Tailored Tuesday – Get fitted!

Bespoke:  made to fit a particular person; also : producing clothes that are made to fit a particular person

Men, are you looking for that je’nais qui when it comes to dressing?  Maybe a clothing company that has ninjas to help you out?  Tired of listening to people complain about your style (or lack thereof)? Or you want to take your style to the next level?  Maybe you are wondering what bespoke clothing is?  Allow me to introduce you to Bonobos.  A singular destination for all things considered stylish and innovative with some fun thrown in. 
Founded in 2007 for men that want awesome clothing without the hassle of shopping for mass produced styles, you can either shop online or go to your local Nordstrom’s to check them out.  But here is where it gets good fellas, they offer guideshops you can PHYSICALLY go to help you find the right fit and style and be done.   (Guess who is taking her boyfriend in to one…) And lets face it, women love a man that has on great fitting clothes (its our version of lingerie).  Think I’m wrong?  Ask any woman you know about how attractive a well dressed (and groomed) man is….drool……..
But lets talk about the Bonobos spring line. Spring seems to be struggling to make itself know here on the east coast…..but Bonobos can fix that right up for you.  I mean polar vortexes and below 65 for over 3 months?  So just in time for spring, they have launched a new collection of men’s seersucker and cotton suits, which is a great-fitting and a lightweight BREATHABLE fabric just right for summer weddings, garden parties and mint juleps!  They even offer shirts in chambray, floral, stripes and classic white button downs in lightweight summer fabrics. (And I’m crushing on the Newport Poplin shirt myself…..) Pair the shirt with a seersucker suit or with some chinos for that classic American look.  Why not even scoop up some travel jeans for when you are jet setting around the globe? They even have non iron pants!!! Like how much easier can it get?
Got a wedding?  Bonobos will custom fit you for that big day, and think of it as an investment piece.  You can always use well fitted slacks and a blazer right? Right.  Plus buying off the rack is just so….last season guys.  Time to step up the game and given by my IG feed men are really looking to break out of the basics mold.
If your still unsure about fit, styling, or like the site says a good chili recipe, hit up the ninjas for some deets. But here are some pointers to think about when it comes to fit from VP of Design, Dwight Fenton
“Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion”
Fenton’s simple suit tips to find the right fit:
• Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snugly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.
• Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side.
• Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you’re wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more.
I know so often I see men in terrible fitting clothes and all I can think about is Stacy and Clintons advice from What Not to Wear, invest in tailoring.  So guys take a moment and really invest in some basic wardrobe staples that FIT THE RIGHT WAY guys, and trust when I say it will pay off.  Like I say, style is saying who you are without speaking, so what do you want to say to the world?
Check out the site here and make that appointment! bonobos.com

Check out some photos of the new spring items (and the details IN the clothing)….you cant go wrong with anything from them honestly! 


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