Let me just start out by saying: If you're a guy who has a sense of style, enjoys exquisitely crafted garments and prides himself on looking his best at all timnes, you need to get acquainted with Bonobos. Fashion insiders from the Big Apple have been raiding Nordstrom for seasons now...and for good reason.
The Bonobos fall men's suit collection is full of investment pieces that are the perfect addition to any man's closet. Not only is the design aspect amazing (gingham an paisley for the daring, navy and charcoal grey for the classicists), but the fit is remarkable, as well. After all, one of the brand's main principles is: "The foundation of any great wardrobe is fit."
Here, I broke down the collection for your reading (and viewing) pleasure.
A wool blazer is probably one of the staples of season-appropriate menswear. Bonobos offers you beautiful classic pieces from their Academy collection (appropriately named, because many of the blazers have a collegiate vibe to them) in somber dark grey and navy.
Wear it with: washed denim and crisp white shirt or colorful pants and a polo for your ultimate stamp on American sportswear.
|Left: The Academy Blazer - Gingham Lining - Navy|
Right: The Academy Blazer - Solid Lining - Dark Grey
As much as a house needs a good foundation to remain whole, your wardrobe needs one of the suits from Bonobos's Foundation collection. Appropriate for high-profile business meetings and first dates alike, the versatility of these pieces comes through in the body types they accommodate and flatter too. These wonderful wool suits come in Standard and Slim fits to ensure you look your best no matter which particular style you choose. Another great thing? Except for wool, there are three great suits in cotton perfect for this transitional weather, as well as chillier summer nights in the Hamptons.
|Left to right: The Foundation Slim Suit - Marled Grey Tweed,|
The Foundation Slim - Blue Microstripe
The Foundation Slim - Cotton - Grey Microstripe
The Capstone Tuxedo
How appropriate to name this collection "The Capstone" considering its definition is "the high point". In your personal tuxedo collection, I can assure you that one of these pieces will be the ultimate high point. A suit you will turn to for every major event in your life...whether it's a wedding or an after party for the Golden Globes. The 007 punch many of these tuxedos pack is lethal for the opposite sex, so please, use them carefully. It doesn't really matter if you choose a gorgeous black shawl collar piece or the oh-so-dandy plaid one, the effect will remain the same - looks to kill.
|Clockwise from top: The Capstone Slim Tuxedo - Grey Honeycomb,|
The Capstone Suit - Navy Double Breasted,
The Capstone - Black Shawl Collar Tuxedo,
The Capstone Slim Tuxedo - Blackwatch Plaid
The reason why a blazer is one of my favorite things to have in the closet is because you can throw it on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and instantly lift the outfit. It's great for a morning class, Friday night drinks and, over a pair of nice slacks, a laid back friend's wedding. Bonobos gives us a wide range of styles, from brown wool to navy knit, all of them impeccably tailored and easy to pair with whatever is already in your wardrobe.
Wear it with: A vintage band T-shirt and a colorful scarf or a longer white dress shirt buttoned all the way to the top and low suede boots for the perfect autumnal look.
|Clockwise from top: Unconstructed Blazer Slim - Lightweight Italian Wool - Navy,|
Maide Club Knit Blazer,
Cotton Blazer Slim - Paisley Camo,
The Nottingham Blazer - Brown
Obviously, these styles are already available for shopping on the Bonobos web-site, so have at it and make sure you're all set for the season that is upon us.
All photos courtesy of Bonobos.