Brian Spaly and Andy Dunn created the Bonobos clothing company in 2007 to solve a simple problem: men's pants don't fit well. Sure, you can get custom tailored pants, but you'll pay the price for the privilege. The cost of creating affordable pants means that labels have to generalize their fit, and leave you with a something Spaly calls "Kahki Diaper Butt."
Bonobos perfected their pant and as a result have soared in the industry earning respect from all over (New York Magazine awarded them "Best Men's Pants of 2009"). I could go on about the pants, tell you how many pairs I own, tell you how awesome my butt looks in them... but I wanted to talk about Bonobos next endeavor: the polo shirt. Oh yea, we're also gonna give a Bonobos Polo away to a random commenter, so jump through to see how to win.
Polo shirts have fallen into the same problem that pants have: they just don't fit well. Even Ralph Lauren has had to alter their style to accommodate the swell in popularity of the polo. And by altering their style, they alter their fit. Pull a polo off the rack at Macy's and you'll see it's essentially a box of fabric with a stiff collar for douchebags to pop. Sleeves are too long and baggy, logos are getting bigger and more obnoxious. Its a shame too, since the polo is the perfect hybrid of office and casual; Bonobos knew it was time to bring it back.
Bonobo's Better Fitting Polo shirts are made from the finest 100% pima cotton, cut to sport length and are available in navy, white, black, pink, light blue, and green. No polo is complete without an emblem, but Bonobos places their signature "B" right on the button up.
The Polos are $68 a piece, but buy them in three or six packs and get a reasonable discount. Plus, as with anything Bonobos, they offer free shipping, and have the most amazing return policy: anytime, any item, if you aren't happy, you can return it. they'll even pay the return shipping!
I bought six of their polos when they launched, three for me (Small) and three for my boyfriend (XL). I can honestly say they look and feel as great on me as they do on my furry bedfellow.
Check out http://bonobos.com and get yourself a pair, and maybe even a nice pair of corduroy pants. Use promo code "buffawhat" and get 15% off your first order... BUT if you wanted to try and win a Polo, you could just answer the simple question below:
How do you feel about popped collars, and do you commit this fashion crime?
The rules are simple:
- Submit a comment below, answering the above question
- anyone can enter, even bilerico contribs, and gals (pre-op too!)
- the contest will run for 3 days, and at 9:30am Eastern on September 28, 2009, the contest will end and a random winner will be chosen from the comments
- The winner will recieve one (1) free Bonobos Men's Polo shirt in their size and choice of color, courtesy of Bonobos.com, shipped to their house.
- the winner promises to NEVER pop his/her collar