Launches I Love: Bonobos Fall 2014 Men’s Suit Collection

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Gentlemen, take note: the ladies love a man in a good tux. However we know that a good tux, especially one you feel great about investing in, can be hard to find. The same goes for a modern suit or stylish updated blazer. Enter Bonobos with their recently launched Fall 2014 Men’s Suit Collection, and oh man is it good. For those not in the know, Bonobos is a men’s clothing company  full of well-designed, well-fitting clothes- everything from your basic pant to outerwear, formal attire, accessories (I love the super cool pocket squares!) and more.

The new collection is chock full of luxurious wool suits, tweed blazers, and tuxedos that feel perfectly at home in the crisp, falling-leaf-filled-air of Autumn. The suits and blazers have been updated on the interior as well, and not just with fun fabrics- say goodbye to awkwardly fishing for your business cards and hello to a new ergonomic interior pocket that allows you to quickly and smoothly whip out those babies and start networking.

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These suits are classic in design but fun in their fabrics- I am particularly obsessed with the Capstone Slim Tuxedo in Blackwatch Plaid. This is the absolute perfect plaid for both fall and early winter, especially holiday, parties, and makes just enough of a statement. If you prefer something a little more subtle, try the Capstone Slim in either Grey Honeycomb if you want a bit of texture, or Navy Herringbone for something classic.

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Don’t worry if you’re not in need of Black Tie though, you can still get in on the fun! I love the Capstone Slim Suits as well as the tuxedos, particularly the Grey Windowpane (pictured above). The luxurious tweeds and wools used in both the suits and blazers are perfectly cozy and fall-ish, and work just as well dressed up as they do dressed down. Personally, my favorite Blazer would have to be the Nottingham in any of the tweeds, though I am particularly smitten with the Grey Tweed Nottingham (and not just because of the photos below- hellooo sexy!)

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Whether you need a blazer, a suit, or a tuxedo, Bonobos is absolutely the place to go. And Ladies, don’t let the men have all the fun- check out AYR, Bonobos line for us girls. Happy Shopping!

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All photos courtesy of Bonobos. 

 

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For the Guys: Dressing for the Fourth

The Fourth of July is so fun, isn’t it? It’s the only time one can wear Red, White, and Blue together without looking like a fool, and it’s an even better excuse to buy new clothing. While the Ladies have a little bit more of a variety to choose from, there are still some great pieces for guys. Bonobos is going all out with special edition “Bold Glory” Shorts (1) and Bow ties (2). The J.Crew Plaid Shirt (3) and the 4. Ray-Bans (4) are a little more toned down, but still patriotic. The two belts are probably my favorite items, especially the  Smathers and Branson American Flag Needlepoint Belt (5) but Anderson’s Striped Belt (6) isn’t bad either. The Rag and Bone Shorts (7) are fun and aren’t too 4th-of-July-y- you could wear them any time of the year, really. And finally, we have the TOMS (8), which are really just too cool for words.

USA Today: Parsons is the Fashion Epicenter

So, no big deal or anything, but here is my second article about fashion at Parsons in USA Today! I feel so published and important.

At Parsons The New School for Design, fashion runs deep. It is on our minds, in our hearts (and homework) and, most importantly, on our bodies. We live, breath and die for fashion, because it is what we love.
You get an array of fashionable students, everyone from hardcore glamazons to laid-back thrift store-ers. In the span of just one day I’ll see crocodile Celine bags (yes, the ones that cost more than a small car), vintage Chanel of any kind, heels that make you nervous just looking at them and enough hair product to last a lifetime. But I also see jeans, T-shirts, sneakers and sometimes — though very rarely — a sweatshirt, albeit a designer one. There is no shortage of fashion, whether high or low, at Parsons.
This dude’s outfit is a great example of something I see every day at Parsons. Though there are guys at both ends of the high-low spectrum, there are also the students who fit right in the middle, me being one myself. Not too crazy, but still fashionable and on trend.
This look is fairly basic, but still stylish. The choice of black jeans is a great one; they look polished and clean but are still comfortable enough for everyday wear. Black jeans are also extremely versatile and can go from day to night easily. I, and some of my male peers might personally prefer the pink jeans, but that might not fly in a city other than NYC.
He paired his black jeans with black leather sneakers, which is also very fashionable yet practical. When running around in a city like New York, heels, though we love them, are sometimes not the easiest. And, yes, there are male students at Parsons who wear heels.
The choice of a button down in a fun plaid and a cardigan is another chic choice. Cardigans are not only for women anymore; the male cardigan is coming back and it is a fabulous look, especially when paired with a button-down. I personally like the crazier plaids, but that might just be me. Also, a word about fit (I do go to fashion school, after all) J.Crew and Bonobos are better for slimmer guys, while Vineyard Vines is better for those a little bigger. The overall effect is refined yet laid-back. The whole look reads casual, comfortable and a little bit edgy. A winning combination.