A lot of people assume that because I know how to dress myself, I also understand men's fashion. Let me tell you something: men's fashion baffles me. Men's shoes? Boring. Men's pants? All the same. Men's shorts? Disgusting, they should be outlawed.
Really, the only opinions I have on men's fashion are negative ones, probably because I just don't get it. As a result, I don't usually know how to respond when people ask me about man clothes...so I turn to Eric. Ah, Eric, what a great guy. Eric has a sense of style that seems effortless (although I know better)- he knows what he likes, what works and what doesn't. He puts a lot of thought into his appearance, and because he's such a creative guy, it works. It's sort of like his art.
In short, he just gets it.
As you all know, I spent last weekend in Boston going to interviews and hanging out with friends. What I didn't tell you is that I brought a surprise with me, courtesy of the ninjas at Bonobos, one of Eric's favorite stores.
A few weeks ago, I reached out to Bonobos and told them all about Eric. I told them that he was probably expecting to spend a good part of the weekend taking pictures highlighting my personal style (which he did), but that I thought he should get some recognition too. And guess what? The guys at Bonobos love Eric's style and sent a few awesome pieces for him to try. Eric has previously raved about Bonobos pants, so I knew he'd like whatever they came up with for him.
Eric and I had a lot of fun putting together a look for a fun Saturday outing. After a delicious breakfast, we went back home to grab the Vespa and headed to the the Commons for a photo shoot and some shopping. It was very refreshing to hang out with a guy who actually wanted to shop! Plus, I got to have fun picking out clothes for someone else and didn't end up spending anything on myself. In fact, I barely even looked at any women's clothing.
Eric hates this picture. I really like it. It's my blog so it's staying in. So there.
We had a really fun day. A special thanks to my favorite Bonobos ninjas, Chris and Don, for all their help. Oh, Eric says thank you too. Trust me, he can't stop talking about his grey dogs. I have a feeling they may get their own post on his site, just you wait!
Oh and next time you're looking to update the wardrobe of your boyfriend/husband/dad/gay best friend/little brother, definitely check out Bonobos- they're Eric D. Fields approved ;)
(Eric's) Outfit details: Shirt- Gap, Tie- J.Crew, Aviators- H&M, Belt- Banana Republic, Pants and Shoes- c/o Bonobos