A new start-up company out of Detroit has launched something called the Gentleman’s Box. Gentleman’s Box is a premier subscription box that for $25 per month sends you a uniquely themed box full of products for guys. Each box contains 4-5 hand-selected items along with the latest issue of GQ magazine.
I was intrigued so I signed up to receive the first ever box, which arrived today.
I opened the box and was presented with instructions on how to “Unbox like a true gentleman.”
Inside was a card with the month and theme on it and a breakdown of the items and retail prices of the items
This first ever box contained the November issue of GQ, USB cufflinks (yes… Cufflinks with USB drives), stitched socks, facial cleanser, and a plaid skinny tie. Total retail cost of this box’s items: $78. Cost of box: $25. A good deal, right?
I spent some time Googling the various items to try and see if the listed retail prices are legit, since only the GQ has a price listed on it. For the most part, it seems like its not just a marketing ploy. The tie lists for 26ish on various websites, the Billy Jealousy face cleanser checks out at $6 for a 2 oz bottle. The socks are around $12. The only thing I can’t find a price anywhere when Google searching for is the USB cufflinks. The brand is unknown and I highly doubt they are the $100 pairs I see on Amazon.
Anyway, I am glad I tried out this service. Its not bad for $25 per month. I may occasionally subscribe to get some new guy things. As for now, I cancelled. I am taking a wait and see approach to see if the item quality improves or declines as the service takes off.