Bespoke Post March 2013: “Threaded” – $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.
UPDATE: Heard from the fellas at Bespoke Post, and it looks like the tie and pocket square are actually cotton, with some unfortunately mislabeled tags stuck to them. Regardless, not a favorite box from Bespoke Post by any stretch, but this is why it’s great that you can opt out each month within a time frame with no penalty. I brought up that the pocket square feels more synthetic than cotton, and the guys at Bespoke Post did a quick test… they set it on fire. If you’ve ever done any camping or fusing of nylon rope in the scouts, you know that nylon melts, and doesn’t burn. This pocket square burns. Fair enough. Don’t try that at home, and kudos to Bespoke Post for doing their best with getting to the bottom of it.
Give the guys at Bespoke Post credit. Been awhile since they… missed.
Last month they brought back the weekender. The month before it was a serious shoe shine upgrade/starter kit for most. Then there was those unique months that brought sausage or cocktail aging equipment. Y’know, the real unique stuff. This month’s “Box of Awesome” just isn’t as awesome.
It’s a miss. Not for everyone, but this feels like it’d be a miss for most of you guys reading this website. Those of you who are familiar with TheTieBar, don’t like logos, and usually grab socks on clearance at your local department store… that kind of thing. Let’s dig into it:
Maybe not going to be the most thrilling box for most of you.
Two pairs of socks from Gold Toe which usually run $6 (the argyle) and $9 (the black) respectively. Okay, we all need socks. Then there’s the 2.5″ wide slim (skinny for lots of us) tie that while sturdy, isn’t anything beyond something you’d get from TheTieBar. And actually instead of silk, cotton, or wool, this one has a tag that says it’s 100% nylon. And speaking of nylon, that’s what the pocket square is made out of too. You might expect cotton.
The red edges of the pocket square are a nice touch, and kudos to the designers for making it a less bulky 9″x9″. The tie bar is 1.75″ wide and has the logo of the “NYC street-inspired clothier” stamped on the front. Doesn’t feel bullet proof by any stretch. It’s reminiscent of the tie bars Indochino used to put in their “suit essentials kit“… but this one has that logo right there on the front.
A lot of us ask this question every single month: “Could I assemble a similar grouping for the same price?” For the first month in a good long while, many are probably going to answer that question with another question this time: “If I could, Would I really want to?”
Doesn’t mean many of us aren’t looking forward to seeing what they’ll be offering in April.
Enter here to win Bespoke Post’s “Threaded” Box. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 3/27/13.
UPDATE: Congrats to Justin M. who won this month’s box from Bespoke Post.