December Issue

GQ Selects: December Look #5

After six months of impeccable outfits (and exclusive insights from GQ Creative Director Jim Moore), this is the last of our GQ Selects posts! At least for now. Let’s finish things off with a look that’s quintessentially GQ: From the sharply tailored suit to the semi-spread collar, and from the $15 tie bar to the splashy socks, our favorite magazine’s signature touches are all here.

 

Dolce&Gabbana Solid Suit.“To put it simply, Dolce&Gabbana has mastered the modern black suit. From the duo’s focus on a body-hugging fit with a shorter jacket and trim pant legs, to the perfect lapel width to pair with a skinny tie, this is a two-piece any man can feel confident investing in.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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John Varvatos Collection Trim-Fit Stripe Dress Shirt. “Any guy looking to add some pattern into his weekday wardrobe in a conservative office should reach for a striped dress shirt. The vertical lines add subtle visual interest to any outfit, while the semi-spread collar works for every occasion, be it with a tie to close a big deal, or going open-collar to grab a celebratory drink afterwards.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Faraone’ Cap-Toe Oxford. “When you buy a pair of Ferragamo shoes, you’re not only getting fine Italian craftsmanship that will last a lifetime, but you’re also getting great design. In the brand’s deft hands, a standard cap-toe silhouette has its vamp elongated and toe tapered ever so slightly—slight tweaks that create a more elegant option for the office or a night out.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Fahlgren Tie | Robert Talbott Pocket Square | Lorenzo Uomo Socks
 

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with the Nordstrom Men’s Shop, 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 12 favorites from the December issue.

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GQ Selects: December Look #4

Once your closet is stocked with a few great basics—dark jeans, indispensable shades, timeless sweaters—pulling together outfits is effortless. This straightforward yet stylish cold-weather combo would look as sharp downtown (just throw a blazer on top) as it would wandering Whistler.

 


Ray-Ban ‘Outdoorsman®’ 58mm Polarized Aviator Sunglasses.“The iconic Ray-Ban aviator frame style holds true to the classic we love so much, like the gradient brown lenses, but with added luxe touches like leather accents on the brow bridge and temple arms. It’s a style that continues to conjure up images of McQueen and Newman in their respective heydays.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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AG Jeans ‘Matchbox Slim’ Straight-Leg Jeans in Coated Black. “Every man should own a pair of black jeans. They’re an indispensible addition to a guy’s closet, dressier than basic blue. These AGs are the perfect cut for such a pair, skimming the leg for a look that’s equal parts rock ‘n’ roll and refined.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
(shop this item | shop the trend: dark denim)

 

Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Brixton Knit Cap | 1901 Cashmere Sweater | Clarks® Originals ‘Desert’ Boot
(shop the trend: standout stripes)
 

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with the Nordstrom Men’s Shop, 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 12 favorites from the December issue.

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GQ Selects: December Look #3

A wise man once said you shouldn’t wear your gym shorts outside of the gym. Referencing the kind of style icons who first turned athletic gear into sharp-looking streetwear in the 1970s, here’s a look that’s equally at home heading to and from your workout, stopping by the store, or meeting up for a drink. (With a little finesse, you can keep your bag and beats on the stylish side, too.)

 


Fred Perry Track Jacket.“We love the spirit of the retro running gear that has inspired designers like Prada and Bottega Veneta for spring 2013, and for guys like Steve Prefontaine, a track jacket was elementary to that look. We shot this classic one from Fred Perry on Adam Driver for our December issue. The fit and the sporty red color make it a standout, even if the only running you do is errands.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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(shop the trends: red | retro athletic)

 


Levi’s 511 Skinny Jeans. “We’ve been advocating white jeans in winter for some time now, and one of our favorites are these from Levi’s®. Cut in their slim 511™ silhouette, the crisp, colorless denim adds some lift to darker winter standbys like a navy peacoat or tweed sport jacket, and looks great when stacked over a pair of broken-in desert boots.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Puma ‘Bayndyt’ Sneaker. “This sneaker takes its design cues from a ’70s running shoe, but is thoroughly modern, thanks to the tonal fabrication combining matte nylon and suede. We suggest going sockless when wearing these runners, allowing the contours of the slick silhouette to stand out.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Jack Spade Knapsack | Alternative Henley | Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

 

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with the Nordstrom Men’s Shop, 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 12 favorites from the December issue.

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GQ Selects: December Look #2

A traditional topcoat doesn’t have to be your only weapon once the weather starts to turn. GQ has been all about creative layering options for fall and winter in recent issues, and we’re fully on board. Here, outdoor gear blends seamlessly with tailoring for cool visual contrast—and a smart way to stay dry on your morning commute or en route to a rainy-night date.

 


The North Face ‘Denali’ Triclimate® 3-in-1 Jacket. There’s no reason performance outerwear can’t also look great. The fire-engine-red shell gives this North Face jacket eye-catching style, especially when paired with the graphic black chest and elbow patches—the sleekness of a sports car, with the toughness of a Mack truck.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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A.P.C. ‘New Cure’ Slim-Leg Jeans. This is the slimmest jean in Jean Touitou’s arsenal of prime, raw-denim cuts. The New Cure tapers closely from the knee to the ankle, resulting in a silhouette that works as well with a casual-Friday sports jacket as it does in your weekend wardrobe. And these will mold to the wearer over time, making each pair truly unique .”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
(shop this item | shop the trend: dark denim)

 


Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Brooks Brothers by Jeffrey Blazer | Vans Leather Sneakers | Steven Alan Shirt

 

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with the Nordstrom Men’s Shop, 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 12 favorites from the December issue.

 

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GQ Selects: December Look #1

Our new lineup of GQ Selects goes live today. First up, a festive blazer gets new legs outside the holiday party circuit. In fact, as GQ Creative Director Jim Moore suggests below, you can even throw it on over your most casual staples, for a day spent shopping for gifts or an eggnog-soaked night on the town.

 


Gant Rugger Tartan Plaid Blazer. As Frank Ocean proves in our December issue, a sportcoat is essential to every guy’s wardrobe, young or old. This one from Gant Rugger reimagines the stodgy tartan plaid with a tailored blazer that looks stellar over a hoodie (as shown on Ocean), or just about any combo in your closet that isn’t a shirt and tie.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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(shop the trends: proud plaid | red)

 


Band of Outsiders Slim-Fit Classic Chinos. Scott Sternberg’s genius is to take familiar items of American sportswear and reissue them in fresh ways. These chinos nod to the garment’s military and prep ancestry while offering a distinctly modern cut.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
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Nordstrom’s picks to complete the look:
Alternative Hoodie | Salvatore Ferragamo Oxford | Topman T-Shirt

 

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with the Nordstrom Men’s Shop, 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 12 favorites from the December issue.

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