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Asking for a Friend: How to Wear One Suit Jacket For Everything

‘Asking for a Friend’ is our style advice series.

Every man needs a suit, but not everyone gets the most bang for his buck. Is there a way to increase the value of this purchase?

Yes, sir: wear the pieces separately. Mix up your outfits to give more life to the jacket and pants. You hopefully got them tailored, so they fit you perfectly and deserve to be worn frequently. For more information on that, see our story Asking for a Friend: How to Talk to a Tailor.

Without further delay: here are three ways for you to consider wearing your blazer.

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Asking For a Friend: How to Talk to a Tailor

‘Asking for a Friend’ is our style advice series.

As you develop your personal style to incorporate traditional menswear, tailoring becomes essential. We understand if that causes some apprehension. But let us take care of you and you’ll see there’s nothing to worry about.

We offer alterations for free in all our stores, on almost every item. Drop in any time or make an appointment online. Our tailors are easy to speak with and ready to help.

Now let’s talk about tailoring pants. There’s not just one way to do it. You have to think about what kind of fit you want, and what kind of shoes you’re most likely to wear with the finished pants.

For inspiration, here’s how to make your favorite dress pants work three ways by tailoring them differently.

SHOP: Bonobos pants | Nordstrom Men’s Shop sweater | Eleventy coat | Common Projects Chelsea boot sold in-store only; inquire at these locations | all Chelsea boots

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Everlane’s 100% Human Collection: A Champion of Human Rights

In January 2017, Everlane launched its 100% Human Collection in response to the visibly divisive mood of the nation at the time. For CEO Michael Preysman and the Everlane team, it wasn’t about being a Democrat or a Republican, it wasn’t about left or right; it was about celebrating the universal humanity we share across political spectrums, racial makeups, gender identities, sexual orientations—and, of course, geographic locations. It was about reminding all of us that human rights are everyone’s business.

“The idea of 100% Human was totally organic,” says Michael. “It wasn’t premeditated. We thought right at the time of the election, being a country so split between two different sides, that there was more need for unity.”

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What to Wear On The Weekend According to GQ: Fall Edition

Fall is a time for active leisure, and in many a neck of the woods it’s the best season to get outdoors during your off-hours. (Goodbye, 100-degree days and biting bugs.) But don’t just throw on a layer and call it good: Look sharp as you head out into that crisp autumn air. Whether you’re using weekends to hit the trail or opting to stick to the familiar urban/suburban paths, below are some key pieces you’ll want to have – chosen and written about by GQ stylist Brett Fahlgren.

SHOP: Men’s

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Pesko (and His Cat) at Home: Talking GREATS and Wearing Nordstrom

Do you know Josh Peskowitz? He predates “influencer” as a term but that’s been his function for at least the last half of his 22 years in fashion magazines and the upper echelons of retail. At 38, he’s a deep industry insider and public fixture in the landscape along with guys like Nick Wooster, one of the most photographed people every fashion week.

It’s no wonder Peskowitz and Wooster are both brand ambassadors for GREATS shoes. The smart new sneaker company out of Brooklyn seems to be doing everything right.

Peskowitz was born in Brooklyn, just like GREATS, but now lives in California. On the occasion of Nordstrom launching GREATS online, we linked up for this story in Los Angeles in which he did some modeling, self-styled in clothes personally selected at Nordstrom The Grove in L.A., with GREATS shoes.

Between photos at his house, we chatted with Peskowitz about his time at FADER, Cargo, Esquire, the old Style.com (his video series “In the Closet” holds up), and generally his life in style going back to the ’90s. We also met his cat, Turkey, who was really sweet.

Check out his outfits and our conversation below.

SHOP: 3.1 Phillip Lim shirt | GREATS shoes

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Inside Balenciaga FW17 with Nordstrom Men’s Designer Buyer Dan Drewes

Legendary Spanish luxury house Balenciaga is experiencing new life under the creative direction of Demna Gvasalia, who took the reins in 2015. He brought his singular aesthetic, a kind of warped normcore luxury, and it’s a hit. Our current offering is already a favorite of celebrities like A$AP Rocky.

Previously known for his controversial, logo-riffing brand Vetements, Gvasalia operates in the designer world but seems skeptical of it, even opposed to it. He’s interesting to watch as a consumer and a cultural spectator.

For more insight, we turn to our men’s designer buyer Dan Drewes to explain what Gvasalia is up to in fashion, and take us through our current Balenciaga selection.

Please note: we sell men’s Balenciaga shoes online, but men’s Balenciaga clothing is sold in-store only. Shop Balenciaga in person in our Seattle, Vancouver and Aventura locations, and in Toronto at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. You’ll also be able to find Balenciaga at Nordstrom in Manhattan once our first men’s-only store opens there in spring 2018.

SHOP: Balenciaga online

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Fall Colors: Forest Green and Olive Drab

It’s time to wear fall colors, and since we already spent time talking about burgundy, here’s another one for you: green. Try versatile greens like forest and olive drab. They go with everything.

For inspiration, check out these looks. Bonus challenge: see if you can tell which two images are film (the others are digital).

SHOP: Levi’s jacket | adidas hoodie

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What to Wear to Work Now According to GQ

The office-style proposition is never a totally easy one. You want to look appropriate but not stuffy, to convey a professional air but let a little personality come through, too. With summer wrapping up, here are some solid adds for your back-to-work wardrobe, courtesy of GQ stylist Brett Fahlgren. These modern looks convey a return to seriousness—with a little bit of warm-weather casual folded in.

SHOP: Men’s

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Helmut Lang’s Shayne Oliver-Designed Collection at New York Fashion Week

In a one-season-only engagement, Shayne Oliver designed the spring/summer 2018 collection for Helmut Lang, the pioneering designer brand. The collection premiered at New York Fashion Week in a runway show billed as Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver.

The clothes combined Helmut Lang’s strapped-in aesthetic with Oliver’s downtown NYC style, made famous by his recently defunct brand Hood By Air. The show occurred in an emporium filled with heavy-duty scaffolding, lights, speakers and other purely functional décor—and a who’s who of popular music in attendance.

Read more about the show and see a full slideshow below.

SHOP: Helmut Lang

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Behind the Brand: Nico Peyrache of FRAME on Having One Foot in the ’70s

Nico Peyrache is the creative director of FRAME, a très cool denim brand that has spun out to design some stunningly chic shirts, blouses, dresses and sweaters. Basically, if you need to look put together in a moment’s notice, FRAME’s unfussy pieces will get you there. Which was kind of the point behind the label, Peyrache explains, during this brief video interview with the charming Frenchman.

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