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Vetel Cashmere Long-Sleeve Sweater
Theory
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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Why is it a Find? A classic cashmere crewneck will have you looking appropriate for any date night, so when in doubt, this is a safe – and good looking - choice. This navy one from Theory adds just the right amount of modern style with seaming details at the shoulder and a broad ribbed neck that takes it out of the ordinary.
Wear it with: This one is all about versatility. Wear it with dark wash jeans and a sophisticated pattern or solid white button up shirt for an easy look. Pair it with grey wool flat front pants for a dressier alternative.
Fit Tip: The fit is contemporary, which is just right for a night out – it’s not over-sized, ideal for most gents in their normal size.
Alternatives: This is a timeless staple, that’s also available in charcoal grey, teal, dark red, navy, and purple.
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02/02/2016

Date Nights Don’t Just Happen on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day in just a couple of weeks, date night looks are on our minds. And even though we’re generally expected to seriously step up our game on February 14th, date nights happen any time – and can take on many forms. Whether you are planning a special night with your spouse or your starting (over) with someone new, what you wore in college and in your 20's isn't the same as what you’d want to wear on a date now. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look just as dapper, but styles change. We’re putting together some outfits that will help you feel confident – and what is better looking than that?

Take a look at a few of date night essentials here, and then head over to “3 Confidence-Boosting Date Night Looks” to see complete outfits that will show off your best assets. 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/smooth-lamb-moto-jacket/4287886
Cole Haan - Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket
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Cole Haan - Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket
Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket
Cole Haan
Sold by: Nordstrom

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Why is it a Find? Cole Haan’s sleek leather jacket adds a handsome finish to your outfit when you’re heading out for the evening. The black lambskin “moto” jacket styling is not only stylish, it’s a fabulous quality that will just get better with age.
Wear it with: With dark jeans and a sophisticated pattern button up shirt, you’ve got a smart look for a casual dinner or cozy, upscale bar. For a dressed down casual look, you’ll look rugged with a simple t-shirt and your favorite broken-in jeans.
Fit Tip: The fit is modern with room to layer over a sweater. Size down for a closer to the body fit.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mens-ls-wovens-classic/4203334
Bugatchi - Classic Fit Paisley Sport Shirt
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Bugatchi - Classic Fit Paisley Sport Shirt
Classic Fit Paisley Sport Shirt
Bugatchi
Sold by: Nordstrom

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Why is it a Find? Bugatchi’s sophisticated, dark navy, paisley print with grosgrain trim has a modern, dressy look for a date night evening. And it’s a great update to all the plaids and stripes you already have in your closet.
Wear it with: To keep the look upscale, pair this shirt with raw or dark indigo wash jeans. You can also do twill pants in deep navy or charcoal – the point is to keep the color dark for a sophisticated look. On that note, a charcoal grey or navy sweater (pullover or cardigan) can be added for a finishing touch.
Fit Tip: The modern fit gives you some room through the chest and isn’t too trim.
Alternatives: If you prefer a trimmer, contemporary fit, Bugatchi’s dark grid print also works with the same outfit pieces we’re suggesting here.
http://www.zappos.com/ag-adriano-goldschmied-matchbox-slim-straight-in-alpha-alpha
AG Jeans - Matchbox Slim Straight Jeans
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AG Jeans - Matchbox Slim Straight Jeans
Why is it a Find? Dark wash jeans are a staple for every gent’s date night wardrobe. And these AG's are one of our favorites. They are made of selvage denim which not only gives them a perfectly deep and even color, the selvage process creates a white seam edging on the inside that adds just the right stylish character when you cuff the bottoms – a small cuff will do.
Wear it with: Truly, these work with everything – button up shirts, sweaters and sport coats.
Fit Tip: The Matchbox Slim fit is contemporary with a narrower, straight leg. They are ideal for gents who want modern, but not skinny, fitting jeans. And the weight of these jeans is just right, with just a touch of stretch for comfort that won’t make them look fitted.
Alternatives: For an easier fit that still provides a modern feel, AG’s Graduate model in a dark wash is the answer.
http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-strandmok-brown-leather
Allen-Edmonds - Strandmok
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Allen-Edmonds - Strandmok
Strandmok
Allen-Edmonds
Sold by: Zappos

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Why is it a Find? These brogues from Allen-Edmonds offer a polished date night look without being stuffy. The dark brown leather upper and contrast rubber sole create a finished but casual feel, with just the right amount of distressing so they don’t look like you’re trying too hard (but you’re still trying). Allen Edmonds is known for their quality and comfort, so you’ll wear these for many seasons to come.
Wear it with: The dark brown leather looks good with medium to dark wash jeans and has the casual, yet polished, style that works with flat front twill pants or corduroys, too.
Fit Tip: This shoe is available in three widths for a perfect fit.
Alternatives: If you’re looking for black shoes, H by Hudson’s plain toe oxfords have the same mix of casual style.
 

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