There are a ton of things that MG loves – football, the New York Rangers, a good hot dog, an old fashioned, and The Sopranos. On that list you will not find shopping. He would say that he is “a simple guy” who doesn’t need a lot of stuff. Over the last few years I’ve slowly helped him nurture his inner stylist, and now he’ll let me help him pick out some new pieces every season.
MG is so much fun to shop for because his style is pretty classic and clean cut. He works on Wall Street so there are plenty of mornings where he’s heading out in a suit (all the heart eyes!), but most days he can wear a button down and nice pants with loafers or dress shoes and be golden.
He knows what he likes and usually doesn’t stray too far from that, which I think is a good thing. If he’s heading out for work you’re likely to find him in some variation of this outfit. We picked out this plaid shirt for him to layer under a sweater like this or to wear on its own with a pair of jeans on the weekend. I can’t say enough positive things about this half-zip pullover! It’s a cotton + cashmere blend making it super soft and also under $60 it’s a total steal.
He’s a huge fan of Bonobos pants – basically outside of suits that’s all that he wears. We loved the elevated and clean look of this no-iron pair of chinos. The dark navy is a beautiful color and we both love that they basically look pressed and don’t require much else! He also loves any of the Bonobos chinos and I’m not kidding owns at least 7 pairs.
After watching me shop Nordstrom as often as I drink coffee, I think I finally rubbed off my Nordstrom obsession on MG. This year during the Anniversary Sale he picked out a few new items and we really stocked him up on shoes. The only pair that he was still missing really was a pair of brown boots that could be dressed down or up. This pair is not only affordable but they look amazing in person with jeans or with pants – not to mention there are some really amazing variations in suede.
Getting to style your guy is so much fun if you ask me. My advice to you ladies who are wanting to do the same is to edit down items ahead of time that you think they might like. If you can take out the selection process which is usually the most intimidating you’re two steps closer to helping them find pieces they love.
P.S. – How cute is he?! As our friend Arnie would say, “those dimples Papi!” Raise your hand if you think we need more MG content on the blog!