T-Post T-Shirt Subscription #140 Review – January 2018
T-Post is a super cool Swedish t-shirt subscription box that tells stories through words and wearable art. The result is a new twist on the concept of a magazine. Each month brings a new shirt design and a new story. According to their site:
A T-post story can be an in depth interview with someone we think is interesting (like Ricky Powell or Eric HAZE), or a stories about how we never really get our hands dirty anymore, or how the only way to become truly cool is by hanging out in nature, where nobody can see you. In all our stories we tend to openly reflect on what’s happening around us in a time when everything is moving so fast that we hardly ever take the time to.
The t-shirt designs are all unique collaborations with artists, designers, and brands. Their site mentions past collaborations with “Alife and Staple, as well as organizations like TEDx and Fatta Man.”
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About T-Post T-Shirt Subscription Box Review
The Subscription Box: T-post®
The Cost: About $39.01 per month (33 EURO—exchange rates can vary slightly)
The Products: Each month, you’ll get a new exclusive t-shirt (in sizes for men and women) featuring a unique design by a different artist, designer, brand, or organization, plus a written story, article, or interview to accompany the wearable art.
Ships to: Free shipping worldwide!
T-Post Subscription Box #140 Review January 2018
I love this packaging! It opens like a folder, and the t-shirt is folded neatly and held inside the right folder page via some elastic bands.
Here’s the back of the folder. As T-Post positions itself as a new interpretation of a “magazine”, it’s no surprise that they have all of their creative contributors listed out in the same style as you’d see on one of the first few pages of a magazine.
I should mention that while they do offer women’s cuts, I opted for a men’s small. I tend to like the simplicity of a men’s tee more than a women’s tee, and they usually fit my broader shoulders a little better.
This month’s tee theme is “Third Culture Kids”. (More on that in a second!) The theme is printed in bold white letters on the left sleeve. I love the artsy vibe of the black and white motif of the shirt. The portrait on the front looks like it belongs in a gallery. It’s understated and minimalist, yet the forward-facing gaze of the subject makes the image feel direct and engaging. Just the kind of portraiture I like. It looks like the person on your shirt might change. (It’ll be one of the images on the front of the T-Post package.)
So what is a “Third Culture Kid”? Flip the t-shirt inside out, and you’ll see an article on the subject printed inside. The piece talks about the idea of kids growing up “between” cultures: “It includes a whole group of children brought up in a society that from the beginning wasn’t theirs. It’s a space for you to recognize your own identity and build a culture that you feel empowered by.” The article talks about how a cultural collective is trying to help marginalized youth in Sweden discover their self-worth, self-esteem, and value via this term. According to the article, in Sweden, minority communities are often painted as “crime-ridden, no-go-zones” and how growing up reading those headlines can be a self-fulfilling prophecy for the kids in those communities. The vision of the collective is to “highlight the advantages of a diversified background, to make young TCKs to appreciate their position and identity, and to create opportunity for more to follow.” I love this idea of teaching people, especially in younger generations, to see one another’s differences as gifts, rather than something to fear.
The Verdict: I loved this month’s T-Post! The design, the packaging, the focus of the article—it’s all very me. I just think the concept is so cool. The idea of blending the idea of a monthly magazine subscription with something wearable and lasting is awesome. This is one subscription that I’m always excited to get in the mail.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by the 10th to get that month’s tee!
Value Breakdown: This subscription cost 33 EURO, which currently equals about $39.01. Exchange rates vary month to month, so that cost may go up or down for customers not in the EU. That $39.01 includes the exclusive tee, the story, the artist info, and most importantly, international shipping costs!
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What do you think of T-Post?