It used to be that shopping for clothes was something that a lot of men dreaded. However, with the increasing popularity of online shopping and with greater attention to style of the part of many men, the men’s clothing box subscription has become more and more popular in recent years. These subscription services are a convenient and affordable way for a man to expand his wardrobe and discover new styles without the hassles of traditional shopping.
Tips for Choosing a Clothing Box Subscription
Are you trying to decide which clothing box service or services to subscribe to? If so, you will want to consider a number of factors, including cost, style, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Below you will find a brief overview of ten clothing box subscriptions. As you consider the services each provides, ask yourself these five questions:
1. How does this line of clothing or accessories fit in with my current style? Obviously, if you have found a style that works for you, then a service that provides more of the same is a good choice for consistency.
2. Could it help me to expand my tastes in clothing? While some styles are timeless, it is often helpful to be aware of new trends or additional styles to complement your go-to choices.
3. Are the costs within my price range? As with anything, it is easy to overdo it and spend more on clothes than you really can afford. Fortunately, clothing box subscriptions come at a variety of costs. If a particular option is outside of your budget for now, there is almost always a lower-cost option available from another provider.
4. What do existing customers think of this service? One major advantage of online shopping and subscription services is that it is a lot easier to find out what other customers think before you sign up. All you have to do is read the reviews, many of which are posted right on the company’s website. Other helpful sources of customer reviews include Google and Yelp, which can give you insight into the kind of experience that other customers have had with these services. Taking a little time to research the experiences of others can save you a lot of grief in the end.
5. Does this seem like a good fit for me personally? While it can be helpful to get input from others as to which clothing box you buy, at the end of the day, you are the one who will have to live with it. Trust your instincts on this one. After carefully weighing all the options, as well as the opinions of others, go with what your gut tells you. 99% of the time you will be right.
Ten Men’s Clothing Box Subscriptions to Consider
1. Loot Wearables
With a tagline of “Showcase your inner geek”, Loot Wearables provides a self-described fan-powered subscription for whatever it is that you tend to geek out about. Monthly themed crates are designed in cooperation with industry leaders in sports, gaming, pop culture, and entertainment. Subscription plans start at $14.99 per month (shipping and handling included). Subscriptions are available for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months, and you can cancel at any time. You can save additional money by exploring Loot Wearables’ bundle packages.
2. Forma Supply Co.
Forma Supply Co. offers everything from stand alone shirts to individual pieces that you can combine for a timelessly relevant look. Monthly shipments include high quality shirts catered to your color and size preferences. Shipping is free, as are size exchanges which is a nice touch. Subscriptions start at a reasonable quarterly price and shipping is available only in the United States. Your subscription automatically renews, but you can cancel at any time.
3. Comma Vintage
A highly-reviewed clothing box service, Comma Vintage from Rooster Gus specializes in quality vintage clothing for men, as well as unique accessories. The items supplied come from such legendary brands as L. L. Bean, Levi’s, Nike, Pendleton, and more. A one-year subscription delivers in four shipments, one every quarter. Each shipment consists of 1 or 2 clothing items, as well as 2 to 3 artifacts and accessories. The price is average i the range for 3 months’ service. Unlike some of the other services out there, Comma Vintage ships anywhere in the world from the United States.
See Rooster Gus’ Comma Vintage Here
4. Gentleman’s Box
Gentleman’s Box delivers exactly what it promises—a monthly box specifically designed to help you be a gentleman. As the website puts it, Gentleman’s Box will help you to “look good, feel good, and be good.” With monthly plans starting at $25, Gentleman’s Box is just right for the man who is looking to improve his style game on a budget. For those who can afford a little more, add-ons are available at an additional charge. Gentleman’s Box is a great choice not only for personal selections but also for quality gifts.
5. Urban Dapper Club
The popular Urban Dapper Club provides a monthly box of fashion for men, along with a number of lifestyle accessories. Each box is curated around a central theme created by style experts. The monthly boxes contain 5 or 6 high-quality items that have been chosen by hand. The pricing is good, as these items typically have a value of 3 to 4 times the cost. Items in the monthly box often include ties, tie clips, pocket squares, grooming products, and more. With a promise of over $80 in value for a price of less than half that value, Urban Dapper Club definitely offers a lot of bang for your buck. Worldwide shipping is available.
6. The Menswear Club
You know you are in for a treat as soon as you see a box from The Menswear Club, which says: “It’s not a box. It’s a parcel.” Indeed, this subscription provides products that are a cut above without breaking your budget. Whether you are looking for scarves, socks, bracelets, or other top-notch items for men, The Menswear Club has what you want. As an added bonus, The Menswear Club website features a top-notch editorial section, which covers such diverse topics as a man’s guide to Valentine’s Day outfits, tips to keeping your leather goods looking great, and why and how to start using moisturizer. This club truly has something for every man.
7. The Kit Grid
The Kit Grid is a good choice for those who are looking for more than just some light accessories. Specializing in streetwear, The Kit Grid provides a monthly box of men’s clothing items, such as t-shirts, jackets, and hoodies, as well as socks, hats, and other accessories. Some of the brands featured include New Era, Mitchell & Ness, Alpha Industries, David Kollar, Vitaly Design, and more. A nice bonus of The Kit Grid is that they provide direct access to a personal stylist for any questions or comments you may have. That service can be especially helpful for those who are just beginning to get into menswear and would like some assistance in building their personal style. This subscription more than pays for itself at a very reasonable monthly price. Shipments are available worldwide from Canada.
8. Fresh Clean Tees
The name says it all: This service provides clean, versatile, and comfortable t-shirts delivered right to your door. Choose from monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly deliveries, depending on your needs. The t-shirts you will receive are tagless, extremely soft and comfortable, and come in a number of colors. They are made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester. The subscription costs are at the lower end, with a special 15% off of your first order available if you order using the offer code provided on the website. Shipping is available to the United States only.
9. The Gentleman’s Box—Premium
In addition to their standard box described above, The Gentleman’s Box is now accepting requests for an invitation to subscribe to their new premium box. The premium box is an exclusive collection that will ship on a quarterly basis beginning in September 2017. The link provided here takes you to a form where you can request an invitation. When you request an invitation, you are not obligated to subscribe, but subscriptions are only available to those who have an invitation. The subscription will be available to customers in the United States and Canada.
See Gentleman’s Box Premium Here
10. Frank and Oak
Rather than simply mailing you a box of items that were pre-selected for you, Frank and Oak puts you in the driver’s seat by giving you quality clothing and accessory options to choose from each month. For every monthly box (or every other month, if you prefer), you receive 5 tokens. These tokens allow you to choose items of your liking for a value of up to $125. To help make the selection process easier, Frank and Oak will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your style preferences. The website is easy to use and offers helpful customer service. Shipping and returns are free, and any unused tokens automatically roll over to the next month. Shipments are currently available to customers in Canada and the United States only.