THE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT PAIR OF KHAKIS
Few articles of clothing are as ubiquitous or as indispensable as the all-American pair of khakis. We put them on for casual Fridays. We jump into a pair to grab our morning coffee. We wear them out for drinks, for dinner dates, and for darn-near everything else. If there’s a more versatile pant out there, we haven’t found it.
But historically, khakis have been plagued by a problem: they just don’t fit. Droopy seats, baggy legs, and a boxy silhouette are the usual suspects.
Bonobos got its start by addressing this very issue with our best-selling Washed Chinos. We created an innovative design and set of fit options that solves the khaki conundrum once and for all. Here’s what makes Bonobos Washed Chinos unique:
THE WEEKENDER: POWER EDITION
This week was all about power moves. Here are the links that got us talking at Bonobos HQ.
BONOBOS DRESS SHIRTS: WHAT’S THE DRESS CODE?
Unless you’re a committed nudist, sooner or later, you’re going to need a few quality dress shirts in your closet. Maybe it’s for the daily grind of going to the office, for that big wedding coming up, or possibly just a way to look your best when mom and pop are in town. It’s something every guy’s got to have.
And here at Bonobos, we get it: Men want a top-notch, great-fitting dress shirt, but they’re not about to go to the tailor and spend hours and a small fortune getting custom shirts made. It’s a pain, and we don’t want to do it either. That’s why we’ve created (wait for the drum roll) the Dress Code.
DRESS SHIRTS: IT STARTS WITH THE FIT
When it comes to dress shirts, the most important element is fit. Hands down. And to get ours just right, we spent months fitting hundreds of shirts on dozens of guys to create the perfect set of options: Standard, Slim, and Tailored Slim. If you’re not sure which fit is best for you, here’s a little cheat sheet to help get you started.
BONOBOS DENIM: WASH AND LEARN
For an American, jeans are the most basic staple there is. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a guy out there who doesn’t have at least a few pairs of favored indigo beauties on hand for when he needs them. Which is precisely why we go all out on our denim to make sure it lives up to that ideal of versatility, comfort, and the American spirit. We source our denim fabric from a mill in North Carolina called Cone® that’s been making heritage denim on traditional looms for more than a hundred years. But we don’t stop there. The secret to an authentic-feeling pair of jeans is also in the wash—the treatment given to the denim to create different levels of wear on the fabric. Here are a few of our most popular washes, and tips on how to wear them.
THREE CRUCIAL THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN BUYING A SUIT
What’s so important about a suit? Everything. It’s the foundation of every man’s wardrobe, a staple piece he will go back to again and again. Business meetings, weddings, trips abroad, special occasions – a good suit is essential. Buying a suit can be daunting, however. There are about a million options out there. So how do you sort through the clutter? Here are the only three things you need to keep in mind when finding a suit that will last you a lifetime:
5 WAYS TO ENJOY THAT SKI TRIP IF YOU REALLY DON’T SKI
Fresh powder, crisp mountain air, a pocket full of lift tickets – oh, it’s going be a glorious ski weekend getaway. With just one catch: You really don’t ski. Well, just relax. Because here are some tips on how to enjoy yourself without even strapping up those boots.
PLEASE STAYCATE THE PREMISES: TIPS FOR A STYLISH STAYCATION
Yes, many of your friends are jetting off to Caribbean cruises, downhill adventures, and an assortment of other more temperate climes. But does that give you license to just hang around and pout? Well, maybe, but who says you can’t do it in style? It’s time to celebrate the grand tradition of the all-American staycation, and no matter your reason for holing up this winter instead of hitting the road, there are a number of ways to make it a staycation to remember: