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*Dapper* Box review – August 2015

Dapper Box is a monthly men’s styling box based in the US. They do ship internationally though, so worth a look if you aren’t based in the US.

Each month Dapper Box sends a box of 4 – 5 men’s accessories with the aim of making you or the man in your life look effortlessly good.

The team at Dapper Box kindly sent me their August 2015 box to review.

First look

I was quite surprised how light the box felt, but when I opened it up I wasn’t disappointed. This box doesn’t have an information card, which is probably a good thing for a men’s box as it probably doesn’t get read! I have done my best to find similar products online to compare prices.

The products

Blue spot socks
Guesstimation $12 US

Who doesn’t like bright, vibrant socks to jazz up their outfit? I found that a similar pair of Happy Socks sells for $12 US.

White Pocket Round with Blue Trim
Guesstimation $25 US

A twist on an old classic. I like that this is a variation of the traditional pocket square (handkerchief). I think that it adds to the appeal of the Dapper Box to have items that are fresh and on trend! I had a search for a similar pocket round online and found the Alexander Olch Linen Pocket Round at Nordstrom for $60 US.

Silk blue spot tie
Guesstimation $19 US

This is a stylish work tie; that feels nice to touch. The tag says it is 100% silk. My fiance liked the tie, so it got a tick from him. I’m not an expert in buying ties, but I had a look online for something similar and found a Royal Blue Tie with Spots at The Tie Bar for $19.

Frozen Tundra Aftershave Splash by Stirling Soap
Sample size 5 ml
Sample value $2.50 US

Metal collar stays x 2
Guesstimation 50 cents

The inclusion of these two items rounds out a nice collection of men’s accessories. My fiance is keen to try the Aftershave Splash, although not too sure about the metal collar stays. So we’ll have to look at the shirts he has and see if any of them could use the collar stays.

How much does it cost?

Dapper Box has a few different plans that you can choose from:

  • Monthly subscription $29 US
  • 3 month subscription $81 US (save $6)
  • 6 month subscription $150 US (save $24)
  • 12 month subscription $276 (save $72).

Shipping within the US is free and international shipping costs $8 US per box.

Is it worth it?

If you need to look snazzy for work and would rather have a team of style pros pick a tie and socks combo for you every month, then yes I think this box would be a good fit for you. This would also make a great subscription for your dad, partner or brother if they work in an office. My fiance liked receiving the goodies!

Who should subscribe to this box? Stylish efficient men who like to save time and look trendy.

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