Hot Topics: Khakis & Cargos, All-Purpose Summer Staples

The summer sun is encouragement enough to head out, be it through drives to the beach or quick cone runs at your neighborhood ice cream parlor. While shorts are a no-brainer, the versatility of cargos, khakis, and crisp white denims make them summer staples to reconsider. With its extra pockets, cargos are a go-to for […]

Saving Suave

With #Normcore at its height, guys these days may be taking it a little too easy when it comes to style. The lazy look might have worked for a minute but with sweatpants and slouchy tees as the go-to for whatever occasion, comfort has crossed over to carelessness. At this new low point in dressing […]

Outtakes from “Into the Blue,” Benchmark September Issue

Impressive structures require a sturdy foundation. To anchor the couture pieces of an ambitious crop of designers, renegade stylist Andre Chang used BENCH Body underwear as a strong base. In “Into the Blue,” a fashion editorial in BENCHMARK’s September issue, these bold undergarments provide a proper canvas for the designers’ grand style statements. Evidently, Chang and designers […]

Seeing Good

Surrounded by so many options, focus is a problem for this generation. For some, however, passion comes easily so that the big picture is always clear. These days, nothing says purposeful vision like a pair of reading glasses. With slick, soft frames in tortoiseshell or classic black wayfarer, French eyewear label See Concept offers a […]

The Reader

On a dreary ‘ber’ month morning, nothing sounds better than ditching work and staying in with a good book—or five. B/BLOG puts on its lazy Sunday best and burns through a stack of the latest titles from Fully Booked. From spunky self-help (Levitt & Dubner’s Think Like a Freak) to a regulation thriller from Stephen […]

Shot at the Night – Stories From the City (Part I)

The impulse to wander may have drifted with summer, but the city still inspires its own journeys. In Part I of B/BLOG’s “Stories From the City,” two lovers navigate the thrilling start of a relationship—and in the perfect date night outfits from BENCH. Chris and Maan play a couple that met one fine summer day […]

Pretty Hurts

In high school, a girl’s best friends can sometimes be her worst enemies. Inspired by Machiavellian teen movies like Mean Girls and Heathers, next-top-models Kelsey Merritt, Linn Oeymo, and Lexi Mendiola play campus queens with further command over the mall bathroom. Being perfect isn’t easy, of course. After the girls tire from some after-school “self-improvement” […]

B/TV: Liberated EDT by Borgy Manotoc

No matter its looming threat upon his identity, we always saw Borgy Manotoc free of his family’s legacy. The freewheeling bachelor has always been his own man. As a model, he is natural and unflinching. As a businessman, he abides by his passions, be it in streetwear, craft cocktails, or the new urban sound. It […]

Vince Ferraren is King of the Court

It takes a little more than height to stand out in the world, much less in Bench Universe. That something extra set Vince Ferraren apart when he attended a go-see for the big-ticket underwear show two years ago. With wisecracks and a warm demeanor, the Fil-Aussie’s personality shone as prominently as his six feet and […]

LEE MIN HO & BENCH’S Boys of Summer in the Season’s Hottest Tops

Showing us how to take a bite out of life are BENCH’s boys of summer, starting with Global Benchsetter Lee Min Ho. From Borgy to Piolo, the boys put on the hottest tops to stay on top of the summer heat, and give us a taste of one cool collection to covet.