Bespoke Post October 2012: “Swagger” – $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.
Pardon the following sidetracked observation, but before we get into the box of socks, this might be worth pointing out:
Their meaning certainly isn’t similar, but the word “swagger” has become a little like the term “douche bag.” “Swagger” has almost reached a point of over-use in the American lexicon similar to that of yee old Delta-Bravo. And also like douche bag, swagger is a perfect descriptor. You know exactly what you’re getting. But we’ve heard it so much that it’s a little long in the vernacular tooth.
Meanwhile, back to the box. These socks will do nicely. Your $45 gets you seven pairs from etiquette clothiers which averages out to $6.43 per pair. That’s quite the discount considering most of these go for the high teens to low twenties per pair.
The box is well assembled by the guys at Bespoke Post. They didn’t pick all dress socks, but instead throw a variety your way. The dressed up pairs are the deep red cranberry Hef set, the blue argyle Bentley, and the navy Gekko (we could all use more navy socks). The loud black and grey striped Jailbreak pair will be at home with more casual clothes, but you could get risky and wear em’ dressed up too. Each of these Italian made dress socks are mainly cotton with some nylon and elastane to finish the blend off. The fabric is slim like a dress sock should be, but they feel strong. They’re nothing like those paper-thin/translucent cheap-o pairs out there.
The boot socks are made from cotton, so if you’re headed out on a hike, know that they won’t do the same job that wool does. But they are awfully comfortable and good looking. You also get a couple pairs of ankle socks, including a black and white pinstriped pair. These more casual socks are made in Turkey.
The box is finished off with a couple of discount cards good at the custom clothing outfit Alton Lane. Your cards are a $25 off card that can be used on anything, and a $50 gift card good towards any of their suits and sportcoats. The ties run $75, but they are hand-made in New York City from Italian fabrics. If you’re a neck-tie honk and you want to try something new, that $25 off is a good start.
And of course, you could always just enjoy the socks.
Win it: To enter to win Bespoke Post’s Oct. Box of Awesome, send your first and last name in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org w/ the subject: “Bespoke Socks”. One entry per person. Deadline: 11:59pm E.T. 10/31/12.
UPDATE: Congrats to Matt A. who won this month’s Box of Awesome from Bespoke Post!