Let’s talk about menswear.
Men's fashion is an element of the sartorial world that I've wanted to get a better understanding of for ages- I think compared to the attention given to womenswear, menswear sadly gets a bit of a raw deal, with brands who specialise in it seen as slightly 'niche'. That’s why I was so excited to receive an email from Bonobos, asking to review their brand new Fall 2014 collection, which I will readily confess I was pretty impressed by.
When you think about 'good' menswear, the image that comes up is classic, sleek and understated- a concept I think Bonobos have really captured. Take a look at the synopsis for the men's suit collection:
Suit up for Fall! We've made our signature Italian wool Foundation suit even better this fall with brand new fabrics and updated interior details, including a more ergonomic interior pocket so grabbing that business card is as smooth as your first impression. A finely-tailored wool suit is warm on its own, but you can always add a topcoat into the mix. Our suits come in Standard and Slim fits, and Short, Regular and Tall sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for you.
Doesn’t this sound good? Bonobos have combined a classic silhouette with exciting colours and textures to bring a new twist to the autumn wardrobe. Take the use of navy for example- a fantastic alternative on the classic black, which I believe brings the suit straight into the 21st century.
In my first impression from the photos here, I got a huge sense of quiet luxury emanating from the collection. Can we just talk about shawl collars for a second? Menswear tends to be almost completely unembellished, but I think a contrasting collar brings a really lovely finish to the outfit, without feeling cheap or overdone. When your suit looks like something out of a James Bond film, you know you're doing something right.
The autumn collection is available now on the Bonobos website.
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