Thursday, April 3, 2014

(Spring Wedding) Suit Up!!

While some of my favorite shows were on their winter hiatus, I spent that time catching up on all 8 previous seasons of "How I Met Your Mother". Yes, I said ALL EIGHT.

Over the course of a couple months I managed to watch about 200 episodes and catch myself up to finish the 9th and final season (which just ended this past Monday) with the rest of the country who had been watching all along.

Like most, I'd say Barney is one of my favorite parts of the show and his love of suits was nothing short of legen.... wait for it.... DARY.

Since wedding planning began I've been way more into suits than ever before. I mean, don't get me wrong, like most women, I love a man in a suit, I had just never really paid attention to color, texture, style, any of the real details.

But NOW, when Sam and I are watching TV or see photos of someone in a suit we both offer some sort of comment like "That's a nice suit" or "Do you like the color of that suit?" or "Do you think that suit would look good at our wedding?".

I guess my newly acquired suit interest has been noted by the universe because I was recently contacted by the Online Media Manager at Bonobos, a men's apparel brand that focuses on better-fitting clothes and a better shopping experience.

Oddly enough, this isn't my first time hearing about the company. One of my all-time-favorite podcasts, the Pop My Culture podcast has been sponsored by them in the past and so I've checked them out and really liked what I saw!

Just in time for the spring wedding season, they have launched a new collection of men's Seersucker and Cotton Suits. Even though my wedding is going to be a fall wedding, it's going to be out in the desert so lightweight fabrics are a must!

Not only does Bonobos make a good looking suit, their attention to detail is immaculate! Take a look at the detail even on the INSIDE of some of my favorite suites!




As if the suits themselves aren't swoon-worthy enough, they also offer "Groomservice" wedding appointments in their Guideshop for Brides and Grooms to help both the groom and groomsmen find the perfect wedding attire!

While creeping around their site I also noticed that they even offer 20% off AND free shipping off of your first order! Not too shabby!

Suit Styling & Fit Tips from Bonobos VP of Design, 
Dwight Fenton

"Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion."

  • Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snuggly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.
  • Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side. 
  • Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you're wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more. 

I had a lot of fun putting this post together, now it's just a matter of finding just ONE suit for Sam to wear for our big day!!

1 comment:

Sheila Henderson said...

Hi, just like you, I have been recently introduced to the world of the suit. I am getting married next year, and although I have bought my dress, my husband only just recently started to look for suits. Luckily we found a fantastic menswear store in our town that make 'made to measure' suits. So problem solved for us.

Sheila Henderson @ Exclusive Mens Wear Leicester