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Planning ahead is no small feat. Paying bills, showing up to your dentist appointment, having a dinner reservation locked and loaded when your wedding anniversary rolls around—we find these side effects of modern life counterintuitive to man’s most basic instinct, i.e., to kick back with a cold one and live in the now.

Luckily, our annual Anniversary Sale makes getting ahead of the game second nature. Fact: Besides being our best sale event of the year, Anniversary is also a fall preview. We give you a chance to score leather jackets, work boots, dark denim, and everything else you’ll need for cool weather at reduced prices NOW, in the middle of summer, before they ever hit the floor at full price.

You can thank us later. For now, keep reading to see the Anniversary items that caught our eye while roaming our flagship store on opening day.

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We recently paid a visit to Studio N, our off-site photo studio inconspicuously located in Seattle’s industrial Georgetown neighborhood. We came back with some monochromatic documentation—perhaps a subconscious sign of how much we’re digging clothes with a classic, can’t-go-wrong lack of color lately.

Keep reading to see a few more behind-the-scenes snaps—plus our Editor’s Picks in high-contrast, low-difficulty black and white.

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‘Legacy’ is a fitting moniker for the next evolution from jogger-pant progenitors Publish Brand. In a menswear dominion where innovation usually occurs only within a set number of specimens (below the belt, it’s jeans, chinos, trousers…let’s be honest, kilts are not going mainstream anytime soon)—Publish was able to identify an untapped niche and capitalize on it: athletic-inspired pants, crafted in outside-the-gym cotton twill.

Having built momentum behind their elastic-cuffed ‘jogger pants’ for the past few years (we showed you how to wear a pair here), Publish is set to sustain their ‘Legacy’—and checkmate the jogger-pant game in the process—with a revamped pant that boasts several key improvements. The new model launches worldwide on May 1, but you can BUY IT NOW via Nordstrom Men’s Shop.

Keep reading to see the tactical details that set the new Publish ‘Legacy’ jogger apart from the pack—plus in-flight images from the brand’s new lookbook, depicting all six killer colorways.

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About Craig Stecyk III: “Artist, photographer, writer, filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Dogtown visionary and architect of surf and skate culture as we know it.”


About John John Florence: “Photographer, filmmaker and currently the world’s most dynamic surfer. Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. His supernatural skills in the water will inform the future of the sport for generations to come.”

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…That’s some high praise—but when it’s quoted from a surf brand as legendary as Hurley, you know it’s well-deserved.

Hurley’s roots are deeply embedded in the beach culture of 1970s Costa Mesa, where Bob Hurley got his start shaping surfboards for some of the best surfers in the world. Today, Hurley (a key player in our new Pop-In Shop—Surf City) has grown to a global force that pushes the technological envelope—as well as the visual aesthetic—of what beach gear can be.

Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Hurley ambassadors Stecyk and Florence—and to see three Stecyk-designed surfboards on display at selected Pop-In @ Nordstrom locations.

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We’re not sure we believe in the concept of “too much of a good thing”—but the harsh struggle known as more stellar photos than can fit into one online editorial is all too real.

Such was the case with our recent New Streetwear project, shot against the washed-out concrete, gleaming glass and open air of Los Angeles: dozens of stylish, sun-dappled captures (by photographer Zoey Grossman) and only so much available space. We can’t abide good work going to waste around here, so keep reading for our favorite outtakes, along with 10 style tips for spring.

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5 Guys. 5 Trades. 5 Break-in Stories.

Our new collaboration with Nudie Jeans—Swedish master-craftsmen of raw denim in its purest form—follows five men of distinction over the course of nine months, as they do their best to beat up a crisp, new pair of jeans. You can follow their progress here on Men’s Shop Daily, as well as on Instagram.

Keep reading to meet the five guys—from a bicycle shaman to a caffeine connoisseur—whose stories, and jeans, we’ll be getting better acquainted with in the months to come.

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For Episode One of THE SNEAKER PROJECT: SNEAKERS IN YOUR CITY, we asked Seattle hip-hop legends Thig Nat and Prometheus Brown (aka Geo Quibuyen) to show us the best that their hometown (which happens to be Nordstrom’s hometown, too) has to offer.

Get a ground-level glimpse of the Emerald City in the short video above, and keep reading for a Q&A with Thig and Geo, behind-the-scenes photos, and a closer look at their favorite spots around town (as well as those sneakers they’re sporting).

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On the heels of last season’s curated selection of American-made boots, our men’s shoe team has decided to one-up themselves with a tightly edited showcase of rare sneakers from legendary as well as up-and-coming brands. We’re calling it The Sneaker Project—and from retro runners to luxe leather trainers, we’re confident it offers shoes to knock the socks off even the most discriminating fan of the game.

Keep reading for a closer look at six of our favorite brands—plus a chance to see them in action.

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From dark and raw to bleached and faded, we can all agree that a great-fitting pair of jeans is a menswear essential that will never go out of style. With more new and unique denim brands entering our Men’s Shop lineup than ever before, we asked our buying team to name a few whose stories (and, of course, jeans) they thought you, our valued reader, would like to know. Keep reading for the low-down on eight cutting-edge denim brands—from zany Canadian start-ups to 125-year-old American icons.

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You might be Trill now…but how long have you Been that way? Our second installment of Been Trill digital wheat-paste posters (created by Nordstrom associates using the Been Trill App) goes to show that whether you’re a kid with a candy cigarette, a 100-year-old store or a terrier in a football jersey, there’s a way to embrace the #BeenTrill# aesthetic.

Check out our previous post to learn more about what that means—and be sure to shop our selection of Been Trill T-shirts while they’re still in stock. (Our Heartbreakers Club Pop-In Shop, of which Been Trill is a part, shuts down this Sunday.) Keep reading for 20 new images from our compatriots here at Nordstrom HQ.

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