This feels like the first major sale for Bonobos of the season. It’s been all end-of-summer sale stuff up to this point, and unlike their competition, they don’t do huge (like 40%-50% off) cuts on their regular price stuff. So 25% off is solid. (Tell ’em T.O.!!) Maybe not mind blowing, but solid. Especially considering the flood of new arrivals that have been recently landing on their site.
Also as a point of order, Bonobos recently killed off their “evergreen” ECLIPSE20 20% off code in favor of a not quite as tempting SOLSTICE15 all-the-time offer. That seems to indicate that maybe, just maybe, they’re tightening up the ol’ promotions belt. Perhaps. Who knows. Not me. But I do know that the 25% off sitewide code QUARTERBACK is quite solid for Bonobos. Plus you get there famous customer service Ninjas and free shipping and returns. Full picks below. Off we go.
I know that Bonobos was founded as a pants company, and their chinos and how they fit are their “thing.” But to me? These unconstructed, Italian hopsack wool sportcoats are the best thing they make. Period. And they make some mighty fine other things. Super airy but still 4-season appropriate Italian hopsack wool. It drapes great, it feels great, it breathes exceptionally well. And the barely-there construction ensures that you wear the sportcoat. The sportcoat doesn’t wear you.
For those that want some plaids or checks to their sportcoats, but still want the super unconstructed nature of what Bonobos offers with this model. Plenty of year round looks as well as darker, more saturated patterns for fall.
Are there cheaper cords out there? Yes there are. But some of you guys really, really like your Bonobos stuff. So, here be the new cords from Bonobos. Fabric mix is interesting this year: 78% Cotton, 20% Modal, 2% Elastane. O rly?
Premium Stretch Jeans – $111 ($148)
I know they’re expensive. But still. These are their top of the line jeans. Plenty of stretch: 94% Cotton, 5% Polyester, 1% Elastane. A bit like BR’s Rapid movement fabric, but maybe a little better. Lots of washes. Shown above left is the resin rinse in size 32×28, athletic fit, on Jason’s 5’7″/180 frame. I (the Joe guy) usually take a 34×30 in athletic fit on my 5’10” / 200lb frame.
Super soft. Even, perhaps… cozy? Just in time for fall. Made in America from Italian brushed 97% cotton / 3% elastane. People will want to touch your pants. Don’t get them if you don’t want people touching your pants.
Oh man. That burgundy plaid option. That is ALL kinds of right. Car Coats = single breasted, and often a tad shorter than your average topcoat, but still long enough to protect your suit or sportcoat tail. 66% Wool, 31% Polyamide, 2% Acrylic, 1% Polyester. Half lined.
Jetsetter Stretch Wool Sportcoats – $300 – $337.50 ($400 – $450)
What’s the difference between these and the unconstructed Italian Wool Sportcoats? The lining. They’re either fully lined or butterfly lined in the back with a full lining up front. They also have some strategically placed interior pockets to hold your necessities while on the move (say, passport, wallet, etc.) Still, terrific sportcoats and good for those who prefer a bit more structure (but still far from the hard shouldered stuff your Uncle Harold wore in the 80s). Most are all Italian wool with some stretch, while others are wool/cotton blends.
Stretch Eco Jeans – $66 ($88)
These are a brand new jean for Bonobos. Just released. Cheaper. Not cheap, cheaper. Not so hyper stretchy in terms of fabric (98% Certified Organic Cotton, 2% Elastane). Still efforting an in person.
I’d say these are the originals that built the Bonobos empire, but they aren’t. Bonobos has phased out their original, all cotton chinos, in favor of their stretch versions. Still though, these are the new flagship. And Bonobos was built on pants, and for good reason. Tons and tons and tons of colors to pick from, and more than a few fits to fit plenty of body types.
Hearty Italian wool-blend fabric. (And it’s quite the blend: 36% Wool | 30% Polyester | 19% Viscose | 11% Acrylic | 3% Silk | 1% Elastane.) Subtle pattern. Zip or snap front.
Travel Jeans – $73.50 ($98)
A more saturated, 5-pocket style of do anything pants. Nine different colors to pick from. Four fits, and FIVE lengths to pick from. Great for guys who are short, tall, and everything in between.
The “shacket” has been going strong for a couple of years now (in terms of being on trend, shirt jackets have been around for forever). And I’m really digging that “medieval blue” shade. Quilted interior for warmth here, making it more than just a shirt with a fancy name.
Stretch wools for the office crowd. 99% wool and 1% elastane for comfort. Plenty of colors and patterns to pick from. Lots of fits as well.
Is $126 a lot of money for a corduroy shirt jacket? Yes indeed. But… that burgundy option.
To all those who every. single. year. live in warm weather climates and hit our social media feeds when the new fall arrivals come out and tell us “IT’S STILL LIKE 100 DEGREES WHERE I LIVE…” You’re not allowed to buy these or any other cheaper version. Sorry. Have another mai tai.
- Daily Grind Suit in Light Grey – $300 ($400)
- Daily Grind Suit in Light Navy – $300 ($400)
- Daily Grind Suit in Navy – $300 ($400)
- Daily Grind Suit in Charcoal – $300 ($400)
Here’s why these almost certainly fused, 60% Wool, 40% Polyester suits are getting a mention. The fit. The Bonobos fit is tough to replicate. A lot of guys with either super slim OR super thick legs swear by it (and yes, even those of you somewhere in between). And $400, I’d say just get a Spier and Mackay. But here? At $300? I think that qualifies as a deal. Plus, these are sold as suit separates. So you’re not locked into some suit “drop” zone, and the pants come pre-hemmed. Perhaps you could even skip the tailor. 3 1/4″ lapels here. Side vents in the rear. They do say the jackets are slightly shorter. Fingers crossed they’re not chopped.
So I guess the “everything” in their “25% off everything” marketing materials doesn’t actually mean “EVERYTHING.” Because shoes are excluded. Bummer. Made in Italy though. We’ll keep an eye out for any solid sales on these things.
The 25% off everything code QUARTERBACK ends Wednesday 10/2. Works on full price as well as sale stuff.