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 $49 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 "Quilted" box.
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Bespoke Post always has good presentation. Their boxes – or in this case, tape – are instantly recognizable. I like that they have the perfect box or bag for any item you order. This was the biggest box I have received from them. The box typically comes with a card to let you know what's inside and a little bit about each item. This time they just go over the details of the item and include a QR code for more info. There was also a card for Club Member Holidays Exclusives, which was from last year.
Inside the Bespoke Post "Quilted" Box
Line of Trade Big Sky Quilted Vest - Retail Price $70
This month I decided to take a small step out of my comfort zone and try out the Big Sky Quilted Vest from Line of Trade. I've never owned or even worn a vest, but felt it would be great for the spring when it's cold in the mornings and warm in the afternoon. I say "small step" because this is essentially like several jackets I own, just without the sleeves. Still, it was a big enough difference that my wife did that sarcastic "wwwooooowwwww" when she saw that I did something new. (I don't change very much about my boring style.)
It's very light and comfortable. It features a rib-kit color, storm flap with a two-way zipper, and soft pockets. There is also an inside pocket. The shell is water-repellent polyester with a suede finish and a taffeta lining with super-soft brushed tricot pocketing. The color is called Midnight and it also comes in Caramel. My only, very small complaint is the vest rides up above my shoulders about an inch when I don't have my hands in my pockets to pull the coat down. I'm hoping it will relax after a wash or two. While it is going to take some wearing to get used to, the vest is exactly what I expected. I like the diamond stitch and soft pockets—I never want to take my hands out.
This month I couldn't decide what I wanted and waited until I had two hours left to choose. Sometimes too many choices is overwhelming. I find that I like a lot of Line of Trade's clothing. Their style is right in my wheelhouse. I'm glad I (barely) went out of my comfort zone and went with the vest. I like everything about it and was exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered it. I think it will serve me well this spring, since the weather cannot seem to make up its mind.
Let's Talk About Value
This is the first month with the $5 price increase, which brought the total cost of this subscription to $54 (including shipping). The vest retails – from the Bespoke Post-owned Line of Trade – for $70, which is already not the low-side in terms of what Bespoke typically offers. That's a $16 savings – not particularly overwhelming. If you were planning to buy the vest anyway, it's nice to save the money, but I would say subscribers are expecting more value. Even including an additional small item could have gone a long way. Hopefully, Bespoke Post will find new boxes to make the increase worth it for subscribers.
To Wrap Up
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