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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About Gentleman's Box Premium
The Subscription Box: Gentleman’s Box Premium
The Cost: $100/quarterACTIVE DEAL: Use code Pocket75 to get pocket squares 75% Off
LIMITED TIME DEAL – Use code MSABOGO when you sign up for the Spring Box, and get the Winter Edition Premium Box for free!
The Products: 4-6 premium items
Shipping: the US for free and International, their FAQ page says that there is an additional charge outside of the U.S.
Gentleman's Box Premium Spring 2019 Review
This quarter the theme is “The Sunday Morning Edition” and it contains items that add a little luxury to getting ready during a relaxing morning.
Robe N’ Hood Silk Robe - Listed Value $75
This is a super luxurious and oddly cozy robe (unless you lean against a cold wall). It extends well below my knees as I’m only 5’8”, and is so fancy that I actually feel a little self-conscious about its level of fanciness while wearing it. It seems almost excessive in its opulence, but I can’t deny that it’s incredibly comfy. It’s also so smooth that it gradually opens as you wear it, forcing you to shove it back around your sides.
Northern Sole Socks - Listed Value $25
I love a simple stripe and the varying thickness is a nice touch. These are good quality and soft and would pair well with a French beret and a bicycle.
OMIT Watch - Listed Value $175
This watch looks like it’s a serious chronograph, the kind worn by executives whose hobby is sailing or diving. However, it’s entirely fake. It does tell the time and the date but the two buttons don’t do anything and the extra dials are glued in place. It also does not have the heft or build quality of a $175 watch, it feels quite hollow and the strap has a lot of rattling lateral movement. The strap can also only be adjusted by removing links. It would make a good prop for a play, but it would not be a good everyday watch. I’d be scared the strap would break off at any moment.
Nina Marie Skincare Face Wash - Listed Value $20
It’s nice to get a full sized bottle instead of a sample! I’ve been using this every day since I got it and so far have no complaints. Witch Hazel usually makes me break out but this has not, so it seems pretty gentle. It smells good too, which is usually a good barometer for cleansing products. And it’s of a milky non-foaming consistency so it does not dry out my skin at all.
English Laundry London Cologne - Listed Value $85
I’m not usually a fan of cologne, but this one is quite pleasant. It’s a big bottle (100ml/3.4fl.oz) filled all the way so goodness knows how long it will last, presumably several years. I’m not personally in a position to test its powers but it seems all but certain that it would increase the odds of securing a dance partner in any club.
Verdict: While the robe is great and the consumables will last for a long time, the socks are just socks and the watch is... quite underwhelming. As such it’s hard to say that this is as great a value proposition as the regular Gentleman’s Box. Whereas that features everyday items, it gains value by removing the decision-making process so you don’t have to choose all the socks you own. For special luxury items, choosing to own them is often part of what makes them special.
At $100 and with 5 items, each thing averages out to $20, which doesn’t feel like amazing value seeing as a couple of the items would be that price if you bought them separately. At which point you could also choose not to have the ones you don’t want.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: The total value of everything inside is $380. At $100 for the box, the proportional breakdown is as below:
- Robe ‘N’ Hood Robe: $19.73
- Northern Sole Socks: $6.57
- OMIT Watch: $46.05
- Nina Marie Skincare Face Wash: $5.26
- English Laundry London Cologne: $22.36
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