Bespoke Post June 2012: Summer Essentials – $45.00
For $45 per box, Bespoke Post will deliver to your door a “box of awesome” once a month. Inside you’ll find hand selected items curated for a guy like you. You can skip any box you want or cancel at any time. Click here for more.
Well… the bad news first. The sunglasses, first mentioned over here, are a bit of a disappointment. They just don’t look as good in person, and despite GQ suggesting them in their best-sunglasses-under-$100 feature, the $75 retail price is awfully hard to swallow when you hold them. They’re really lightweight. Also, the pattern is less tortoise shell and more Tony the Tiger. Lenses are close to mirrored too. They’re a decent pair of backup shades (good for the beach, imagine that…) but after seeing them in person, they might not be the best choice to go along with that previously mentioned style scenario.
Each box includes the June issue of Details, which Bespoke Post is featured in.
But, and this is key, Bespoke Post isn’t asking you to spend $75 on the sunglasses. The cost is $45, and there’s more than just the sunglasses in the box.
Bespoke Post partnered up with Details Magazine for this month, so there’s a copy of the June issues in each box. Not bad for flipping through on the way to the beach, or once you get there.
Also included is a blanket that’s anything but your normal beach towel. It’s linen, and it’s excellent. It’s big (80″x55″), comes with a real nice plaid pattern on it, and there are a couple of tie strings attached to the end so you can just roll it up, tie it, and go. It’ll become your go-to outdoor blanket. Sounds cheesy, but having one comes in handy when you think about those trips to the beach, 4th of July fireworks, taking her on a picnic, outdoor concerts/theater, etc…
A set of dominoes finishes off the box. Dominoes is a game plenty of us have always wanted to learn how to play, and now here’s the chance. It’s fun once you get the hang of it, and instructions are included with the box. Electrifying? Maybe not quite that, but it’s the perfect game for when you want to relax. Takes less mental power than chess or scrabble, but there’s still plenty going on. The dominoes themselves feel to be of decent quality, and have a similar clay-like feel & weight that affordable poker chip sets have. Not plastic. A step above.
The sunglasses might have been a bit of a letdown, but the box as a whole will be plenty worth the $45 for many.
Win it: To enter to win Bespoke Post’s June Box of Awesome, send your first and last name in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org w/ the subject: “Bespoke Summer”. One entry per person. Deadline: 11:59pm E.T. 6/14/12.
UPDATE: Congrats to Avisha N. who won this month’s Bespoke Post Box. Thanks to all who entered…