Bespoke Post: “Notched” – $45.00
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When the “notched” box email hit the ol’ inbox, it appeared to be a wheelhouse Bespoke Post offering. Something to wear, something to carry, and something slightly out of the ordinary (soap). All with eye-catching textures and color combos. And while plenty are gonna be happy with the belt/flask/soap combo from this July Box-of-awesome, others might be a bit disappointed in the execution of two of the three products when they show up.
Beltology, the company that makes the (wait for it) belt, lists their belts at between $50 – $60. That’s a lot more than most of us would drop on a casual belt. But it’s part of a $45 box of goods, so the pricing obviously changes here.
And it is a nice belt. It’s made in China, but the hardwear, waxed stretch webbing, and leather trim are all quite nice. The only thing is… it’s WIDE. Wide enough that most are going to notice as they pull it out of the box that the belt is substantially, visually beefier across the middle than the other belts that they already own.
Belt is noticeably wider than expected, and clocks in at 1.5″, not 1.25″ wide.
Shown with the Jomers Sagamore cotton macrame belt for comparison.
Beltology & Bespoke Post list the width of the belt as 1.25″, but that doesn’t appear to be the case here. This belt measured 1.5″ across, and dwarfs a few other casual belts when set next to them.
That said, it doesn’t look awkward around the waist (since it’s made to stretch a bit, it does get a bit thinner when worn). And it’s quite comfortable. Liking the departure from the usual preppy-stripe ribbon belts too. Just be aware that it’s no waif when measured from north to south.
The Jack + Mulligan waxed flask. Patch looks like it’s sinking a bit?
The flask is from Jack + Mulligan, which you’d be hard pressed to miss, being that the logo patch is enormous. It’s also slightly askew on the flask that showed up, with the “Mulligan” side falling below the “Jack” side. Jaunty? Or kinda shoddy? That’s up to you. Whatever the case, it lists at $45, which is just $5 less than what Ernest Alexander used to sell their Made in the USA “Dean” chocolate waxed flask set for (which, is no longer available for purchase).
No qualms with the soap. Even if you are a boring store-bought bar-soap kinda guy (my hand is raised) you’ll probably be real happy with this stuff. It smells fantastic. Made in Georgia from a blend of olive, coconut, and avocado oils, plus home-brewed hefeweizen beer, it’s got a soft & slick texture, and has a natural, not chemical or overwhelming scent. And the brand, Redbeard, makes plenty more beer-soaps to pick from. And no, haven’t been able to “field test” this stuff. Someone is winning this box. No one wants used soap. Eesh.
One of the nice things about Bespoke Post is the introduction to different products and the brands that make them. And that means you might head back to those brands for more, if you really like what was in your $45 Bespoke Post box. Kinda hard to believe that from this month’s Bespoke Post box, it’s the soap, not the belt or flask, that’ll probably generate the most post-box purchases. Didn’t see that coming. Not at all.
Enter here to win this “Notched” Box from Bespoke Post. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 7/22/14. Thanks again to Bespoke Post, and Good luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to Miles G. who won the random drawing for this “Notched” box from Bespoke Post. As always, thanks again to Bespoke Post for providing the box for review & giveaway!