To Boot New York

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:


Did you know Nordstrom began as a shoe store? John W. Nordstrom came to the United States in 1887 and, after cobbling together a modest sum in the Klondike gold rush, opened Wallin & Nordstrom shoes, with friend Carl Wallin, in Seattle in 1901.

Over the years, our founder handed down his avid dedication to the customer (and hands-on knowledge of footwear) to subsequent generations of the Nordstrom family. His great-grandsons still manage the company today—and all started their careers in the shoe stockroom.

Long story short: Shoes are in our DNA. And that’s never more apparent than during our biggest event of the year, Anniversary Sale, when we bring in stellar deals on Fall shoes from wingtips to high-tops. Peruse a few of our favorites below—spotted in the Shoe Shop at our flagship store in Downtown Seattle.

Cole Haan Chukka: Sale $129.90, After Sale $198
Leather | Suede | Shop All Chukkas

Timberland Earthkeepers Boot: Sale $119.90, After Sale $170
Shop: This Boot | All Work Boots

Bruno Magli Suede Chukka: Sale $259.90, After Sale $385
Shop: This Boot | All Chukkas

Red Wing Boot: Sale $159.90, After Sale $240
Shop: This Boot | All Boots

Nike ‘Free Trainer’: Sale $59.90, After Sale $90
Shop: This Sneaker | All Nike

New Balance 990: (Add to shopping bag to see sale price)
Shop: This Sneaker | All Athletic Shoes 

Nike ‘Air Flytop’: Sale $84.90, After Sale $130
Shop: This Sneaker | All High Tops

Lacoste Tassel Loafer (left): Sale $99.90, After Sale $150
Cole Haan Driving Loafer (right): Sale $89.90, After Sale $138
Shop All Loafers & Slip-Ons

Allen Edmonds Wingtip: Sale $196.90, After Sale $295
Shop: This Shoe | All Wingtips

Allen Edmonds Cap-Toe Brogue: Sale $219.90, After Sale $335
Shop: This Shoe | All Cap-Toe Oxfords

1901 Suede Longwing: Sale $64.90, After Sale $99.95
Shop: This Shoe | All 1901 Shoes

To Boot New York Cap-Toe: Sale $269.90, After Sale $398
Shop: This Shoe | All Oxfords


Anniversary Sale Made Easy

Overwhelmed by page after page of incredible Fall essentials at great prices? If you don’t have time to click to your heart’s content, we’ve eliminated the guess-work with a well-stocked category of Featured Looks—complete, head-to-toe kits ranging from buttoned-up boardroom suiting to rock-and-roll weekend wear. Check out three of our favorites below.

Billy Reid Pullover: Sale $122.90, After Sale $185
Billy Reid Shirt: Sale $116.90, After Sale $175
Nudie Jeans: Sale $119.90, After Sale $179
Red Wing Boots: Sale $159.90, After Sale $240

This is a great opportunity to score supreme-quality basics from Billy Reid, CFDA Men’s Designer of the Year, at reduced prices. Here we complemented this grown-man version of a hoodie with one of our favorite up-and-coming jeans brands—Nudie, made in Italy with organic cotton—and an all-American classic: Red Wing boots. SHOP THIS LOOK


John Varvatos Star USA
3-Piece Suit: Sale $449.90,
 After Sale $795
Dress Shirt: Sale $59.50, After Sale $90
Tie: Sale $56.90, After Sale $85

To Boot New York Oxfords: Sale $196.90, After Sale $295

Think of rock-inspired designer John Varvatos as your source for office-ready clothes—with a touch of attitude. This slim-lapeled, shadow-plaid suit falls squarely in that category, and at under $450 for all three pieces, it’s hard to pass up. Finish with sleek, classic Italian-made dress shoes—at nearly $100 off. SHOP THIS LOOK


Sheepskin Leather Jacket: Sale $399.90,
 After Sale $598
Trim-Fit T-Shirt: Sale $32.90, After Sale $50
Slim-Straight Jeans: Sale $179.90, After Sale $280

This jacket features crinkled leather so it looks perfectly broken-in from day one, plus extra seaming that makes your shoulders look broader. (It even comes in a cool navy-blue, in addition to the black shown here.) Diesel’s jeans are infamous for a killer fit, and the artisanal distressing is unique to each pair—so scoring some for under $200 is a steal. SHOP THIS LOOK


Not satisfied? Shop more Featured Looks here, and all Men’s Anniversary Sale here.

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