Since you’ve taken the time to check out my picks for the best subscription boxes for men, I think I can safely assume that you’ll agree with me when I say that, even before the pandemic hit, shopping in person kinda sucked.
Don’t get me wrong—as a proud style blogger, there are a lot of things about shopping I love, like the thrill of discovering a new brand, or that feeling when you try on a new piece and instantly know how, where and when you’re going to wear it.
But going to a physical mall or shopping center and sifting through the racks to find those diamonds in the rough is both time-consuming and frustrating.
(And, now that a highly infectious virus has swept across the world, also dangerous and impossible in most regions.)
So when subscription boxes stormed onto the scene a few years ago, I was more than a little intrigued.
I felt like I had finally found a way to satisfy my (insatiable and probably unhealthy) desire for new gear without having to suffer through the (ignoble and definitely unhealthy) annoyances of going to the mall.
The only problem? Since the whole subscription box model emerged a few years back, dozens of men’s subscription box services have popped, offering everything from clothes and grooming supplies to life-sustaining essentials, by which of course I mean craft beer.
There are now so many monthly subscription boxes for men that it can be hard to know where to start and which ones are worth your hard-earned dollars.
And that’s where this post comes in. Below I’ve rounded up some of the best subscription boxes for men, and explained why each one offers good bang for your buck.
The 9 Best Subscription Boxes for Men
A Curated List of the Best Men’s Subscription Boxes
For the guy who wants “the best value anywhere”
With Bombfell, the more you keep, the bigger discount you get. Keep 4+ items and you get 20% off, 3 items gets you 15% off and when you keep 2 items you get 10% off each.
So the amount you pay really depends on which pieces you like, and how much you want to keep.
Bombfell bills itself as “the best value anywhere,” and it’s not hard to see why.
Once you sign up and tell them a bit about yourself and your preferences via their online quiz, they assign you a personal stylist who chooses pieces they think will fit your personal style.
Part of their pitch is that you won’t just get whatever random gear they’re trying to push; they’ll take the time to choose what they think will be the right type of sweater to fit your style, or the right type of shoes to pair with the rest of your wardrobe.
You can preview what’s been picked for you before it’s sent, then after they send it you have seven days to try everything on and decide what you like and what you don’t. You only have to pay for the clothes you like and want to keep, and can send back the rest.
The beauty of Bombfell’s offering is that you not only get a personal stylist to choose things tailored to your preferences, you also get total flexibility since you can always send everything back if you don’t like it.
Basically, Bombfell’s created a system that makes ordering one of their boxes a no-brainer, which explains why they’ve become one of the most popular and highest-rated men’s subscription boxes.
Score a Deal:
Irreverent Gent readers can save up to 20% off and receive a $20 styling fee credit on the clothes you keep. Click the button below to go to Bombfell’s website and redeem the deal.
For the guy who wants Nordstrom brands—without having to go to Nordstrom
Varies depending on quantity and brands selected for you by Nordstrom stylists. Returns are free, so you keep/pay for what you like and send the rest back.
Trunk Club basically gives you all the benefits of hiring a Nordstrom personal shopper, without the hassle (or expense) of having to go to an actual Nordstrom’s and hiring one of their personal stylists.
The process is pretty straightforward. You fill out their online quiz and tell them your size, style and budget. You have to pay a $25 styling fee upfront, but it ends up going toward your purchase so it’s more like a deposit. (And if you’re a Nordstrom Cardmember, the fee’s waived entirely.)
There’s no subscription required for Trunk Club so you can do it once just to try it out without having to worry that you’re going to get a new box every month. Like Bombfell, you can keep what you like and return the rest, so you only pay for what you keep.
The advantage of Trunk Club is that Nordstrom stocks a lot of great brands, giving you access to a lot of stylish and well made menswear.
For the guy who’s sick of shelling out for the big shaving brands
Multi-product starter sets start at just $5 for the first month. From there, price varies depending on which products you order.
Dollar Shave Club burst onto the scene eight years ago with a hilarious ad that immediate put them on the map, and has since been seen more than 26 million times on YouTube.
Nearly a decade later, their original value proposition remains as enticing as it is logical: why pay exorbitant prices for razors at the pharmacy, when you could pay cheaper prices for blades that are just as good, and have them shipped right to your door?
Not surprisingly, an offer that sound appeals to a lot of guys, and Dollar Shave Club has both grown and expanded their product offering over the past decade.
They still offer high-quality razors that will let you ditch your expensive name-brand versions, but now you can also get a ton of other products, including everything from shaving cream and cologne to deodorant and butt wipes. (Yes, seriously.)
If you’re sick of feeling like the major razor brands are fleecing you, I highly recommend checking out DSC’s blades and grooming products.
For the guy who wants the best of everything
$45 per month
Bespoke Post boxes are designed to give you a little bit of everything. Like some of the other boxes on this list, you take a quick when you sign up and tell them what you like and what you don’t.
They difference is that Bespoke Post doesn’t just include clothes in your box. They could ship you anything from a cool duffle bag or a great belt to a set of whiskey tumblers or a cast iron skillet.
Basically, you tell them your hobbies, and they curate some of the coolest stuff that suits your interests. As Esquire magazine put it, “You can’t put a price on the fun you’ll have opening the boxes.”
For the guy who wants on-point pieces
You pay an upfront $25 styling fee, but it gets applies toward the price of your order, which varies depending on how much you decide to keep.
To say Frank and Oak is on point would be something of an understatement.
The retailer has such a modern and fashionable-as-hell sensibility that you can rest assured that pretty much any piece you buy from them will be on point.
Their Style Plan sends you four on-trend items each month, picked for you based on your quiz results. As with some of the other boxes on this list, you keep/pay for what you like, and send back the rest for free.
Score a Deal:
Get $50 off your first month of Style Plan and pay no styling fee. Use code SURPRISE50 at checkout.
For the guy who wants all the gear of the modern gentleman
$29 per month
Gentleman’s Box prides itself on sending you all the fashion and lifestyle accessories you need to take your look to the next level.
From socks, ties and pocket squares to watches, whiskey stones and stationery, each month Gentleman’s Box sends you all the gear you need to be a modern (and – depending on your temperament – irreverent) gent.
For the guy who wants a wide array of great craft beer
Starting at $4 per drink
Beer Drop is a company that essentially does the Lord’s work: delivering great beer straight to your door.
The craft beer movement has exploded in recent years, making great brews available all across the country. Beer Drop introduces you to some awesome selections from outside your locality, that you might not otherwise have ever stumbled on.
All you have to do is sign up, tell them which styles of beers you’re interested in, and they’ll send an assortment of options straight to you.
For the guy who wants to step up his sock game
$16 per month
The handsome devil is in the details, and one of the top ways that devilishly stylish guys distinguish themselves is through their accessories.
As a company Society Socks makes it easy to not only look sharp and stand out, but do a little good, too. When you sign up for a monthly sock subscription, Society Socks not only sends you some stylish pairs each month, they also donate two pairs to those in need.
So if you want to look good and feel good, signing up for Society Socks is a great start.
For the guy who wants to look sharp and live smart
$50 per quarter
All of us who share advice about how to dress better for guys are following in the footsteps of GQ, the men’s style mag that has long been the authority on men’s fashion and style.
When you sign up for their Best Stuff Box, you get a curated selection of gear curated by GQ’s editors, which is specifically chosen to help you live up to their motto: look sharp, live smart.
So you know which monthly boxes for men are best. Now what?
For guys who want to sharpen their style and stand out (without having to stand in line at the store), knowing which men’s subscription boxes to sign up for is an excellent first step.
But sharp style gear is a bit like at-home workout equipment: you can’t expect to get ripped if don’t know how to use your newfound equipment properly.
Similarly, you can’t expect to look sharp without knowing how to elevate every aspect of your look.
Overall, our generation is much better dressed than that of our fathers, and the very best-dressed guys are the ones who know how to nail the details.
When everyone else is wearing nice clothes, guys who nail the details are the ones who rock them.
Fortunately, nailing the details is easy when you have the right knowledge. Sign up below to receive my email series outlining the nine most important details you need to nail if you want to join the (ever-expanding) ranks of well dressed men.
Don’t Let the Other Guys Out-Dress You
Find out how to look sharp and stand out.
Enter your email address below to discover the Nine Details You Need to Nail.
I will never send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.
More Resources ↓
More Round Ups of Men’s Subscription Boxes From Around the Net*
*Remember when people used to call it “the Net”? Weird, right?
As the founder of Irreverent Gent, Dave shows thoughtful guys how to look sharp, stand out and feel confident. As an inveterate smart-aleck, he does it all with an irreverent sense of humor. And as a proud Canadian, he’s quick to apologize for all the lames jokes. (Sorry!)