Personal style, in the world of Portland, OR—which, if you’ve been there, you know is almost exactly the same as it’s portrayed in the TV show Portlandia—means apparel that’s all at once tech-y and earth-y, at times willfully weird, and suitable for work, play, and frequent daytrips into the great outdoors. Get on their level with the Poler x Nike SB collection. That’s Poler, the adventure/style company from Portland, blended with Nike’s skateboarding/skate-culture SB division, which is headquartered in nearby Beaverton.
Inter-brand collaborations in the menswear universe may have reached a near-comedic level years ago—but when a partnership starring labels as universally loved as New Balance and Herschel Supply Co. comes along, how can we do anything besides pause for a collective moment of admiration…Before starting in on the tough math of whether you can splurge for both the sneaker and the boot.
Scroll down for details; as you can see, the special-edition 420 sneaker and 710 boot both come with custom paisley lining (a Herschel signature), and brown leather accents reminiscent of your favorite backpack. (Herschel ‘Heritage Plus’ backpacks, with internal laptop sleeves, and ‘Novel’ duffel bags in corresponding colors are available as well.)
These guys are selling fast, but there are a few sizes left in the following colors:
[Detail photos courtesy of Herschel Supply Co.]
You already knew we carry some of the best brands known to man. But did you know our own, in-house labels are world-class as well?
Nordstrom Product Group (NPG) is a division of product designers and specialists responsible for researching and developing key items each season for Nordstrom-exclusive brands (like John W. Nordstrom, 1901 and Calibrate, to name a few).
With a focus on high quality and incredible value, the NPG team receives no special treatment from our product buyers, who visit the NPG showroom and buy into each season’s offering—or don’t—just as they would any other outside vendor.
It recently came to our attention that the highly competitive folks at NPG work with some of the most elite mills and firmly established fabric authorities in the world. The latest example? Their John W. Nordstrom sportcoats made with authentic Harris Tweed.
A pretty remarkable value (considering the quality of this time-tested fabric) at just $395, these coats are a wardrobe staple that will serve you well at work as well as on the weekend. The two herringbone variations—black/white and brown multi—can be seen above.
Here, our Men’s Sportswear Design Director, John (left), and Clothing Brand Manager, Tom, demonstrate the coats’ classic fit and impeccable details.
Want to know more about the centuries-old practice of hand-weaving this legendary Scottish fabric? Watch this charmingly narrated (speaking of brogues) video, courtesy of Harris Tweed, and visit the official Harris Tweed Authority.