Men’s Fashion

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We were working ahead, interviewing rapper and fashion designer A$AP Ferg for a top-secret future Pop-In shop, when he mentioned Alexander Wang with an anecdote we thought you might like to read now.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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Photos by Steven Patenaude; modeling by Sean O’Leary AKA DJ Soffos, check him out

There are a million reasons to get excited about early fall: football on TV, whiskey makes a comeback, there’s less perspiration on your bike ride to work, your ancient, rusty truck starts to match the foliage…. And you can finally start to wear most of your clothes again. As our Studio N stylist Morgan Dillon puts it:

“Early fall is the beginning of sweater weather, a time to break out layers and jackets. It’s also a time to make some rare outfit combinations. For example: shorts with long sleeves, one of my all-time favorite looks.”

Shop these outfits Morgan put together and be inspired to get creative with early fall dressing. You got this. Note that all the shoes pictured here are by Common Projects, a designer brand that we sell only in stores, with some exceptions. Call us at 1.888.282.6060 to see which colors and styles are available or to place an order over the phone.

SHOP: all men | Calibrate sweater (available Nov. 1; this chunky Vince sweater would also work perfectly here) | ACNE Studios shorts | ACNE Studios coat

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What Men Wore to Milan Fashion Week

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As the fashion weeks roll on (full coverage here) with just Paris to go, we continue to bring you street style slideshows of what men wore. First there was New York City, then there was London and now: Milan.

Click through the slideshow below and be inspired by brightly colored knits, dangly keychains, ripped jeans and mock turtlenecks. And of course: classic Italian tailoring.

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During our editorial photo shoot for this Pop-In shop, we got to know supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele and her then-fiancé John Swiatek (not a model, so he says). Both are core #wangsquad members, and, like everyone we worked with on Wang’s team, were super friendly and down-to-earth. They seemed a lot like us, except a few weeks later, their marriage ceremony was covered in Vogue.

As Hanne and John got their hair and makeup done, this is what they had to say about castles, Lil Wayne, skateboarding and having too much fun while working with their friend Alex.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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What Men Wore to London Fashion Week

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Photos by InDigital Images

London Fashion Week is over. Scope our full coverage here. And stay tuned for more Fashion Week coverage from Milan and Paris.

In the meantime, let’s look at what men wore to LFW. We did the same thing last week, looking at what men wore to New York Fashion Week.

In the slideshow below: jackets, backpacks, jackets which are also backpacks–and drastically different interpretations of American varsity style in the UK.

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The sun has set on another New York Fashion Week. Check our coverage of what went down and stay tuned for what’s in store—more Fashion Weeks are coming fast. Because, as our Senior Writer Laura Cassidy likes to say, Fashion Week is really a month.

NYFW was about women’s wear, but of course men came to the shows and strutted in the streets. Click through the slideshow below and you’ll find style icons like Nick Wooster and trends like ripped-hem pants, sweat shorts worn with oxfords shirts, fuzzy loafers, leather trenches and loads of beadwork.

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One way to appreciate the depth and breadth of what Alexander Wang has brought to the fashion game is to look at images from past runway shows.

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Way back in 2007, Joanna Rodger of Vogue praised his “combination of eighties hip-hop and seventies Parisian chic, channeling Run-D.M.C. and YSL simultaneously.” The fall/winter 2016 collection, available at our Pop-In shop, was deemed “slightly profane” and “a whole lot of fun” by Alyssa Vingan Klein for Fashionista. Here’s a look back at Wang, then to now.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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There are a couple colleagues we rely on to clue us in to the hottest trends and tastes. Raul Becerra happens to be foremost among them. As a Nordstrom buyer, he uncovers up-and-coming fashions for SPACE, our emerging designer boutique. We’ve gone along with him to showrooms in the past, and it’s always a treat to get his take on why something is unbelievably cool—call us copiers, but we think his enthusiasm is just contagious.

Before he set off to London to scout new talent in the showrooms, we asked him what he’ll be packing. It’s possible that you might spot us in a few of his picks too.

Raul Becerra's London Fashion Week packing list

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Fall Trend Report: ’70s California

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If you happen to see a cool-dude, West Coast kinda guy from 1975 floating around the streets of current-day Brooklyn, he’s pulling off one of the hotter trends this season: ’70s California. This is a style you can master easily and that looks good on all ages and sizes.

Keys to making it click: wear red, white and blue (and sometimes green—military flair works well here). Drench yourself in denim. Shearling should be your jacket type; bomber works as well. Your button-ups should include flannels, plaids and Western shirts. And for your shoes: high-tops. Converse All Stars are perfect.

That’s it. This is a look that’s about sincere appreciation of authentic brands like Levi’s and recognizing that a lot of what we do now, people did in the ’70s, only better. Don’t overthink it and you won’t mess it up!

SHOP: men’s trend report ’70s California

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Among the fantasy occupations that continue to enthrall us into adulthood, spies loom large. Maybe it’s the ability to go undetected that appeals to our desire to pass unnoticed through life’s messiness. Or the duplicity of the missions that reminds us of what we’re each hiding from the world. Or, as in the case of 007, it’s likely the enticement of a jet-setting lifestyle full of high-tech gadgetry and high-touch intelligence gathering.

tower-bridgeAlthough our pop culture-absorbed imaginations have been thoroughly infiltrated by spies from novels, comic books and movies, perhaps nowhere does this fascination prevail more than in Great Britain. Some of the best story spies hail from England: James Bond, Harry Hart, George Smiley, and John Steed and Emma Peel of The Avengers.

With that national legacy in mind, and with the cinematic producing powers of Guy Ritchie—no stranger to the British spy genre—Ted Baker London created Mission Impeccable, a shoppable video that constructs a seedy underworld of sartorial espionage. Of the many villains and heroes who partake in this fashion film caper—Manny Quinn, Minnie Skirt, Penny Loafer and Dr. Essmaker, to name a few—TED is an enigmatic leader whose real life counterpart isn’t so far from the fiction.

Ray Kelvin, CEO and Founder of Ted Baker London

Played in the film by Ted Baker London CEO and founder Ray Kelvin, this mastermind sets the action in motion when he deploys his agents on a mission to uncover who breached TED Quarters. Since we managed to discover his true identity, we took a minute to talk to Mr. Kelvin about the film and his favorite elements of spy style.

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