The List: These are the Best Style Essentials to Buy Right Now from Bonobos

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Walking through winter with stylish Bonobos gear on tap.

Ahhh, Bonobos. Good ole Bonobos. I say that because my personal history with the brand runs deep, to an internship stint there during my first summer in NYC, right on through to summer style features in years gone by and of course, a look at the Bonobos Winter Sale earlier this season. But we’re here today in winter 2021 to talk specifically about the best winter menswear from Bonobos, a theme you’ll see pop up time and time again in the weeks to come. Bonobos, as you might know, built the strength of its brand its famous men’s chinos, but they’ve become a major fashion player in plenty of other categories — as you’ll see below. Heck, these picks below are even the sort of menswear for Valentine’s Day, even if it’s spent at home. And the great news is, Bonobos also offers plenty of extended sizes across all of its stylish offerings. Let’s dive on into the latest and greatest from a standout NYC brand; some stellar shopping awaits.

The Best New Menswear to Buy at Bonobos

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos — $98 

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos

Modern-yet-classic chinos in a variety of standout fits and colors.

It wouldn’t be a post about Bonobos without talking about a pair of Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos, a style that’s undergone changes through the years — but not before putting the company on the map. From the curved waistband to a dozen-plus colors, these are a major winner.

Bonobos Jetsetter Performance Henley — $68

Bonobos Jetsetter Henley

A well-made and nicely priced henley to wear everywhere in these casual times.

If you ask me, Bonobos gets major points for producing the sort of classic men’s style staples that wear very well with the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos and more — case in point, this rugged men’s henley.

Bonobos Cotton Cable Crew Sweater — $128

Bonobos Cotton Cable Crew

A dependable and well-made winter sweater, up for grabs right now.

I mentioned above that Bonobos does more than make your favorite chinos; in this case, they also make your favorite winter sweater, and in a rugged cotton cable design.

Bonobos Italian Soft 5-Pocket Pants — $148

Bonobos Five-Pocket Pants

From the cool Ash color to the soft fabric, these pants are a surefire favorite pair.

The versatility of Bonobos men’s pants really can’t be overlooked, and these Italian 5-pocket pants, made with soft stretch cotton, are just the ticket for casual days aplenty.

Bonobos Knit Cardigan Blazer — $298

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Wear this hybrid jacket with a henley, a T-shirt, an Oxford shirt — anything you please.

The good folks at Bonobos expertly toe the line between casual and dressy, and this easy-to-layer cardigan blazer is the perfect jacket for your next Zoom call.

Bonobos Leather Jeans Belt — $88

Bonobos Leather Jeans Belt

A well-made and well-crafted leather belt from the makers of your favorite pants.

What’s one thing that every stylish pair of pants needs? Well, one of the best leather belts for men, for starters. Of course, Bonobos has you covered there, too.

Bonobos Boulevard Bomber — $168

Bonobos Boulevard Bomber Jacket

Make this bomber jacket a new go-to layer on the daily.

If you haven’t yet added a classic men’s bomber jacket to your outerwear rotation, well, you can hardly go wrong with this option here in a cool striped pattern.

Bonobos Stretch Oxford Shirt — $88

Bonobos Stretch Oxford Shirt

A reliable and classic Oxford shirt with just enough stretch.

What sort of shirt are you going to wear with your Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos? Why, an equally classic stretch Oxford shirt that blends style, comfort and modern performance.

Bonobos Off Duty Pants — $98

Bonobos Off Duty Pants

A highly versatile pair of pants that toe the line between chinos and sweatpants.

The brand touts the Bonobos Off Duty Pants as the ideal hybrid between chinos and joggers, so what better pair of stylish pants to wear at home right now than these, what with their elastic waistband and tapered cut?

Bonobos Tech Button Down Shirt — $98

Men's performance dress shirt

A tech-minded button down shirt to wear at home or to the office.

Last but not least: In keeping with the theme of comfortable at-home style that still cleans up nicely out on the town and at the office, how about this men’s performance dress shirt for your daily enjoyment? It’s made to dry quickly, resist wrinkles and absorb moisture, all in a day’s work.

Well, folks — I say cheers to the latest and greatest from Bonobos: What say you? Hopefully, it’s clear by now that the brand has plenty to offer even the most discerning shoppers in terms of styles, fits and sizes, from a men’s performance dress shirt to the perfectly casual and expertly cut Bonobos Off Duty Pants or the always-classic Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos. Maybe you’re more interested in the brand’s ever-growing collection of knitwear or a classic men’s bomber jacket, perhaps? The great thing with Bonobos is that you can always get what you need in terms of versatility, classic style points, quality and (relative) affordability. So, buckle up, get that credit card at the ready and let’s get shopping, shall we?

The Thursday Buy: These Bonobos Pants are the Best Men’s Pants to Wear All Winter

Bonobos Off Duty Pant

A classic-yet-modern update of your favorite chinos, made for plenty of days at home this winter and beyond.

Folks, welcome back to another edition of The Thursday Buy, where, similar to last week’s feature, I’m going to tell you all about the best pants to wear at home this winter. This post isn’t a repeat, although the same standout brand is in fact featured. That would be Bonobos, makers of the Bonobos Off Duty Pants and the perfect company to put it all in perspective when it comes to hanging out at home in style. Don’t believe me? Well, you’re in for a mighty fine treat, seeing as these tailored men’s pants toe the line between sweatpants and chinos with ease and plenty of style.

Because all of us are still spending so much time at home, the right mix of versatility and comfort is key when you want to switch up your rotation of the best pants for men, ya dig? And that’s where the Bonobos Off Duty Pants enter the equation. It’s always a great idea to shake things up from time to time, and with a comfortable elastic waistband and yet styling similar to classic Bonobos chinos (think a tailored, flat front and a zipper fly), you’ve found the perfect pants to get the job done. Seriously, these are the pants to wear to work from home, starting right now.

SHOP: The Bonobos Off Duty Pants

Comfort plus tailored style for the win from Bonobos.

The Bonobos Off Duty Pants check all the right boxes when you want to be comfortable and laidback, yet not sloppy. That’s especially the case as you work from home, hop from Zoom call to Zoom call or enjoy a socially distanced happy hour. Go on, set up the computer so everyone can see your finely tailored yet utterly comfortable pants. These hybrid chinos give you everything you’d expect from a pair of Bonobos men’s pants, including a tapered-but-not-too-tight cut, plus a cotton and elastane fabric blend for maximum wearability.

The fact that they more closely resemble chinos than sweatpants also means you can wear ’em with everything from a classic Bonobos henley to a tailored Oxford shirt and your favorite cardigan without needing to go too wild with new wardrobe additions. Color options ranging from Sapling (think classic khaki) to the dark olive Gnarled Pine shade (my personal favorite) provide so much versatility, I’d wager you’re going to want to buy multiple pairs, perhaps one for every work day. Yes, it’s true: The Bonobos Off Duty Pants are easily some of the best pants for men to buy now.

SHOP: The Bonobos Off-Duty Pants

Style Pick of the Week: Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket

Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket

Your new favorite jacket for winter, with all the quality you need from Bonobos.

Folks, it’s around that time of winter where you might want to give your outerwear rotation a bit of a shot in the arm with one of the best men’s winter jackets, right? Well, do I have a Style Pick of the Week for you today: The Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket is one of the coolest jackets for men out there right now, seamlessly merging classic good looks, comfort and warmth. Plus, it’s an exceptionally versatile jacket that pairs up mighty nicely with, say, Bonobos chinos (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as I say). The Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket checks all the right boxes as far as your new favorite winter jacket, and again, it’s the perfect way to freshen up your outerwear rotation right now.

And lest you thought that Bonobos only excelled at making some of the best men’s pants, well, you’d be right to rethink what you thought you knew about this NYC-based menswear brand. It’s the kind of winter jacket that toes the line between form and function very nicely — it’s got classic bomber jacket styling potential without going too far into high-fashion territory. Keep on scrolling for more, folks.

SHOP: The Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket

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One of two seriously cool colorways you’re getting from Bonobos here.

For one thing, it really does what all of the best winter jackets for men should set out to do — provide warmth and comfort without any fuss. The wool exterior is a perfect match for the quilted nylon interior. The nylon quilting is going to deliver warmth and even a cool bit of visual interest. The fit of this classic bomber jacket for men should also provide plenty of room for layering, even if you go with an Oxford shirt underneath a rugged crewneck sweater for durable winter warmth.

And of course, the two color options (the sharp Black-and-White Herringbone or the more fashion-forward Heather Oatmeal) provide something for everyone when it comes classically cool looks. Side-entry hip pockets also double as front-snap pockets for your everyday carry essentials, yet this jacket still looks sleek and sharp overall. Of course, it wears extremely well with other staple pieces, be it Bonobos chinos  or Bonobos blue jeans (both worthy of your consideration). At the end of the day, the Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket is going to turn what you thought of this pants-centric brand upside down, and in the best way possible.

SHOP: The Bonobos Wool Bomber Jacket

The Thursday Buy: The Bonobos WFHQ Pants are the Best Pants to Wear at Home Right Now

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Casual, comfortable, seriously cool pants to wear to work from home or hit the town (safely!).

Folks, perhaps you’ve noticed something through the start of 2021 so far: You’re still spending plenty of time at home, and youre still in need of the best casual menswear to wear, well, at home. After all, a guy can only wear sweatpants for so long, no matter how stylish they are. Enter today’s edition of The Thursday Buy, featuring the best pants to wear to work from home.

Yes, that’s right: I went there. In fact, the Bonobos WFHQ Pants are not only a great pair of pants to wear to work from home, but they’re also a stylish pair of everyday pants the rest of the time, too. Would you expect anything less from Bonobos, after all? The brand has been a longtime favorite of the blog (dating back to 2015!) and it’s pretty ideal that they’ve come through in the clutch with some of the best casual pants for men. The Bonobos WFHQ Pants check all the right boxes in terms of comfort and style, from the elastic waist to the tapered-but-not-tight fit. It gets better, though (keep scrolling!).

SHOP: The Bonobos WFHQ Pants

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Just the right amount of stretch and style from Bonobos.

The list of positive attributes of the Bonobos WFHQ Pants goes on and on, starting with the versatile color options in which you can get these hybrid chinos (seriously, that elastic waistband is as clutch as it gets). Pick these pants up in colors like Olive or Charcoal, then pair them up with everything from a Bonobos henley to a classic Bonobos Oxford shirt — they’re just that wearable.

The tapered cut is also highly agreeable, meaning that they’ve got more room through the thigh and leg without being overly baggy. Heck, the four-way stretch fabric makes them more like sweatpants than stuffy dress pants, and the price ($118 at Bonobos) really isn’t bad at all when you consider that they could become your new favorite pair of everyday pants in these times. What are you waiting for? Upgrade your WFH style with ease in a  pair of the Bonobos WFHQ Pants.

SHOP: The Bonobos WFHQ Pants


The Sunday Sale: Take 30 Percent Off This Classic Winter Henley from Bonobos

Bonobos Jetsetter Henley

One of four essential colors in which you can score this classic Bonobos henley.

Perhaps if you’ve taken stock of your wardrobe as of late, you’ve realized you’re missing a crucial piece of winter gear: One of the best men’s henleys for versatile layering and standout style. Wearable with everything from a refined suede jacket or as a base layer underneath your favorite flannel shirt, I’ve got just the classic men’s henley for you in today’s Sunday Sale. I’m talking, of course, about the Bonobos Jetsetter Long-Sleeve Henley, which is now on sale for 30 percent off at BonobosIf you follow the blog, you’re well aware that Bonobos has been running a standout winter sale for weeks now, with prices starting as low as $38 on everything from men’s chinos to rugged basics like one of the best henleys for men.

These are deals that can’t be beat, especially if you’re a fan of the NYC-based brand’s updated takes on classic menswear staples. That’s what makes the Bonobos Jetsetter Long-Sleeve Henley so essential, seeing as it’s available in a range of neutral colors (from Navy Blazer to White) while also retaining that classic Bonobos quality and attention to detail.

SHOP: The Bonobos Jetsetter Long-Sleeve Henley

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Pick up this rugged-yet-refined henley in Charcoal for ideal winter layering and laidback style.

Of course, this piece is one of the best henleys for men for a reason, and it’s all the better that the price tag now drops below $50. If I were you, I’d get at least two, then pair them with ease alongside everything from tapered Bonobos joggers to classic Bonobos chinos. But what exactly separates the Bonobos Jetsetter Long-Sleeve Henley from the pack? It’s simple really, and it starts with Peruvian cotton that’s been blended with sustainable REFIBRA lyocell for a soft handfeel and plenty of eco-conscious style (it’s a blend of upcycled cotton and wood pulp). This is a rugged henley for men that can go just about anywhere you want it to go, whether you layer it under your favorite winter blazer for a Zoom meeting during the week or team it with the aforementioned tapered Bonobos joggers for cozy weekend style and comfort. And if you feel like mixing in, say, classic men’s blue jeans and a refined cashmere cardigan, well, you can certainly make it happen with the Bonobos Jetsetter Long-Sleeve Henley. It’s selling fast, and at a discount like that (again, 30 percent off at Bonobos), it’s not hard to see why. Make it yours today.

SHOP: The Bonobos Jetsetter Long-Sleeve Henley


Style Pick of the Week: Bonobos Riviera Short-Sleeve Floral Shirt


Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

A wild blue floral print grounded thanks to subtle stripes.

A wild blue floral print grounded thanks to subtle stripes.

By this time next week, we’ll be into June — that means weather that’s hot and getting hotter.  Keeping cool and staying stylish is about to become a daily ordeal, but a printed short-sleeve button-up shirt is the well-dressed guy’s secret weapon in the fight against heat. Short-sleeve shirts (like this previous Style Pick from Saturdays Surf NYC) are an easy pickup for afternoons and evenings on patios and beaches — and you might even be able to get away with wearing one to the office under a well-fitting blazer. They don’t sacrifice style or fit, particularly one from Bonobos. As with most of the company’s menswear offerings nowadays, this short-sleeve floral in particular has a lot going for it.

A slightly more subdued printed shirt cut from the same comfortable fabric.

A slightly more subdued printed shirt cut from the same comfortable fabric.

The pattern isn’t an obnoxious multi-color Hawaiian floral print that you might have seen out and about at a barbeque in days gone by; the navy flowers are downplayed by the  light blue stripes on the shirt. But if the floral pattern’s too much, you could always pick up a slightly more subdued navy-based shirt like this one (also pictured above). The  color combination on the floral print shirt in and of itself though means that this shirt is wearable with lightwash jeans, dark denim or, perhaps most crucially, khaki shorts and white sneakers. Both Slim and  Standard sizing options are available in several sizes as of post time, too. But as warm weather heats up, shirts like this won’t stick around too long — pick yours up while they’re still in stock.

Have you bought your summer shirt yet? What’s your experience been like with Bonobos?

Ernest Alexander