If anyone can be considered the Michael Jordan of American men’s fashion, it’s Ralph Lauren: unequivocally considered the greatest of all time and the architect of the modern lifestyle brand blueprint since launching his now legendary Polo label in 1967. When tracing Lauren’s tree of influence on designers today, it almost makes more sense to ask who he hasn’t impacted. Beginning with ties and his iconic polo shirts, Lauren has since expanded his brand across all genres imaginable. He now sits in a class entirely his own, lording over a fashion empire worth more than 10 billion dollars.

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