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Basic Man Review + 50% Off Coupon – May 2020

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.May 30, 2020 | 5 comments

Basic Man
4.8 overall rating
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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 a pair of boxer briefs in each shipment. They offer sizes XS through XXL, although the socks are one size fits all (for sizes 8-12).

FYI: Due to high demand, please note that Basic Man is experiencing delays with some shipments.

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.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 50% off your first box!

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

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

Basic Man May 2020 Review

We received this invoice which lists the items we received this month.


Pale Yellow Tee, Size M

This tee is a nice, pale yellow that is still pretty bright. Luckily my husband has a naturally dark skin tone so he can actually pull this color off. He did feel like it was a bit tighter than usual, but I think he is just a bit self-conscious about the lighter color because it looked fine to me. It is made from 100% cotton and it has a tiny Basic Man tag on the bottom hem. This shirt is so soft and comfortable! Usually there is a note about it being pre-washed to ensure there is no shrinking, but I don't see one this time so hopefully, it won't shrink any! It does have a little note to "Recycle when this fades" which I think is referring to the little green M and since it is 100% cotton I think it actually can be recycled which is very cool!


Off-White and Pale Yellow Socks

These ribbed socks are such a nice quality pair! I think the design is fun, too, although my husband doesn't see himself wearing these since they aren't quite dressy enough for work.  Theses are a blend of 80% combed cotton, 17% polyester, and 3% elastic which is usually a pretty breathable blend.


Here they are on. While he isn't a huge fan of the retro style, he did find them to be comfortable.


Gray Boxer Briefs

Our invoice lists black briefs, but we received gray, which makes absolutely no difference to my husband. These boxer briefs are so silky and soft and now they have this amazing mesh material which makes them even more breathable and comfortable. Every month I threaten to steal these from him and one of these days I think I will actually do it. They just feel like they would be so comfortable to wear! These are made from 95% bamboo viscose and 5% spandex while the mesh is made from 92% polyester and 8% spandex. I love the "destroy by" date feature which I am hoping will give my husband a bit of incentive to actually toss these when the time is right!

Verdict: What a bright and cheery collection this month from Basic Man! The items in this shipment were great, quality basics and the yellow was really fun and unique. While my husband wasn't a huge fan of the socks this month (which is rare), he still really enjoys the convenience of getting these items delivered to our door. It's a great deal for just $19.99/month plus free shipping.

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.

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

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"Each month, Basic MAN will send you a t-shirt, boxer-briefs and socks to ensure you always have fresh, quality basics to build your wardrobe around. Tees come printed with "destroy by" dates, to help ensure you're rotating out your oldest pieces. They currently offer sizes XS - XXL."

Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mom to 4 kids; 1 girl and 3 boys. While I have been reviewing boxes since 2018 and I love the luxury of trying new products, I'm also balancing it out by dabbling in a little bit of homesteading, too. We now have 4 chickens and a rabbit and my sourdough starter is going strong! I love learning about new brands and sharing the great things I find with others in hopes that they find something new to love or to fit their needs!

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The MSA50 code doesn’t seem to work anymore

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I love the socks!

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Brandi D.

Glad to hear I’m not the only one! 🙂

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I still wish they had a basic lady box, I live in Florida, T-shirts are our only attire.
I would like a nice T-shirt, socks and panties to match.
Tried to get my husband to sign up, but socks for him come in only neutral solid colors and he is not changing!

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Brandi D.

I would love it, too! 🙂

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