19th February 2014

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. [[MORE]]Standard Fit: For guys of average build who like a shirt that’s flattering, but not too snug. It’s a little trimmer than most off-the-rack shirts because we got rid of that unnecessary fabric around the middle.Slim Fit: For men with a more slender build, or who simply prefer a snugger fit. The waist has a distinct taper, and the sleeves are a little narrower as well.Tailored Slim: The most form-fitting option we offer, this is as close to a custom tailored shirt as you can get. The rear darts really bring in the sides for a crisp, definitive taper.  Fit may be the most crucial factor in finding the perfect dress shirt, but it’s just one piece of your dress code. To determine yours, click here. 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. [[MORE]]Standard Fit: For guys of average build who like a shirt that’s flattering, but not too snug. It’s a little trimmer than most off-the-rack shirts because we got rid of that unnecessary fabric around the middle.Slim Fit: For men with a more slender build, or who simply prefer a snugger fit. The waist has a distinct taper, and the sleeves are a little narrower as well.Tailored Slim: The most form-fitting option we offer, this is as close to a custom tailored shirt as you can get. The rear darts really bring in the sides for a crisp, definitive taper.  Fit may be the most crucial factor in finding the perfect dress shirt, but it’s just one piece of your dress code. To determine yours, click here.

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.

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21st January 2014

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: [[MORE]]  1. Cut and Construction It’s all about the fit. A $2,000 suit does you no good if it fits like a snuggie. A good suit should fit just right. The shoulders are most important, as they dictate the drape of the jacket. The pants should also fit comfortably, but not too tight or too loose – this will create a formal silhouette that can work for business and pleasure both. Fortunately, we obsess about this stuff at Bonobos. We’ve spent years building what we think is the perfect suit construction in two great fits: a trim-fitting Standard and a more tailored Slim.  2. Fabric Cloth is key. And no matter how perfect a fit may be, it won’t mean anything without quality fabric. At Bonobos, we source premium fabrics from mills in Italy, the British Isles, and other countries around the world. The result is a richer texture, and a suit that will last you for years. The Italian Marzotto® and Reda® Super 130’s fabric we use in our Foundation suits is the best of the best – it’s what separates a good suit from a great one.  3. Detailing Once you find the perfect suit, your job isn’t done, unfortunately. It’s the details and accessories that make the difference. Make sure you have a solid collection of dress shirts, 5-10 ties, a couple of pocket squares, two belts, and two pairs of dress shoes (brown and black). Throw in a tie clip and some great socks and you’re ready to go. Overwhelmed again? Don’t be. We’ve got everything you need right here at Bonobos. 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: [[MORE]]  1. Cut and Construction It’s all about the fit. A $2,000 suit does you no good if it fits like a snuggie. A good suit should fit just right. The shoulders are most important, as they dictate the drape of the jacket. The pants should also fit comfortably, but not too tight or too loose – this will create a formal silhouette that can work for business and pleasure both. Fortunately, we obsess about this stuff at Bonobos. We’ve spent years building what we think is the perfect suit construction in two great fits: a trim-fitting Standard and a more tailored Slim.  2. Fabric Cloth is key. And no matter how perfect a fit may be, it won’t mean anything without quality fabric. At Bonobos, we source premium fabrics from mills in Italy, the British Isles, and other countries around the world. The result is a richer texture, and a suit that will last you for years. The Italian Marzotto® and Reda® Super 130’s fabric we use in our Foundation suits is the best of the best – it’s what separates a good suit from a great one.  3. Detailing Once you find the perfect suit, your job isn’t done, unfortunately. It’s the details and accessories that make the difference. Make sure you have a solid collection of dress shirts, 5-10 ties, a couple of pocket squares, two belts, and two pairs of dress shoes (brown and black). Throw in a tie clip and some great socks and you’re ready to go. Overwhelmed again? Don’t be. We’ve got everything you need right here at Bonobos.

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:

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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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