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Manscoping: Heartbreaker + Heartwinner Horoscopes Courtesy the AstroTwins

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Did you know? It’s your final weekend to shop Heartbreakers II by Pop-In@Nordstrom–a showcase of evolving menswear curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects. And we just want to say three things about that:

Many pieces are unisex, all would make for great gifting and right now there are significant markdowns.

In the spirit of the shop, Pop-In favorites the AstroTwins, Tali and Ophira Edut, have applied a Heartbreakers filter to their astrology. Check out the horoscopes below to predict your life with any man based on his zodiac sign.

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Click here to get star-schooled

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How to Shuck an Oyster | Pop-In@Nordstrom Presents Heartbreakers II

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Shucking oysters is one of those culinary tasks which seems intimidatingly hard, but it’s actually easy after you do it correctly once–and after that just let muscle memory do what it does. Follow the guidelines in our video below from Tom Stocks, oyster boss at Taylor Shellfish in Seattle, and you’ll be good.

And when you shuck, might we suggest using a stainless steel Opinel knife? The tool is small, foldable, sturdy and attractive. We’re carrying it as part of our current Pop-In Shop curated by Olivia Kim, Heartbreakers II.

We’re billing Heartbreakers II as a showcase of evolving menswear. But it’s more than just apparel. There’s also a whole category for home & camp.

Shop: Opinel Shellfish Knife | Heartbreakers II by Pop-In@Nordstrom

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Sustainability and Slovenia: Kelly Slater and John Moore on Outerknown’s Complete Circle | Heartbreakers II Pop-In@Nordstrom

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Competitive surfing legend Kelly Slater is now riding the menswear wave as an entrepreneur with Outerknown, the new casual-luxe brand he founded with designer and surfer John Moore which is part of our Heartbreakers II Pop-In Shop.

And he’s considering the health of our planet every step of the way.

The unofficial Outerknown motto is “we don’t expect what we don’t inspect”, which is how Slater and Moore ended up in a chemical plant last year in Ljubljana, Slovenia, analyzing reclaimed fishing nets being processed into ECONYL® nylon yarn–the basis of Outerknown’s swim trunks.

Outerknown is part of the Kering conglomerate which includes Saint Laurent and Balenciaga, and can be seen as a blend of that luxury world with a brand like Patagonia, built on values of sustainability and transparency about its supply chain.

Moore says on the factory floor in Slovenia is when the “first day” of the company truly occurred, surrounded by weird smells and industrial waste. There, he and Slater faced production costs in a very real way and decided they were all in.

Here’s that story in a Q&A with Moore and Slater.

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Polar Fleece, Public Art and Landscape Architecture: In the Studio with Maiden Noir | Heartbreakers II by Pop-In@Nordstrom

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Images by Canh Nguyen

We love Maiden Noir‘s menswear with streetwear influences, which can be borderline dressed-up and also extremely cozy, with a deft use of polar fleece. We’re psyched to carry the Seattle brand as part of Heartbreakers II, our Pop-In Shop curated by VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, this month focused on evolving menswear.

Because Maiden Noir is based in Seattle’s International District, just a mile south of Nordstrom HQ, we thought we’d pop in for a visit. After all, how busy could designer Nin Truong and his partner Christa Thomas be? They only run Maiden Noir simultaneously with a coffee shop, a line of bags and Truong’s other job as design director of Stüssy.

They’re a power couple, for real.

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Handwritten Designer Questionnaires | Pop-In@Nordstrom Presents Heartbreakers II

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As part of our deep dive into the world of Heartbreakers II—our Pop-In Shop focused on evolving menswear curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects—we got to know the brands with a quick interview.

For the format we chose a handwritten questionnaire, which should delight fashion graphologists worldwide (we see you).

Check our Q&As below with designers and creative directors from an international selection of the Heartbreakers II roster: Études Studio, BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS, Maiden Noir, LONGJOURNEY, Kinfolk, Needles, NIKBEN, Stutterheim, XLARGE, Xander Zhou, Tim Coppens and COTTWEILER.

We think you will find they are rich texts.

And you’ll notice one question is about music. Songs mentioned are compiled here.

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The Soundtrack of Heartbreak | Heartbreakers II by Pop-In@Nordstrom

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Hey, player: Are you ready for a super-emotional listening experience?

Hopefully your answer is YES, in which case please allow us to present the soundtrack for our new Pop-In Shop: Heartbreakers II, a showcase of evolving menswear curated by our VP of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim. It’s the monthlong sequel to our first menswear Pop-In from 2014.

We asked designers and creative directors from Heartbreakers II brands to provide songs for a broken heart and songs for a heartbreaker. Every designer came correct.

The result is an extremely fresh mix of hollowed-out hip-hop, American easy listening, French rock, Afropop via the UK and Japanese versions of Western folk classics–chosen by brands including Études, Bedwin & the Heartbreakers, Maiden Noir, LONGJOURNEY, Kinfolk, Needles, Nikben, Stutterheim, XLARGE, Xander Zhou,  Tim Coppens and COTTWEILER.

Get into the official Heartbreakers II soundtrack below.

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