This just in: new heat from New Balance. Catch us mobbing around the city this spring/summer in any of the above styles, most likely on our rolled-up Bonobos steez.
‘Twas the season to indulge, friends, but now ‘tis the season to atone. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of Wellness Realness—information and inspiration you can use to get out of lax mode and into good-for-you mode. Or at least stop eating cookies for lunch and skipping your morning run.
For one moment, try not to focus on the ’80s arrogance, the crotch-shot pose and the pants tucked into socks. Amazing as all those are, direct your eyes instead to homeboy’s footwear. Fresh, right?
Classic, actually. Those same New Balance sneakers are in stock today so don’t say we never told you how to walk and/or hike in style–or showed you how to post up properly in a photo.
We’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.
Fashion stylist Alvin Stillwell spends his life west-coasting between dual residences in Los Angeles and Seattle, and contributes to every fashion mag under the sun as well as this here Men’s Shop Daily blog–he styled bike-builders and rock singers for a few of our videos.
Whereas our first installment of “Sneakers in Your City” followed two hip-hop artists to their favorite spots in Seattle, episode 2 takes us to New York, where Ryan Plett—the photographer, consultant, and self-described “generalist” behind popular mood board blog You Have Broken the Internet—showed us the Big Apple through his own unique lens.
He also shot some damn fine looking photographs for us. Keep reading to watch a behind-the-scenes video, hear about five places to seek out in NYC, and get a closer look at fall footwear from The Sneaker Project, a curated selection handpicked by our buyers.
These French flag-themed New Balance 574s were made in the USA especially for our French Fling Pop-In Shop in extremely limited numbers—and there’s a decent chance we still have them in your size! But not for long. As the wise man who writes our product pages stated, they’re “more rare than an Henri Jayer Pinot Noir, and pair a heck of a lot better with shorts.”
Grab your tri-colors while you can, whether you care to show your allegiance to liberté, égalité and fraternité—or just want to out-class the world’s foremost street-style stars. (Sneakers this chic go with everything from turned-up dad jeans to tailored suits these days, don’t you know.)
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.)
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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.]
Classic kicks in custom colors are popping up all over menswear blogs and street-style slideshows lately. Wear a look like this on the walk from the gym to work in the morning—or all day long, if your gig is a creative one. Either way, opt for the quintessential old-school sneaker, New Balance, and keep everything else sharply tailored, from your tie to your bag.
New Balance ‘574 Backpack’ Sneaker. “We advocate wearing these with a suit in our October issue. The retro running style works so well with one, thanks to its profile—the sneaker retains the sportiness of the original, but without any of the bulk. The bold color creates a cool contrast against something as traditional as a suit, but wouldn’t be out of place under cuffed khakis or slim sweatpants on the weekend.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
(shop this item)
[Editor’s Note: We blew through the green New Balances,
as featured in GQ, in a flash. Get the same look
with the red or black version instead.]
Bally Leather Portfolio. “Guys tired of lugging around a bulky briefcase should try a portfolio for a change, especially one with a profile as slim as this Bally number. Not only will it easily hold your daily haul, but the portfolio does it with infinitely more style than that beat-up brief. The folio isn’t too precious, though: The soft pebble-grain leather gives it a rugged edge.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.
For the fourth edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 fall essentials from the October issue. Check back each month for more.
Did you know Nordstrom began as a shoe store? John W. Nordstrom came to the United States in 1887 and, after cobbling together a modest sum in the Klondike gold rush, opened Wallin & Nordstrom shoes, with friend Carl Wallin, in Seattle in 1901.
Over the years, our founder handed down his avid dedication to the customer (and hands-on knowledge of footwear) to subsequent generations of the Nordstrom family. His great-grandsons still manage the company today—and all started their careers in the shoe stockroom.
Long story short: Shoes are in our DNA. And that’s never more apparent than during our biggest event of the year, Anniversary Sale, when we bring in stellar deals on Fall shoes from wingtips to high-tops. Peruse a few of our favorites below—spotted in the Shoe Shop at our flagship store in Downtown Seattle.