Itchy sweaters can be cool, but once you step into the golden fleece of the cashmere goat, you’re always going to need that softness in your life. As for what to wear with a cashmere sweater? Studio N stylist Chad Christensen offers these three looks. Please consider our full selection of complete looks a helpful style resource.
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.)
Watch: More Videos in this Series
Market Week: (noun) A series of concurrent menswear trade shows, during which our buyers spend a busy 72 hours hitting the best booths, meeting with dozens of designers and brand reps, and getting a hands-on look at what next season will have in store (literally).
Our video team tagged along to the trade shows in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. Check out the trends they spotted below, with commentary by our Men’s Fashion Director Jorge Valls—and watch for video interviews with our favorite booth-keepers coming soon.
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[Photos above via @NordstromMen on Instagram. Clockwise from top left:
Johan Lindeberg of BLK DNM; welcome to Project Las Vegas;
Marcus Troy’s ‘Blogger Project’; historical plaids with the good people at Grayers;
Todd Snyder showcasing his Champion collab; spotted in the wild at Stance socks.]
Trend 1: Nautical Influences. “Breton stripes continue to be big. We’re starting to see maritime pops of color, like bold yellows and reds.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director
Trend 2: Indigo Everything. “We saw every shade and shape of denim imaginable: raw, worn, torn, washed, you name it. Denim shirts and jackets. A chambray shirt is great to have—dress it up or down. Blue, in general, is everywhere. Deep indigos look especially good to me right now.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director
Trend 3: Tropical Skater. “The combination of floral/Hawaiian prints with skater/surf culture we’re seeing feels fresh, and is incredibly vibrant and colorful. Do one piece of pattern, or mix patterns and stripes together—there’s a version for every guy.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director
Trend 4: Tried and True. “Traditional men’s cues are still important—think heritage and prep. Keep it up-to-date with a modern fit.” —Jorge Valls, Men’s Fashion Director
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Watch for Market-Week video interviews in mid-September.
In the meantime, check out our street-style report live from the trade-show tents.
[Photos by Matthew Sumi. Quotes by Jorge Valls, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.]
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.
Overwhelmed by page after page of incredible Fall essentials at great prices? If you don’t have time to click to your heart’s content, we’ve eliminated the guess-work with a well-stocked category of Featured Looks—complete, head-to-toe kits ranging from buttoned-up boardroom suiting to rock-and-roll weekend wear. Check out three of our favorites below.
Billy Reid Pullover: Sale $122.90, After Sale $185
Billy Reid Shirt: Sale $116.90, After Sale $175
Nudie Jeans: Sale $119.90, After Sale $179
Red Wing Boots: Sale $159.90, After Sale $240
This is a great opportunity to score supreme-quality basics from Billy Reid, CFDA Men’s Designer of the Year, at reduced prices. Here we complemented this grown-man version of a hoodie with one of our favorite up-and-coming jeans brands—Nudie, made in Italy with organic cotton—and an all-American classic: Red Wing boots. SHOP THIS LOOK
John Varvatos Star USA
3-Piece Suit: Sale $449.90, After Sale $795
Dress Shirt: Sale $59.50, After Sale $90
Tie: Sale $56.90, After Sale $85
To Boot New York Oxfords: Sale $196.90, After Sale $295
Think of rock-inspired designer John Varvatos as your source for office-ready clothes—with a touch of attitude. This slim-lapeled, shadow-plaid suit falls squarely in that category, and at under $450 for all three pieces, it’s hard to pass up. Finish with sleek, classic Italian-made dress shoes—at nearly $100 off. SHOP THIS LOOK
Sheepskin Leather Jacket: Sale $399.90, After Sale $598
Trim-Fit T-Shirt: Sale $32.90, After Sale $50
Slim-Straight Jeans: Sale $179.90, After Sale $280
This jacket features crinkled leather so it looks perfectly broken-in from day one, plus extra seaming that makes your shoulders look broader. (It even comes in a cool navy-blue, in addition to the black shown here.) Diesel’s jeans are infamous for a killer fit, and the artisanal distressing is unique to each pair—so scoring some for under $200 is a steal. SHOP THIS LOOK