Bespoke Post November 2015 Selection & Coupon Code!
It’s Bespoke Post selection time! Remember – use coupon code ADDICTION to save 25% off your first box! (FYI – the Barber, the Butcher and the Frost 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:
Trapper Knife, Heritage Walnut
The Walnut Trapper Knife is nothing short of a classic. The style has been in use since at least the 1920s, and was originally created for field dressing but works just as well around the house. The walnut handle with nickel silver bolsters lends a slim and sturdy grip, while each of the 3 ⅞ inch stainless steel blades offer a strong and low-maintenance cutting edge. The slimmer clip blade is made for fine detail work and piercing, while the sturdier spey blade is a heavy hitter for tougher cuts.
Bear & Son is one of the few knife makers that stayed true to the original design of the trapper blades, only adding modern updates to the handles. They’re made from scratch, start to finish, in the company’s Alabama headquarters.
Classic Lighter, Street Chrome
Flip open a piece of history. The original Zippo was an engineering breakthrough when it first debuted 80 years ago, and has been virtually unchanged since. During WWII, Zippo dedicated their entire production to the military, and the lighters have been a standby for American soldiers and everyday guys alike ever since.
The flame guard protects against the wind, the iconic flip top is oddly satisfying to operate, and the sturdy metal body and replaceable flint mean it’ll last for ages. Each lighter is so sleek, well-crafted, and history-rich that they’ve become a usable collector’s item. When you’re ready to use it, just add lighter fluid (you can pick it up at most gas stations and convenient stores) and you’ll be sparking up in no time.
P-38 Can Opener
This little piece of metal can do more than your Swiss Army knife. It was originally issued to American GIs during WWII as a way to open their rations, and was a key piece of a soldier’s gear for most of the 20th century until the military switched from cans to packaged MREs. Though only intentionally created to open up a day’s lunch, it’s become a cult favorite for its compact size and endless versatility. You can strip wires, tighten screws, remove splinters, and way, way more – there are dozens of uses for everyday tasks. Add it to your keychain and see for yourself.
Edge-Grain Butcher Block, (L)12″ x (W)14″ x (D)1″
Meet the new workhorse of your kitchen. It’s quick to clean, doesn’t absorb moisture, and is much more forgiving on your razor-sharp chef’s knives. That’s because it uses an edge-grain construction (much better than plastic or single-piece wood boards) with cherry and maple pieces that are joined together edge-side-up. It creates a softer cutting surface for when you’re prepping dinner, and a handsome profile for when you’re serving guests.
They’re crafted exclusively for us by Nils Wessell, the creatively driven woodworker behind Brooklyn Butcher Blocks, in a limited run. It’ll be a new favorite in your kitchen’s arsenal, and looks just as good resting on your counter when not in use.
YOUR CHOICE OF
Soppressata Handcrafted Salami, 5oz
An Italian salami of epic proportions. The Creminelli family has been making artisan-quality charcuterie since the 1600s, and they pack all of that experience into this modern take on a northern Italian specialty. With bold flavors of garlic and red wine, it’ll claim the spotlight on any snack board. Just peel away the casing, slice, and dig in.
Contrary to the name, these pickles are completely vegetarian. But they do have one very bacon-like ingredient: hickory smoke, which lends some depth to the tangy crunch of a snacking favorite. They’re created by the green thumbs at Unbound Pickling, where everything is sourced locally in Portland, OR.
Pickled Mustard Seeds, 2oz
This isn’t your average mustard. The chef-favorite, locally sourced seeds are tangy and vinegary, with a caviar-like texture that bursts with flavor. Add a drop or two to your charcuterie, sandwich, or dip, then take a bite and be amazed.
Charred Sriracha Sauce, 2oz
Drizzle this small-batch sriracha onto just about anything that needs a fiery, garlicky kick. Ft. Greene Farms roasts the chilis, rather than fermenting them, which helps to release natural oils for a more balanced flavor and richer color.
“Camp” Drinking Chocolate, 1.4oz
Coffee and chocolate are a match made in warm drink heaven. Inside this packet is the dry equivalent of a full cup of coffee, blended with organic, sustainably farmed, 72% cacao chocolate. For a delicious mocha, just add water.
Honey Sticks, Set of Three
This is as good in your tea as it is with your cheese plate. The raw, unpasteurized, wildflower honey is gently filtered and packed with nutrition – you’ll get your vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K, along with all the great antibacterial properties that come naturally to this sweet stuff.
Lambskin Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Shield your hands against the bitter winds while sporting some put-together style. This pair checks off every box: they’re touchscreen friendly, created with smooth and sturdy lambskin leather, lined with a luxe wool-cashmere blend, and have a minimal shape thanks to the hidden internal seams. The sleek profile will feel snug at first, but will stretch slightly until they’ve molded to your hands. Pull them down to just past your wrist, and snap closed for a secure fit.
The guys at Gilded Age crafted these gloves with the same vintage-inspired style they bring to all their products. They use old-school machines, time-honored techniques, rich dyes, and top-quality materials to create high-end additions to your wardrobe, and these are no exception.
Wild Harvested White Pine Hand Salve, 2oz
Keep your skin soft without those globby lotions. This hand salve packs soothing essential oils and a lot of moisture into a sleek package – just scoop a little bit out, rub on, and forget all about the dry, cracked skin of winters past. It’s made by steam-distilling foraged pine boughs from the wilds of Rhode Island, which brings out the fragrant, resinous, all-natural magic locked inside. The deeply hydrating blend will refresh your skin during the arid winter months, leaving your hands (or face, elbows, and anywhere else you’ve got dry skin) in good shape.
Original Extra Strength Lozenges
When the cold takes a toll on your throat, these are a trusted way to fight back. The recipe was originally made way back in 1865 for the rugged fishermen who had to endure long, cold ocean voyages, though it was eventually changed from a liquid to a lozenge to keep the glass bottles from shattering during choppy weather. The powerful formula will help soothe a sore throat, whether you’re on a frigid 19th century fishing boat or just trying to make it through the work day. Each pack contains 38 lozenges.
And this mont Bespoke Post brought back The Barber:
Double-Edge Safety Razor
A thoroughly modern take on a tried-and-true piece of tech. Standard Razors gave the razor a major upgrade, both in looks and performance, by adding a sleek and minimal design and then machining it from aircraft-grade aluminum. With its carefully engineered, low-profile design, it’s easy to find the right angle for a smooth and clean shave.
You’ll be in closer control of your shave, since safety razors more sharply cut away your whiskers, reducing irritation compared to other methods. Use it with the included blades, then when you run out, pick up some new ones without draining your wallet. That means you get a better (and, let’s face it, cooler) shave while also saving yourself some cash.
Elizabeth Street Shaving Cream, 2oz
Made by the no-nonsense experts at The New York Shaving Company, this cream will give you a rich lather to protect your face as you shave, whether you’re using it with or without a brush. The moisturizing formula keeps your skin from drying out, and the thick foam safeguards you from nicks and irritation. All with a fresh, soapy barbershop scent.
Razor Blades, Two Five-Packs
Derby / Gillette
Not all razor blades are created equal. Since everyone’s skin and facial hair are different, choosing your own perfect blade involves a bit of trial and error. To start you off, we’re including two different five-packs of blades so that you can fine-tune (and personalize) your routine. The Derby is smoother and more comfortable, while the Gillette is extra sharp and close-cutting.
Alum Block, 3.7oz
Fight razor burn with this naturally effective mineral block. It halts bleeding, tones your skin, and closes up your pores for an easy and effective post-shave treatment. It’s the same stuff that’s been used as an antiseptic ever since Egyptian times. Talk about old school.
Barber Towel, 12″ x 24″
Soak this in hot water and hold it against your face before you shave to open your pores, then do the same with cold water once you’re done to snap ‘em shut.
Which Bespoke Post box are you picking this month? I think my husband Eric will be picking the Frost box – it looks super practical and luxe!