I was recently contacted by Bonobos to write a post to help launch their Fall 2014 Suit Collection. My initial thought was "too bad I'll never be able to get Mr. B to wear any of it". THEN I realized this was the perfect opportunity. I could peruse the fall collection and dream of what it might be like to dress a cooperative husband.
So, here it is, a sneak peek at the Bonobos Fall 2014 Suit Collection
Note: I did contemplate cropping Mr. B's head onto the model's bodies purely for my own amusement but then I thought that miught not be super appreciated by all the people whose hard work went into these pics. So, instead of Mr. B, you'll have to suffer with these hideous models. I'm mean like that.
I love the way this looks dressy but not super formal.
There really is just something about a man in a suit. Maybe the novelty would wear off if Mr. B wore suits regularly... then again, maybe not.
How great is this jacket? I love jackets in different patterns and textures and there seems to be a lot of that in the Fall Collection. I also think it helps make a suit look a little more casual and unique.
I'd LOVE to see Mr. B in something like this! In fact, with plaid shirt underneath and jeans, it might just be something I could get him into.
“Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion,” says Dwight Fenton, Bonobos VP of Design.
Fenton’s simple suit tips to find the right fit:
• Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snuggly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.
• Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side.
• Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you’re wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more.
Here are a few other pieces that I'm coveting from Bonobos for Mr. B:
I'm not sure why, but I love men in scarves. Unfortunately, Mr. B refuses to wear one. UGH.
I love this jacket and I actually think Mr. B would agree with me.
Another fav! I love that it's paired with jeans, that might be one way to get Mr. B into it!
And a few pieces I KNOW Mr. B would love (and actually pick out without my help/encouragement/insistence):
I haven't purchased anything from Bonobos (yet) so I can't speak personally to the quality BUT I did do some online research and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I'm even more inclined to start holiday shopping for Mr. B now!
They also offer shipping to Canada from $15-$20 (YAY!)
So there you have it, some fall looks for the men in your life! Visit Bonobos.com to start shopping!