Thursday, January 29, 2015

Men's Insider Guide


Things get crazy this time of the year. Which is why we've teamed up with Nordstrom to help you do it right. Here's the inside tip on how to style your holiday activities from Nordstrom Men's Shop, so you can put together the perfect look for all your holiday plans.

Holiday Travel

Navigate the tricky transition from cold weather climate to tropical locale (or the temperature extremes of a supposedly climate-controlled aircraft) with layers that add comfort and style.

Add a couple layers to take your travel outfit straight to dinner, or subtract to stay cool. Either way you'll avoid an embarrassing mid-airport search through your suitcase.

Nordstrom's Men's Shop makes it easy: A soft grey sport shirt provides lightweight foundation for a sweater vest and windowpane print blazer. Pull on a perfect pair of jeans and you're good to go. Get it here.

Holiday Dinner With The Folks

Whether the relatives in question are hers or yours, the last thing you need during this stressful season is a sideways comment about a sartorial mistake.

Keep the focus on the thoughtful gifts you've chosen (and the delicious holiday ham on your plate) by leaving the jeans at home and opting for a pair of actual shoes for a change.

Nordstrom's Men's Store makes it easy: Keep it simple with a comfortable sweater-and-cords combo. The hint of a sport shirt peeking out from under a shawl neck adds a pop of color while also ensuring that you'll still look appropriate if you need to de-layer. Get it here.

Trimming The Tree

Everyone loves to document the decorating of the holiday tree. No matter if you're unwittingly exposing too much skin as you bend to plug in the lights, or you're looking unflatteringly frustrated when one of the 200 aforementioned lights keeps the entire tree from glowing.

Head off embarrassing photos by 1) mellowing out with an egg nog before the camera comes out and 2) assembling an ensemble that is as well-fitted as it is festive.

Nordstrom's Men's Store makes it easy: This not-your-dad's Christmas sweater from Nudie pairs with a festive plaid Pendleton sport shirt to provide extra coverage. Not that you'll need it; your Nordstrom sales representative will make sure your J Brands are perfectly sized. Get it here.

The Corporate Party

Whether it's being held in a club or in the company conference room, figuring out what to wear to the annual corporate holiday party is just as hard as deciphering whether your boss's promises of a promotion are genuine or egg-nog-induced.

Err on the classy side with a slick ensemble that's all business, without being a suit. It'll impress your boss enough to remember the conversation regardless of what inspired it.

Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: Spice up a pair of easy black BOSS pants and a crisp white Eton Contemporary button-down with a velvet plaid blazer from Joseph Abboud. Get it here.

Mall Mania

Try as you might to do all your shopping online, there's always that one last-minute gift that slips through the cracks. And almost as embarrassing as nearly leaving someone off your list is hitting the mall looking less than prime-time when you unexpectedly make a new friend who looks like Brooklyn Decker in the checkout line.

Nordstrom Men's Shop makes it easy: An argyle vest from Brooks Brothers paired with a Pendleton plaid and Gitman tie keeps things festive, while J Brand jeans keep you lo-pro. Get it here.

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