Bespoke Post January 2016 Selection & Coupon Code!
It’s Bespoke Post selection time! Remember – use coupon code ADDICT to save 20% off your first box! (FYI – the Steam and Moment boxes have a customization item this month – so make sure to check your account and pick the variation you want!)
Here are the new box options this month:
Peştemal (Bath Towel), 63″ x 34.5″, and Peşkir (Hand Towel), 35.5″ x 15.5″
You know the cozy towel you always reach for after your shower? It officially has some competition. Turkish towels have been made with the same weaving technique for hundreds of years, which was perfected during the Ottoman Empire. To this day, Turkish mills make some of the world’s best textiles, which is why we partnered with one to produce these.
Using 100% Turkish cotton, including the fringe, the cloth absorbs more, dries faster, and lies flatter (making it much easier to store) than a regular bath towel. And to make it even better, we put our own spin on the traditional design by backing it with terry cloth. So you get the unique, centuries-old bathhouse weave, but with greater absorbency.
Everywhere Lotion, 3.3 oz
Made from all-natural ingredients that won’t harm your skin or the planet, this lotion can be used from your feet to your face and everywhere in between. This scent is a manly, musky mix of bay rum, smoke, and dirt. Yeah, dirt. And it smells amazing.
Organic Body Brick, 4 oz
The guys at Kent & Bond only create products with base oils that are 100% organic, because when you invest in grooming products, you’re investing in yourself. They raised the stakes with this deep-cleaning soap by using ultra-absorbent activated charcoal and exfoliating pumice, both of which work overtime to clear out your pores. And like all their soaps, this one is hand-cut and -pressed, aged for three months, and crafted to the highest possible quality.
Charcoal Bristle Bamboo Toothbrush
When you’re getting together your dopp kit, don’t ruin the aesthetic you’ve got going with a bland toothbrush. Instead, make a statement with this bamboo handle and medium-soft bristles. The sleek colorblocked design is a welcome addition to your grooming repertoire, while the charcoal-infused nylon bristles ward away bacteria more effectively.
Premium Natural Toothpaste, 5.25 oz
Davids toothpaste hates plaque and tooth decay almost as much as it hates harming the environment. That’s why all of their ingredients are natural and sustainably harvested. Even the packaging is environmentally friendly, down to the recyclable aluminum metal tube and paperboard. Plus there’s a wringer included in the box to make sure that you get all the toothpaste out of the tube. By preserving your teeth, breath, and the world you’re chomping through, Davids makes the planet, and your mouth, a better place.
A clean and confident start to your day.
Roma Manual Pasta Maker
When you’re making your Italian feast, start with the best pasta around: yours. This traditional-style stainless steel manual pasta maker creates authentic noodles for you to toss with your favorite sauce. Looking for a way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Make a little extra dough for the whole week. Just use the crank and adjustable rollers to flatten the dough and then run it through either of the included spaghetti or fettuccine attachments. If you want to start experimenting, hand-cut some new shapes or try out one of the additional attachments we’ve got in the store. No matter which type of pasta you cook up, you’ll always have an authentic Italian meal just a few minutes away.
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual
By Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, and Peter Meehan
When you’re looking for a tried-and-true homemade dish or the perfect pasta recipe, look no further than this book from some of New York’s favorite restaurateurs. It’s filled with 258 pages of tips and tricks, great photos, recipes, restaurant history, serving suggestions, and some pretty great anecdotes from an Italian kitchen, written alongside food reviewer extraordinaire Peter Meehan. With a handsome binding, a gilded edge, and the secret to the perfect tomato sauce, you can’t go wrong following the Franks’ (and Peter’s) advice. If it’s good enough for Mario Batali to declare it “time-capsule-worthy,” then it has officially earned a spot in our cookbook collection.
Organic Durum Wheat Semolina Flour, 2.2 lbs
Picking the right flour for pasta is a nuanced decision, so let us save you the guesswork. This flour is just right for using with your new machine: not too fine and made in Italy. You can also use it for baking when you’re taking a break from homemade pasta dinners. With a bright yellow color and a penchant for turning golden brown when used in your oven, this high-protein flour will take your Italian cooking from good to buonissimo.
Cherry Wood Heavy Chef’s Spoon, ~13.5″
Each of these slotted spoons is made from cherry wood and finished with organic olive oil, but that’s where the similarities end – they’re all hand-carved, so no two are the exact same. They’re made in the USA, great for straining noodles, and perfect for stirring up sauces on the stove.
Sandford Wristwatch by Line of Trade
When you’re looking for an incredibly versatile, everyday watch, look no further than the Sandford. Named for Sir Sandford Fleming – the man who first proposed the 24 standard time zones, among other accomplishments (including an early prototype of in-line skates) – it’ll keep you on time and in style wherever in the world you choose to use it.
The pared-down design takes the “less is more” approach: a timeless profile, a minimal face, and detailing that’s simple enough to be appropriate wherever the day takes you, but unique enough to subtly stand out. It’s powered by a reliable, Japanese-constructed quartz movement, set into a durable stainless steel case. And the sturdy, genuine leather band will only get more handsome over time, wearing into a rich, personalized patina as the days tick by.
- Water resistance: 5 ATM (don’t scuba dive or shower while wearing)
- Movement: Miyota 2035
- Case material: Stainless steel
- Case diameter: 40 mm
- Case thickness: 9.6 mm
- Band type: Genuine leather
- Band width: 18 mm – 20 mm
- Lug width: 20 mm
- Buckle width: 20 mm
- Battery: SR920SW battery
- Battery life: 3 years
- Crystal type: Mineral
Task Organizer, 36 Pages, (W) 3.5″ x (H) 5.5″
When you’re getting your life together, start with a to-do list. This organizer makes it easy to write down and check off all those things you forgot to do last week. It has checkboxes, lines for structured lists, helpful conversion tables, and basic traveler’s information covering 12 different countries. This little book is about to be a big lifesaver.
Stay present and on time, all the time.
Packable Ripstop Nylon Gym Bag by Line of Trade
Perfect for packing up your gym essentials, this bag is a sleek, all-black carry-all. Made in the USA of ripstop nylon, which means that the fabric is specially woven to keep from tearing, it’s breathable and sturdy. It also packs into its own connected pouch, which then converts to an inside pocket when the duffle is in use. When you’re heading to the park, pickup game, or gym, you can be sure it’ll fit your shoes, a water bottle, your jump rope, a change of clothes, a towel, and whatever other gear you need to get in the zone.
Expanded: (L) 18″ x (Diam.) 8″, Straps drop ~11″
Packed: (L) 6″ x (W) 5″ x (D) ~1.5″
Adjustable Speed Rope, (L) 9’4″
This jump rope is anything but ordinary. Loved by CrossFit aficionados and newly-minted gym members alike, it’s a great way to get your blood pumping. It’s fully adjustable to your height, with easy-grip foam handles that won’t fatigue your hands while you’re working out. This rope is built to take a beating, so don’t feel bad when you’re in the zone. It also has super-speed ball-bearings, which help to make sure that each rotation is incredibly smooth.
Exercise Cards, Deck of 56 Cards
Ever felt like you’re in a workout rut? Then leave it up to chance. With these cards, every time you shuffle, you work different muscle groups and stretch different parts of the body. Created by professionals and completely waterproof, for the inevitable moment when you spill your water bottle on them, these workouts are perfect to take on the road or leave in your gym bag. If you want a pre-planned routine, a few of these cards have a full lineup on them, so all you have to do is pull one from the deck when you need a way to get your blood pumping. Take ’em when you’re traveling, and you won’t need any equipment to work up a good sweat.
Energy Mints, 20 Pieces
When you need fresh breath and a jolt of energy right before a workout (or at any time of day), pop one of these sugar-free mints. Each has 40 mg of caffeine, which is about ⅓ of a cup of coffee. Keep them in your pocket for a boost at 3:00 p.m. or stick them in your gym bag for a pick-me-up before your morning session.
Bring your workout with you wherever you go.
Though the origin of the name is unknown, this type of shaker has been around since the printing of the first known cocktail book in 1862. One part mixing glass and one part stainless steel tin, the Boston Shaker lets you see what you’re shaking up. The two parts fit over each other perfectly and are ready to be “shaken, not stirred” … unless, of course, you’re making a drink that requires stirring. In that case, set the tin aside and use the mixing glass to swirl your ingredients together.
Pro Tip: Stir drinks that are mostly booze, and shake anything with juice or dairy. For the full guide, head here.
Barspoon with Muddler, 30 cm
A barspoon that’s both functional and great looking is hard to find. Perfectly balanced with a flat top, it slides effortlessly around the side of the glass, and the bottom can also be used to muddle drinks. Made from stainless steel, the swirled handle helps you grip the tool so it won’t slip when you’re making up even your most delicate drinks.
Japanese-style Jigger, 1 oz / 2 oz
An essential tool for any cocktail creator, whether you’re behind a speakeasy bar or just crafting something at home. The measured pours from this stainless steel jigger let you build your drink with extra precision, so that all of your flavors come together just so. If you’re looking to add less than a whole ounce, the inside of the jigger has extra markings to note smaller increments.
This piece of barware sports a classic design that easily catches ice and covers all different types of mixing tins. When you’re looking to skip the Rum & Coke and make something a little more presentational, this is a strainer that’ll help you keep your drink free of everything but the garnish.
2″ Square Ice Cube Tray
The larger the ice cube, the slower it’ll melt, keeping your cocktail cold without watering it down too quickly. Not to mention that your drinks will look like they’re straight out of a speakeasy.
Cocktail Cherries, 2 oz
Great Lakes Edition
Mess Hall Cocktail Co.
Tart Balaton cherries from local Midwestern farmers are infused with bourbon, then soaked in a syrup of spices and raw demerara sugar, for a nuanced and thoroughly grown-up take on the cocktail classic. We don’t recommend eating them straight from the jar, but sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
Mix up a little magic.
What do you think of the January boxes?