July Issue

“Most people look to Hugo Boss for work-wear staples, from perfect business suits to shirts and ties, but what a lot of them don’t know is that the brand is a great resource for sportswear with a great European sensibility. This bathing suit is a great hybrid of a swim trunk and an athletic short, cut a little slimmer and sexier than American versions. The sporty, contrasting side-stripe detail has the same spirit as a racing stripe on a muscle car and the graphic touch flatters every guy by making him look like he has smaller hips.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, 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 our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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When we were putting together tank tops for the July issue story, this one was at the top of our list because it has an athletic edge but doesn’t look like something you’d pick up at a sporting goods store. The contrasting black-and-white piping, set against that faded red, feels a bit 1960s SoCal and gives off a laid-back, beachy, surf vibe. Also, Alternative does a great job on making sure their fabrics, which are naturally dyed, feel as good on the skin as they look.

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, 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 our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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“The trick to buying distressed jeans is finding a pair that looks like I did it myself. What I love about Diesel jeans is the washing and distressing is carefully thought out and only gets better with more wear. The wash on this particular pair has a faded, summer look, as if I jumped in the pool and let them dry off in the sun. The slightly lighter-weight denim has a nice hand to it and the cut, a slim straight leg with a tapered ankle, is easy to roll up and with flip-flops or your favorite loafer for a flash of ankle. These are jeans that would look appropriate with the dressiest suit jacket or that Calvin Klein T-shirt.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, 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 our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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Calvin Klein has some of the best-fitting underwear out there and their T-shirts are no different. They fit spectacularly and are our go-to T-shirt here at GQ. As much as the brand’s ad campaigns are edgy and progressive, they do iconic American basics uncompromisingly well. These T-shirts have a precisely cut sleeve that fits around the arm perfectly and ribbing at the neck that’s just the right width. It’s a chance to own a little bit of that James Dean mystique and mojo for not a lot of money.

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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Havaianas are made with the most incredible quality. We visit them every year and the process of how they are put together constantly amazes me. They are engineered perfectly to be comfortable on all terrains and hold up well in salt water and chlorine. They come in a million colors but, for us, it’s got to be black. As far as I’m concerned, if you don’t have black flip-flops you can’t make it through the summer month. In a way, it’s the $18 status symbol of the beach.

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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“We’re very big fans of Orlebar here. The short story behind the brand, pun intended, is its founder, Adam Brown, was an art director and photographer who was tired of going to the beach and having to change out of his swimsuit to go to lunch or get something off of the sand. So these have been tailored like a great pair of trousers, including pockets and tonal side tabs, and work when worn with other clothing or simply as a swimsuit. This olive drab color is one of those great neutrals that can be paired back to just about any hue. They’re a bit of an investment—most guys have never spent three figures on swim trunks—but it’s one that’s totally worth it. They’re going to do double duty over any other swimsuit and last twice as long.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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“Not only are you buying into Persol’s amazing heritage with these sunglasses, but you’re getting this incredible craftsmanship and quality. They’re made in Italy, and if you’re investing in sunglasses, it should be ones, like these, that aren’t flash-in-the-pan trendy.

The keyhole detail is key here because there’s not one person who doesn’t look good in these sunglasses—the cutout flatters the bridge of every nose. Tortoiseshell can look spotty or cheap sometimes but because of Persol’s commitment to quality, this pair strikes the right balance between light and dark and looks good on every kind of skin tone.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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This is a great summer sneaker in a rich blue suede. It has a low profile and looks good with everything from jeans to white pants to a pair of shorts. Prada has made them lightweight and the insole is nicely cushioned and comfortable compared to similar styles out there. Essentially, it’s the quality and craftsmanship you’d expect from a Prada shoe, but found in a sporty, refined sneaker.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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“To most designers a henley is a henley, but not to Todd Snyder. He’s found ways to do these really masculine pieces but make them his own and make them original.

“The placket and collar are trimmed with chambray fabric, which creates some visual interest at the front, and turns the piece into something that looks as good under a jacket as it does by itself. Snyder’s touches take something born in underwear culture and turn it into a fashion staple.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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Jack Spade is sensitive to the fact that guys don’t want a lot of bells and whistles. I appreciate that what Jack Spade does is make products that are simple, but never boring. This rucksack, which is different from a backpack because of the drawstring and single closure, comes in this amazing red that would look incredible with a khaki or navy cotton suit or even an army jacket and jeans on the weekend.


“The durable matte-nylon material makes it easy to clean, so it works for the office or the beach, and the lined interior is equally suited for an iPad or six-pack of beer. You don’t feel like a college kid wearing it, or a mountain climber, just like a cool guy who wants some color in his wardrobe without incorporating it into his outfit.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, 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 our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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