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With fall officially here, you might hear sentimentalists bemoaning summer’s end. The barbecues, the concerts, the bikinis—all on hold ’til next year. For our part, we welcome this brisk and soggy new situation. Attacking your closet with wit and creativity each morning is so much easier when you don’t have to worry about sweating through your shirt.

With that spirit of sartorial enthusiasm in mind, we invite you to peruse the hardy fabrics, heritage patterns and rich details that compose our 10 Fall Essentials guide.

Keep reading for tips and picks regarding the first five items you should ensure are in your arsenal for the season ahead—from tweed coats to textured ties.

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Dexter x Jell-O Shots. Forget ill-fitting, odd-smelling rental costumes from the Halloween store. This year, we have a few ideas that are spooky, stylish, and guaranteed conversation starters. First up: Take everyone’s favorite serial killer, and add everyone’s favorite party favor. (The potent serum in Dexter’s patented syringes is clear—but we thought blood-red felt more appropriate for the occasion.) Instead of a rather expected plastic knife as a prop, pack this utilitarian Igloo cooler—it’ll match your look while keeping your shots cold. Just make sure you bring enough for everyone. Find recipes here, and everything else you’ll need below.

Gant by Michael Bastian cargo pants | Igloo cooler | Diesel henley
John W. Nordstrom leather gloves | Wolverine boots | Party syringes
 

Catch Dexter Sunday nights on Showtime.
 

[Images: Dexter courtesy of Showtime; Red syringes courtesy of Everyday Celebrating; Cooler courtesy of Igloo; 6-pack syringes courtesy of Spirit Halloween. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

“To most designers a henley is a henley, but not to Todd Snyder. He’s found ways to do these really masculine pieces but make them his own and make them original.

“The placket and collar are trimmed with chambray fabric, which creates some visual interest at the front, and turns the piece into something that looks as good under a jacket as it does by itself. Snyder’s touches take something born in underwear culture and turn it into a fashion staple.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

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

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.