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Tuckstitched V-Neck Sweater
Michael Kors
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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A cotton navy sweater is an essential for you closet - it’s great in the evenings or for work during the Summer. And in a deep navy like this one from Michael Kors, you’ll also wear it well into the Fall season. The tuck stitch texture gives a rich finish to the mercerized Italian cotton making it a cinch to dress up with a patterned button up shirt and a great pair of cotton pants. The v-neck is a bit more open, which makes it easy to layer. The modern fit is sleek and not too fitted on most gents. If you prefer a truly easy fit, just size up.
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06/16/2015

Blue: The Color that Never Disappoints Any Gent

Blue…the color of the season. Heard that before? Well, probably. But what can we say, it’s a good color. And we’re not the only ones who think so. Just like nothing can ever replace black as the “new black”, blue is a color with legs. Sure, the some shades change are more prominent than others from season to season–  navy blue this past season, cobalt blue last summer - but blue is a favorite, with designers and us shoppers alike. It looks good on every gent and has universal appeal without calling too much attention (unless you want it to). It mixes with other colors effortlessly – there isn’t a shade that can’t work with another color. This season, the options are as versatile as ever with blues from soft aquamarine to classic medium blue and vibrant turquoise that look amazing in everything from clothes to accessories. So, this week we’re picking some of the best for every aspect of our lives. And hey, if you still need something for Father’s Day – something blue can still get there in time.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our favorites for work, after 5, and casual dressing.
If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-plaid-wool-blend-sport-coat/3982684
Canali - Classic Fit Plaid Wool Blend Sport Coat
Blue plaid sport coats always look good. It’s true. While they have a fashionable look to them, they are also timeless. And that’s why this Canali is a favorite, since their quality and fit is unmatched. Buying a Canali piece means you’re going to have something that holds up for years. The Prince of Whales plaid is done in an elegant wool, silk and linen blend fabric that makes it perfect for Summer weather. And it’s truly versatile, working with charcoal wool dress slacks, or a pair of linen pants. A crisp white or blue dress shirt and tie can be worn with it for a dress look, as easily as a a white or blue linen button up work for a more casual look.
http://www.hugoboss.com/us/%27sairy-shorts-d%27-slim-fit%2C-cotton-gabardine-shorts/hbna50289444.html
BOSS Orange - Sairy Cotton Gabardine Shorts
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BOSS Orange - Sairy Cotton Gabardine Shorts
Sairy Cotton Gabardine Shorts
BOSS Orange
Sold by: Hugo Boss

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Navy Bermuda shorts are not only on trend this season, they are downright practical, whether you care about the “trends” or not. The contemporary fit of these shorts from Hugo Boss give them an updated look, with a slimmer fit that’s not overly baggy. The all cotton gabardine fabric is extremely soft and has a dressier look than a basic twill fabric, while the garment dying produces a deep, rich color. We say all this to say…these are good-looking shorts, so you can wear them to a casual restaurant with a sport shirt or polo without your Significant Other telling you to change.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zachary-prell-marsh-regular-fit-short-sleeve-dobby-sport-shirt/3979061
Zachary Prell - Marsh Regular Fit Short Sleeve Dobby Sport Shirt
A gent can always use a short sleeve shirt that can be worn to the office, to a restaurant and on the weekends. The key is having a modern fit – between contemporary (trim) and gentlemanly (relaxed) - so that you have an updated look without being overly trendy. Zachary Prell’s dobby pattern and cool finishes, like the welt button chest pocket, make this one just right. You can wear it with cotton twill pants to the office, dark wash jeans for a night out, and shorts for a casual weekend day.
http://www.joesjeans.com/Straight-Leg-Classic/-1801345425063633527/Product?sku=B9TLNO8229-28-LNO
Joe's Jeans - Straight Leg Classic Jeans
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Joe's Jeans - Straight Leg Classic Jeans
Straight Leg Classic Jeans
Joe's Jeans
Sold by: Joe's Jeans

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The ultimate blue item…jeans, right? They are a mainstay in every gent’s wardrobe. Joe’s Jeans has the ideal seasonal twist on iconic denim, blending traditional cotton denim with some linen. Jeans can be heavy once the weather gets hot, but these are lightweight and comfortable, even on the warmest of days. Yet, they have the same look of any perfectly broken-in jeans, with just the right amount whiskering and fading. The modern fit has a straight leg and an “everyman” fit that every gent will love.
http://www.eastdane.com/bonded-cotton-zip-brief-jack/vp/v=1/1518037610.htm
Jack Spade - Bonded Cotton Zip Briefcase
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Jack Spade - Bonded Cotton Zip Briefcase
Bonded Cotton Zip Briefcase
Jack Spade
Sold by: East Dane

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This shade of brighter navy is neutral, but just colorful enough to bring a little pop to your look. We are big fans of Jack Spade bags – they are a great quality and know how to walk the line between fashion and a professional finish. The bonded cotton is durable and good-looking, while the interior laptop sleeve and multiple pockets (perfect for your phone, wires, etc) will keep you organized and your stuff easily accessible. This is a great bag for your office, casual, and travel needs.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ted-baker-london-daisy-micro-floral-silk-bow-tie/4073145
Ted Baker - Daisy Micro Floral Silk Bow Tie
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Ted Baker - Daisy Micro Floral Silk Bow Tie
Daisy Micro Floral Silk Bow Tie
Ted Baker
Sold by: Nordstrom

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A natty bow tie is a great way to show off the blues. This silk floral print from Ted Baker has a 2 ½” width for a modern look that is fresh with all your dark blues, grays and tan suits and sport coats. Don’t be shy! This is a stylish finish that is sure to bring smiles.
 

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