Gentleman’s Box Premium Review + Coupon – Winter 2018


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Gentleman’s Box has started a quarterly ‘Premium’ version of their subscription box. Like their monthly delivery, they still follow the “Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good.” motto. This quarterly box costs $100 and promises 4-6 premium items for each delivery.

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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.)

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About Gentleman’s Box Premium

The Subscription Box: Gentleman’s Box Premium

The Cost: $100/quarter

The Products: 4-6 premium items

Shipping: the US for free and International, their FAQ page says that there is an additional charge for outside of the U.S.

Gentleman’s Box Premium Winter 2018 Review

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The Winter Gentleman’s Box Premium features items for the more formal occasions – including a tie, tie case, watch, socks, and manicure set.

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It arrives with a big ol’ booklet which is so nicely done, just like the regular Gentleman’s Box offering.

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You’ll get a quick digest of this quarter’s brands.

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Thoughts around the theme.

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And, of course, item information.

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On top of that – the presentation definitely has the high-end feel. This is only my second box from them, but I’m quickly loving it.

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Barnaby Socks – Value $25

Let’s start with the socks. They arrive in a nice little box, rolled up and ready to go. The socks themselves are very comfortable with one unique little feature – a button at the top of the calf. It’s a nice way to keep both socks as a pair, and it didn’t really bother me when wearing them.

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Breed-Holden Watch – Value $150

They’re valuing this at $150 in the booklet, but I found it on their website for $450 – so I leave it up to you on which value to use.

The watch itself has a nice modern look to it. Fully functioning date display and luminous handles give it that little extra pop for the watch face. It is powered by Japanese Quartz Movement, too – overall, it’s an impressive watch.

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Articulate Lifestyle Leather Tie Case – Value $30

This is something I didn’t think I needed but it actually makes so much sense to have around. We travel for a few weddings this year, so It’ll make sense to protect my tie with this case!

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Ocean Boulevard Silk Tie – Value $65

I never really know that value of ties, because I don’t wear them too much – but this tie certainly feels very high-end to me. It’s silk and comes in a classic pattern that I’ll be able to wear with pretty much anything I own.

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Wurkin Stiffs Manicure Set – Value $40

I can never get enough of these because I always tend to lose the vital pieces in them. This one is totally loaded and fantastic for those of us wearing glasses.

This will be my new go-to travel set – it’s loaded with absolutely everything I’d need either for day-to-day maintenace or emergency.

Verdict: I’m a bigger fan of this premium Gentleman’s Box than the classic monthly option. Of course, they are two very different offerings, but I’ve been really impressed with the premium curation up to this point. It feels like a FabFitFun box for me – no more jealousy!

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No – but double-check with their customer care. They list the recurring schedule dates on their FAQ:

  • December 10th – Winter Edition
  • March 10th – Spring Edition
  • June 10th – Summer Edition
  • September 10th – Fall Edition

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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Gentlemans Box Premium Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men| Tags: Gentleman's Box Premium | 6 comments

6 Comments

  1. I’m just gonna be the bad guy here. This box is not a very good curation. The info booklet front cover pic has none of the items contained in this shipment. A man leaning over to tie his shoe, maybe getting ready for a formal event, is using nothing from the box. He’s wearing a watch. Not the watch from the box. He’s wearing socks. Not the socks from the box. Why wouldn’t you show the items featured in the box on the cover of info booklet about the box??

  2. My ‘favorite’ item from the box realistically was the pair of socks which are quite comfy and match most outfits I wear. $10 socks

    The tie case is a nice accessory to have, but in my opinion has very limited use; you essentially have to be going somewhere where you require exactly two ties. It’s a little bulky, but still is nice as it keeps your ties from getting smushed in luggage. Probably a value of $30.

    The tie itself was fine, nothing to write home about. Lets assume a value of $20

    The watch is fine; even at $150 the price is super inflated. It’s a casual watch with working chrono, but the band itself is a faux-leather. More realistically it’s probably a $20-40 watch.

    The worst item of the box was clearly the manicure set. An infamous throw in featured in many other fashion boxes. On the positive side the steel for most of these utensils is much thicker and of a higher quality than the cheaper versions that have been making the rounds. Realistically I can see this being a $10-20 item.

    So all together we’re looking at a “real value” of between $90-120. Which is essentially exactly what I paid for the box. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather spend $100 on selected items than random ones, so this box (like last quarters) is another let down for me and will lead to my cancellation.

  3. Oui Please Homme is 100x’s better than this box!!

    Coastal Co (men’s version) is also a great alternative!!

    Both are in the same price range, oui please has a sale going on right now.

    I’m sorry but gentleman’s box premium had a few wins here and there, but they’re inconsistent, same-o same-o recycled curation and in the end, not really a great value.

    Also Birchbox for men is pretty decent…the upgraded version where you can choose an item each month. The annual goes on sale often for 25% off…so for $6.60/month it is a screaming deal

  4. I got this box for my hubby and was a but let down. The last few seemed perfect for him but this just was him. He hardly wears ties and the fancy tie case seems like it takes up more room from his point of view. Though after reading about the watch which was the rockstar of the box and seeing the price for the watch on the brands site is crazy, in a good way. He liked it at 150 but when he finds out thst it could be over 400 I think he will be happy.

    Can you find out which price is correct? I guess you did already…Great review as always. Seeing your reviews on this box made me grab it as a Christmas gift. Thanks!

  5. The is really nice and high quality. Tie is well made. Socks are socks (I don’t think I have ever gotten a men’s box that doesn’t include socks. Manicure ended up as a stocking stuffer. Tie is mediocre quality and isn’t anything anyone needs. Overall, a solid box. The watch alone made it’s purchase worthwhile.

    • So nice to get another man’s point of view!

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