We're back at it with another summer suit post! This time we're talking about updating pieces in your wardrobe you can transition into Fall. My good friends at Bonobos reached out to work with them on content. Of course I said yes, because I absolutely love their clothes. I chose this outfit due to it being a modern, and classic style that would look good on ANY man (but mostly my brawn guys). Let's jump straight into the details shall we?
If you have ever watched an episode of Queer Eye, you'll always hear Tan France rave about Bonobos and their clothing being rather superb, and this jacket is just that! The Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer I'm wearing made me feel like I was shooting a GQ editorial shoot. A good plaid blazer is a wardrobe essential. It shows that you can take risks and that you're a man that means business. Choosing the perfect plaid blazer is important. If you choose the right tone and fabric, you can carry it almost through every season.
Pairing this jacket with this washed button-down shirt and dress pants is perfect for work and even coffee with friends. I also tried this same jacket and shirt combo on with a pair of my favorite slim-fit jeans and sneakers, and the versatility is fantastic. I typically wear a 50R in jackets, but this one is a 48R. I typically don't button my jackets due to my body type, and I find leaving it open works for me and gives me a slimmer silhouette. Perfect for showing off the french-tucked shirt, and looking a tad more elite!
My wedding reception suit (because your boy had to stunt and wear two looks) was a Bonobos suit, and the only regret I have is not wearing a better quality shirt like this one. This Washed Button-Down shirt will be on heavy rotation this fall!! Being a bigger guy, it's hard to find slimmer cut shirts that don't hug my body. The Casual Shirt collection at Bonobos comes in standard and prominent fits, and are extremely soft. I ordered this one in a 3XL Standard fit and it works perfectly for my body type. It's nice to have a piece I can build layers on this fall and not feeling constricted and hot.
Whether you're a brawn male or average sized guy, I can assure we all want to feel comfortable when we're looking our best. Remember those stiff dress pants your mom used to buy you for church that you still buy because that's all you know? Toss them out! The Weekday Warrior Dress Pant is here to save your style and comfort. These pants have built in stretch that allows you to be more active while styling to perfection. Luckily, I ordered a size 42 waist, and they fit perfectly. However, going to one of Bonobos’ Guideshops is an experience, and the best way to find your fit and desire. Another thing that makes these pants even better than your average pair, you don't have to dry clean them to keep the quality up. Throw these in the washer with warm water, and dry on low heat and you are good to go!
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post on how to transition well-rounded pieces into your wardrobe. I have to say thank you again to the folks over at Bonobos for always making sure I look my best. If you want to learn more about Bonobos, check out my LikeToKnow.It feed (@denzeljalexander) to instantly shop this look and others! Until next time! -Denz
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