Fall Denim: Five Washes to Know

falldenimblack1There are a billion and one things to know about denim, but at this exact moment you only need to know two:

1) Slim fit is the new normal.

Don’t worry, wearing slim-fit jeans does not mean having an awful time trying to get your keys into/out of your pocket. It means you’re living in modern times.

2) Owning jeans in various washes is the move.

If you care about coordinating with your shoes and the rest of what you’re wearing, you’ll need a few pairs of jeans in different colors. Five washes for you to consider: black, distressed, grey, vintage inspired and dark wash.

Check out the murdered-out fit above and, below, four more ensembles to inspire you to master each category.

Shop: cold weather Chuck Taylors | DIESEL hoodie | BLK DNM t-shirt | J Brand jeans

Shop: all jeans



For adventure-ready sunglasses, we’re loving the TOMS Traveler: clean design, bendable SOLAFLEX construction. Throw them in your bag and speed off into the horizon, no hard protective case necessary.

Plus, built into every purchase is the brand’s famous one-for-one philanthropy

Just like how buying a pair of TOMS shoes helps a person in need, TOMS ensures each pair of sunglasses sold results in sight-giving assistance to a different person who could use help paying for glasses or ocular medical attention.

We spoke to travel hounds and witnesses to TOMS’ good works John Whitledge, creative director and designer for TOMS eyewear, and Darin Dennee, TOMS eyewear director. They gave us insights (pun intended) into TOMS’ programs in Paraguay, which islands they’re surfing next and where to go when you’re in Shanghai.

And they confirmed the virtual unbreakability of these shades. 

Shop: TOMS sunglasses



If you think it’s tough facing the decision of loafers vs. monk-straps in the morning—try facing a day with no shoes at all.

On Tuesday, April 16, join Nordstrom and TOMS (the ground-breaking company that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need—One for One®) by going barefoot to raise awareness for the millions of children around the world who don’t have shoes—a difficult reality that not only prevents many kids from meeting their local school’s dress code and receiving an education, but also exposes them to serious health concerns.

Watch the video below to learn more…find additional info on The TOMS Movement here…and give your kicks the day off tomorrow for a good cause.


We mentioned it the other day: Our Seattle offices are rife with well-dressed gents. The photos here capture our Men’s Tailored Clothing buying team, looking even sharper than usual, thanks to the most dapper accessory known to man: a moustache.

In support of Movember, an annual, month-long movement to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, these hirsute heroes (along with millions more, worldwide) have embraced the challenge of leaving their upper lips unshorn ’til December. Support their brave efforts by making a donation at their team page, learn more at the official Movember website, stay tuned to Men’s Shop Daily for a status update on their ‘staches later this month…And dress like a Nordstrom Men’s Buyer using the links below.

Shop: Sportcoats & Blazers | Vests | Dress Shirts | Ties
Sweaters | Chinos | Oxfords | Grooming


Official Movember trailer:

Manly ‘Mo’ tips with Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation:

One more way to support men’s health: limited-edition Movember TOMS, with an embroidered moustache to remind you that part of the proceeds go to help men’s health initiatives.


[Photos by Justin Abbott. Videos courtesy of Movember and, respectively.]