The Best of The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…For MEN

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is good on so many levels:  the insane discounts on upcoming Fall merchandise, the boots, the bags, the baby stuff….but (and this is a bold statement) it might be even better for guys.  Work clothes and shoes?  Yup.  The best of the best.  Man-denim (not too tight, not too baggy)?  There are ton of options.  And this year’s sale has some statement-making jackets and sweaters to completely amp his weekend (or date night) look.  Add to this mix some perfectly cut tees, sweatshirts and a shoe selection that has rivals the women’s?  MAN.

You lucky guys.












Outfit Details – Mike

jacket: John Varvatos Hooded Denim Jacket (size M for reference) – soft, comfortable, and perfectly tailored.  The easiest way to make and tshirt and jeans look special.

tee: Rag and Bone striped tee (size M for reference)

jeans: AG Protege Straight-Leg Jeans (he seriously needs a hem, but is terrible about getting it done…I may take some scissors to them…)

shoes: Cole Haan sneakers – obsessed with these simple sneaks.  They’re so under-the-radar-cool.


Outfit Details – Shana

top: Sea lace peplum top (wearing a 2 for reference) – part of the #nsale!

vest: Relaxed leather vest (sold out), but this Leith faux-leather moto vest is both very cute and in stock (and yes, part of the #nsale)

shorts: Rag and Bone

boots: Lucky Bessina boots – sadly, sold out of the #nsale, but there are three similar styles (also on sale) that I have my eye on: Eileen Fisher Even bootie, Vince Hallie bootie, or Vince Camuto’s cut-out bootie


Shop Top Weekend Picks for Guys

Jeans, tees, cool shoes, and, most importantly….a seriously cool jacket.  The weekend wardrobe instant upgrade.


Shop Top Office-wear Picks For Guys

To see how the BOSS suits fit (they’re our hands-down fav), see this article:  Favorite Suits For Active Guys

Keep reading to see our top office-wear picks from the sale…..



Budget Friendly Picks

A few of you were asking for budget-friendly finds, so I recruited Scotti and her husband Zack to cull through and find all the good stuff….




photo credits:  my favs – Vafa Photo in Michigan (love you guys!!! xo)

A huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own.  (Or, in this case, Mike’s too.)  And readers, thank you for your continued support of The Mom Edit.  There are so many possible blogs to read – and much more on men’s fashion tips – so, thank you – so much – for reading this one.  xoxo


About Author

Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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  1. My husband would lose his mind if I ever spent $83 on a plain, striped t-shirt for him… even if it was on sale from $125. Otherwise great picks.

    • Jennifer cason on

      Thought the same thing, and my husband confirmed. Perspective please. $85-$125 for any kind of cotton mens’ tee is purely…well, insert “first world American problem” here. I’m going with “ridiculous”.

  2. I agree with the above! And really, a lace top for over $200? While you look beautiful in it, Shana, I think you need to consider the title of your blog and your intended audience. There’s a reason I love this blog, and it’s because it’s different from all the other ones featuring women blowing all their money on their Rockstuds and Chloes. My budget needs to account for 4 other people in my household. While I spend more than I should on myself, I reel at tops more than $50, let alone $200. So please, keep it real. While your posts might be sponsored by Nordstrom, most of your reader’s wardrobe budgets are not.

  3. I’m pretty sure this blog has jumped ship from when I first started reading and the majority of the clothes were actually affordable for women who didn’t make 6 figures or have unlimited credit card spending options. –from everyday wear to elitist wear. While I have no problem in investment pieces–these sponsored posts on this blog are getting out of hand. Time to find a more “real” fashion blog.

  4. Surprised about all the negative comments about the prices. I tend to read blogs, including this one, for inspiration- not to buy the exact piece of clothing that someone else is wearing-that’s just boring! The links are there if you want to use them, or don’t. I’m a teacher, I would never spend $200 on a white shirt, but I’m not offended by it.

  5. I was just about to say the same thing Holly. Right down to the teacher part too. I love looking at the outfits Shana and the other ladies put together. It gives me ideas of what to look for at a slightly lower price bracket – one that won’t make me cry when a kiddo in class turns around and nails my shirt with a paintbrush. Perhaps that’s why Cam just posted about items in the sale under a hundred bucks. On the other hand….I keep drooling at the premium denim that is shown. A girl’s gotta dream….:)

    More importantly, thanks for your hard work Shana (and others). In a rough and stressful world, I love having a place to come to on the internet once the kids are in bed that lets me step away from work and worries and helps me feel creative and inspired.

  6. I also want to comment in defense of the price range. Part of the reason I visit this blog is for that – I do think there are plenty of label-loving, rockstud-wearing types blogging out there that do not appeal to my aesthetic or budget. I also think there are plenty of blogs that go for discount buys. Shana’s posts hit the sweet spot for me. I tend to buy more of the brands that she does, though possibly not in the same quantity. I choose to prioritize quality and CPW when I am shopping. Yes, I am also lucky to be a professional person with a good income. People like me like a fashion blog too! xoxo to all of us trying to look and feel good within our budgets.

    • I echo these sentiments exactly Liddy. And not only do I read for Shana’s fashion picks, but her humour and general take on life (from what I can gather from the blog, have not met her in real life) just makes her posts enjoyable to read. (I am also ecstatic when I find something I like on the blog on sale later on in the season!)

  7. Sorry, I was the initial commenter and I didn’t mean to send this down such a negative spiral. I totally get “investment” pieces and Shana’s white top is definitely inspiration-worthy, even if I couldn’t buy the exact one myself. I get that and I love the blog for that! It was just something about the expensive, plain cotton t-shirt for men that I wondered… would Mike really buy that for himself at that price? I definitely didn’t mean to extrapolate that to the whole blog!

    Thank you, Shana, for this awesome blog! You guys do hit all price points and I do love even the expensive stuff for its inspiration!

    • Tara – thanks for commenting again! I appreciate both this comment and your first one (as well as the others). We are catering to a pretty diverse group, and while we often fall short, we’re trying to do the best we can.

      Ok. Your question about Mike’s clothes: I’ve created a monster. Haha just kidding….mostly. 🙂 Mike shops so rarely (read: never), is insanely hard on his clothes, and has started to become really particular about fit. I can’t remember where this started, but I blame Rag and Bone. I bought an insanely expensive Rag and Bone sweater for him that fit freaking perfectly and he pretty much wore only that. Now he expects everything to fit perfectly. Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, he has no idea how much any of these things cost. 🙂

  8. Hi Shana! Great post as usual. Mike looks so good. I was actually wondering about your vest. Did you ever reorder in the xxs or did you keep the xs? I got my hands on an xs and a s and I’m not sure which to keep. Thanks again!

    • I did end up going with the XXS, but it was really, really close. I think either one would work… was almost a toss up.

  9. Shana I look at your blog like I do a fashion magazine. High end fashion that I will never be able to afford. But I love to look at beautiful clothes on beautiful people. 🙂

    One question tho? What does your closet look like??! I would love to just look inside it!

    • My closet is a total mess filled with beautiful clothes. I am the worst. My goal is to have it all moved in and organized and beautiful by Jan 20, 2017. HAHA…HA. Wish me luck.

  10. TME has been Nordies heavy these past few weeks and my only critique is that there has been no mention of the other late summer sales that were killing it recently. Extra 30% off at Anthro, extra 50% off at Jcrew, recently extra 40% off at Madewell. These are brands we all know, certainly, but I enjoy seeing picks from them as well. Even the rare Friday/weekend post could cover that.

    • Those brands don’t pay Shana and the team quite as much as Nordstrom does for every link we click. That’s why all the blogs have been so heavy on the Nordstrom Sale- the Nordstrom r$tyle links bring in a lot of income.

      • Kate – you’re not wrong, we do make some small commission for every purchase made, but this is true for most (if not all) of the big retailers mentioned (Anthro, Madewell, etc.). Uh…don’t quote me on this, but I think the commission rates might be the same (if not really darn close). The reason we focus so heavily on the Nordstrom sale is because we really do love it. A crazy, possibly unhealthy amount. The pieces I bought last year became my go-tos all winter long, soooo….

        Secondly, houseofboys, you are totally right. We’ve been completely ignoring many other amazing sales. For no other reason than…well….it’s summer, you know? I suspect we’d be more on top of things if it were October. 🙂 But we’re trying! Scotti just published one on the Banana sale happening right now, so….we’re trying.

        Thank you both for the feedback!

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