10
Oct
Bonobos Guideshop coming to Chicago — Menswear internet retailer Bonobos is setting up shop here in the Windy City to give you a place to try on their goods in person instead of trying to guess if something will fit you based on photos. 
This is a pretty good thing. I got their GOP chinos in a 33” waist and the actual waist measurement turned out to be 35”, so I had to send them back for an exchange (vanity sizes be damned). 
Anyhow, shop opens up on October 15 at 313 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL, 60654. You can go here to book an appointment. 

Bonobos Guideshop coming to Chicago — Menswear internet retailer Bonobos is setting up shop here in the Windy City to give you a place to try on their goods in person instead of trying to guess if something will fit you based on photos. 

This is a pretty good thing. I got their GOP chinos in a 33” waist and the actual waist measurement turned out to be 35”, so I had to send them back for an exchange (vanity sizes be damned). 

Anyhow, shop opens up on October 15 at 313 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL, 60654. You can go here to book an appointment

03
Oct

Political #menswear

Tonight marks the first presidential debate for the 2012 general election and it’s a time when partisans should be encouraged to show their affiliation. Now, there’s a lot of crass and tasteless ways to do this through clothing (just take a look at the junk on Zazzle, CafePress or even eBay), but for those looking for the love of politics and menswear, I’ve put together this guide. 

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Neckties:

Vineyard Vines: $75, available in red, yellow, green and salmon pink for Republicans. For Democrats, blue and green.

Southern Proper: $75, available in a huge range of colors and designs. Wovens in red, crimson and purple; repp stripe in blue (above); printed in red, crimson and blue; another printed GOP elephant on red silk; and political elephants and donkeys surrounded by stars.

Sette Neckwear: $265, available in three designs each for Democrats and Republicans. Elephant print in red, blue and purple. Donkey print in blue, scarlet and yellow. (These 7-fold ties are my personal favorite.)

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Belts:

Tucker Blair: $95, needlepoint belt. 

Vineyard Vines: $49.50, canvas cotton belt available for Republicans and Democrats.

Smathers & Branson: $165, needlepoint belts for both Republicans and Democrats. 

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Prince Albert Slippers:

Stubbs & Wootton: $450, for Republicans, Democrats and fence-sitters.

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Braces:

Fine & Dandy Shop: $65, for Republicans, Democrats and the annoyingly undecided.

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Shorts and Trousers:

Orvis: $15.20 (on sale), in Republican red and Democrat blue. 

Bonobos: $125, critter chinos in navy for Republicans and charcoal for Democrats.

02
Oct
Bonobos is offering donkey and elephant critter-print chinos for politicos, which arrive just in time for debate season!
Want to buy a pair of your own (or other pair of pants) AND save $25? Click here and use my referral link!

Bonobos is offering donkey and elephant critter-print chinos for politicos, which arrive just in time for debate season!

Want to buy a pair of your own (or other pair of pants) AND save $25? Click here and use my referral link!

28
Aug
fromsqualortoballer:

It looks like Bonobos is opening up a showroom in Palo Alto. I’ve been a fan of the company for a long time; they were instrumental in helping me realize what well fitting clothes look like and their customer service is hard to beat. Bonobos also runs regular sales (often with some fun customer involvement) that keep their clothes in the affordable range. Back in the day they were a startup at Stanford, so it’s good to see them returning to their old stomping grounds. Their online-only setup never kept me from trying things on via mail due to the great return policy, but it will be nice to see all their wares in one place. Set up an appointment and check them out! And if you feel inclined to make a purchase, feel free to use my referral link for a $25 discount.

Interesting development for west-coasters in the Valley.

fromsqualortoballer:

It looks like Bonobos is opening up a showroom in Palo Alto. I’ve been a fan of the company for a long time; they were instrumental in helping me realize what well fitting clothes look like and their customer service is hard to beat. Bonobos also runs regular sales (often with some fun customer involvement) that keep their clothes in the affordable range. Back in the day they were a startup at Stanford, so it’s good to see them returning to their old stomping grounds. Their online-only setup never kept me from trying things on via mail due to the great return policy, but it will be nice to see all their wares in one place. Set up an appointment and check them out! And if you feel inclined to make a purchase, feel free to use my referral link for a $25 discount.

Interesting development for west-coasters in the Valley.

26
Jul
It’s on sale: Tretorn Nylites at Bonobos — The blogger-favorite canvas sneaker is on sale for $33.60 (down from $60) at Bonobos’ summer sale, which includes an extra 30% off all sale items with code FIRSTMATE. 
Also available in navy and green. Sale ends Friday. 

It’s on sale: Tretorn Nylites at Bonobos — The blogger-favorite canvas sneaker is on sale for $33.60 (down from $60) at Bonobos’ summer sale, which includes an extra 30% off all sale items with code FIRSTMATE

Also available in navy and green. Sale ends Friday. 

22
Jul

Who wants $120 to Bonobos for $60?

nickelcobalt:

atifkazmi:

Super deal from The Daily Hookup, just bought mine. Join via link (I get referral)

Is this real life?

Not a bad deal and it can be used for more than just their pants. Might as well combine this deal with their sale, too.

21
Jul
acutestyle:

They got stuff on sale. 

Worth looking over. Also: there’s a possible coupon code if you spend more then $100, then you get $50 off — provided you’re a first-time customer. That could easily knock some of their summer blazers into the $150 range.

acutestyle:

They got stuff on sale. 

Worth looking over. Also: there’s a possible coupon code if you spend more then $100, then you get $50 off — provided you’re a first-time customer. That could easily knock some of their summer blazers into the $150 range.

03
Nov

Bonobos: Joker Suit

acutestyle:

Wait til they get a load of me.

If you’ve got $400, then you’ve got your Halloween costume next year.

Adding: They call it the “Evanston” suit, which is funny because Evanston is the home to Northwestern University and their school color is purple.

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