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SELECTED by Harrison Blake Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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Selected by Harrison Blake Apparel is a monthly men’s accessory subscription box.  They send 1 necktie every month, along with 4 other accessories.

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This box was sent to us for review.  For more information please read the Review Process post, found here!
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The Cost: $25.00 a month
Shipping:  Free
Ships to:  US and Canada for $25; all other international subscribers pay $40.  They have helpful information for international customers here.
The Products:  They send a mixture of items in their store and other ‘hand selected’ items.
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The box they ship in is teeny tiny;  I was surprised when I pulled it out of my mailbox and wondered how they would fit much in there. So of course, curiosity got the best of me, and I had to rip into it as soon as I got home to see what was in this tiny little box!  It turns out, there was quite a bit in there!
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This tie seems high quality, and I love the colors.  The price seems comparable to other skinny ties on the market today; it is actually on the low-end!  I am not usually one to associate colors with seasons; I tend to wear what I want when I want.  The colors in this box though seem to be more suited for spring.  Again, it doesn’t make a huge difference to me or my husband; I just thought I would comment on that!
This is a sturdy tie bar.  I don’t have a ton of experience with these, since my husband doesn’t wear them, but this one seems very good quality.  The clamp is very strong, strong enough that it left little clamp marks on the tie just during the time that I took the photographs!  I wouldn’t store a tie with this tie bar on it, and it will definitely keep your tie in place when you’re using it.
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Harrison Blake Values this watch at $60.00.  I could not find this on their website, so this must be an exclusive for their box.  I linked to a similar watch on ASOS for price comparison.  It is a very well made, nice watch.  It matches the tie and tie bar perfectly, so it makes sense that they would include this in the box.  The coordination of the box is impeccable.  Everything could be worn together for a well-coordinated ensemble.  I could see all of these items looking great with a grey or navy suit.
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This lapel pin is also not on their website.  They do have many others on the site, but none with wooden petals.  I think this pin is really cool!  I can see these being a great way to add something unique to your suit, or even as an alternative to the fresh flower boutonnieres for a wedding party.
This is a nice quality leather bracelet.  My husband does not wear them, so it will be passed along to a friend.  The color complements the other items in the box well, and it was a great inclusion!
The Verdict:  The stated value for this box is $140.00; that is a great value for a $25.00 box.  Everything was high quality, coordinated well, and could be worn together or separately.  I will mention one thing about the values:  the values of similar items on the Harrison Blake website are lower than the stated values on the information card.  I can see some of the items value being increased because they are an exclusive to the box, but I’m not quite sure how I feel about all of the items in the box having a higher value than those on their site.  Even if they would have gone with the values listed on their website, the box value would be incredible for a $25.00 box.  The colors also could be a hit or miss for you if you tend to dress according to the seasons!  All in all, this was a great box, an incredible value, and had high quality menswear accessories.  I would recommend giving this box a try if the style of the items seems like it fits your aesthetic!
What did you think of this months’ SELECTED Monthly Club?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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  1. Could you put pandora type charms on the bracelet?

  2. I like the wooden lapel pin! Would be an interesting icebreaker in a networking situation too.

    • I don’t know if they made this one, but two guys bow ties makes a ton of handmade and custom wooden lapel pins, bow ties, even wood rimmed fedoras. They’re super awesome looking. I’m not sure if Liz is okay with linking websites but if you google two guys bow ties it’s the first result.

  3. I agree about the values. It doesn’t feel like a $140 box at ALL. Why do they have to artificially inflate the prices? Even if they said this was all worth $60, it would still be a bargain at $25. But saying it’s $140 seems… false.

    Cute tie, though!

  4. Great review, Bekki! Welcome! 🙂

  5. I like this… But, honestly those colors are very 2013! It just screams old stock to me.

    • I just keep thinking back to preppy days in the early 80’s. This looks like something Trey or Biff would wear!

      • My preppy days goes all the way back to the 60s.

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