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Do your best to ignore the souped-up Rolls Royces, the gyrating flappers, the sinister-sounding Kanye West / Jay-Z / Frank Ocean beat (which would have been infinitely cooler here if a handful of mediocre action flicks didn’t already use it), the hypnotic visual overload director Baz Luhrmann made famous in 1996′s amped-up Romeo & Juliet remix—and even try to look past Carey Mulligan’s beauty mark, if at all humanly possible.

Instead, feast your eyes on the impeccable menswear Great Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin created in collaboration with 195-year-old American institution Brooks Brothers. Delving into the brand’s archives, Martin nailed every detail—from straw boater to gold collar pin to powder-pink peak lapel.

Watch a behind-the-scenes mini-documentary on the film’s costume design here, and catch The Great Gatsby in theaters May 10.

 

SHOP: BROOKS BROTHERS

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check out our new Summer Suiting Guide.

 
 
 

[Trailer courtesy of Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. Still images are captures from the Brooks Brothers video about the film's costume design. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

When I think of a shirt like this, I think of it having to be from Brooks Brothers because that’s ground zero in your search for a pink oxford. The quality is incredible, the fit is trimmer and it sports a smaller collar than the traditional styles. It can stand up to 500 washings and just gets better with age. There’s a little texture to the fabric which helps anchor any other sturdy fall fabrics you put it with. The pink is not so bright as to make you feel like a dandy, but it does give enough of a jolt of color to brighten up a pale, sunless face come winter. At this price, it’s probably one of your best fall investments.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

 

 Shop: Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt, $79.50 | The Tie Bar ‘Country Stripe’ Knit Tie, $15.00

 

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For the third edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 20 favorites from the September issue. Check back each month for more.