Outfit #1–Coat: Bonobos Top coat c/o (comes in other colors, too, but runs big!) Pants: Italian Brushed 5 Pocket Pant c/o Sweater: Wool blend raglan crewneck c/o (also comes in navy!) Outfit #2– Coat: Bonobos car coat c/o Pants: Bonobos Travel Jeans, Shirt: Bonobos button down **See notes below for Bonobos sizing details**
Happy Cyber Monday, everyone!
Jess says you all have loved our Gift Guide for Guys (Thanks!) but that you are still eager for more gift ideas for the men in your life. I’m happy to say–”ask, and you shall receive!”
Today’s post is in collaboration with Bonobos–which happens to be my favorite online retailer (they’re offering 35% off EVERYTHING today with Code MONDAY.)
I’ve been wearing Bonobos since they only sold a handful of items and they were a tiny brand that nobody had heard of. They’ve grown exponentially since then. And I’m still just as big of a fan now as I was back in the day. I’m really excited to introduce you to some items that are about to become your boyfriend’s/husband’s/brother’s/dad’s/father in law’s/brother in law’s new favorite wardrobe staples.
As an “Instagram husband,” if you will, I can’t say that Jess receives a lot of collaborations that make me jump up and down, but when she texted me, “BONOBOS WANTS TO WORK WITH US!!” you could say there was a bit of jumping involved. (First Basil Haydens, now Bonobos? I can get used to this.)
There are a lot of reasons why you’ll want to shop here, but the top ranking ones for me are these:
1. They have tons of different cuts and fits for every guys’ body type. Having an athletic build, sometimes it’s hard to find shirts that fit my waist without being too tight in my arms. Or fit my thighs while being slim cut in the leg.
2. They have a fit for everyone (four different pant fits, tons of sizes and lengths) and it is consistent. You find your perfect size and that will be, without fail, the same size in every Bonobos item you order.
3. Their shipping is fast, free, and includes a return label, so if something doesn’t work. You can send it back without hassle. The company has truly eliminated every pain point a guy can have with online shopping.
4. You can find basic staples in contemporary cuts that will last forever, or pieces that are playful and fun to really add some spice to your wardrobe. They are my go-to in both camps, and you’re going to get a little bit of both in this post as well!
(In fact, half of the stuff you see in this post I bought with my own money. I’d just happened to place a Bonobos order the week before we got the request to collaborate with them. 😂We were like “what the heck? Let’s shoot that stuff too!”)
Anyway, I could go on and on about Bonobos for days.
(Really, I’m a very long-winded storyteller. Ask Kelly’s dad. That’s a story for another day.)
Jess’ note: One time Neal took SO incredibly long to tell a story that Kelly’s dad fell asleep in his chair. That’s the short version. 😂)
Let’s jump into these outfits already. (Are you even still reading?)
Sizing notes: Jess always makes sure to include notes about fit, so here goes: Bonobos items typically always run true to size in my experience. Everyone’s fit will be different, but personally, I wear slim fit, size medium in tops across the board, and slim fit, 30/32 in pants. These are my standard sizes, so if he sticks with his normal size, he should be good! (The slim fit isn’t so slim that a stockier guy won’t be able to wear them, like happens to me in other brands.) The only thing that does not run true to size is the topcoat, which runs large.
Outfit #1: Classic Staples
Top coat: This is certainly an investment piece–but it will last a lifetime. I get a lot of my more formal items (suits, jackets, coats, etc) custom-made, and as far as an item like this goes, it is absolutely on-par quality and style wise with a custom-made item. It’s made of high-quality Italian fabric that you would find at a bespoke shop. It’s a beautiful piece that is worth every penny and will make a truly special gift. It’s almost $250 off today–which is a heck of a steal.
Italian Brushed 5 Pocket Pants: Bonobos makes some of the most versatile pants your guy will ever own, and these are no exception. They’re really soft and comfortable but they look professional enough for an office setting, but they’re great for after work, too. They’re the ideal party pant, I wore these on Thanksgiving!
Crewneck sweater: I’m wearing this sweater without any undershirt, that’s how you know it’s soft–not remotely itchy. It’s great because it’s lightweight so when you walk into a house full of 100 relatives carrying your mom’s giant bag of groceries you won’t die of a heat stroke.
Outfit #2: Fun and Festive
Car coat: This is the steal of the century and a slam dunk present–I can’t believe it’s under $400. Sadly the print I’m wearing sold out like hot cakes but it’s still available in lot’s of other colors. It’s one of the few coats that can be dressed up or down. And looks great with jeans and awesome over a suit or jacket. It’s the perfect go-to holiday layering coat. It’s not crazy thick or bulky, but it’s warm. You can save well over $100 with the sale, so it comes out to about $260–which is a great deal for something of such high quality.
Travel jeans: These are an ideal mix up when you’re sick of wearing jeans but you want something comfortable and casual. Get these in a cool color as a subtle way to make your outfit a lot more interesting. I live in these especially in the winter and have them in several colors!
Printed button down: I smiled when I ordered this because I knew Jess would get a kick out of it. We’ve been meaning to text Blair a photo. Blair, Rob also needs this shirt! Get it? The Fox and She? If foxes aren’t his thing, this casual button down shirt comes in about a billion other prints, and in true Bonobos fashion–lot’s of different cuts so you can make sure to find one that fits him right! (I own about 10 of these in different colors!)
Remember, everything you see here is 35% off today, so don’t wait! When in doubt, buy more, not less (return what doesn’t work–hassle-free returns, remember?)
Have a great Monday!
This post is sponsored by Neal’s favorite guys’ brand, Bonobos. Total dream collab. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep GG going strong–all opinions are, obviously, as always–our own 😉