Iowa native Todd Snyder launched his eponymous menswear collection exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Ron Herman, and Neiman Marcus for fall 2011. Inspired by Savile Row craftsmanship, military tailoring and a distinct New York sensibility, the line has garnered wide critical and commercial praise in the U.S. In 2012, the line was picked up by Barneys New York and select Nordstrom stores; that year, Snyder was also nominated for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear and named one of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers.
More recently, Snyder was a 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist. He launched his Todd Snyder + Champion collaboration with the iconic Rochester, N.Y.-based sportswear brand, and opened his first New York boutique, City Gym in NoLIta. In 2013, he opened his first flagship store in Tokyo, The Townhouse, and in April 2015 added The Library in Osaka.
Snyder studied textile and clothing design at Iowa State University. He learned the art of cutting and sewing at the Des Moines haberdashery Badowers. He spent the following two decades honing his skills in New York, designing outerwear for Polo Ralph Lauren, working as director of menswear for the Gap, and SVP of menswear at J. Crew, where he revamped men’s styling, introduced formalwear, and launched a series of collaborations with heritage brands like Timex, Red Wing, Thomas Mason and Alden that culminated in the popular Liquor Store boutique.
At the helm of his own brand, Snyder still strives to deliver on the rubric set forth by his Badowers mentor: “A perfectly fitted suit makes the man.”