Each shipment will include 3 items — a high-quality shirt (t-shirts for men, tanks/crop tops/t-shirts for women), a pair of underwear (performance boxer briefs for men, bikini undies for women), and socks (calf-length, ankle, or no-show). All Basic Man/Woman products (and even the packaging) are made from sustainable fabrics and materials, including recycled water bottles. Plus, they each have an indicator that says “recycle when this fades” so you’ll always know when it’s time to replace each piece. Size options range from S to 2XL.
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Let’s see what’s in my October 2020 Basic Man and Basic Woman package (both were sent together)!
Both subscriptions (Man and Woman) were shipped in a black polymailer bag with the Basic Man logo in white.
There were 6 items in all — 3 for Basic Man and 3 for Basic Woman.
I’ll start with Basic Man…
Black Crew Shirt Cotton
First up was this solid black t-shirt with a flat lay crew neck collar. It’s made of a 60% combed cotton/40% recycled polyester blend that makes it perfect as both an undershirt and everyday tee. As mentioned earlier, it features a tagless heat transfer label that slowly fades each time its laundered to let you know when it’s time to be replaced/recycled.
Winter Moss Performance Boxer Brief
Typical boxer-briefs made from cotton or polyester tend to attract bacteria, don’t absorb sweat well, and smell. (Gross.) Thankfully, Basic Man uses bamboo viscose fabric with spandex for cool comfort and stretch — and less funk. Their boxers also include 92% REPREVE® recycled polyester in 2 mesh zones for stay-dry comfort and extra breathability. Like the t-shirt above, these also feature a fading label that lets you know when it’s time to send them packing.
Black Ribbed Socks
Last but not least, socks! This ribbed pair is solid black with a subtle white diamond/grid pattern on the arch and a single blue/white stripe at the toe. They’re mid-calf length and are constructed of an 80% cotton, 17% REPREVE® recycled polyester, and 3% elastic blend.
Okay, onto Basic Woman!
Black Crop Top
I’ve never owned a crop top in my life, so this is a first. 😉 (Also, I’m not sure why the photos above make it look like it’s stained/discolored, but I assure you it is not.) It’s solid black (just like the men’s tee) and is made of 95% bamboo viscose fabric and 5% spandex, which means it’s both moisture-wicking and antimicrobial. It’s also a bit wrinkled, which will hopefully be remedied in the wash.
Black Bikini Bottoms
Basic Woman describes their undies as “simple and cute”, which is pretty accurate. There’s no frills here — just simple, comfy undies with a “little extra butt coverage” for a perfect fit. They’re made of 89% nylon/11% elastane and are both seamless & tagless.
Black Calf Socks
These socks are so neat! It’s hard to tell from the photos, but they have a cool “nubby” texture where the colored bits are, making the tiny nubs seem almost like sock sprinkles. Yep, I said sock sprinkles. I love ’em! They’re made of a bamboo/polyester/rubber/spandex blend and have flat seams for added comfort.
My husband and I tend to have pretty simple requirements when it comes to the essentials, so Basic Man/Woman is an ideal subscription for us both. He was happy with all of his items, while I loved everything but the crop top (just not my style). We appreciate that all of the pieces were made with durable, yet comfortable materials and that both subscriptions are reasonably priced. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first month with coupon code “ROSEBUD25“!