Basic Man Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – October 2019


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Basic Man is a men’s subscription that aims to send basic essentials on a monthly basis. You’ll get a new shirt, a pair of socks, and underwear in each shipment. They offer sizes XS through XXL, although the socks are one size fits all (for sizes 8-12). You can also choose between boxers or briefs for the underwear style.

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).

About Basic Man

The Subscription Box: Basic Man

The Cost: $19.99 + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: Three new, basic everyday essentials for men.

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $5.00, and International for $7.00

Basic Man October 2019 Review

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    Basic Pale Gray-Blue Tee

    This month’s T-shirt color is so hard to describe, but it’s really nice! I’d say it’s like a muted ice blue-gray. It looks very similar to the stripes in the socks (pictured further down) but just a paler version of that color. It’s nice and will go with almost anything and since it is so light, it will make a great undershirt, too.

    The shirts are a 60/40 cotton/poly blend that comes pre-washed and my husband ends up wearing these a lot since they are so comfortable.

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      Green and Gray Striped Socks

      I love the colors in these socks! Again we have that muted gray with a tinge of blue that looks so nice next to the seafoam green. These are a nice quality sock made from 80% combed cotton, 17% polyester, and 3% elastic and they feature the Basic Man logo on either side.

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        Here they are on. My husband finds them comfortable and liked the colors this month a lot, too!

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          Ice Blue Boxer Briefs

          This month’s underwear color is another one that is hard to describe! The color is definitely a little more blue-green than the socks and shirt, but it still fits within the color scheme. These underwear are so soft and silky and my husband finds them to be very comfortable. While he gets to wear them, there is still a perk in it for me…they include a “destroy by” date meaning I can actually toss these when it’s time instead of “accidentally” ripping open one of the holes his underwear seem to develop.

          Verdict: This month’s Basic Man goodies came in some unique colors that my husband and I enjoyed. It is so nice to get a set of quality basics delivered to our door each month for $19.99 plus free shipping! Not only does it save us a trip to the store, but my husband gets some fun styles and incredibly comfortable underwear to wear.

          To Wrap Up:

          Can I still get this box if I sign up today? The monthly shipments won’t always be the same items as mine – so you can order anytime.

          Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99, meaning each of the three items has an average cost of $6.66.

          Check out all of our Basic Man reviews and the best men’s subscription boxes of 2019!

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          Written by Brandi Dowell

          Brandi Dowell

          Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Finding new products to test out and possibly fall in love with has always excited her. Now, as a mother of 3, she loves discovering new products that can help make parenting a little easier! Her favorites are FabFitFun and Target Baby boxes.

          Posted in Basic Man Reviews, Clothing Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men| Tags: basic man | 11 comments

          11 Comments

          1. Hi. I am interested for my teenage boys, but it doesn’t seem to have a choice for briefs (none in my family like boxer-briefs) in the subscription line up. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks much.

            • I believe they only offer boxer-briefs at this time. They are incredibly soft and comfortable though (according to my husband), so maybe your boys would be open to trying something new?

          2. My husband LOVES this subscription!! The shirts are super soft and he says the underwear are very comfy. I adore the socks he gets. I think this is a fabulous monthly subscription!!

          3. I feel like this would be a great sub for my boys when they go off to college.

            • I subbed this last year when my son was a freshman and he loved it! Asked me to resub for this year, too. I do the 6-month sub because of the logistics of address changes at the end of the school year.

              I’m sure your sons would enjoy this and they can never get too many new T’s, undies, or socks as college washer/dryers “eat” them, I’m told… 😀

            • That’s a great idea!

          4. Why would underwear have a destroy by date? Fabric doesn’t expire like food does, and I find my undies last way longer than a year or two if I wash them normally and sanitize them every so often

          5. Okay I’m really confused, why would underwear have a destroy by date? Mine get sanitized semi-regularly and otherwise get chucked when they develop holes. Why would fabric have an expiration?

            • Because a lot of men will keep things that they love forever. I mean forever. Doesn’t matter how beat up they get they still hang on to them. A destroy by date is a great idea for these types of men.

              • Haha, yes! Exactly, Katie! My husband is one of those men. 😂

          6. I get this sub for my husband. The color of the tshirt and underwear this month is really unique and you are so right! It’s really hard to describe. We’ve said it’s kind of a silvery grayish blue.

            My only complaint is that they don’t pay any attention whatsoever to the season. The color choices are all really random. This month seemed like a very Spring-like palette and not something fun for October. September’s bright orange underwear (my husband’s new favorite) would have been perfect instead this month with a black Tshirt. In spite of that, my husband always enjoys what he gets. Everything is always nice quality and so soft and comfy. He wears everything he gets all the time.

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