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Back in the early-/mid-’90s, rappers had a serious taste for Polo gear in bold primary and secondary colors. I mean, witness Raekwon and Ghostface Killah in the video for the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple.”

‘Lo-ed out!

With that history in mind, we look at this shot from the 1992 Nordstrom holiday catalog and think back fondly on classic street-yacht menswear.

Shop: Polo Ralph Lauren

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How To: Shop the Men’s Sale

How should you shop our ongoing men’s sale, where drastic, half-off discounts abound? It’s about looking past the racks on racks on racks–and seeing what’s really present. At our flagship store, a salesperson advised a deep dive for AG denim: “It’s there if you look. It only goes on sale a few times per year, if that.”

Rare gems with commentary from a recent walk-through:

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Sons, daughters, wives: Not sure what to give the dad who has it all this Father’s Day? Do some closet reconnaissance this weekend, when he’s not looking. Have his socks seen better days? Is his wallet coming apart at the seams? Is his favorite cologne down to the last drop?

Upgrade any aspect of his life that needs it with a full spectrum of gift ideas from Polo Ralph Lauren. Because dads are picky. They want something they can get years of mileage out of. And a pony insignia emerging from a silver box on Father’s Day morning puts the odds of an ambivalent look on Dad’s face at slim to nil.

Shop our current favorites from Polo Ralph Lauren below…And if the dad in your life already owns a healthy stack of pony-emblazoned polo shirts? He’s smart enough to know he can never have too many of a good thing.


Polo Ralph Lauren: Polo Shirt | Card Case | Plaid Shirt | Sunglasses


Polo Ralph Lauren: ‘Polo Black’ Eau de Toilette Spray | Seersucker Shirt | Braided Belt | Sweat Shirt


Polo Ralph Lauren: Button-Down Shirt | 3-Pack Socks | Lobster-Embroidered Polo | Canvas Gym Bag

 

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. For more gift ideas,
SHOP: MORE POLO RALPH LAUREN | ALL GIFTS FOR DAD 

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If you dug our GQ Selects collaboration, you’re going to enjoy the next eight weeks—during which we’ll release a new GQ Spring Trend Report video every Monday, featuring GQ Magazine’s Creative Director, Jim Moore (left, below), and Deputy Editor, Michael Hainey.

In the first installment, the two discuss the finer points of slip-on Spring footwear—i.e., dapper Loafers you can dress up or down:

Below are a few of our own favorite loafers—handily categorized by Penny, Bit, and Tassel.
Click the images to shop each one, and browse additional favorites here: MORE LOAFERS
[Note: the tassel loafers in the image up top are by 1901 and Transcript.]




Penny Loafers, from top:
Shipley & Halmos | Polo Ralph Lauren | Santoni
 




Bit Loafers, from top:
Salvatore Ferragamo | Gucci | Prada
 




Tassel Loafers, from top:
Allen Edmonds | To Boot New York | Salvatore Ferragamo
 
 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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The gifts men appreciate most are the ones we can get maximum mileage out of, day in and day out. Case in point: Polo Ralph Lauren’s refined and highly functional finishing touches. Inspired by vintage men’s sporting holdalls, the handcrafted bags seen here are made from burnished saddle leather and durable twill, trimmed with leather and antique brass hardware. For the rugged yet refined dad, husband, boyfriend, brother or son who’s gone above and beyond in the niceness department this year, there’s really no other choice.

[Above: Polo Ralph Lauren Canvas Messenger Bag. Shop Now.]


[Leather Briefcase. Shop Now.]


[Canvas Tote. Shop Now.]


[Leather Commuter Bag. Shop Now.]


[Canvas Commuter Bag. Shop Now.]

While you’re at it, go ahead and pre-pack his bag with some of our favorite Polo Ralph Lauren cold-weather staples. From football stands to frosty commutes, these will serve him well at work and on the weekend—just like the bags above.

[Clockwise from top left: Wool Convertible Gloves, ‘Big Pony’ Scarf,
Quilted Leather Gloves with Wool Lining, Reversible Scarf. All by Polo Ralph Lauren.]

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“Another one of the things Ralph Lauren does so well is to keep some of the old-world trappings of a garment but still make it wearable. These corduroy pants have a utilitarian, work-wear look to them, but the fabric is extremely soft and the garment washing has faded them into a beautiful blue color.

Corduroy is a heavier fabric, so you should always go for a slimmer cut, like these, to avoid adding extra pounds to your physique. It’s a great weekend pant for those autumn days when the mercury starts to dip a little low.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month, 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 the second edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 16 Fall essentials from the August issue. Check back every month for more.

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“When I think of Fair Isle sweaters, I think of Polo by Ralph Lauren because Ralph is the master of taking something that is so traditional and making it contemporary and cool for the modern guy. Not only is this sweater cut a little bit slimmer, but the pattern has been recolored slightly from the super fusty, folkloric versions.

“It looks great with a shirt and tie; just remember to keep your underpinnings clean. We paired it with a pink shirt in the magazine for a preppy look, but it also can look incredibly modern when paired with grey flannel pants, a white oxford shirt and a pair of black loafers. I think we’re at a time in fashion where pieces that are a little bit ‘geezer’ look great again. So while this obviously pays homage to a classic Scottish Fair Isle, it still feels new.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month, 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 the second edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 16 Fall essentials from the August issue. Check back every month for more.

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