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Bespoke Post October 2015 Selection & Coupon Code!

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It’s Bespoke Post selection time! Remember – use coupon code ADDICTION to save 25% off your first box! (FYI – the Brisk and Roast boxes have customization item this month – so make sure to check your account and pick the variation you want!)

There are new box options this month:

 

Jetset

Jetset Box:

Passport Wallet

Line of Trade

An all-in-one way to handle your airport necessities. Slide your passport in the main compartment, with the scanning page open so you can quickly slide through security. Your cash, credit cards, lounge passes, and luggage tags go in the tiered storage on the other side to free up your pockets, securing all your papers in one convenient place.

It’s made from buttery soft US-sourced and -tanned leather from SB Foot Tanning, who have been turning out some of the country’s most prized leathers from their Red Wing, Minnesota factory for well over 100 years. The leather is then cut and stitched in Connecticut with a careful attention to detail, and is slim enough to easily fit in your pocket but thick enough to feel strong and durable. It’ll soften even more and develop a rich patina as you use it, which will add up to a beautifully worn-in look to reflect the years of travel it’ll see you through.

Rose Stone Portable Charger

Powerocks

Your flight just got delayed three hours, your phone is at 10%, and there’s not an open outlet in sight. No sweat. Just plug into this portable charger and you’ll be powered up in no time. The slick design holds a 6,000 mAh battery – enough to charge most phones 2-3 times, or a tablet most of the way. And the dual USB slots let you charge two devices at once. It comes with a USB to Micro USB cable, though you can plug in any other USB-compatible charging cables and use those, too.

Travel Kit

Ursa Major

Stow this TSA-friendly kit in your carry-on to stay fresh when you’re on the move – even if you just got off a redeye with a way-too-long layover. You’ll be able to cleanse, tone, and moisturize to fight back against the dried-out and gunked-up skin that you’ll get from the stale cabin air and grimy airports.

The bamboo face wipes cleanse, lightly exfoliate, and hydrate, which makes them an easy and quick fix for rough-looking skin when you’re headed straight from the airport to a meeting. The face wash gently cleans and shrinks pores, and soothes with refreshing aloe. And the lightweight, calming face balm restores moisture, absorbs quickly, and dries to a matte finish.

Time to start earning some more stamps in your passport.

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Brisk Box:

Merino Wool Scarf, 15” x 72”

Gilded Age

This is the scarf your winter wardrobe has been waiting for. It’s impossibly soft, large enough to tie any way you want, and comes in three different colorways, each more handsome than the last. It’s made from high grade Merino wool from sheep that grow some of the softest, warmest, most desirable wool in the world. And there’s a lot of it, since it’s got an oversized design for maximum coziness.

We designed it with the experts at Gilded Age, who take a seriously detailed approach to clothes. They hone in on the very best fabrics, the richest and most beautiful dyes, and time-honored production methods to create beautiful vintage-inspired pieces with modern appeal.

Wool & Cashmere Spray, 2oz

The Laundress

Reach for this when you want to refresh your scarf. The anti-bacterial blend absorbs musk and imbues the fabric with a delicate aroma blend of cedar, sandalwood, orange, and rose, giving you a fresher fabric without a trip to the dry cleaner. Use it to breathe new life into any wool items like hats, suits, or blankets, too.

Cedar Balls, One Dozen

Woodlore

Stow a few of these in your drawer when you put your scarf (or any other good quality wool) away, and they’ll keep the fabric in pristine condition. They’re carved from pure cedar wood, and work passively to repel moths so that you never have to worry about finding holes in your scarf or favorite sweater. And because they’re made from cedar, they also help to absorb odor and impart a subtle woodsy aroma to your drawer.

The cold weather doesn’t stand a chance.

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Trimmed Box:

Gridwax Canvas Pouch, 10″ x 6.5″

Line of Trade

A tough and convenient way to store your essentials. The fabric is a super dense cotton canvas weave that uses a special reinforcing technique for powerful tear-resistance. And to make it even more durable, the canvas is finished with a coat of wax that repels water.

You can use it to stash all your beard gear when you’re on the road – but that’s just the beginning. Pack in your knives, matches, and small tools when you’re camping. Charging cables when you’re packing for a flight. Pens, keys, and other everyday gear to keep your pockets free. Think of it as an ultra tough, take-anywhere storage solution for just about anything.

Beard Balm, 1.5oz

Beard Balm Brand

Rub a dab of this between your hands and then into your whiskers, comb it through, and be amazed. It’s a blend of natural oils (like lemon, geranium, and eucalyptus) and waxes that boost your beard by moisturizing, sealing split ends, taming tangles and frizz, and bringing out a healthy shine. If you’re just starting to grow a beard, this will keep your hair hydrated and itch-free. If you’ve already got a respectable one, this’ll help wrangle it into a smoother and more controlled version.

Amber Resin Beard Soap, 2oz

The Mod Cabin

This natural oil soap is great for all over, but works extra hard to treat your beard right. It’s gentle and deeply moisturizing to enrich both your whiskers and the skin underneath them, while the naturally occurring glycerin works as a conditioner to soften the hairs. Plus, tree resin lends a light woodsy scent and naturally astringent and antiseptic properties. Want to start fresh? The formula generates an ultra rich lather that can double as shaving cream.

Moustache Scissors, 4″

Tweezerman

Once your beard gets long enough, you’ve got to shape it up to keep it looking neat. Start with your ‘stache and these made-in-Italy stainless steel scissors, which are sharp and nimble enough for any grooming task. Comb your moustache straight down, then use these to snip off any hair that reaches past your upper lip. It’s a subtle change that’ll make you look more refined without sacrificing ruggedness. If you want to go one step further, use them to trim away wild beard or eyebrow hairs for a more even look.

Pocket Comb, ~4.4″

Kent

A good comb is the difference between a wild, unkempt beard and a handsome one. This one is saw cut from cellulose acetate, then hand-polished and buffed with rounded edges for a soft touch. You’ve got both fine teeth, which work well on a beard, and coarse ones, which can shape your hair into the perfect style. Run it through your whiskers to stimulate the natural oils and smooth everything into place for a neater and healthier look.

BeardWipes, 3-Pack

Beard Paw

Use these when you need to refresh while you’re on the move. The pure cotton wipes are saturated with gentle soap, grapeseed and aloe oils, cedar, and eucalyptus, so they cleanse, condition, and cool all at once. And while they’re made for facial hair, they work well for freshening up your face, chest, or feet, too. You’ll feel cleaner, and your beard will look like a million bucks.

Treat your whiskers right.

Ember

Ember Box:

FireAnt Multi-Fuel Stove

Emberlit

This clever, minimal stove is your new key to outdoor cooking. It’s made in Utah from stainless steel with an ultra light collapsible design, so it disassembles completely flat and weighs next to nothing, which is good news for your pack. Don’t let that fool you, though – this thing is stable enough to easily hold a heavy cast iron skillet.

When you’re ready to cook, it assembles in seconds. It works with solid fuels, gelled fuels, and specialty burners, but the real beauty is that the only fuel you need will be right next to you. Grab some twigs and leaves, put them into the bottom, and light. Easy as that.

SparkForce Fire Starter

UST

No need to worry about matches when you’ve got one of these in your pack. It’s built to be small and light, with strong and weatherproof materials that let you light up in most any condition. Open it up, strike the metal bar against the flint rod, and you’ll have a bright spark to start your next campfire.

Titanium Spork

Light My Fire

A near-weightless 20 grams of virtually indestructible titanium, crafted into the only utensil you need on the trail. And because it’s made from one of the toughest alloys on the planet, it can easily handle a rough-and-tumble hiking trip. The spoon/fork/knife hybrid will see you through any kind of meal, and is polished to avoid any metallic taste interfering with your flavor-packed camp dinner.

Camp Meal, 2.5 servings

Mountain House

A long day of adventuring is better when a good meal is waiting for you at camp. These freeze dried dinners are a favorite among serious backpackers, since they’re a breeze to cook and taste way, way better than your standard MRE. Just add two cups of boiling water to the pouch, let it sit for about ten minutes, and enjoy. Choose from either:

  • Beef Stroganoff: A savory mix of pasta, mushrooms, onions, and tender beef, with a hearty sour cream sauce.
  • Pasta Primavera: Vegetarian-friendly with real zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, red and yellow peppers, and pasta in a rich parmesan sauce.

Pack up, grab a map, and get out there.

Roast Box

Roast Box:

presse Coffee Maker

bobble

A precise, portable, and super sleek way to brew. Just add in your grounds, pour in some hot water, wait three minutes, and press. The result: 13 ounces of top quality coffee that easily rivals anything you’d get at your corner café.

Formerly known as the “Impress coffee brewer,” it’s built from stainless steel with a nested press design, and thanks to the sturdy micro filter, all of the grounds are completely swept away so that you don’t get any stuck in your teeth. That filter also creates a strong enough barrier between the grounds and your freshly-pressed coffee to prevent bitter over-brewing, leaving you with a just-right flavor. The triple-wall insulation and heat-resistant silicone lid keep your coffee piping hot for hours without warming the outside of the mug, so your coffee stays fresh and your fingers don’t get scalded when you’re taking it on the go.

Ceramic Burr Grinder

Bespoke Post

Get a richer, more fully-flavored roast by brewing with freshly ground beans. Just toss in some coffee beans, give it a healthy spin, and you’re ready to go. Unlike overly aggressive blade grinders, which create uneven grounds and prematurely heat the beans (which takes away from the final flavor), the ceramic burrs work carefully to create a clean, consistent grind thanks to the slower manual control. It takes a bit of elbow grease and time, but that’s why it’s the go-to method for any coffee connoisseur. You can even change the level of coarseness you want, based on how you plan to brew. Includes a cap for the glass container, and a rubber guard to hold the beans in place.

Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans, 6oz

Dapper & Wise Roasters

A blend from Brazil by way of Portland, thanks to the obsessive Oregon roasters at Dapper & Wise, that packs notes of milk chocolate, honey, and citrus. The beans are semi-washed so that only the outermost skin is removed from the coffee cherry, which gives your pour more body, lower acidity, and more consistency than you’d get from a fully washed or naturally processed blend.

The beans are roasted in small batches so that we can send them to you fresh.

Start perfecting your technique.

 

Which Bespoke Post box are you picking this month? I think we may be picking more than one again!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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30 Comments

  1. We also did the Groupon. My husband started with Seared. It arrived today, and I was impressed. We may have to keep BeSpoke even after the Groupon credit runs out!

  2. Can someone please tell me what shipper Bespoke uses?

    • They replied to me via Twitter: UPS SurePost is the answer. I believe that starts with UPS and is delivered by USPS.

  3. I picked roast, but now I’m starting to wonder if the grind will be fine enough for my espresso machine.

  4. I ordered Brisk for my father for Christmas, and Trimmed for my brother. Very happy with my selections!

  5. My husband chose Ember this month.

    He is trying to get me into camping. Not sure it is going to work… 🙂

  6. I just activated the Groupon deal and skipped the month. Was anyone else charged an extra 11ish dollars from Bespoke Post? I can’t for the life of me figure out why.

    • I was also charged. They said it was for tax.

      • Mine said zero balance with Groupon applied.

    • probably depends where you live if they charge the tax

  7. I am 99.9% sure I know the answer but have to ask … anyone try the groupon and coupon together?

    • I’m pretty sure the groupon is for three packages, so a discount wouldn’t apply

  8. Ok I’ve ordered two roasts and exhausted my groupon credit. Is this sub worth it at $45 a month? Seems the value is around $45-50 if you check Amazon prices so the cake is there is the curation fits. Is the groupon for one time use only?

    • Yes, the Groupon is for new first-time customers only.

    • I think it really depends on which box you’re talking about. I skip a lot of months, but for the Ember Box, the stove alone costs more than the box, and for the Roast Box, the grinder alone is more.

      In case you can’t tell, I’m getting both of those. I’m wondering about the stove though. It says it’s made out of stainless steel, but the shape is the same as the version made out of titanium. I wonder if they’re doing the newer design with the original metal for this box.

  9. They selected Roast for me and they definitely picked well! Sounds like a great option to bring a second cup of coffee with me to work!

  10. I got two of the scarfs and one Roast…good lord lol….My mother’s fabulous best friend is stationed in DC for another 2 years and definitely needed a scarf for Christmas :p I commute to school and the idea of brewing coffee WHILE commuting is amazing to me! As for the last scarf…its just so pretty….($135 wool scarf for $45, that’s reasonable right??)

  11. OMG-I am so excited. I got the Groupon with the idea that I would use the items as presents. Well, I am getting myself a fantastic (from reviews) backpacking stove at a fraction of the retail price!

  12. I’m getting the roast. I bought the Groupon and I’m opting out of my regular box the next three months since the Groupon deal was too good to pass up.
    I’m getting all three boxes and putting them in a gift basket for a Christmas goodie basket for my husband.

    • Best wife ever!

  13. Eh… I don’t want any of them. (Which is good for my wallet!!! I usually get more than one box!)
    BRISK: Not paying $45 for a scarf when we get 8 bajillion scarves in sub boxes.
    EMBER: Would be cool if we were campers, which we’re not.
    ROAST: Looks great but I have a french press. Don’t need.
    TRIMMED: No beards here.
    JET SET: Like brisk, I also don’t think this is worth $45.

    Hoping for better choices next month for xmas gifts for 2 grown sons!

  14. I went with the Brisk box. Last year, Bespoke had a box that also had scarves and I bought two of them as I wanted one for myself. I still have those scarves and they are so cozy when it gets cold. I couldn’t help myself and got another scarf because they are really good quality, keep me warm, and still in good condition.

  15. Three boxes worth of credit from Groupon = three boxes purchased. Except I couldn’t decide which scarf I liked best, so make that four boxes purchased (handy having two accounts or just dangerous?). I wore the scarf I got my husband last year more than he did so now I will have two more colorful ones of my very own. He’ll get the beard kit for Christmas. I might give him the travel kit… or maybe I’ll keep it for myself… or maybe I’ll give him the passport cover and keep the charger or… I might decide to be sensible and remove the order for one of the scarves later but they’ve had enough boxes selling out that I didn’t want to risk it!

  16. I selected the Ember and my guy got the Roast. Can’t wait to get them!

    • Our Keurig just broke down, so we decided it was a sign to get the Roast! It looks awesome 🙂

  17. OMG, these are all such great choices!

    • I know! We’re having a hard time deciding!

      • I’m supposed to be getting the gray scarf, which would be lovely for my father for Christmas. But my brother has a beard. And they both travel. TOO MANY CHOICES!!

        If you did a Groupon for 3 boxes, can you order 2 boxes in one month?

        • Yes – you can order more than one box any month! 🙂

          • Sold!

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