About Bespoke Post

Published on: Mar 6, 2017

Bespoke Post is a monthly subscription club for men that delivers boxes of various goods at $45/month for members and $55 per box for non-members.

The company’s boxes feature a mix of American- and foreign-made goods. Bespoke also has a male-focused blog with posts centering on culture, relationships, travel, and fashion.

The New-York based company started in 2012 and received a significant boost when it raised more $875,000 in the following years.

Its founders are Steven Szaronos and Rishi Prabhu, a pair of MBA grads from Northwestern University. Prabhu is a former employee at Groupon and Google, while Szaronos spent time at Callaway Golf and Deloitte.

As you figure out whether or not Bespoke Post is right for you, it’s a good idea to understand how their memberships work, what the real value of their boxes are and how that value compares to other companies.

You’ll also want to get a sense of what your fellow consumers are saying about their Bespoke experiences.

We’re going to cover each one of these areas over the next few minutes.

How Does Bespoke Post Work?

Just like many of the other subscription services in the world today, Bespoke entices you to sign up for their $45-a-month box shipments.

To enroll in their program, you answer a few questions about your preferences and provide them payment information and your address.

Subsequent shipments are sent out based on your preferences. You’ll get an email on the first of the month listing that month’s collection of boxes.

Bespoke Post gives you a five-day window to decide if you like your box or you want to switch it out for something else. You can also skip the shipment altogether and you won’t be charged.

Shipping and exchanges are free, according to Bespoke’s website.

If you don’t want to join the Bespoke Post membership program, you can buy single boxes for $55. You can choose from the same boxes members choose.

Bespoke Post also has an online store that features items you won’t find in your box, but nonetheless reflect the Bespoke style and philosophy.

Some of the items you see in boxes and in the store are Bespoke Post branded, while others are manufactured by companies in the U.S. and abroad.

What’s the Real Value of a Bespoke Box?

According to Bespoke Post’s website, each box they curate has a retail value of at least $70.

As someone who’s received several Bespoke Post boxes as a gift, I have personal experience with their products. I’ve also been a subscriber to SprezzaBox, so I’ll use my experience with both companies to help you understand the value of your Bespoke items.

One of the boxes I received from Bespoke Post was the Homefront, a frontier-themed box with three items: a Bear & Son knife, a Zippo lighter and U.S. Shelby Co. can opener.

The subscription price for this box (shipping included) is $45. Here’s the real value of the items based on a search at the time of publishing:

  • Bear & Son Cutlery’s 3 7/8” walnut trapper knife: $50.99 (Bear & Son website)
  • Zippo Street Chrome Lighter: $14.95 (Walmart)
  • U.S. Shelby Co. by Maratac P-38 Can Opener: $4.99 (Amazon)
  • Grand total: $70.93

When you throw in the cost of shipping each item from three different websites, you’re looking at around $80.

However, you should never judge a subscription service by one box. So, I’ll lay out the contents and price of another box I received, the Bloom:

  • Chemex Classic 6-cup coffee maker: $43.50 (Chemex website)
  • Ovalware RJ3 drip kettle: $28.99 (Amazon.com)
  • Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, 4 oz. bag: $4.25 (Jacks’ website)
  • Grand total: $74.74

Our research and personal experience say Bespoke’s boxes offer at least $70 of value, especially considering how much you save if you shipped each item separately.

A Comparison to SprezzaBox

To give you an idea of how tricky it can be to save like you can with Bespoke, I’ll use my experience with SprezzaBox, another subscription service that sends out monthly boxes of accessories.

Their website claims that the contents of their box retail at around $100. Here’s a list of the contents of their January box, along with the supposed retail price:

  • Twillory herringbone tie: $69
  • Bedford & Broome performance socks: $16
  • Thread Etiquette anchor bracelet: $27
  • Smart Req armband: $10
  • HyperGo sports wipes: $2
  • Sprezza water bottle: $4

We immediately found issues with this pricing. For example, at the time of publication, Twillory was selling all ties on their website for $39. This was not a sale price, but the regular price.

While we couldn’t find the anchor bracelet on Thread Etiquette’s website, we did find similar bracelets on Ali Express for $6.33.

The sports wipes were a promo-style product with only one wipe, and the armband and water bottle were relatively generic products that could be found on any number of websites.

Based on our research, SprezzaBox’s items are equal to the value you pay for one box. Like Bespoke Post, you get free shipping with SprezzaBox, so you end up saving money by getting everything in one delivery.

Is Bespoke Post a Good Value?

In our opinion, Bespoke Post offers good value for the items you get in the box. As a member, you’ll probably save at least $25 on the items delivered in your box (shipping not included).

When you compare that to what you get in a SprezzaBox shipment, you start to see how Bespoke Post’s product selection offers real value.

What’s the Bespoke Post Return Policy?

According to Bespoke’s website, all boxes ship between the 6th and 15th of the month.

You have 60 days to return a box or an item you purchase from the Bespoke Post store.

If you return a box, you have to return the entire box’s worth of items. If you return an item from the store, it has to be in mint condition.

Bespoke handles returns one of two ways. You’ll get free return shipping if you get an exchange or credit the purchase amount to your account.

If you want a straight-up refund, you’ll pay $6 for return shipping.

What Are Other People Saying About Bespoke Post?

As subscription services like Bespoke Post have popped up in the past five years, subscription-focused blogs have also emerged.

My Subscription Addiction’s Reviews of Bespoke Post

One of the most popular is My Subscription Addiction (MSA). The site doesn’t rate subscription services in a general sense. Instead, they rate each individual box they receive.

So, while you won’t necessarily find consumer reviews about an entire service, you will find plenty of consumer reviews about individual boxes.

Review of Bespoke’s Scout Box

For example, MSA co-founder Eric Cadman wrote a review of Bespoke Post’s June 2016 box, Scout. He was pleased with the box, noting how useful some of its contents were.

In conclusion, he said the box’s quality was indicative of his overall experience with Bespoke Post.

“I can’t remember a time that I have not been happy with my Bespoke Post delivery,” Eric wrote. “While there is no mystery to these boxes … there is still a pleasant surprise to the quality of each item in the box.”

Review of Bespoke’s Boost Box

Fellow MSA co-founder Liz Cadman reviewed Bespoke’s Boost box, which contained a WMF Mix & Go nutrient extraction blender, a long metal spoon and several packs of My Protein whey powder.

Like Eric, she ended her post with glowing praise for Bespoke.

“I’m always so impressed with the quality of the items Bespoke Post sends in their boxes,” she wrote. “The value of this box is about $75, and it’s a powerful little blender with a clean design, so I’m very happy with that value. Plus, I’ve been using it every morning since I got it – so definitely adds to the personal value!”

Review of Bespoke’s Concentrate Box

Eric also wrote a review of Concentrate, a box that contained a Primula cold-brew coffeemaker, an eyedrop bottle of Bittercube Bolivar Bitters and a concrete cup-valet set from Port Living Co.

This box was interesting to us because it contained a coffee maker that costs around $25 at Bed Bath & Beyond and a bottle of bitters (flavoring) that costs $10. Those items bring the total of the box to $35.

The Port Living Co. cup and tray were what caught our eye. When we went to the company website, it reminded us of online-only startup companies who create a clean looking website they use to ship items from China’s mega-wholesale site Alibaba.

What made us even more suspicious of the concrete company was that we couldn’t find any information about the supposed founders of the company, Annastasia & Jordan Castro.

In our opinion, this box doesn’t quite live up to the $70 standard Bespoke Post set. However, My Subscription Addiction’s Eric Cadman was pretty impressed.

“I haven’t had a disappointing Bespoke Post in quite some time – this one knocks it out of the park again. Not only is the curation spot on – but the products are all high-quality,” he said.

My Personal Reviews of Bespoke Post

In my experience with four Bespoke Post deliveries, I’ve been extremely pleased with what I received.

For my birthday one year, wife got a two-for-one deal on Homefront and a box called Copper, which contained two hammered Moscow Mule mugs, a bottle of Liber & Co. ginger sauce, a Lewis bag (for holding ice) and a wooden mallet for crushing the ice in the bag.

I noticed that copper Moscow Mule mugs were of better quality than the ones you typically find in outlet stores. There was exposed copper on the outside and inside of the mugs (cheap mugs only have copper on the outside) and the hammered surfaces gave the mugs a rustic, handmade feel.

I also received the Bloom box I priced out earlier in this review. The products are great, particularly because the Chemex coffeemaker is a premier brand and not a generic knockoff.

The last of my four boxes was the Weekender, which included a leather-handled canvas weekend bag I’ve used time and again.

My own experience has taught me that Bespoke boxes usually feature one big-ticket item:

  • Homefront: Walnut trapper knife
  • Bloom: Chemex coffeemaker
  • Copper: Two copper mugs
  • Weekender: Canvas bags

These big-ticket items usually high quality, although I can’t vouch for every box Bespoke Post sends.

Our Final Thoughts About Bespoke Post

The world of subscription services has exploded in the past five years. Everything from global foods (Try the World) to wine (Club W) can be sent straight to your door for relatively reasonable monthly fees.

Male-focused services are no exception. I mentioned SprezzaBox along with Bespoke Post in this review, but there are dozens more out there, including Five Four Club (clothing), Birchbox Man (personal care) and Gentleman’s Box (accessories).

How to Find a Subscription That Works for You

The key to finding a box that works for you is understanding what kind of person you are. Do you enjoy mixing up your personal care products? You may enjoy Birchbox Men – each box contains a variety of samples from top-tier personal care brands.

If style is more your preference, you might want to opt for Five Four Club or the swankier Bombfell.

For fans of ever-growing collections of accessories, try SprezzaBox or Gentleman’s Box.

However, if you’re looking for unique ways to bring quality items into the fold of your repertoire, you may want to consider Bespoke Post. The products they put in their boxes tend to receive high praise for their sturdiness and style.

Understand Bespoke Post’s Return Policies

One of the biggest pain points for subscription customers is the matter of returns.

Bespoke’s return policy is pretty straightforward: You’ve got 60 days to return the item like you received it. For example, if you received the Bloom box and used the beans, then you can’t return the box.

Remember that you’ll only pay a $6 shipping fee if you want your money refunded.

Consider Whether or Not $45/Month for Bespoke Post is Worth It

In the end, the main question everyone has is, “Is Bespoke Post worth it?”

If you’re judging by the value of the items you get in your box, our findings say, “Yes.” However, if you’re on a tight budget and you love the idea of boxes, signing up for a subscription may not be worth it.

Related: How to Choose the Best Subscription Box Services

You might want to wait until Bespoke Post runs promotions to get a box you’ve been eyeing. For example, Bespoke runs a “Black Box” promo on Black Friday. If you make a purchase of at least $45 on Black Friday, they send a free box with mystery items along with your purchase.

Bespoke will also run promotions from time to time, like the buy-one-get-one promotion my wife scored.

Our final bit of advice is this: Keep an eye on the boxes you like and know that they won’t be around forever. Bespoke will occasionally bring back an old favorite, but those occurrences are few and far between.

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38 Consumer Reviews for Bespoke Post

Average Consumer Rating: 4.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 29 4 star: 6 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  3
Bottom Line: 92% would recommend it to a friend
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  • I made a mistake; they treated it like they did and corrected it.

    • Florida,
    • Mar 20, 2019
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    I saw an add on the "gram" for this Bespoke. I looked at the ad and thought to myself this is a good deal. Life happened, I forgot about it and moved on. Last week I was not completely sober, and saw the ad again. I signed up and ordered the Weekender one day before they began to ship out to members. To my sober self's shock, I got a shipping confirmation to a completely mistyped address. Retracing my steps I corrected my address. Contacted support. They never blamed me or made me feel any less than the perfect normal customer, who is not always right. They accepted ownership of the fact I typed the address wrong. Please note that sober me has trouble typing on a touch screen phone. Ask anyone whom I texted with. So imagine a less than sober me typing out an address I have only lived at for two weeks. And assured me a new Weekender would be sent out ASAP. I was pretty amazed at how easy it was. No fight, no arguement over me being dumb and not admitting it to a company I am brand new to doing business with. Just a simple "we will send a new one." Classy short and surprisingly simple. Thank you again to the agent I dealt with.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Finally, a monthly subscription service worth having

    • Florida,
    • Mar 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I stumbled across Bespoke Post accidentally one day and haven't looked back! Although it's geared toward guys, they offer quite a bit of unisex options and even offer a women's store on certain occasions. The boxes are completely random each month, and if you don't like the featured box, you can pass on it and select a different box. If it turns out you don't like any of the boxes, you can pass on all of them and it doesn't cost you anything. That is the best part of the deal...no commitment! I've been very happy with the boxes I've received so far. They have a store you can shop from as well, but I haven't done that so I won't offer a review. If you're looking for a monthly subscription service that offers upscale but easy going items, give them a shot! Customer service is outstanding as well so that's just icing on the cake.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Silky smooth returns!

    • Hampton, VA,
    • Mar 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I hate IPAs but got the “Cheers” box. It contained wine glass looking beer glasses, a glass Growler, and bottle opener. Not my cup of tea as I need a more durable growler, I have PLENTY of bottle openers, and I drink Stouts and Dunkles.

    In less than an hour, I have a label for my return and selected a new box. Plus I am a little more informed member. Thank you Erin and Charlotte. Looking forward to my “Point” box!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great service for certain tastes

    I love all the products I've received from Bespoke Post. Each one looks unique and well made and serves its purpose well save for one knife that broke after a couple week's usage. Deliveries are also prompt and have never had an issue on that end.

    I'd recommend it to more if I knew more people who were interested in the available products.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great customer service

    • Jasper, AL,
    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Had a piece missing from one of my kits. Emailed them and they were very fast and helpful as far as getting me what I needed. Great company with great products. I will definitely continue to get my monthly subscription.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Surprisingly good

    • Alabama,
    • Feb 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    You may be tempted to look at the boxes and say "there's nothing I need here," and you're probably right. This isn't a staples shop and isn't geared towards that. The point of this shop is to buy genuinely good things to accessorize your life with. And there are several clever, interesting finds here, some of which are nearly impossible to find otherwise or you might not have thought about. And the customer service is awesome!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great customer service

    • California,
    • Feb 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've been a subscriber to their monthly boxes for years, and any time I've had the slightest problem with an order or product, the customer service team has gone above and beyond to address my concerns. From shipping out replacement items, to store credits, to checking to see if an item is still available, I've always walked away from an interaction with their team happy and satisfied.

    I recently had one box sent to me with the incorrect item included (a cooler instead of a canteen). The team immediately added a store credit for the mix-up, but then it turned out the item I wanted was no longer available. I explained how much I wanted the correct item, and the team tracked one down in the warehouse for me. As of now, I am just waiting for it to ship!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • One of the highlights of my month

    • Missouri,
    • Feb 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Bespoke Post is, in a word, fun. Each month I look forward to seeing the contents of the box that is curated to my interests and preferences. I've found that each month I've been a member, the recommendations become more and more astute and spot-on for my interests and personality. The contents of the box are generally very good - you always get at least one high-quality item. I've had one or two boxes where I felt that I got one quality item and then just got some "filler" stuff. But even then the filler stuff is pretty good - it just wasn't necessarily what I might have picked for myself. After a couple of months though, I'm finding I really enjoy all the contents in my box and look forward to see what Bespoke Post has picked for me and then decide if that's what I want, or if I want to pick something different. Or if it's not in my budget, I'll just skip the box altogether that month.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Unparalleled Customer Service

    • California,
    • Feb 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I came across this company on Instagram. I fell in love with the style and based on the reviews and comments from Instagram, it seemed the company dealt in quality products.

    My first initial sign up, I encountered an issue with adding something to my order, I emailed customer service and immediately received a response and my issue was resolved so efficiently with no further questions asked...wow! Already off to a great experience and have not even placed my first order yet.

    My order actually arrived two days sooner than anticipated, which was a wonderful surprise, however, where the delivery person dropped the package, a stray became beyond excited with its newfound chew toy. I was absolutely devastated, my delivery was ruined.

    I emailed the company again explaining what happened, sent a photo of the irreparable damaged and their response again was almost immediate. Totally understanding and already had another order in the process for me. Amazing!

    I'm elated with such wonderful customer service, and as far as the products I've received (aside from the doggy damage), it's definitely quality stuff. No doubt. Once I actually get to enjoy the items, I'll certainly add to this review.

    Just know, if you have a question or concern, send an email!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Excellent boxes!

    • Manassas, VA,
    • Feb 10, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been subscribed to Bespoke Post for a few years now and I can't recommend them enough! I love the option to skip a box (which I hate doing) or to switch the box to something else! Most subscription boxes don't have that option. It's always great when me or my husband find a product we love, there is a link on the site to get more from either Bespoke Post or the original website. The Black Box with purchase on Black Friday/Cyber Monday is the absolute best! I always use it as unique stocking stuffers for my husband! Keep choosing awesome boxes!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Exceptional service

    • Nashville, TN,
    • Feb 6, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've been a happy customer of Bespoke Post for years now based on their great brand, product selection, and ease of use. Now I can add "Exceptional Customer Service" to that list!

    My most recent order was accidentally shipped with two of the same item (instead of two different items) and when I wrote in to ask what I needed to do the response I got was quick, friendly, well-informed, and authoritative.

    Corey apologized for the mix-up (which he, of course, had no responsibility for), explained the steps he had already taken to correct the issue, then thoroughly answered an unrelated question I had.

    I wasn't required to do anything at all, everything was completely taken care of in a prompt and professional way.

    Thanks Corey (and Bespoke)!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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