Bespoke Post is a monthly membership club that delivers high-quality lifestyle products from up-and-coming brands. It’s voted as one of the best men’s subscription boxes of 2021 by our readers and it’s a great box for women and couples as well.
When you sign up, there’s a quiz to determine your preferences and interests, then you’re matched with a new themed box every month. For $45 per month, each box promises at least $70 in retail value with items ranging from outdoor gear, barware, home, and kitchen goods, clothing, and more.
Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview your Bespoke Post box before it ships and you can easily swap for a different box or skip the month for no charge. You only pay for the months that interest you.
This is a review of the "Gale" box that is currently sold out as of this review.
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).
Bespoke Post always has good presentation. This month the items came neatly packed inside a sharp paper bag. I appreciate that Bespoke has so many different sizes of boxes (and bags) to fit the item you ordered. Sleek, simple, and recognizable.
The box typically comes with a card to let you know what's inside and a little bit about each item. Something that Bespoke Post seems to really like to do is write a note as if it is from the item you are receiving. Here is last month's.
Inside the Bespoke Post "Gale" Box
Line of Trade The Starboard Donegal Sweater - Retail Value $70
Last month, I wrote that the weather here in Pennsylvania is having a hard time making up its mind. Well, it still is. The day I received this item was in the mid-70s. So if I sat completely still, I was quite comfortable. This sweater was an immediate hit for me. It fits perfectly and looks sophisticated while also looking like something you could wear at the docks. Apparently, the style hails from Donegal, Ireland. Hence the name. The sweater comes in four colors: tide, vapor, ash, and natural. I wish I could receive this box three more times because I like every single one of them. I went with "tide," because blue is my go-to and it was the only one still available in my size. It is 60% wool, 25% nylon, 15% acrylic mix with ribbed collar, cuffs, and waist. I'm absolutely crazy about the traditional Donegal-style flecking. I didn't think I'd have a coat or sweater with faux suede elbow patches, but here we are and I dig them. The only little drawback to this sweater is that it is dry clean only, which means it will get cleaned much less often and, with two young children, I'll have to put a little thought into when I wear it.
SELF/ish Exfoliating Pads - Estimated Value $18
Many of Bespoke Post's main items come with a smaller, secondary item. Typically they are complementary, but this one seems a little out of left field. Included with the Donegal sweater is a package of exfoliating pads. In my teenage years, we called them Oxy Pads, which I just searched and found they still exist. The SELF/ish pads look and feel the same, but don't have that classic burning sensation you may remember. These pads are soaked in a blend of witch hazel, orange fruit, and willow bark. They do not have an over-powering scent, which I prefer, and leave your face feeling clean, bright, and toned. Again, I don't get the relation to the sweater, but I'm not going to complain. Between my wife and me, these pads will go quick.
Note: Although their website has images of the pads, I could not find any for sale. Perhaps SELF/ish has moved on from pads and now sells the exfoliating cream. I did find some on the secondary market and estimated the price by what I found there.
"Gale" has been on my radar for months, but couldn't bring myself to order it until the weather cooled down. Although it's not as cold as I hoped for October, I was over the moon for this sweater and couldn't be happier with my choice. I think it would be cool if they swapped out the exfoliating pads for something more in line with the theme. Maybe a pipe? Pint glass? Something nautical? This is my ninth installment of Bespoke Post. Of those nine, seven have been wearable items. That's the thing I enjoy most about this subscription: it's what you want it to be. Personally, I hate shopping, especially for clothes. Bespoke allows me to focus on want I want/need, order it on my time, and then forget about it until it shows up at my door. Everything has been of good quality, fit perfectly, and immediately entered my routine without a second thought. Bespoke Post is consistently in the conversation for "best of" lists. It is easy to see why.
Let's Talk About Value
The items of this box clocks in at an estimated $88. That's about twice the cost of the subscription. As I mentioned last month, Line of Trade is a Bespoke Post brand. So they are making their own clothes, telling you what they are worth, and then comparing that price to the cost of their own subscription. However, if you wanted this sweater, it would really cost you $70 and subscribers are getting it for around $35. Can't argue with that. With the money I saved, I'm going to start buying some Christmas presents.
To Wrap Up
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the "Gale" box is sold out at the time of this post. You can purchase the items individually or you can pick from one of several rotating boxes. Sometimes boxes are restocked. So keep your eyes open or sign up here to be notified if this box comes back.
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