On the final day of our history-making, all-menswear Pop-In @ Nordstrom: Heartbreakers Club, let’s take a moment to reflect on a glorious past few weeks, packed with legendary thugs, digital graffiti, and motorcycles in space. Also: interpretive dance. In case you haven’t seen it, check out our campaign video above (starring Seattle movement artist Matt Drews)—and keep reading for an expansive gallery of visually poetic photos from behind the scenes (and featuring rare wares from Mark McNairy, Hood By Air, LPD New York and more).
The surly outlook of menswear designer Mark McNairy is well-documented—in photos (see above) as well as in T-shirt form. (Note McNairy’s own Instagram for a self-deprecating summation of the designer’s detractors, and a G-rated spoof on a rant-y rap song by Kanye West and co.)
That said, we like to believe that there are two sides to every story. Case in point, even “McNasty,” as friends and fans call him, has a soft spot for food, design, and music that, as he puts it, represent “SIMPLE PERFECTION.” Keep reading for Mark McNairy’s top five likes and dislikes—which he emailed to us IN ALL CAPS, of course.
“Hey hey, my my. CAMOUFLAGE will never die.” If designer Mark McNairy’s Twitter declaration didn’t make his opinion clear enough, the T-shirt he shut down his show with last year (on the chest of rapper Pusha T of Clipse and Kanye West’s GOOD Music fame, no less) could not have provided much louder an encore.
Curious why his position on the pattern is so resolute, we asked McNairy, “Why will camo never die?” He replied simply (and in all caps): “BECAUSE, UNFORTUNATELY, WAR WILL NEVER DIE.” Keep reading to see McNairy’s top-five camo icons of all time, culled from decades of menswear’s form-meets-function lineage.
You might have noticed our previous Pop-In @ Nordstrom curated shops, featuring French curios, obscure Xmas gifts, and unexpected ways to jump-start your New Year. But if there’s ever been a Pop-In deserving of your full and unadulterated attention, it’s the one launching this Friday: Entitled Heartbreakers Club, it’s stocked to the rafters with all menswear, all the time.
Compiled by our director of creative projects, Olivia Kim, the shop will showcase streetwear designed by artists and DJs, exclusive collaborations with emerging designers, and the leather jacket that Marlon Brando made famous in 1953 (or was it the other way around?).
Featuring (to name a few):
A.P.C. • Ebbets Field • Hood By Air • Krink • Levi’s Vintage Clothing
Mark McNairy • October’s Very Own • Patrik Ervell
Porter, Yoshida & Co. • Schott NYC • VFiles • & many more.
See more info, a full list of brands and participating stores here:
…And check back Friday, February 14 to shop
Heartbreakers Club at Nordstrom.com.