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With fall officially here, you might hear sentimentalists bemoaning summer’s end. The barbecues, the concerts, the bikinis—all on hold ’til next year. For our part, we welcome this brisk and soggy new situation. Attacking your closet with wit and creativity each morning is so much easier when you don’t have to worry about sweating through your shirt.

With that spirit of sartorial enthusiasm in mind, we invite you to peruse the hardy fabrics, heritage patterns and rich details that compose our 10 Fall Essentials guide.

Keep reading for tips and picks regarding the first five items you should ensure are in your arsenal for the season ahead—from tweed coats to textured ties.

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As we may have mentioned before, the exclusive clothing brands our very own, in-house design teams create are nothing short of fantastic. We recently tried some items on for size from Nordstrom-exclusive brand Wallin & Bros.—and found timeless menswear staples boasting quality fabrics, an ideal fit (trim but not tight), and appealing price tags, to boot.

We decided Wallin & Bros. could easily outfit you for a full week at work, so continue reading for five days of office-ready looks featuring our own exclusive brand.

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It’s that special time of year: Anniversary Sale. A time not only to revel in scoring new Fall items, at sale prices, ahead of schedule—but also a time to look back on our 100+ years of history.

Did you know that the first Nordstrom was a shoe store? John W. Nordstrom himself set up shop in Downtown Seattle in the year 1901. A century later, we’re still here in Seattle—and still family-operated.


[Our founder standing proudly in front of his first store, circa 1901. His partner’s name now graces our in-house, heritage-inspired brand, Wallin & Bros.
For more vintage photos, read our post on Nordstrom’s Illustrated History.]

Alright alright, enough reminiscing. Here are a few of our favorite fall steals on indispensable footwear—for the office, the gym, the bar, and everywhere in between. Find more Anniversary-Sale shoes here. Happy hunting.


Dressy Boots (L-R): To Boot New York (sale $259.90) | Bruno Magli (sale $319.90)
Allen Edmonds (sale $259.90)


Rugged Boots (L-R): Red Wing (sale $174.90) | Timberland Boot Company (sale $189.90)
Wolverine x Filson (sale $294.90)


Sneakers (L-R): Nike (sale $69.90) | Ald0 (sale $39.90) | Diesel (sale $89.90)


Monk-Straps & Loafers (L-R): To Boot New York (sale $277.90) | Allen Edmonds (sale $249.90)
Cole Haan (sale $149.90)


Wingtips: Cole Haan (sale $129.90) | Bruno Magli (sale $389.90) | 1901 (sale $64.90)

 

SHOP ALL: ANNIVERSARY SALE FOR MEN

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The No-Slip Wingtip

A brogue is a strong Irish or Scottish accent. It’s also a name for a perforated shoe, originally designed to allow water to drain after crossing a bog.

While we wouldn’t recommend these shoes for water sports (sorry, the holes on modern iterations are merely decorative), we would suggest you pick up a pair for inclement commutes this fall and winter. Each wingtip below features a sturdy rubber sole, guaranteed to grip wet pavement—as well as the treacherously slick floor in your office lobby.


1901 ($99.95)


Walk-Over ($340)


Walk-Over ($329)


Ted Baker ($220)


Florsheim ($140)


Tod’s ($545, Designer Collections)
 


Get a grip. (The rubber and synthetic
soles of the shoes above.)
 

Want more options? Shop: All Wingtips | All Men’s Shoes

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