Tips for Men on Everyday Dressing

April 1, 2010 10:11:49 AM PDT
In an increasingly casual world where jeans, sport shirts, and blazers are seen as often at the office as they are at the neighborhood pub, many men may have a hard time figuring out what to wear. Fashion expert Tom Julian can help them explore this new landscape with his new book Nordstrom Guide to Men's Everyday. The handbook provides everything a man needs to know about sportswear essentials. It is based on the expertise of the retailer's top salespeople and tailors who have been selling menswear to real guys for over 56 years.

Tom's second style book teaches men how to dress for every occasion?the work day, after hours, the weekend, and travel. He also lays out the six essentials of the sportswear wardrobe or those coveted "everyday" items: sport shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, jeans and outerwear. The handbook also identifies three easy pieces for the closet and how to make them work for casual events or slightly dressier occasions.

Tom explains:

  • The iconic standbys you can always stand by
  • The details that make the difference on everything from shirts to jeans to jackets
  • The key footwear styles to keep that casual attitude regardless of the occasion The solutions to your everyday dressing conundrums
  • You'll also find essential technical advice on how to care for your everyday clothes, style and travel tips and did-you-know factoids. Nordstrom Guide to Men's Everyday Dressing is available at Nordstrom stores and for $17.95.

    It follows Tom's first style book Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style. The first book's easy-to-use system helps men identify their personal style from four categories: Luxury, Classic, Contemporary and Trend. The book shows how to incorporate that style in suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, neckwear and tuxedos. The hardcover book continues to be available at Nordstrom and for $19.95.

    About the Author
    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. Julian has also been the style expert for, the official site of the Academy Awards. He lives in New York City.


    Author of the Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style and Nordstrom's Guide to Men's Everyday Dressing, Tom Julian shows men how to dress casually the right way every day by focusing on specific occasions. The trick is forgetting about the rule and update looks with key pieces. Here are some suggested looks that Tom has put together for 4 separate occasions:

    Work Day Dressy

  • Boss Lavender/white check shirt
  • Ben Sherman grey flat front pant
  • Ferragamo "Lawton" black loafer with bit
  • JWN Black reversible Belt
  • Property canvas tote
  • Pantherella purple sock
  • Prada white leather sneaker
  • Weekend Casual

  • Polo by Ralph Lauren navy polo shirt
  • Polo by Ralph Lauren multi plaid shorts
  • To Boot New York "Neptune" grey suede deck shoe
  • 1901 red belt
  • Rayban wayfarers tortoise
  • After Hours Casual

  • Jil Sander grey cotton blazer
  • Division E blue/white stripe distressed v-neck T-Shirt
  • Seven for All Mankind "Standard" black/indigo jeans
  • Converse John Varvatos gunmetal distressed high-tops
  • Bailey black/grey straw fedora
  • Martin Dingman blue bet
  • Travel Dressy

  • JWN cream Macintosh coat
  • Facconable coral cotton v-neck sweater
  • Robert Barakett white t-shirt
  • Nordstrom "smart care" taupe cotton flat front pants
  • Gucci tan leather tote
  • Paul Smith Tan suede/leather belt and Cole Haan (air) "Lad Low" tan penny loafer
  • and Cole Haan Cream patterned socks OR:
  • To Boot New York Lewis tan bucks and Polo tan argyle socks and JWN brown woven belt