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This is a great example of a well-crafted shoe for a good value, and while it’s a personal preference, some guys may want their first monk to be a single monk. This Cole Haan pair is a caramel brown, which tends to be a bit more European looking, that plays beautifully off grey flannel trousers or even white jeans.


It’s very liberating for guys to feel like they can buy a pair of monk straps and not just save them for special occasions. Break them out of the box and wear them all the time, from work to weekend.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

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 second edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 16 Fall essentials from the August issue. Check back every month for more.

Did you know Nordstrom began as a shoe store? John W. Nordstrom came to the United States in 1887 and, after cobbling together a modest sum in the Klondike gold rush, opened Wallin & Nordstrom shoes, with friend Carl Wallin, in Seattle in 1901.

Over the years, our founder handed down his avid dedication to the customer (and hands-on knowledge of footwear) to subsequent generations of the Nordstrom family. His great-grandsons still manage the company today—and all started their careers in the shoe stockroom.

Long story short: Shoes are in our DNA. And that’s never more apparent than during our biggest event of the year, Anniversary Sale, when we bring in stellar deals on Fall shoes from wingtips to high-tops. Peruse a few of our favorites below—spotted in the Shoe Shop at our flagship store in Downtown Seattle.


Cole Haan Chukka: Sale $129.90, After Sale $198
Leather | Suede | Shop All Chukkas


Timberland Earthkeepers Boot: Sale $119.90, After Sale $170
Shop: This Boot | All Work Boots


Bruno Magli Suede Chukka: Sale $259.90, After Sale $385
Shop: This Boot | All Chukkas


Red Wing Boot: Sale $159.90, After Sale $240
Shop: This Boot | All Boots


Nike ‘Free Trainer’: Sale $59.90, After Sale $90
Shop: This Sneaker | All Nike


New Balance 990: (Add to shopping bag to see sale price)
Shop: This Sneaker | All Athletic Shoes 


Nike ‘Air Flytop’: Sale $84.90, After Sale $130
Shop: This Sneaker | All High Tops


Lacoste Tassel Loafer (left): Sale $99.90, After Sale $150
Cole Haan Driving Loafer (right): Sale $89.90, After Sale $138
Shop All Loafers & Slip-Ons


Allen Edmonds Wingtip: Sale $196.90, After Sale $295
Shop: This Shoe | All Wingtips


Allen Edmonds Cap-Toe Brogue: Sale $219.90, After Sale $335
Shop: This Shoe | All Cap-Toe Oxfords


1901 Suede Longwing: Sale $64.90, After Sale $99.95
Shop: This Shoe | All 1901 Shoes


To Boot New York Cap-Toe: Sale $269.90, After Sale $398
Shop: This Shoe | All Oxfords

June 11, 2012

Summer Staple: Loafers

Your warm-weather office uniform: Slim chinos, cotton ties, and the shoes shown here. Whether you opt for tassel or kiltie details or stick with a classic penny loafer, remember to cuff your pant to show some ankle—and skip the socks, of course. (Or better yet, pull on a pair of shoe-preserving no-show socks.)

Check out some editor’s picks below, or shop our full selection of loafers and slip-ons.

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