16th January 2014

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:  [[MORE]]CANCELED FLIGHTFEST Just because the airport closed and your flight was canceled due to whatever the heck a “polar vortex” is, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a jet-setting good time. Slip into your finest Italian wool Foundation Suit, put on an Americano dress shirt, and you’re ready for takeoff. Now, just recline your seat back, crack open a few tiny bottles of your adult beverage of choice, and buddy, you’re flying.  BLOWN BONUS BEACH BASH So what if you blew your entire holiday bonus on that Jacuzzi? Your girlfriend may never forgive you, but a whole lot of other people will. Pump up the heat on your thermostat, get some daiquiris in the blender, and throw on a lightweight cotton Northfork sweater with a pair of South Beach White Travel Jeans, and you’re dressed for the tropics. Ding-dong … is that the doorbell we hear?  LODGER DODGER Fine. We get it. You backed out of that ski trip when you found out that Hillary and all her annoying work friends were coming. And we don’t blame you. But that man-cave basement of yours has just enough exposed wood and taxidermy to get your lodge on without them. We suggest tossing a few Duraflames® on the fire and bundling up in a Bonobos sweater with some Premium Denim. Wait, look out … Man-valanche! 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:  [[MORE]]CANCELED FLIGHTFEST Just because the airport closed and your flight was canceled due to whatever the heck a “polar vortex” is, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a jet-setting good time. Slip into your finest Italian wool Foundation Suit, put on an Americano dress shirt, and you’re ready for takeoff. Now, just recline your seat back, crack open a few tiny bottles of your adult beverage of choice, and buddy, you’re flying.  BLOWN BONUS BEACH BASH So what if you blew your entire holiday bonus on that Jacuzzi? Your girlfriend may never forgive you, but a whole lot of other people will. Pump up the heat on your thermostat, get some daiquiris in the blender, and throw on a lightweight cotton Northfork sweater with a pair of South Beach White Travel Jeans, and you’re dressed for the tropics. Ding-dong … is that the doorbell we hear?  LODGER DODGER Fine. We get it. You backed out of that ski trip when you found out that Hillary and all her annoying work friends were coming. And we don’t blame you. But that man-cave basement of yours has just enough exposed wood and taxidermy to get your lodge on without them. We suggest tossing a few Duraflames® on the fire and bundling up in a Bonobos sweater with some Premium Denim. Wait, look out … Man-valanche!

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:
 

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14th January 2014

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14th January 2014

A SHORT HISTORY OF FLIGHT … JACKETS.
It’s not unusual for the standard-issue military garments of yore to insinuate themselves into the world of men’s fashion – just look at the trench coat, or the epaulette. But in the case of the classic “flight” or “bomber” jacket, the style became just as popular among civilians as it once was with flying aces for a very good reason: flight jackets are as effective at ground level as they are at ten thousand feet.  [[MORE]] So where did they come from? During the First World War, cockpits were not enclosed, meaning the Red Baron had to get creative to keep himself warm in the clouds. By 1917, heavy-duty leather coats with snug cuffs and collars to keep out the breeze were already being distributed to U.S. pilots. As technology improved, aircraft were able to operate at even higher altitudes, meaning flight jackets required a lining for extra warmth. When Lt. John Macready set the world altitude record in 1921, reaching an impressive 40,000 feet, he was wearing a shearling jacket lined with wool to stay comfortable in the cockpit.   Most who wear flight jackets today don’t need them for high-altitude exploits, but the aura of ruggedness and adventure remains. At Bonobos, our Balderton Bomber (pictured above) is a contemporary take on the timeless garment; made from supple suede, it fuses a sophisticated construction with a style that can be worn any way you like, be it with jeans and a tee, or a crisp shirt and tie. And whether you’ve earned those wings or not, it will definitely elevate your wardrobe.

The Balderton Bomber by Bonobos.

A SHORT HISTORY OF FLIGHT … JACKETS.
It’s not unusual for the standard-issue military garments of yore to insinuate themselves into the world of men’s fashion – just look at the trench coat, or the epaulette. But in the case of the classic “flight” or “bomber” jacket, the style became just as popular among civilians as it once was with flying aces for a very good reason: flight jackets are as effective at ground level as they are at ten thousand feet.  [[MORE]] So where did they come from? During the First World War, cockpits were not enclosed, meaning the Red Baron had to get creative to keep himself warm in the clouds. By 1917, heavy-duty leather coats with snug cuffs and collars to keep out the breeze were already being distributed to U.S. pilots. As technology improved, aircraft were able to operate at even higher altitudes, meaning flight jackets required a lining for extra warmth. When Lt. John Macready set the world altitude record in 1921, reaching an impressive 40,000 feet, he was wearing a shearling jacket lined with wool to stay comfortable in the cockpit.   Most who wear flight jackets today don’t need them for high-altitude exploits, but the aura of ruggedness and adventure remains. At Bonobos, our Balderton Bomber (pictured above) is a contemporary take on the timeless garment; made from supple suede, it fuses a sophisticated construction with a style that can be worn any way you like, be it with jeans and a tee, or a crisp shirt and tie. And whether you’ve earned those wings or not, it will definitely elevate your wardrobe.

WWII U.S. Air Force Squadron all wearing their customised A-2 Bomber Jackets. Photo courtesy of http://www.backstagefashionmagazine.com/male-style-and-trends/the-men%C2%B4s-leather-bomber/.

A SHORT HISTORY OF FLIGHT … JACKETS.
It’s not unusual for the standard-issue military garments of yore to insinuate themselves into the world of men’s fashion – just look at the trench coat, or the epaulette. But in the case of the classic “flight” or “bomber” jacket, the style became just as popular among civilians as it once was with flying aces for a very good reason: flight jackets are as effective at ground level as they are at ten thousand feet.  [[MORE]] So where did they come from? During the First World War, cockpits were not enclosed, meaning the Red Baron had to get creative to keep himself warm in the clouds. By 1917, heavy-duty leather coats with snug cuffs and collars to keep out the breeze were already being distributed to U.S. pilots. As technology improved, aircraft were able to operate at even higher altitudes, meaning flight jackets required a lining for extra warmth. When Lt. John Macready set the world altitude record in 1921, reaching an impressive 40,000 feet, he was wearing a shearling jacket lined with wool to stay comfortable in the cockpit.   Most who wear flight jackets today don’t need them for high-altitude exploits, but the aura of ruggedness and adventure remains. At Bonobos, our Balderton Bomber (pictured above) is a contemporary take on the timeless garment; made from supple suede, it fuses a sophisticated construction with a style that can be worn any way you like, be it with jeans and a tee, or a crisp shirt and tie. And whether you’ve earned those wings or not, it will definitely elevate your wardrobe.

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Photo courtesy of http://ermis.tumblr.com/post/61528314994.

A SHORT HISTORY OF FLIGHT … JACKETS.

It’s not unusual for the standard-issue military garments of yore to insinuate themselves into the world of men’s fashion – just look at the trench coat, or the epaulette. But in the case of the classic “flight” or “bomber” jacket, the style became just as popular among civilians as it once was with flying aces for a very good reason: flight jackets are as effective at ground level as they are at ten thousand feet.
 

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