When the weather turns for the better, our crew at Bonobos turns for the beach. For the sand and the waves, sure, but also for the inspiration. This spring, it was the city and beaches of Sydney, Australia that set us off. The pace and heart of a bustling metropolis nestled next to a world-renowned beach informed every piece, designed to keep even the urbanest of beachgoers well outfitted — from Venice to Bondi.
Left: Thaddeus wears the Lightweight Italian Wool Suit in Paxton Spring Maroon and the Amalfi Premium Short Sleeve Shirt in Pink Parakeet Bay
Right: Thaddeus wears the Garment Dye Crewneck Sweatshirt in Gold Rush and the Banzai Trunk 9" in Blue Wave Splash
We drew from not just the scenery, but from the equally bright work of artists like David Hockney, Tatsuo Miyajima, and Ray and Charles Eames. The season's color palette has subtle waves of blues and greens, punctuated by more vibrant and popping yellows, violets, oranges, and reds. The clothing is easy with details like an elastic waistband on a lightweight suit, garment dyed fabrics, tie-dyed fabrics, and looser fits for the coming looser days. You won’t look out of place on the beach, and you won’t look out of place at the coffee shop. (How spring and summer should be, tbh.)
Left: Thaddeus wears the French Terry Poncho Hoodie in White/Grey Stripe and the Garment Dye Sweatshort in Seashell
Right: Thaddeus wears the Amalfi Premium Short Sleeve Shirt in Green Melbourne Floral and the Beach Pant in Navy Triangle Jacquard
Left: Thaddeus wears the Roll Neck Sweater in Blue Tie-Dye and the Anywhere Short in Blue
Right: Thaddeus wears the Amalfi Premium Short Sleeve Shirt in Orange Tango Floral, the Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer in Jordan Blue Plaid, and the Anywhere Short in Faded Neon Pink.
The man with the handsome and wavy beach hair we shot for our lookbook is none other than surfer and designer Thaddeus O’Neil. If anybody knows surf, sun, and sand, it’s him. His eponymous label takes the best parts of surf culture and mixes them with a casual approach to luxury. It’s a vibe that’s very much on par with ours.
Above: Thaddeus wears the Lightweight Italian Cotton Suit in Eian Navy Stripe and the Superfine Crew Neck Tee in Navy
And yeah, okay, we’ll fully admit that true beach weather may be a little ways off. But there’s no law that forbids getting your off-duty warm weather wardrobe in order. And if you need an inspiration, just make like Thaddeus. (Sadly, we can’t help you with the hair.)