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Ernest Alexander's waxed-canvas backpack for Gap. Art via <a href="http://www.gq.com/style/profiles/201309/gq-best-new-menswear-designers-gap-collection-2013?mbid=gqpr#slide=2">GQ</a>.
Ernest Alexander's waxed-canvas backpack for Gap. Art via GQ.

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GQ just came out with a sneak peek of four pieces from their upcoming collaboration with Gap. Featuring a roster hand-picked by the lad mag as their 2013 Best New Menswear Designers in America, the capsule will contain 37 pieces from Ernest Alexander's Ernest Alexander Sabine, Aviator Nation's Paige Mycoskie, Bespoken's Liam and Sam Fayed, and Matt Baldwin of Baldwin. This is the seventh year GQ has run the program and the second time their talent pool has had a chance to create a collection for Gap.

Each designer shared one piece from their collaboration and explained the thought behind it. Ernest Alexander Sabine, whose backpack is above, said of the effort: "Our mission with every piece was to make it functional and refined but still fun. This backpack is a good example—it's made of quality waxed canvas, but it's not in a drab, boring color. It's a bright orange that really grabs your eye...And those straps are high-end leather, not the cheap stuff." Click over to GQ for three more pieces from the collection, and shop it when it hits select Gap stores sometime in mid-September (an exact date has yet to be released).
· GQ Names "Best New Menswear Designers in America" for 2013 [Gap Inc.]
· Sneak Peek: GQ's Best New Menswear Designers for Gap [GQ]