First February box for review! After reviewing the November Harrison Blake box, they graciously sent me another box and also some promo codes to share with everyone. My husband was really excited to get another box just for him (I openly admit to stealing lots of the Bespoke Post boxes we buy “for him”) and has already been wearing the tie to work!
The Harrison Blake Monthly Subscription is a $25.00 per month subscription (shipping included) that focuses on men’s fashion accessories. Each box is curated around a particular look and color scheme, and includes 1 necktie and 4 additional accessories. Since all the items are meant coordinate together for a cohesive outfit, it’s an easy cheat for the guy who wants to be stylish without having to think too hard about his outfit. All the items are exclusive, so if you like a particular item you would have to subscribe to receive it.
Right now they have a promo code for new subscribers. Use code SEASON or NEWYEAR to get $15 off your first month! That brings the cost down to only $10, which is pretty incredible. It’s a great budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift!
Each month comes with a little card detailing the contents and retail values. I’ve found some of the values to be pretty inflated, but since all the items are exclusive to this box I’ll be using their prices.
Harrison Blake Block Pattern Necktie | $25.00
Gorgeous pattern! I love how classic the colors are, but the thick texture makes it more interesting compared to your typical silk tie. It seems like a great fit for winter! My husband has already worn it to work and it goes well with almost any outfit.
The backs of the ties always comes with two loops (is there a technical term for these?) for the tie to go through, but the Harrison Blake one is very easy to remove. It’s sewn on with just one stitch on each side of the tag, which leads me to believe it’s intended to be removed.
It’s really a beautiful tie! I think just the tie makes this box worth the money, since I would have been fine paying the full retail price of this tie ($25), which happens to be the full cost of the box.
Here’s a close up of the texture, shown with the tie bar that came in the box as well.
Harrison Blake Navy Blue Tie Bar | $15.00
This is a pretty basic tie bar, which is a staple to have. Oddly my husband didn’t actually have a navy one, so I’m glad he has one now! Navy is such a versatile color, it’s a great pick for a box like this. I have tons of navy in my closet so it’s nice to get something that will complement my outfit as well! The tie bar looks lovely paired with the tie (pictured above).
Harrison Blake Cotton Pocket Square | $20.00
This is the only item that I feel is a bit out of place in the box, mostly because it’s so thin and feels more suited for summer to me. The white linen paired with the navy triangles (which reminds me of sailboats!) would look great in warmer weather. For winter I was expecting a darker color or something with more texture/weight.
My husband and I are attending an outdoor wedding in May and he’s going to be wearing a navy suit, and I think this will be perfect. He has a very small collection of pocket squares and this knocks one item off his shopping list!
Harrison Blake Winter Beanie | $25.00
This is one of the items that I felt was very overinflated. It’s a basic beanie, the kind you can get at Target for around $5-$8 or so. It’s a useful item to include, but I just think the value is totally off. My husband is constantly losing gloves and hats (not that we even need that many here in Houston!), so I’ve learned to stop buying him the really nice stuff. This will work well for the one week a year it gets below freezing here, haha!
Soapstone Whiskey Rocks | $8.00
Loved that they included this cute and practical little extra! You put these rocks in the freezer and use them in lieu of ice cubes to chill your whiskey without diluting it. We rarely actually use whiskey rocks in this household but for some reason I love having them.
They’re nice to have around when we have guests who drink whiskey–they’re always pleasantly surprised!
For me this was a really wonderful box! The colors are more neutral compared the November box and I enjoyed the little extra items like the whiskey rocks and the tie bar. The value comes out to $93.00, which again, I find overinflated. But you can’t deny that this is clearly worth more than $25! With the coupon SEASON or NEWYEAR, you could get this box for only $10, which is pretty much a complete steal. My husband was really happy with everything and he’s already getting good use out of the items.
My verdict is the same as last time: I think this would be a really fun subscription service for someone who wears a lot of suits at work but also enjoys dressing up outside of work. My husband has to look nice at his job, but the instant he’s done it’s T-shirt and jeans all the way. If we got this subscription every month, I doubt he would be able to use everything. For him, this specific box was great because it’s classic and conservative enough for his strict work dress code. But some of their boxes are more casual or colorful and he would not be able to wear the tie or pocket square. Nonetheless, if you’re even the slightest bit curious I would strongly recommend trying the subscription with the $15 off promotion! It’s really such an amazing deal!