SprezzaBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2021
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The Subscription Box: SprezzaBox
The Cost: $28.00 per month. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code MSA10OFF to save $10 on your first box!
The Products: A collection of essential men’s accessories valued at over $100.00.
Ships to: The U.S. for $2.00, Canada for $6.00, and worldwide for varying rates (customs may apply).
Good to Know: You now have the option to pick your box each month to get exactly what you love. Check out the “select your box” section here. Also, most of the items are available for purchase individually in their store. It’s not uncommon to see boxes put back into rotation.
SprezzaBox “Anchor Me” January 2021 Review
Each month SprezzaBox allows subscribers to choose their box from several different options. You will receive an email prompting you to select your box, and then you’ll be taken to a page with photos and information about each of the boxes. This is a great way to ensure you get exactly what you want or need, and if you forget to pick your box, don’t worry because they will simply have a stylist choose one for you. Since some collections are made of previous inventory, you will occasionally have a few products overlap, but usually, this is a sample item.
Jack Sartori Tan Pin Dot Necktie – Retail Value $25.00
I’ll admit I was a bit wary of this tie when I saw it as one of this month’s options. I’m used to blue or grey ties. I’ve never even considered a tan tie. But once I received it and saw it with my own eyes, I must say I really liked it. It’s a thin tan tie that measures 2-3/4 inches at its widest. The white polka dots are a fun, but classy detail. It’s 100% cotton, so it’s very soft. I didn’t think I’d like it with my suit, but wearing it changed my mind (again).
Grand Frank Anchors Tan Border Pocket Square – Retail Value $18.00
I’m a big fan of nautical imagery, even though I know nothing of the lifestyle. This white pocket square features little Navy anchors and a tan sewn border. The square measures 9-1/5 inches. It’s 55% linen and 45% cotton, so it has a nice cloth texture to it. I think the anchor is a common enough image that you could wear this square anywhere. You don’t have to be from the nautical world or save it for a ship’s christening.
Z Skin Organic Sunblock – Adjusted Value $5.50 (Full size is $22.00)
I typically slather on the common sunscreen before jumping in the pool. This sunscreen is something you’d use on your face day to day to prevent sun damage. I was recently introduced to cosmetic sunscreen in another box, and while I don’t see myself partaking in that kind of face care, it makes sense to me. People who do want to protect their skin every day probably don’t want to do so with your everyday sunscreen and smell like a pool all day. So nicer sunscreens like this exist for that reason. This is a sample bottle. Mine came with a little bit of sunblock ON the tube, but it wiped off easily. The smell is interesting, because the bottle lists a lot of pleasant fragrances (raspberry, kiwi, orange, peppermint). Unfortunately, I don’t smell any of them. I would say it smells like an unscented candle. Just wax. It does contain citronella and “naturally formulated plant wax.” So maybe that’s it. It definitely doesn’t smell bad, but I was hoping for something a little more fruity or flowery after reading the ingredients.
Sprezza Glasses Lapel Pin – Retail Value $16.00
My wife and I love a good pin. She wears one almost every day. I am much more infrequent, but love them all the same. These silver glasses are an inch-and-a-quarter across and very solid without being weighty in any way. I think they’d be pretty funny if you used them to compliment a similar pair of glasses you wear. I’m not sure it would be the first pin I’d reach for from our collection, but I do like the way they look on my grey jacket. My only complaint would be that it’s a single-backed pin, so the glasses spin easily and end up crooked. Not the end of the world, but I’d like to see some attention given to that.
Sprezza Navy with Gray Stripes Socks – Retail Value $12.00
These navy socks have grey stripes and accents on the heels and toe. I immediately liked these, because they are my style. They are more on the comfy, informal side, in my opinion, which I like. I probably wouldn’t wear them with my suit, but look forward to matching them with some jeans and flannel.
The box typically includes a few gift cards or promos. This month there are some for wine, watches, and a code for Basic Woman and Basic Man. I don’t mind throw-in offers, but I don’t consider them part of the overall value. It’s more of an advertisement to me. However, they could obviously be valuable if they are something you’d use.
Verdict: This was the first time I CHOSE my SprezzaBox. Part of me wants to say I like the surprise of not knowing what is coming, which is an option. However, I have to say choosing from six rotating options is nice. For me, “Anchor Me” was a clear choice. I was immediately a fan of the pocket square (my favorite item), socks, and pin. I wasn’t sold on the tie at first, but liked it once I got to see it in person. Another interesting aspect of choosing my own box is that is I can’t complain about it as much. I suppose there could be a month that I don’t really like all six choices, but SprezzaBox does a great job of appealing to many senses of style and taste. So it will be a rare month that I don’t find anything to like. It’s also worth mentioning I have to consider any boxes MSA has reviewed in the past. This month there were two repeats. So that limited my choices a little, but it would be nice for subscribers who “missed out” on a box. It may be available in the future. Hopefully SprezzaBox keeps track of what you receive so you don’t get the same box twice.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you would likely receive next month’s box, although it’s possible that this could be a future “Pick Your Own Box” option.
COUPON: Use code MSA10OFF to save $10 on your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $30 ($28 +$2 shipping) which means that each of the five items in the box has an average cost of $6. I’m not including the gift cards. The total retail value of these box clocks in at $76.50, which is a nice value. More than two-and-a-half times the cost. I think this subscription would be a great value to a man who dresses up often for work, church, or other professional settings. It will keep your collection fresh and full.
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What did you think of this month’s SprezzaBox?