Have you checked out BONOBOS yet?
I’ve heard about them, but I’ve never had the opportunity to check out an actual storefront before. Last weekend I was in San Diego and I saw a BONOBOS store at the Westfield University Towne Center in La Jolla. I had to go in and check it out.
They do things a little bit different. If you want to go in and buy something and take it home that day, this isn’t the store for you. You’ll have to wait a few days, let me explain. They offer a ton of clothing in several different fits and fabrics. Essentially, you go in and try stuff on to determine your fit and choose your fabric, then in about 2 days your order shows up on your doorstep.
I ordered three ‘Daily Grind’ shirts with wide spread collars and no pockets, and also a pair of dark navy ‘Bedford’ pants. Everything arrived today and the shirts are a perfect fit.
The pants were a little small, so I’ll have to send them back to swap sizes.
Let me get back to the in-store experience though. The store was impeccable, the displays were beautiful and the staff was as genuinely friendly and helpful as you could ever want. They even offered beer!
I had a great experience, bought some terrific new clothes and learned a lot more about BONOBOS than I knew when I walked in. If you’re fortunate enough to have a store near you, I would highly recommend stopping in to have a look for yourself. If not, jump over to BONOBOS and have a look there. This inspired me to show you a few lay-flat outfit ideas for your fall inspiration.
I hope you enjoy the two casual looks I put together.