Ladies: If the guy in your life adheres to his GQs and runs around sockless most of the year, wet weather can come as kind of a shock. (Especially if his favorite Chucks have a hole in the sole—not that we know anything about that.) A few pairs of thick, cotton-blend socks—especially ones in camo-, Norwegian- or Navajo-themed motifs like the Stance Socks above—will look great dangling from the mantle, and even better peeking out of the killer boots you bought him.
Gents: Be forewarned, these socks are so cozy, the lady in your life might be tempted to borrow them. Situations like those below, from Stance’s website, may ensue.
SHOP: STANCE SOCKS | ALL MEN’S SOCKS
[Lifestyle images courtesy of Stance Socks.]
Seattle gets a bad rap, style-wise. Maybe certain Seattleites re-purpose their outdoor gear too liberally—but it’s a different story within the several-block radius that contains our corporate headquarters and flagship store here in Downtown Seattle.
To prove our point, we’re going to start snapping well-dressed guys we spot around the office. First up is Danny, an online merchandising specialist who’s responsible, among about a million other things, for coordinating GQ Selects each month.
We had to bug Danny for a few photos yesterday due to his keen ability to nail multiple trends at a time and make it look like no big deal. Check him out: shawl-collar sweater, rugged boots, cargo pants, touch of camo. Take a closer look at the details, and shop similar items using the links below:
Tie-Tuck. Gives your office gear a subtle military touch—and keeps your tie out of your lunch.
Streamlined Cargo. Chinos with utilitarian pockets are officially back—
but they’re far from the crazy-baggy ones you remember from ’98.
Serious Socks. Rugged boots require them. Pulling them over your pant cuff
(a favorite fall trick among stylists lately) is entirely optional.
Get Danny’s Look:
Shawl-Collar Sweaters | Button-Down Shirts | The Tie Bar Camo Tie
Cargo Pants | Anonymous Ism Socks | Wolverine Boots
Today’s look centers around a fall/winter prerequisite: a warm and exceedingly dapper top coat. But we’re equally enthused by the finishing touches we picked to accentuate the official GQ selections—like Hav-A-Hank’s paisley pocket square (available in 8 eye-catching colors) and budget-wise gloves by Topman.
Michael Bastian Double-Breasted Houndstooth Top Coat. “Every guy needs a great top coat this season. When done right, like this Michael Bastian number, it works for any occasion, from a black-tie ball to the office to weekend errands. Bastian’s is modernized by its slimmer peak lapels. The trim double-breasted silhouette ensures this coat will look good over any and all of your fall outfits.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
(shop this item)
Allen Edmonds ‘MacNeil’ Oxford. “When we talk about wingtips at GQ we talk about them with a lot of passion and gravitas. A black wingtip is one of the most worthwhile and elegant shoes a man can have in his wardrobe. It stands up to dressier fall flannels but looks just as appropriate with a pair of khakis or corduroy jeans. This pair walks the line perfectly between being too chunky and too refined—the proportions are just right. They’re made in America, and with a little care, these will last 20 years. Guys can rest assured they will never go out of style.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
(shop this item)
Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Hav-A-Hank Pocket Square | Brixton Driver’s Cap | Jack Spade Henley
Topman Burgundy Stripe Gloves | Obey Fingerless Gloves | Topman Navy Stripe Gloves
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 latest edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 15 favorites from the November issue—from immaculate outerwear to unexpected accessories. Check back each month for more.
A leather jacket, a great blazer, killer shoes—these things are investment pieces, meant to last a lifetime.
Your underwear, on the other hand, should be relegated to the dust bin upon the slightest sign of wear and tear. (If, that is, you plan on anyone’s eyes other than your own catching even a fleeting glimpse of them. )
Do everyone a favor and upgrade from the ratty bulk brand you gravitated toward in college to the streamlined shorts and flattering briefs (now making a comeback) by Hugo Boss.
You’ll look exactly like the guys above. Just kidding. But you will notice a huge difference in how they look and feel, and—with our entire stock of Hugo Boss underwear, undershirts and socks currently 25% off—your wallet will be none the wiser.
SHOP HUGO BOSS UNDERWEAR SALE
[Images courtesy of Hugo Boss. Exact styles shown may no longer be available.]
Yes, that’s snow—and no, that guy’s not wearing pants. It’s a good thing Pact socks are plenty warm.
It’s also a good thing they look great with jeans, khakis, and definitely boots—so stock up (save $3 on each pair of Pact socks when you buy 3 or more) and wear them all winter long.
The best thing of all, though? Every purchase from Pact’s holiday collection helps The Empowerment Plan provide jobs to homeless women in Detroit. According to Jeff from the Pact team, “It’s an incredible little organization that makes sleeping coats for the homeless. With money raised from our collection, Pact is buying The Empowerment Plan new, industrial sewing machines, so that they can hire more women and make more coats.”
Altruistic through and through, the fine people at Pact even shot their holiday lookbook (including the brave, pantsless gentleman above) at a location they wanted to shine a light on: The Heidelberg Project, a public art environment in Detroit. Learn more about it in the video below, and SHOP PACT UNDERWEAR & SOCKS.
[Photos courtesy of Pact. Video by Tilapia Film, courtesy of The Heidelberg Project.]
The wait is over—Britain’s finest eccentric streetwear and affordable tailoring is now online.
Check out some favorite pieces from our NYC photo shoot below, or shop all Topman:
Complete Looks | Clothing | Accessories
Topman: Fair Isle cardigan ($88), oxford shirt ($52),
skinny jeans ($60), tie ($20). Shop This Look
Topman: sunglass and camera print T-shirt ($36), mustard slim-fit chinos ($60)
Topman: stripe knit polo ($55), acid-wash skinny jeans ($80),
socks ($24 for 5-pack). Shop This Look
Topman: ‘Aztec’ print sweatshirt ($55), black acid-wash skinny jeans ($80),
corduroy snap-back cap ($32). Shop This Look
Topman: navy shawl-collar cardigan ($80), ‘Tiki Man’ printed shirt ($60),
stone skinny chinos ($60)
Topman: burgundy T-shirt ($36), grey skinny chinos ($60)
Topman: navy herringbone blazer ($180), stripe knit polo ($55), indigo skinny jeans ($60), patterned socks ($24 for 5-pack)
[Instagram photos by Strath Shepard, Men's Online Creative Director.]