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October 1, 2012

GQ Selects: October Look #5

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
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[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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Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Sovereign Code Polka-Dot Tie | Dolce&Gabbana Grey Suit
Nordstrom Smartcare™ Trim-Fit Dress Shirt

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.

September 26, 2012

GQ Selects: October Look #4

Levi’s® Made & Crafted™ and the guys at Rag & Bone are masters when it comes to modernizing heritage-steeped garments. Here, a sweater inspired by centuries-old Irish fishing tradition and a coat modeled after the 6th Earl of Chesterfield (1805–1866) have never looked better.

 

Rag & Bone ‘Coldhayes’ Long Coat. Every guy needs a topcoat this season, and luckily there are tons of options out there from which to choose. We love this updated Chesterfield from rag & bone that maintains the hallmarks of the classic style, velvet collar included, while getting that cool edge the duo does so well thanks to a superb fit. A coat like this should always be cut on the trim side, so whether you put it over a three-piece suit or a T-shirt, you’ll always cut a sharp line.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Levi’s Made & Crafted Cable-Knit, Shawl-Collar Sweater. A cable-knit sweater is really an essential piece of knitwear every guy needs this season but, rather than reaching for an all-over weave, we really like the look of these chunkier, fisherman-style sweaters. They have a handsome heft to them but aren’t as weighty as true wool ones. The great thing about this one by Levi’s Made & Crafted is the added, abbreviated shawl collar that nicely frames any shirt you put underneath.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Brixton Driver’s CapNaked & Famous Selvedge Jeans (Black) | Prada Double-Monk
 
 

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.

September 24, 2012

GQ Selects: October Look #3

Turn an octogenarian-inspired sweater into a prep-meets-greaser look that’s polished enough for most offices—with tips from Jim Moore of GQ:

 


1. Original Penguin Cardigan. “If you saw our September issue, you know we are loving the ‘geezer style’ look that takes icons of old-man fashion and makes them young again. This cardigan is a perfect example. The two-tone trim and knit check pattern is a throwback to vintage style, while the fit has been updated and slimmed, making it a truly modern piece of knitwear with character.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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2. David Hart Harris-Tweed Herringbone Tie. “Tweed is, without question, the fabric of Fall 2012. We love it for suits, sportcoats, pants, driving caps, and even accessories like David Hart’s herringbone tie; of course, we wouldn’t advise wearing them all together. Harris tweed is a hearty fabric with some heft to it, so Hart has smartly cut his tie on the slim side, avoiding the added bulk wider ones create. The great thing about this tie is that in addition to being so spot-on for the season, the neutral gray color will pair well with just about any shirt already hanging in your closet.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director 
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3. A.P.C. ‘New Standard’ Selvedge Slim-Straight Leg Jeans. “All the A.P.C. fits are the benchmark when it comes to selvedge denim. The brand’s ‘New Standard’ is A.P.C.’s original model, cut with a straight leg, and crafted in their signature rigid denim that breaks in amazingly over time. These look best with flipped-up cuffs that showcase the selvedge stripe, adding an air of ’50s rebel cool to any outfit.
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

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4. Converse ‘Jack Purcell’ Sneaker. “The Jack Purcell sneaker has been a go-to style for over 75 years, and just proves that great design never goes out of fashion. The sneaker’s silhouette is simple in the best way possible, meaning these look as good with beat-up jeans as they do with gray flannel pants. The contrast between the black canvas and white rubber gives the whole shoe a graphic, visual punch, accented by the signature ‘smile’ toe front—and, like any canvas-bodied sneaker, these will only get better with more wear and tear.
—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.

September 18, 2012

GQ Selects: October Look #1

Proof positive that fall fabrics like wool and tweed are not inherently stuffy. Here’s all you’ll need for running around on a crisp Saturday (your sportcoat doubles as outerwear)—and then heading straight out to drinks that night:

 


1. Gant by Michael Bastian Tweed Blazer. “If you’re going to invest in a sports jacket this fall, tweed is the way to go. The woven wool is ideal to wear as a jacket during those crisper days ahead, and as a work-appropriate sportcoat when the temperature really dips. Michael Bastian gets it right again with this tweed-herringbone Gant number, featuring a great fit and some personality, courtesy of plaid elbow patches. It’s a bit prep, a bit professorial, and perfect for the colder months ahead.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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2. Vince Wool & Linen Henley Sweater. “A henley is one of your most versatile pieces for the fall. Alone, it’s a fitted upgrade to a lifeless long-sleeve tee, and under a button-down, it becomes a layering piece with depth, thanks to the button placket. This one from Vince is a wool and linen mix, which makes it exceptionally lightweight without being too flimsy. It still has the rugged spirit of the original, but wouldn’t look out of place under a fitted sports jacket.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director 
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3. Todd Snyder ‘Officer’ Wool Cargo Pants. We strongly believe in the wool cargo pant this season at GQ. This pair from Todd Snyder is part of the new breed out there, cut slimmer than their standard-issue inspiration, but rendered in a seasonal-weight wool. Think of these as your new chinos. The pants match up with everything a pair of tailored khakis would, but add a dose of military edge that feels right for fighting through the colder months.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

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Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look: Pendleton Cap | Polo Ralph Lauren Socks
Clarks Desert Boot (one of last month’s GQ Selects)
 
 

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.

Lights, camera, action. The countdown to our latest edition of GQ Selects is on—in less than 24 hours you can expect a fresh batch of our favorite pieces, pulled straight from the pages of GQ, and available right here at Nordstrom.com.

Tomorrow it’ll be the very best from the new October issue. Until then, CLICK HERE to shop previous rounds of GQ Selects.

[On-set photo by Eric Bay.]