It’s a regrettable but universal truth: brides and bridesmaids tend to enjoy the shopping experience more than the guys. Bonobos was created to fix that! They’ve created a shopping experience for guys that is virtually painless–and dare I say, maybe even fun.
Bonobos was built on the idea that a suit should fit perfectly. Dwight Fenton, Bonobos’ VP of Design, says, “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.”
Here are a few of Fenton’s tips to find the right fit:
- Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snuggly 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 at your sides.
- 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.
The Bonobos Fall 2014 collection of men’s suits, tuxedos, and blazers is spot-on for several menswear trends I’ve been seeing for fall and winter weddings. Here’s a preview of some of them:
Tweed isn’t just for librarians anymore! Fall and winter weddings can be chilly, and tweed is nothing if not warm. It’s also more visually interesting than a conventional suit. The texture of the fabric photographs well, and the colors and patterns coordinate well with most fall wedding palettes. I like the look of a nice herringbone tweed suit for a country or rustic wedding.
When you hear the word “flannel”, you’re probably thinking of lumberjacks. However, this delightfully soft, brushed wool makes a toasty-warm suit that’s perfect for fall and winter weddings.
Blazers used to be for special occasions, but dressing them down has been a recent menswear trend. That makes them perfect for a smart casual wedding! You can wear it with a button-down and slacks or even jeans. A perfectly tailored tweed blazer looks great when paired with a bright shirt.
What were you going to dress your guys in on your wedding day? Share your ideas with me in the comments!