Men’s Clothes: Guy Picks (By a Guy) From the Anniversary Sale!


Jason is my Guy. Who just so happens to be very well dressed. Men’s clothes and style come easy for him, so when he was offering up his opinion – we jumped.

But first, allow me to properly introduce him:

And as momma Tina says, “thank goodness he’s cute.”  Just kidding.  But only sort of.

My friend Laura texted me from a group dinner one night and said, “So I’m sitting here with Jason. Remember that guy we saw?  He’s tall, very well dressed, and he has an edge.  He’s a ‘nice guy’ but he’s also funny.  I like you two together.  Can I give him your number?”

And a year and a half later…here we are.  He is amazing. And tall, and well dressed, he absolutely has a very sharp edge, and he’s hysterical-in a dry, Midwest, youngest of four boys, divorced-dad-of-two kids, squash and golf playing, hard working, hard working-outing, hard playing, all around great guy, friend, and dad kinda way.

And he and S…goodness do they share some crazy sorta sister/brother love with one another.  But really, what more could a girl ask for than a bestie and guy that genuinely love me and one another?  (And ok fine, apparently I have a thing for well dressed people.)

We asked him to take a looksie (and boy o’ boy did he) at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

More on how Jason came to be so darn well dressed later.  For now,  here they are, my guy’s/Jason’s picks in his words:

Anniversary Sale Men’s Clothes: Core Pieces

Men’s Core (Like a swiss army knife).  It always does the job.  It works together.  You don’t want to be a peacock (see orange BBQ shirt), you want people to only notice… have it pulled together.
Jacket:  at least one, that fits where you THINK it is too small when you put it on, but feels great once you HAVE it on, not too stiff, think-Friday from work to drinks ;).
***Not a substitute for a suit for job interviews or board presentations.
Shirts:  most men wear too large of a shirt. So consider ordering at your traditional size and one size down and take advantage of fantastic Nordstrom’s returns.
Crisp jeans and pants, if you are slim, get slim fit (pretty simple.)
  1. Vince Camuto Slim Fit Stretch Knit Blazer
  2. Ben Sherman Optcheq Woven Shirt (White but a little fun)
  3. Culturata Tailored Fit Debby Sport Shirt (OK its blue, but the texture will make your sig other want to touch the shirt, and you)
  4. Peter Miller Regular Fit Shadow Plaid Sport Shirt
  5. Culturata Tailored Fit Tulip Print Sport Shirt
  6. AG Ives Straight Leg Jeans (Modular)
  7. Paige Transcend-Normandie Straight Leg Jeans
  8. Bonobos Straight Fit Washed Chinos
  9. Bonobos Lightweight Slim Fit Stretch Chinos

Anniversary Sale Men’s Clothes: Layers

Weekend casual:  For that go get coffee, Saturday kids’ soccer games, then the grocery, changing a light bulb, then WTH else weekend day. With jeans, and the “weekend shoes” or fancy trainers.  T-shirts, for under stuff.  Easy layer (Wear with or without an oxford underneath).  In general:  get the grey.  If you like brown shoes, get navy, if you like black shoes….get black
  1. Threads for Thought Raglan Hoodie
  2. RVCA Nor-Points Zip Hoodie
  3. Robert Barakett ‘Georgi Crewneck T-Shirt
  4. The Rail Slim Fit Crewneck T-Shirt
  5. PS Paul Smith Merino Wool Pullover (For those who know what “WOD” means or know how Crossfit jumprope is different)
  6. Grayers Todd Club Henley
  7. BOSS Sidney Quarter Zip Pullover
  8. Peter Miller Mock Neck Quarter Zip Wool and Cotton Sweater
  9. Rodd & Gunn ‘Inchbonnie’ Wool and Cashmere V-Neck Sweater
  10. BOSS Bacco Full Zip Wool Sweater Jacket

Shoes:  (that means a belt that matches.)  First set, in black or brown can go with a suit or the jeans you just bought (The jeans are up there.)  Belts for Shoes.  More weekend or date night (or hip office setting) but sharp shoes.  Boots (For the advanced.)

  1. Florsheim Blaze Plain Toe Derby (Men)
  2. To Boot New York Samuel Plain-Toe Derby (Men)
  3. To Boot New York Marshall Sneaker (Men)
  4. Magnanni ‘Cristian’ Sneaker (Men)
  5. ECCO Sneak Sneaker (a touch “dad”….but we are dad’s…so…)
  6. Nike Roshe Two Sneaker (weekend sneakers not for working out-which I do not support, but people do that.)
  7. Remo Tulliani ‘Gunner’ Leather Belt
  8. Wolverine ‘Adrian’ Cap Toe Boot
  9. Trafalgar ‘Blake’ Leather Belt 

Anniversary Sale Men’s Clothes: Other Stuff

Anniversary Sale Men’s Clothes: Workout

  1. Nike Hyper Dry Training Tee
  2. adidas Running Shorts
  3. Stance ‘Icon’ Athletic Socks
  4. Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Training Shoe (Men)

Happy Guy Shopping-

xoxo A and J


    • Ugh. It looks like we made a mistake including that and the tie, everything else is included, those two things aren’t. We made a mistake or Jason is dropping me a very expensive holiday gift hint. I’m sorry! xo

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