October 2017 Gentleman’s Box review time!
If you haven’t heard, Gentleman’s Box is a men’s subscription box that delivers a monthly selection of essentials designed for the modern gentleman. Each box will consist of 4 to 6 hand-selected products for men, accompanied by a one-year subscription to GQ magazine (US and Canada only). To pay homage to the iconic men of the world, a new gentleman is selected as each month’s theme. The products inside each Gentleman’s Box are picked to reflect the class and style of that month’s featured individual. Items can include wardrobe accessories such as ties, cufflinks, pocket squares, & socks, as well as grooming supplies like lotions, cleansers, and fragrances.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $25/month or less with an annual commitment. Shipping is free within the US. — For a limited time, you can save $5 on your first box with coupon code “GB5OFF”!
Let’s see what’s in the October 2017 Gentleman’s Box!
As always, everything was shipped in a small box with a manly faux wood design.
Blood splatter! — A clever hint at this month’s honoree.
A peek inside!
An info booklet let subscribers know which “iconic gentleman” was being honored in October’s box (spoiler: Stephen King!). The booklet was also loaded with plenty of information including product info, style inspiration, date ideas for the fall, and more.
Lord of Ties Tie ($30)
An ideal accessory for fall, this 100% cotton tie features a plaid design in a black and gray color scheme. It can be easily paired with basic black, white, and gray ensembles — as well as many of the items in this month’s box. Unfortunately, I did notice a bit of a defect in the pattern where it appears that a loose string was sitting on the fabric when it was dyed, leaving a white outline of where it lied. (Didn’t intend for that to rhyme. 😉 )
Keep it Simple Socks ($12)
Ooh, I love these funky socks! At first glance, I thought the pattern was stripes with tiny black & white bones (to fit with the horror theme), but now they sort of look like little bowties(?). Whatever they are, I like ’em. That said, these are all MINE (sorry husband!).
DIBI Suspenders ($60)
I didn’t open these suspenders because I was planning on gifting them to someone who will actually use them. I was hoping there would be photos of them “in action” on the DIBI website, but I didn’t see them listed there at all. Weird. Thankfully, I did snap a photo of their product page in the info book, so you can check that out if you scroll up a bit. [UPDATE: After re-reading the info booklet, I discovered that these were made exclusively for Gentleman’s Box. Mystery solved!]
DIBI Shoelaces ($10)
This pair of black & white polka dot shoelaces will add a bit of flair to your feet. They’re made of 100% polyester with metal tips and fit shoes with 5-6 eyelets.
A fun nod to the honoree of this month’s box. 😉
I love that Gentleman’s Box chose to honor the “king of horror” for October’s collection. Although we probably won’t use the suspenders, this was still one of my favorite themes/boxes to date. The retail value this time was scary good at $112 in products! 😀 — Remember, for a limited time, you can save $5 on your first box with coupon code “GB5OFF”!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome