Bonobos Summer Sale 2011

Bonobos Summer Sale 2011
New Customers take $50 off over $100icon | Others take $25 off w/ code TELL25

So much for the retail dog days of summer.  There’s more than a couple of incredibly solid sales going on right now.  With all that temptation it’s good to remind yourself that nothing is affordable if you’re broke, or, if the purchase will get you headed in that direction.

This is rare.  Sure Bonobos always has a sale section, but this is differenticon.  A little more to pick from, sizable markdowns, and as always ships quick & returns free.  First time email signups get $50 off purchases of $100 or moreicon.  Not going to work for you?  The code TELL25 takes $25 off purchases over $100.  Credit John B. for that tip.

UPDATE: The code DEMOCRACY will take $100 off a $300 order.  Exp. 7/15  Credit Frank with the tip.

The Shorts:  Bonobos Bandstandsicon & Cloudstericon – Potentially $55 Total

Checks and solids.

Here’s how this works.  Newbies, as previously mentioned, put an email address in over hereicon.  That’ll get you $50 off your first order of $100 or more.  If you’re in the market for shorts, then these 7″ red plaid and 9″ chino shorts are good light options to balance out your dark polos.  Put both in your shopping cart and the total comes to $105.  Now use the code.  Ta-da.  Free pair of shorts.


The Wallet:  Jack Spade Monza Billholdericon – Potentially as little as $54 ($125)

Decent card, better wallet.

On sale, it’s $88.  $12 under the threshold you need to hit to use the $50 off new customer email code.  Curses, right?  Nobody panic.  Put a pair of $16 boxer briefsicon in your cart and that’ll push the total to a just over the line $104.  Use the code and you now get both for $54.  This is the billfold big brother to the smaller and slimmer Monza single fold.  Really slick checked interior.  Perforations inspired by sports car steering wheels.


The Chino Suit:  Bonobos Chino/Linen Jacketicon and Pantsicon$300* ($498)

Not cheap, even on sale.

Interesting.  The suit jacket is on sale, but the pants are not.  Regular price is a steep $500, but the 55% cotton 45% Italian Fabric should be pretty close to perfect.  *UPDATE:  Use the code DEMOCRACY to take $100 off $300.


The Seersucker Suit:  Bonobos Seersucker Jacketicon & Pantsicon in Grey – $286* ($410)

With the textured CK Carter Laceup.

This particular color of stripe got hosed by either the lighting or the off white shirt that was paired with it on the Bonobos site.  It’s a grey stripe, not green.  Looks much, much better in person.  Full review here.  More on the shoes here *Reflects the $50 discount to those who supply a first time email.


The Trunks:  Bonobos 9″ Longboardsicon and 5″ Shortboardsicon$45.00 ($65.00)

The surf, as they say, is still up.

Bonobos is the king of toned down swimwear that’s not completely boring.  It’s tough to call anything that comes in the color “citrus” toned down, but unlike the wild plaids found on every warm beach in the Northern Hemisphere, these keep it simple with just a few colors.  Nice detail on the 9″ longboards at the waist.


The Polos:  Bonobs Helmsman Polo in Navyicon or Whiteicon$45.00 ($65)

The t-shirt upgrade.

All hail the contrast placket.  Nothing crazy otherwise, and not spongy pique cotton either.  Athletic fit, good frame for your neck and face, and a nice way to dress up your downtime wardrobe.


Grenson Stanley Wingtip – $200icon* ($335)

UK stunners.

For the shoe hounds.  Dove grey leather uppers, Goodyear welt.  Bonobos suggests you size down since they tend to run a little large.  Still expensive but has plenty of curb appeal.  *Reflects the $50 discount to those who supply a first time email.

No word on when the Bonobos Summer Sale prices expire, or when the $25 off $100 code TELL25 goes dead.  DEMOCRACY expired 7/15.  Credit to Frank on that one.