Bonobos – New Customers take $50 off ($100) when you click here*
You’ll be asked for your email and zip, then you’ll get a code.
UPDATE: Thanks to Dave S in the comments who correctly points out that the $50 off offer only applies when you spend $100 or more. Wasn’t made aware of that by Bonobos, and that obviously changes the savings since it won’t apply to just one pair of chinos or just one oxford.
Ninety bucks is a lot for a pair of pants. Eighty is quite a bit for a shirt. But give Bonobos credit. They’ve been growing a viciously loyal customer base despite the much higher than your average GAP-khakis price tag. They concentrate on fit, customer service, and a few extra details that give their clothes a cool character. They’ve also expanded far beyond pants by way of their JCrewy curation initiative. Meaning: They find cool stuff, and whether it’s their brand or not, they have it for you to buy on their site.
But their foundation would be the pants. Basics like their oxfords too. And it’s the fit which Bonobos believes sets their clothes apart. They believe this so much that they’re offering $50 off for first timers. Provide your email and zip, get a code, and get something from Bonobos for cheap. This is what you can expect once you pull a pair of their chinos and/or one of their oxfords straight out of their particularly nice box:
The Chinos: Grey Dogs Straight Leg Washed Chino – $88.00
The Fit: It is better. Slimness feels somewhere between a Dockers D1 and D2. They move extremely well. The rise and shape of the pant is real nice. But $90 nice? More on that later.
The Weight: Lighter in weight than I had expected, but still plenty sturdy feeling.
The Feel: Much more comfortable than a standard pair of chinos, but still plenty dressed up.
The Fronts: No crease down the legs.
The Details: Plaid interior pockets which barely peek through on the rear, lime green zipper trim, good hardware.
The Shirt: Burton White “Standard Fit” Oxford – $80.00 Made in the USA
The Fit: They call it their “standard” fit, but there’s nothing retail bulky standard about it. Athletic but not tight. Like somewhere between a 1MX modern fit, and a 1MX fitted.
The Weight: It’s real oxford cloth, so it’s heavier than a dress shirt. But medium to lightweight for an oxford.
The Feel: Really good. You could easily wear this shirt with anything.
The Front: Perfect length for tucked in or untucked.
The Details: Made in the USA? You kidding? Can’t go wrong with that. Points for the smaller chest pocket.
The Bottom Line:
Bonobos gets an A+ for presentation, customer service, and making their customers feel like they’ve purchased incredibly unique clothes from a one of a kind company. But I’ve never felt like my butt looked all that frumpy in a pair of otherwise slim & modern khakis from other brands. While the extra details are nice, I think $90 is a stretch.
But unlike me, Bonobos is convinced you’ll be back for more at full price after your first pair. So to break the newbie inertia, they’re offering first time customers $50 off their first order $50 off their first order of $100 or more (see update at top of page). Just enter your email and zip here for a code.
Is $90 too much for any pair of chinos? Got experience with Bonobos? Leave it all in the comments section below.
*And no you don’t have to click through Dappered for the offer. This non-affiliate link will get you there too.
**Wasn’t made aware that the code only works on orders of $100 or more. Post updated early AM 3/22.