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What happens when our Men’s Shop video team goes to Las Vegas during Market Week? They run into Pharrell. They get down to brass tacks with up-and-coming design heroes. And they make some movie magic.

Above is one of four new videos we shot while traversing the vendor booths in Vegas during three furious days of menswear trade shows. Press play, learn about the elbow grease that goes into some of today’s best gear, and shop our Editor’s Picks from a few of the brands we interviewed. (Notice a theme? Fall is officially here.)


L-R: Wolverine Boot | Ted Baker London Coat | Red Wing Boot
Gant Shirt Jacket | Sperry Top-Sider Belt


L-R: W.R.K. Blazer | New Balance Sneaker | Grayers Cardigan | Sperry Top-Sider Boot
Todd Snyder + Champion T-shirt

 

Watch: More Videos in this Series

Shop All: ‘Functional Craftsmanship’ Featured Brands


Market Week: (noun) A series of concurrent menswear trade shows, during which our buyers spend a busy 72 hours hitting the best booths, meeting with dozens of designers and brand reps, and getting a hands-on look at what next season will have in store (literally).

Our video team tagged along to the trade shows in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. Check out the trends they spotted below, with commentary by our Men’s Fashion Director Jorge Valls—and watch for video interviews with our favorite booth-keepers coming soon.

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[Photos above via @NordstromMen on Instagram. Clockwise from top left:
Johan Lindeberg of BLK DNM; welcome to Project Las Vegas;
Marcus Troy's 'Blogger Project'; historical plaids with the good people at Grayers;
Todd Snyder showcasing his Champion collab; spotted in the wild at Stance socks.]

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Trend 1: Nautical Influences. “Breton stripes continue to be big. We’re starting to see maritime pops of color, like bold yellows and reds.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director

[Above: On-deck at Sperry Top-Sider;
a wavy show-goer with eye-catching accessories.]



Trend 2: Indigo Everything. “We saw every shade and shape of denim imaginable: raw, worn, torn, washed, you name it. Denim shirts and jackets. A chambray shirt is great to have—dress it up or down. Blue, in general, is everywhere. Deep indigos look especially good to me right now.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director

[Above: Black (and grey, and blue) denim at BLK DNM;
our denim-clad friend at AG Jeans.]



Trend 3: Tropical Skater. “The combination of floral/Hawaiian prints with skater/surf culture we’re seeing feels fresh, and is incredibly vibrant and colorful. Do one piece of pattern, or mix patterns and stripes together—there’s a version for every guy.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director

[Above: '90s-inspired hoodies with modern lines;
this guy mixed patterns like a pro.]



Trend 4: Tried and True. “Traditional men’s cues are still important—think heritage and prep. Keep it up-to-date with a modern fit.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director

[Above, clockwise from top left:
Matteo Gottardi of W.R.K.; inspired hosiery at Stance socks;
cream-color shawl-collars at Gant;
the wall of American-made boots at Red Wing.]

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Watch for Market-Week video interviews in mid-September.
In the meantime, check out our street-style report live from the trade-show tents.

 
 

[Photos by Matthew Sumi. Quotes by Jorge Valls, Nordstrom Men's Fashion Director.]

Our Men’s photo team wrapped their grueling five-day marathon of a shoot in NYC with an all-star lineup of our favorite Designer Collections brands. Check out exclusive previews below, and keep your eyes peeled for the new deliveries to hit the site in the weeks and months to come.

And, in case you missed it, check out Instagram pics from the rest of the shoot here:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Sneak Peek


“NYC is amazing tonight.”Tommy Fazio, Men’s Fashion Director


Michael Bastian Spring 2013.


“This Billy Reid suit is my new favorite.” —Tommy


Shipley & Halmos goes collegiate.


Bonobos.


Michael Bastian’s perfect field coat. Coming soon.


Steven Alan: makers of the perfect plaid shirt.


Stripes and camo by Gant.


Field Scout. This one’s already live on the site.


“Five days on a shoot will do it to you.” —Tommy

 

Most of the clothes seen here are not available yet. But you can shop current collections here:
Michael Bastian | Billy Reid | Shipley & Halmos | Steven Alan

[Instagram pics by Tommy Fazio, Men's Fashion Director. Check out Nordstrom's company-wide Instagram here.]

Our Half-Yearly Sale for Men kicked off last week, and it just keeps getting better: Designer Collections markdowns go even deeper starting this morning, with many items up to 60% off. In other words, the time to pull the trigger on that coat, blazer or bag you’ve been eyeing is NOW.

Check out some editor’s picks below (all at 33–60% off) below, or shop all sale clothing, shoes and accessories.


Spring Jackets: Rag & Bone lamb leather | Rag & Bone windbreaker | John Varvatos
 


Parkas: Jack Spade | Rag & Bone | A.P.C.
 


Shirts & Sweaters: Shipley & Halmos | Billy Reid | Gant Rugger
 


Bags by Jack Spade: laptop briefcase | leather duffel | nylon duffel
 


Navy Blazers: Billy Reid | Gant by Michael Bastian | A.P.C.