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The importance of being Ernest

Named one of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2013, Ernest Sabine — the man behind the label Ernest Alexander — is feeling larger than life, quite literally. The Arlington native’s mug can be seen on billboards around the country, part of a new collaboration with Gap that launched last month featuring GQ’s top new designers. A 37-piece capsule collection for Gap ushers four designers (Aviator Nation, Baldwin, and Bespoken also made the cut) into the mass-market spotlight. But for Sabine, whose grandmother and great-grandmother were seamstresses in Brockton, beautifully hand-crafted goods will always be close to his heart.

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