Even the most unrepentant nudist will keep a few pieces of modest finery on hand for the occasional bar mitzvah or traffic court date. Today's Groupon spruces up dishabille gentlemen with casually fashionable menswear from Bonobos: for $50, you get $115 worth of flattering chinos, summer-ready shorts, yacht-appropriate shoes, sand-resistant bags, and more. Shipping is always free with this pioneering online retailer, and you're free to split the value of this deal over several orders.
Bonobos' stylish threads can solve any social conundrum or imminent faux pas. Their flagship pants use a shaped fit and an anatomically curved waistband for a fit that's as snug as 10 clowns in one sleeping bag. Get rugged with a pair of well-fitting Corps khakis ($88) or dress up the knees with seersucker Lawn Parties leg pipes in a variety of summer colors ($100). Bonobos' polos ($55–$65) are made from 100% cotton, just like the paper on which the Constitution was written, and come in multiple colors, patterns, and styles.
Bonobos' clothing is made to fit and flatter a wide variety of men, though sometimes the first time is not a charm. Customers can buy and return as many times as it takes to find that perfect fit (with free shipping both ways). A ninja-like customer-service department is waiting online or at the other end of the phone to help with any conundrums encountered along the way. With Father's Day looming on the horizon, pick up today's deal to reward Dad for all the sacrifices and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches he has made for you over the years.
Bonobos has grabbed a great deal of press, including features in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, and on ABC 7 News. New York magazine named Bonobos the Best Men's Pants in their 2009 Best of New York issue:
- When the weekend rolls around, I like to cut loose. Loungewear at brunch, denim at dinner…wool trousers so comfy I could sleep in them? Surely I must be dreaming. But I’m so not. – Jeffrey Tanenhaus, Time Out New York
- Our test subject, an athletic lad who has a hard time finding pants that fit through the thigh, fell in love, claiming the stretch cords were the first nondenim pants that fit him well. – Adam Tschorn, LA Times