Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style

May 29, 2009 All items are available at the Nordstrom Michigan Avenue store and

20s Trendy dad:

  • Jil Sander light blue silk cashmere cardigan
  • Giorgio Armani white stripe small collar shirt
  • Marni slim flat front wool trouser
  • Jil Sander silver silk skinny tie
  • Bailey navy fedora
  • Duchamp colorful socks
  • Prada white leather sneaker

Contemporary 30s Dad

  • Marc Jacobs navy wool blazer
  • Thomas Dean white, blue and purple striped dress shirt
  • Seven for All Mankind "Austyn" dark denim jeans
  • Cole Haan brown leather belt
  • Broletto socks
  • Paul Smith brown leather lace-up shoes

Classic 40s Dad

  • Tommy Bahama olive novelty stripe silk camp shirt
  • Tommy Bahama washed yellow cotton v-neck t-shirt
  • Nordstrom taupe Smart Care flat front pant
  • Torino camel woven leather belt
  • Cole Haan leather driver shoes

Luxury 50s Dad

  • Canali brown checkered wool/silk double breasted sport coat
  • John W. Nordstrom white striped French cuff dress shirt
  • Zanella khaki flat front cotton/nylon trousers
  • Ike Behar brown paisley silk tie
  • Gray silk pocket square
  • Broletto silver/light blue cuff links
  • Cole Haan socks
  • Cole Haan brown sueded belt
  • Ferragamo brown leather loafers

Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style

by Tom Julian

Foreword by Pete Nordstrom

The right clothes can turn an interview into a job, a lunch meeting into a deal, maybe even a blind date into marriage. But the trick is creating an impressive wardrobe that not only looks great, but also looks great on you.

Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style is the definitive handbook for dressing well. Its easy-to-use system helps men identify their personal style from four options: Luxury, Classic, Contemporary and Trend. The book shows how to incorporate that style in suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, neckwear and tuxedos. What differentiates this handbook from others is that it's based on the expertise of the retailer's top salespeople and tailors and leverages the company's experience from selling menswear to real guys for over fifty-six years.

Fashion insider Tom Julian demystifies the terms, rules, and logic used by menswear experts so you can:

Choose the right fabrics and patterns

Select appropriate silhouettes and accessories

Find the best fit

Create your own personalized look

Assemble the perfect wardrobe for your lifestyle

You'll also find essential technical advice from the Nordstrom Tailor, packing tricks for travel, trivia and style tips, and an emergency stain removal and care guide.

About Tom Julian

Tom Julian is a consumer trend expert with more than twenty years of industry experience, whose insights have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and on major news and television programs. He lives in New York City.

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