Phillip Lim launched his namesake collection in 2005, naming it “3.1” after his 31 years of age. His first menswear collection debuted shortly after, in 2007. The New York-based designer counts his city as his chief inspiration, but the optimistic, laid-back attitude of Lim’s native California informs his sophisticated yet approachable designs. Fusions of sportswear and tailoring join classic pieces reworked with a minimalist finish. Oversized cuts, graphic colorblocking, and directional prints infuse Lim’s motorcycle and bomber jackets, slim lounge pants, and signature 31 Hour bags with a modern, masculine sleekness.