A few years ago, we had a chance to sit down with award-winning fashion designer Michael Bastian and discuss his belief that what we know as classic American style was in fact born from the confluence of three disparate societal trends. In this article we revisit that conversation and Bastian’s insightful observations of American men’s style. If there’s one thing you need to know about Michael Bastian, it’s that when it comes to American menswear and its various influences, he…