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Update: Bonobos is now offering bundles today through the rest of the week. Pants are three for $99, shirts are four for $99, knits are three for $39, and sweaters are two for $39. Original pricing is reflected below.
Bonobos is hosting its very first sample sale in NYC at its Chelsea headquarters, and if you’re a guy anywhere in the area you’re going to want to drop in. Spring and summer patterns and colors are everywhere, as are majorly discounted sweaters and outerwear. Take the freight elevator at 45 Wet 25th up to the 3rd floor and make out like a villain with dress shirts and accessories. Here’s what you need to know.
To the left as you enter, you’ll encounter pants and denim ($49), shorts ($19) and swim shorts ($19). They’re organized by size on each table (28 up to a 40) and then broken down by category within each size section. You’ll find varying lengths (many 32s), and a designated area just for sample pant sizes (32x32). We saw everything from maroon corduroys to khaki weekday warriors to mint green washed chinos (were $98). There's also a wide variety of swim shorts; we noted a fish-patterned Italian pair that were originally $98.
Further along there is a section for Maide, Bonobos’ golf clothing brand, which has sport fabric pants ($49), shorts ($19) and shirts ($29) in Bonobos styles. Inseams run from 30-34, with a similar section of sample sizes. Golf polos are largely mediums, and golf sweaters ($29) come in all sizes. We saw colors like evergreen, gray and khaki, as well as vibrant tartans and a navy windowpane check.
The main attraction is the tables of summer tees, polos and knits (all $19), and woven shirts ($29, down from $90). Sizes run from XS to XXL, with an abundance of mediums. Most button downs are summer-weight cotton poplin, ideal for sweaty July days in the city.
Around the corner are the dress shirts, likely the best deals in the room. There’s a section for all sizes and a sample section (15 1/2) with plenty of patterns, all for $29 (usually $99). Dress pants are $49 (originally $148) in all sizes, and tailored suits are $109 (usually upwards of $450). Wool blazers and suit jackets (sizes 38S to 44L) are $79 (down from $300-$400). We also noted a limited edition charcoal cashmere blazer for $79 (was $798).
Outerwear also had some great finds, like a Banff jacket for $79 (was $248), as well as jean and corduroy jackets (also $79). There are a few shoes on offer for $49; we spotted Grenson, Del Toro and Sebago leather pairs. Ties and belts (both $19) are abundant on tables near the registers, as well as pocket square and bow ties. Ties are mostly Italian silk, and knitted ones are one-of-a-kind to Bonobos.
They’ll be replenishing stock throughout the day and overnight, but expect most of what is left by Friday to be sample sizes—40R blazers and 32/32 pants. If you’re confused or looking for your size or fit in pants and shirts, as the signs note, ask someone wearing a visor. Credit and debit cards only; no returns.