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Did we know we needed a lesson about how to tie and lace our shoes? No. Did we expect to be instructed on the subject by Bloomberg News? No. Do we normally ask ourselves questions aloud? Some Wednesdays, yes.


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Anyway: Read the piece. It’s good. It features entrancing GIF animations. And that attractive sneaker above? Brand name Common Projects, model name Achilles Low. We carry it at 17 stores.


Easy, creamy, classic clam chowder recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Our Classic Clam Chowder is actually quick and easy to pull together. This recipe–from our Family Table Cookbook and restaurants–is just the right thickness and isn’t stingy on the clams. All it takes is a bit of dicing, sautéing and gentle simmering, and about 45 minutes.

Easy, creamy, classic clam chowder recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.



What to Wear to a Job Interview

First, ask yourself whether your (future) workplace dress code is traditional, business casual or completely casual. Then watch this video, be inspired and nail that interview.

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Your All-Time Top 10 Accessories

Well-chosen accessories should complement the rest of what you’re wearing. That’s complement, not compliment, which is basically to comply. The root of complement is complete.

Finishing touches can seem minor but bring everything together and leave lasting impressions. Don’t muck about. Finish strong.

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How to Dress Like Marty McFly

Without unraveling the space-time continuum or tricking out a DeLorean, we’ve made it to 2015. To celebrate Back to the Future Day, the day that Marty travels to in time to save his future family, introducing us to the hoverboard and the decades of disappointment that followed when it didn’t materialize, today we’re showing you how to get the Marty McFly look. Because as Doc said, if you’re going to do it, why not do it with some style?

How to Dress Like Marty McFlyStyle notes: Somehow Marty predicted the perfect fall transitional look. You’ve got layers of outerwear, a comfortable sneaker and casual denim. Throw on some shades and you’re ready for awkward encounters, meathead bullies and flirty moms.

Whether you put it on for Back to the Future Day or as a Halloween costume, we think this outfit is pretty timeless.

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How to Wear a Tie

You know the four-in-hand, the half-Windsor and even how to tie a bow tie. But you ever put on your tie and it looks…not quite right? Watch this video.

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Which dress shirt fit is right for you: extra-trim, trim, traditional or classic? You’ll get there by first considering how you feel about these components: armhole, chest, sleeve and waist.

Watch our video to see how those details come together to make distinct silhouettes.

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Fall classic: Roast some mushrooms. Rich and simple. Don’t overthink it and you can’t screw it up. Find this and other recipes in our Nordstrom Flavors Cookbook, available in store. 

Download this recipe as a PDF to print or save. 

More mushrooms, please


Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell

Be a man: learn to cook. Fried chicken may seem daunting but we swear it’s not–and should really be in your repertoire since it’s perfect hot or cold, ideal for watching football with the homies and also completely advisable for a date, either at home or picnic-style.

There are a lot of secrets to crispy skin and flavorful meat out there. Here’s Nordstrom Sixth & Pine Restaurant’s: a double dredge in heavily seasoned flour with a good, long wait in between to let the herbs and spices make their way into the pieces before frying.

The sweet and spicy honey chipotle dip adds a modern twist to this classic. Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell



How to Dress Like N.W.A

With Straight Outta Compton currently in theaters, we thought you might want to know how to dress like N.W.A—the legendary Los Angeles rap group at the center of this Hollywood blockbuster.howtodresslikenwaStyle notes: black and white everything. T-shirt slightly longer than the bomber jacket. Any Los Angeles sports gear is a bonus.

And if you’re trying to rep N.W.A around the office, we humbly suggest Raiders cufflinks.

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