This one stop-shop has an unerring eye for what’s next in fashion. The specialty retailer is known for offering styles that range from simplistic to high fashion. Although Nordstrom operates over 300 stores in 39 states and Canada, the best and easiest way to shop their far-reaching fashion finds is online.
If you’re looking for a different style and a way to separate yourself from the fast-fashion finds of H&M and Zara, Nordstrom is the best place to go for an array of different fashion aesthetics, from brands that are up and coming to exciting retail partnerships. We here at the Cheat Sheet found six awesome menswear brands that you probably don’t know about but can definitely find at Nordstrom. What’s not to love about choices? Lets not forget free shipping and returns, which every indecisive man can appreciate.
The New York based Saturdays Surf NYC, founded in 2009, is a lifestyle surf, yet city-inspired brand that not only designs a full range of menswear apparel but its stores include a running coffee shop. Think of this brand as NYC sophisticate meets casual surf vibes or beach culture in an overtly metropolitan city. Who doesn’t want to feel that when the weather is at its coldest and there is a part of you that remains with the easiness of summer? This brand is just as easy to rock on the East coast as on the West coast. Plus, the brand is on point with the athleisure trend offering a selection of sweatshirts and shirts in muted colors, and those leaning toward what can best be described as ocean-color blue.
Our Pick: ‘Bowery’ Stripe Crewneck Sweatshirt
The Tie Bar
GQ approved, The Tie Bar credits itself to a simple belief: A well made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune. The Tie Bar’s name conjures up not only its namesake but a sophisticated man’s drink like a whiskey on the rocks. They offer colorful and stylish products for a great value, with a line including every add-on accessory a man can think of for his suit: Pocket squares, tie bars, scarves, and cuff links — did we mention ties? The brand promises that every tie you choose will be appropriate for any occasion you find yourself in. Their slogan: ‘Wear your good tie. Every day.’
Our Pick: Stripe Silk Blend Tie
Nordstrom’s house brand Calibrate is modern and offers fantastic quality at reasonable prices. Their trim fit dress shirts are expertly constructed and easy to pair with suits. Although Nordstrom isn’t perpetually on sale like Macy’s, this is the closest you’ll get to fantastic quality at reasonable prices. In other words, this brand is worth it.
Man purse status. If you’re looking for high quality and thoughtfully-crafted products designed for life on the go, then KNOMO London is your answer. KNOMO’s name is made up of two words: KNowledge and MObility, which is what their assortment of briefcases and messenger bags offer in rich, beautiful leather and canvas. The ‘K’ is silent but your bag will speak volumes.
Our Pick: ‘Hudson’ Backpack
If you’re a ‘Hey, look at me’ sort of guy, then Robert Graham is for you. Robert Graham represents the American Eclectic lifestyle where craftsmanship, luxury, and style intertwine. Started in 2001, Robert Graham has inspired fashion by developing unique garment-making techniques and complex textile patterns. The collection includes: Sportswear, premium denim footwear, outerwear, loungewear, and accessories. The brand’s signature is eye-catching mixed fabrics, one-of-a-kind trims, and stunning embroideries. Luxurious and unique, you’re going to want to get your hands on this collection and live life colorfully, as the brand states.
One of our new favorite shoe brands is J&M 1850. Celebrating the heritage of Johnston and Murphy with artisanal looks and timeless craft, it’s the epitome of legendary quality and modern style. We just can’t get enough of these boots, monks, oxfords and sneakers, it’s hard to pick just one.
Our Pick:‘Karnes’ Brogue Cap Toe Boot