What does a randy, endangered ape have to do with do-gooding? Plenty it seems. The men’s tailoring experts at Bonobos have hooked up with FEED Projects, the social enterprise founded by former model Lauren Bush to help fund UN World Food Program school meals domestically and abroad. The result of their unlikely union is the FEED 2 pant, a 100 percent cotton herringbone trouser inspired by the FEED’s utilitarian designs. (The cotton-muslin pockets are meant to recall the canvas used in FEED’s signature carryalls.) Available in charcoal and tan, the pant does more than flatter your haunches: For each pair sold, Bonobos will make a donation to feed two children in school for a year.
Despite its simian moniker, Bonobos doesn’t monkey around when it comes to pants. Its limited-edition designs are handmade in the Big Apple with luxe fabrics, a classic-inspired aesthetic, and fitted waistbands that run the gamut between conservative solids and flamboyant prints.
Bonobos’ limited-edition designs are handmade in the Big Apple with luxe fabrics and a better-fitting curved waistband.
The company’s fastidious eye is no less apparent in the FEED 2, which includes a customized Bonobos for FEED label, a stylized “farmer’s notch” on the back-center seam, and back flap pockets that confer a dressed-up workwear appearance while alluding to the pant’s altruistic purpose.
As with all of Bonobos’ wares, the FEED 2 comes with the company’s famous “any pant, any time, any reason” policy. To wit: If you’re not completely satisfied with your order, you’re welcome to send it back—no questions asked—even if you’ve washed or altered them.