign deals with Justin Bieber (above) and Kanye West are bringing the 'made in Los Angeles' vibe to New York.

New York

LONG derided for flashiness or faded grunge, Los Angeles and a new generation of designers are bringing a new brand of chic to American menswear.

It's only the second edition of New York Men's Fashion Week, which kicked off on Monday and ended on Thursday. But already the