Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dapper Box July 2015 Review ~ A Men's Accessories Subscription Box

Dapper Box is a men's accessories subscription. Each month they'll send a themed box of everyday necessities with a little flair. Since I'm not a man, I relied on my husband's opinions of most of the items in this box. He can be quite dapper when he wants to be and he enjoys dressing up.

My main obsession with menswear is ties. I love ties. Luckily, my husband likes wearing them and he is not shy about colors so I can pick just about anything and he'll wear it. The last one I got was the most gorgeous lavender with purple and blue squares. /swoon

Anyway, this month's Dapper Box had a tie that I approved of even if it was a little pale. But there's always a shirt for that. Is it bad that I get his shirts to match my tie choices? :D

The theme this month is "Green Clove." Since my husband has green eyes, this box held pretty good appeal.

The Cost: $29/month

What You Get: A box of 4-5 Dapper Accessories to give you a unique look and style.

Silk Tie- This tie is several shades of pale, somewhat minty green. It is 100% silk and is gorgeous. It has a loop to hold the short end so you don't need a tie tack. My husband took one look and put it on. He loves ties. He also doesn't have any that are quite this shade of green. Everything else he has is bright so this pale green is a good addition to his collection.

Also, I think every box comes with collar stays as well. These are so handy because they're easy to use and having more is always better. My husband uses these with all his dress shirts. I feel like I find half of them in the laundry. Which leaves the other half in places unknown. So getting two more every month is pretty beneficial.
Value: ~$15
Socks- These do not look good next to each other but taken separately, they're both great patterns. I prefer the striped ones over the somewhat garish checked ones but I can't deny that they're both dapper. Socks are very important in a dapper man's wardrobe.
Value: ~$9ea, $18 total
Das Boom Lotion in Detroit- This is supposed to smell like motor oil, tobacco and musk. And while you would think it might smell awful, it doesn't. It smells really good actually.

Bejing Opera Mask Cufflinks- I... don't know what these are. They're faces. Painted faces. I didn't think Walker would want them but he immediately snatched them and said he was wearing them as soon as he needed to wear his suit again. I have a feeling he will make that sooner rather than later, just so he can wear these.
Value: $4

VERDICT: I think I would have preferred to see a more cohesive look. A complete look. This does have a lot of shades of green but nothing really fits with anything else. My husband really likes the lotion and we may actually end up getting the full size. While nothing is branded, most of this box will be assimilated into my husbands wardrobe. The exception being the crazy yellow and green socks. So even though I would have liked to see matching items, everything is useful.

If you would like to sign up for Dapper Box, you can do that here. Make sure to use code DAPPERFIRST to get 35% off or use BANDB for $10 off your first box.

What would you like to see most in a mens accessories box? Is there something you always need more of?

*This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are mine. Affiliate links were used in this post. Prices are my own approximations.

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