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Basic Man Review + 50% Off Coupon – October 2020

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornNov 7, 2020 | 3 comments

Basic Man
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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.

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About Basic Man

The Subscription Box: Basic Man

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

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

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $5, and worldwide for $7.

Basic Man October 2020 Review


Black Tee, Size M - Listed Value $16.00 (Similar style in Grey)

Remember last month when I said I don't usually wear white because I get it dirty right away? Well, I did. So thank goodness this month is a black shirt. It actually arrived right after I got my white Basic Man shirt dirty. So I switched them out immediately. With cooler weather arriving, I can tell you these shirts make a perfect undershirt. Even if you have to de-layer once you warm up, you'll look great. In my opinion, the shirts are the star of this subscription. They fit perfectly and, like I mentioned before, I love, love, love that they don't put their logo all over their clothes. It's usually just a small tag.


Black Socks - Retail Value $12.00

Black socks to go with the black shirt. These mature socks are all black except a diamond pattern around the arch area and a two-tone ring around the toes. Like the last few months, they are a formal fit. They are made from a blend of 80% combed cotton, 17% polyester, and 3% elastic. They come up about 3/4th the way to my knee. I'm 5'9". I like that they are simple and, well, basic. I can wear them with almost any outfit.


Olive Green Boxer Briefs - Listed Value $15.00 (Similar pair in Aqua)

I don't know why they wouldn't just stay with the black theme, but I'm not complaining. These olive green briefs are light and smooth. The top band features the same two-tone ring as the socks. I really enjoyed the last pair and these are exactly the same. I like the mesh, which helps a little with ventilation. They are made from 95% bamboo viscose and 5% elastane. I will say, after wearing Basic Man boxers a couple of times now, they ride up in the back a little. I'm used to a very tight fitting boxer and these are a little loose. Not terrible, just something I noticed.

Verdict: Basic Man lives up to its name once again. Each item is right in my wheelhouse. I'm wearing the shirt and socks as I type and they feel great. I get tired of being an advertisement for clothing companies. You buy their clothes and it has their name or logo all over it. So I appreciate the simple attire. The total value of the items is – and I suspect always will be – $43. That's a great value for a relatively cheap subscription. Buying items like this at a retail store would easily cost you more than $20. Sometimes I wonder how I will be able to keep writing about Basic Man since they keep it so simple, but it is exactly what a Basic Man like me wants.

To Wrap Up:

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Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 with a retail value of $43. The average cost of each of the 3 items is $6.66. The average value per item is $14.33. I saw on the Basic Man website that they'll give you a $9 discount if you buy one of each item together, but even with the discount it is not less than the $20 for the subscription. Not to mention you have to pay for shipping via the website. So subscribers are getting a good value with this one.

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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."

Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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I should get this for my BF! So much easier than dragging him through a store and having to pick out stuff that neither of us wants to shop for!

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I’m a big fan of the shirts. Boxers are pretty good. Socks are more of a style thing. Overall, a great sub. After a couple months, I think I’ll be wearing the shirts every day of the week.

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I sub for my boyfriend and he loves it! Seriously super soft shirts and boxers.

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