ThreadLab Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2016
ThreadLab is a brand new men’s clothing box! FYI – this isn’t a typical subscription with a monthly commitment. You simply order a box whenever you want! I thought the process was just slightly confusing, so here’s how it works to make it easier for you!
- First, you fill out a thorough style/sizing profile and buy a box at one of their three offered price points: $99, $149, and $299. You pay that amount up front to order.
- Your stylist chooses items for you and you can choose to be surprised or to see a preview before your box ships. If you choose a preview, you can reject items and state why you didn’t want it and what you’d like to request instead.
- When your box is confirmed, it ships and comes to you! You get up to a YEAR (365 days!) to decide if you want to keep the items or not, but they must be returned in clean, new condition with tags.
- If you choose to return items, you go to your order history to set up the return, and you get refunded the cost of those items.
ThreadLab also offers a free Fit Kit for you to try on to help pin down your sizing! (When ordering, type in “Fit Kit T-shirt” in Special Order Instructions and they’ll include a FREE t-shirt in your next shipment of clothing.
FYI – this is a review of the $149 box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: ThreadLab
The Cost: They offer 3 budget levels: $99, $149, and $299 with free shipping (and returns).
COUPON: Link here to save 20% off your first box at newsletter sign-up.
Order a free FitKit and type in “Fit Kit T-shirt” in Special Order Instructions and they’ll include a FREE t-shirt in your next shipment of clothing.
The Products: Menswear essentials for business casual and weekend casual settings (you can expect to find jeans, chinos, polos, button-up casual shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, athletic socks, and undergarments). Brands include well-known brands like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as smaller/start-up brands like Pistol Lake and Jumper Threads.
Ships to: Contiguous US
Check out the Men’s Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add ThreadLab to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box includes an instruction sheet, invoice sheet, and they tossed in a free coozie!
Here’s the instruction sheet.
And here’s my invoice sheet! The prices listed are “ThreadLab prices,” or the cost to keep each item/amount you’ll be refunded for returns.
I want to help clarify something: My item total is $178, not the $149 pre-paid cost of the box. ThreadLab said I won’t be charged anything more than the $149 for keeping everything – they called it a little “ThreadLab Bonus” because they try to keep your total the closest to the budget amount possible but they just don’t get it exact. However, if I return something, the items I keep sort of “revert” to the invoice price and I pay the total of what I keep instead (which, in this case, could end up being more than $149).
If your invoice total is less than the pre-paid price, you do get refunded the difference.
Canvas Dark Grey Heather Golf/Polo Shirt – ThreadLab Price: $26.99 (retail price: $35)
(52% cotton, 48% polyester)
This is a great polo! It’s made out of a soft, comfortable knit. These are Luke’s favorite kind because he has to have a collar for work, but they still feel like t-shirts.
Canvas Charcoal T-Shirt – ThreadLab Price: $17.95 (retail price: $24)
(50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon)
This t-shirt is really soft and comfortable and the fit was perfection. This is going to be perfect for layering or on its own on the weekends!
Element Oxblood Sweatshirt – ThreadLab Price: $35.99 (retail price: $39.95)
(60% cotton, 40% polyester)
This is a great sweater. It’s a little different than what Luke normally wears (and by that I’m pretty sure I just mean it’s not black/grey, haha). I love him in red, so I liked this a lot. He said the inside of the shirt was really soft! He was happy the sleeves are long enough, too.
J.A.C.H.S. Navy Sweatshirt – ThreadLab Price: $57.99 (retail price: $79)
(60% cotton, 40% poly)
This is a really nice sweatshirt, too, but Luke said the inside wasn’t nearly as soft as the Element sweatshirt. Also, a size larger in this would probably be perfect for him… the torso and shoulders were a bit snug, and the sleeves were just a tad short. The color and design are great, though!
Calvin Klein Navy Golf/Polo Shirt – ThreadLab Price: $39.99 (retail price: $65)
This polo is also very light and comfortable. This is going to be great for the summer, especially. The fit is spot on and I love Luke in navy (brings out his dreamy eyes!).
The Verdict: Overall, I’m happy with my ThreadLab experience and service, however I am pretty disappointed that we weren’t able to get Luke any jeans, since that’s what he really needs. I chose to get a preview of what the stylist picked out for us so Luke could reject any items he knew he wouldn’t wear. (By the way, if there are any colors you are absolutely opposed to wearing, I would recommend you choose a preview – our stylist picked a light blue top which Luke had marked that he didn’t want, but that was the only small bump as far as styling preferences go.)
As for the jeans, Luke is 6’4” so he always has a hard time finding jeans long enough, so he requested an inseam of 36”, which is an option in ThreadLab’s sizing profile. However, our stylist said they have no 36” jeans available. I was bummed but not terribly surprised since 36” inseams are hard to come by. I told him that Luke often settles for 34” inseams because they’re much more common. The stylist said that they don’t even have 34” inseam! That surprised me because 34” isn’t extraordinary or anything. So, we settled for all tops. I know they’re a new company, so hopefully this is something they can fix soon!
I do love the quality of the tops, and I was happy to see recognizable brands. The value is also nice – we were able to get $242.95 worth of clothing for Luke for $149! Like I said, I’m happy overall.
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