What: Bonobos Pants, $100-$160
Why: Okay, guys–listens up. Just because you don't have the slim physique of Orlando Bloom or the super skinny hipsters that just moved in on your block doesn't mean you shouldn't have your pick of cool pants. We women can't figure out why slyish men's clothes seem to be cut for dudes with no butt (hello, we're not interested in dating someone with a teenager's body), but the alternative for guys with a more athletic figure seems to be baggy, badly-made designs that make skin-tight seem preferable.
So we couldn't be any happier with the discover of Bonobos, a small web-only site launched by two Stanford Business School grads with an eye for fashion and real men, not European runway models, could wear. The results? Fashionable trousers that are just as appropriate for Saturday night on the town as they are lounging around the house Sunday morning. Fun details include patterned pocket trim and bright color options plus a variety of styles in lightweight corduroy, cotton twill, and even a wool version for battling the cold weather in style.
Cuts are true to size, so if you know your waist and inseam, you can order without concern for finding the correct fit. But remember–pants are made in limited quantities, so if you see one you really like, get it quickly. When it's gone, it's truly gone.
Get Yours: Bonobospants.com