Let Her Borrow: Your New Spring Sweater

Has your wife or girlfriend ever borrowed your coat or wandered the house in your favorite hoodie? If not, you might need better clothes. ‘Let Her Borrow’ is a new series in which Kristina Zias, a menswear expert at our Grove store in LA, shows off her favorite new items from the Nordstrom Men’s Shop.

“With spring around the corner but indecisive weather now, I’m eyeing a few of the new sweaters in our Men’s Designer department. Beware though, guys: They’re made for you, but if your girlfriend gives you one as a gift, she might have ulterior motives. [maniacal laugh.] Here are my three key sweaters for the season: The hoodie, crewneck and quarter-zip.”
—Kristina Zias, Nordstrom at The Grove, Los Angeles

 


1. The Hoodie: U Clothing. “One of our newest Men’s Designer labels, this London-based brand took a basic zip-front hoodie and did it right, leaving no detail unnoticed. The cotton/terry blend has a really impressive, luxurious feel to it, and the metal hardware detailing adds some edge. It’s lightweight and perfect to throw on without thinking twice.”
[Shop: U Clothing Hoodie | All Men’s Hoodies]


Editor’s picks to complete the look:
7 For All Mankind Chinos | U Clothing Hoodie (same as above)
Herschel Supply Co. Backpack | Fred Perry Henley
 



2. The Crewneck: Jack Spade. “This sweater’s bold, red-and-pink stripes are perfect for spring—but you can wear it all year. Pair with shorts and Chucks for day-time weekend wear, then switch it up with a collared shirt, jeans and loafers for a dinner date. I’d even like to see it grunged-up with some camo pants and chukka boots.”
[Shop: Jack Spade Crewneck | All Men’s Crewneck Sweaters]


Editor’s picks to complete the look:
Saltbox Corduroy Shorts | Jack Spade Sweater (same as above)
Zack Bracelet | Jack Spade Pullover Shirt
 


3. The Quarter-Zip: Gant by Michael Bastian. “This cotton pullover sweater is extremely cozy, with intricate stitching that has a serious preppy vibe that I love. It’s a classic sweater to throw on over any outfit when the sea breeze kicks up this summer.”
[Shop: Gant by Michael Bastian Quarter-Zip | All Men’s Zip-Up Sweaters]


Editor’s picks to complete the look:
Obey Chinos | Billy Reid Shirt | Victorinox Swiss Army Watch
Gant by Michael Bastian Sweater (same as above)
 

SHOP: ALL MEN’S SWEATERS | SPRING ESSENTIALS

 
 

[By Kristina Zias. Photos by Laura Matsko.]

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Ranu March 22, 2013, 2:37 pm

    Love this!! The white pullover – I want! Cute photos too.

  • Regina April 2, 2013, 9:08 am

    I love the way you styled the mens sweaters. So cute, cozy, and stylish. I will definitely be taking some of these pointers. Thanks 😉

  • Anonymous April 2, 2013, 10:16 am

    I need to buy these for my boyfriend (& me)!!!!

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