They have next to nothing in common (other than being named beacons of ‘high-bro’ culture by GQ last year)—we just think there’s something deviantly hilarious about crossing an impossibly charming heartthrob (beloved by feminists and Ellen, among others) with perhaps the most vile thing to ever infest TV screens: the reanimated corpses on AMC’s zombie drama, The Walking Dead.

Two tips for pulling this off with aplomb:
1) Comb your hair. A sloppy coif will ruin any resemblance to the always-groomed Gosling.
2) Take it easy with the zombie makeup. No festering wounds, no missing lips or jaws. Your riffs on ‘Hey girl—I love brains’ pick-up lines will have a higher success rate if you simply go matte-grey, with some dark circles under the eyes.

Robert Talbott pocket square | Zombie cream | Etro blazer
Eton dress shirt | Gucci velvet loafers | B. the Product styling paste


Watch The Walking Dead Sunday nights on AMC.


[Images: Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love. courtesy of Carousel Productions and Warner Bros. Pictures; The Walking Dead comic-book cover courtesy of Image Comics; zombie makeup courtesy of Party City. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]


Our Men’s Fashion Director texted a final care package of iPhone photos from Milan Fashion Week. Enjoy these parting shots from Italy, and stay tuned for more Spring 2013 coverage from Paris.

“Zegna showroom style.”

“Missoni. Super chic.”

“First look at Michael Bastian.”

“Etro does Morocco.”

“Marc Jacobs first look.”

“Prints, on the runways and in the streets.”

“Staying cool.” [Eugene Tong of Details magazine]

“Milan Fashion Week ends, now Paris here we come.”
[Jorge, Nordstrom Men’s Designer buyer, with our agent in Milan, Christine]


Photos and quotes by Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.

Spring ’13 can’t come soon enough.
In the meantime, shop: Ermenegildo Zegna | Etro | Marc by Marc Jacobs