The Foundation - Navy


What you need to know

There are a handful of things a man simply must have: a trade to call his own, a pair of sturdy shoes to get where he’s going, some basic knowledge of drink-smithery, and a high-quality, all-purpose suit ready for when he needs it. And when it comes to the last of those masculine essentials, any of three classic colors will suffice: grey, charcoal, or navy. Combine that palette with world-class materials, craftsmanship, and fit, and you’ll find yourself with one amazing suit, ready for any and every occasion. With this in mind, Bonobos is understandably excited to present the true foundation upon which a wardrobe is built; the fundamental great-fitting suit that every man wants and needs, crafted from the finest Italian Marzotto wool, tailored for the most perfect of fits. Introducing: The Foundation Suit, new from Bonobos.

Bonobos has toiled long and hard to make the fit of our suits this year even better. We made the fit across the chest snug but not constraining for a trim look that's also comfortable. We made tailoring it to perfection even easier by making the button cuffs non-functioning. We boosted the heft of the pockets and interlining for added durability, and narrowed the lapels for a more modern look. We kept the same great attention to detail and appreciation of fine European fabrics and old world craftsmanship. If you've tried one of our wonderful suits before, you'll be amazed at how far we've come. If you haven't tried one before, now's the time to jump in the boat.

Modern slim lapel & non-functioning button cuffs.
100% Marzotto® Wool. Dry clean only.
Standard Fit – cut for a snug, flattering fit across the chest and shoulders with a slight taper through the waist. Pants are straight leg, and feature a curved waistband for a better fit and no bunching of fabric.
Matching Foundation Suit Vest also available.

Customer Reviews

new favorite

perfect fit. period!


Best suit I have ever owned. Thought it was going to be a little too tight but it was perfect. I wear size 40R and it was money. Bonobos does it again!

buy it

This is an awesome navy suit that I paired with dark brown (e.g. burgundy) oxfords, a white Bonobos dress shirt, and a diagonal thick-stripe navy and silver tie for a recent work event. It looked great and I got a lot of compliments. People were asking where I'd bought it. I shopped around for a while and was seriously considering J.Crew, Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss, and SuitSupply. But having bought several pairs of pants that fit so well from Bonobos, I decided to give them a try with suits. The fit overall is perfect for a leaner, in-shape-but-not-necessarily-ripped body type. The fabric is high quality and the construction is what you'd expect for a suit from China (it's not Armani, obviously).

Marketing Stole My Idea

This is the perfect wedding season, apparently Bonobos is marketing this suit as the ideal wedding option. I concur completely. I was long a Bonobos patron before I got engaged and there was never another shop in my mind to use for my and my groomsmen suits. The material was perfect even for a hot Virginia in May wedding.

Best suit out there

I've never known a suit that fit this well. Best suit you can get for the price. I see now they have it in slim as well- great idea to have multiple fits. I would definitely recommend this suit to someone trying to look sharp.

Poor quality for larger sizes

I recently decided to use this suit for my wedding and I purchased gift cards for my groomsmen to get this suit. All my friends know that I have previously recommended Bonobos to them, so they weren't surprised when selected this suit for the wedding. My groomsmen are taller (over 6'5") and needed a irregular size. One of the groomsmen has had significant problems with the quality of the uncommon sizes. The main complaint is that after three orders, each order comes with pants with a "heavy-duty jean-like zipper." After calls to Bonobos, the Ninjas agree that they pants should not have such a zipper, but yet each replacement order comes with the same zipper. After three, the issue still hasn't been resolved. This is disappointing I have spent a significant amount of money to make this suit work for me and my groomsmen. Perhaps this is indicative of a larger problem that Bonobos is experience as they try to expand and switch suppliers. I had the same issue when I ordered a replacement canvas sport coat and the detail threading was different from the original. I am to the point that I never know when I am going to get in my orders and concerned that the sizing changes from supplier to supplier.