What Is SprezzaBox?
SprezzaBox is a monthly subscription service that delivers a mix of 5-6 men’s fashion and lifestyle accessories, coordinated by in-house stylists, directly to your doorstep each month.
What can you expect in each SprezzaBox? The company tells us typical items include ties, socks, pocket squares, grooming products, and the occasional bow tie, cuff links, or other trending items.
As founder Philip Sblendorio recently noted in an interview, each box focuses on items that the average corporate guy might wear to work each day, but that they might not buy for themselves. Or, for the guy who needs some help understanding what looks great.
To this last point, SprezzaBox’s online Guide complements their boxes by helping you put it all together and get the most value. And if you want to own some of their fashionable accessories, SprezzaBox also boasts an online store.
You understand that SprezzaBox is just one of dozens of men’s fashion and accessories subscription services. Is there anything that sets them apart? In other words, is SprezzaBox more deserving of your money?
We’ll explore this topic in-depth while discussing what we learned during our research—starting with what you’ll pay, as well as what you’ll get for your money.
How Much Does a SprezzaBox Subscription Cost?
- Monthly Membership - $28/mo
- 12 Months Paid-In-Full Membership - $300 paid upfront (works out to $25/mo)
For this price, each box is guaranteed to contain products with a retail value over $100. You’ll never receive a duplicate item, although you might receive the same type of item (a pocket square, for example) in a different pattern at some point.
All SprezzaBoxes shipped in the US come with free shipping. Canadian customers will pay $6 and international orders (the company ships to 28 countries) will be charged $8.
Monthly memberships will auto-renew, are billed between the 1st and the 10th of each month, and can be paused or canceled at any time. Annual subscriptions automatically expire and must be reinstated after the 12th shipment.
What Can You Buy In SprezzaBox’s Store?
SprezzaBox also sells dozens of different products that complement their monthly boxes (some of which are included in shipments):
- Ties & Bowties - $25-$78
- Socks - $10-$30
- Pocket Squares - $12-$29
- Tie Clips - $18-$25
- Cufflinks - $25
- Lapel Pins - $10-$15
- Other Accessories - $5-$40
Shipping costs for store orders are calculated at checkout and based on the overall weight.
What Is SprezzaBox’s Refund/Exchange Policy?
Except when a product is damaged or missing, the company does not provide refunds, returns, or exchanges for SprezzaBoxes.
Furthermore, outside of the first 15 days following your signup, paid-in-full memberships are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged or returned.
Items purchased through SprezzaBox’s store can be returned or exchanged within 30 days, less S&H, as long as it hasn’t been worn, damaged, or washed.
SprezzaBox’s customer service can be reached via their support desk, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alright, enough with the fine print. Let’s get to the fun stuff! First, what’s everyone saying about SprezzaBox?
SprezzaBox’s Customer Reviews
SprezzaBox was founded in May 2014 by Philip Sblendorio, who, between his @menstailoredfit and @sprezzabox Instagram accounts, currently boasts nearly 430K followers.
According to a 2016 Reddit thread, a couple of years ago, Philip made a decision to start posting menswear-related content every day to his account and it quickly gained traction with a wide audience.
As far as his SprezzaBox stylistic choices? In his 2015 interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Tanya Romero, Philip noted that customers shouldn’t expect anything “too daring, since you don’t get to pick and choose.”
Business Insider provides some additional insight, claiming that SprezzaBox is a fashion-centered service made to appeal to guys who enjoy a bit of class. As a gift, they noted that their boxes might be ideal for “the aspiring James Bond in your life.”
We also encountered another brief Reddit thread, this time from a SprezzaBox customer. While they admitted they weren’t a fashion expert, they found SprezzaBox’s quality to be good, noting they’d yet to be disappointed by the ties or socks.
Like any other subscription service, though, this customer mentioned that some items didn’t match their tastes or personal preferences.
Outside of this, we encountered a lot of reviews from subscription-oriented blogs like My Subscription Addiction, who claimed that they generally found SprezzaBox’s shipments contained a good mix of items that delivered a lot of value for the price.
For December 2016, Girl Meets Box received the “Essex” box, which had a retail value of $147. The author liked the casual vibe and the seasonable accessories and lifestyle items. Similar to My Subscription Addiction, they noted they’re always pleased with the consistent collections and overall value.
Do other subscription services come with similarly positive feedback?
How Does SprezzaBox Compare to Other Men’s Subscription Services?
While there are a whole lot of men-centric subscription services out there, they provide a variety of services—from the clothes delivered by Trunk Club and Bombfell to the spirits from Flaviar and razors at Dollar Shave Club.
Outside of these, though, there are really only a handful of companies competing directly with SprezzaBox. After all, each company differentiates themselves by delivering a meaningfully different experience than the competition! No two are exactly alike.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at how some of SprezzaBox’s key factors compare to popular competitors:
|Price (as low as)||Box Contents||Customization?||Online Store?|
|SprezzaBox||$25/mo||5-6 fashion and lifestyle accessories||No||Yes|
|Birchbox Man||$18.30/mo||4 grooming samples, 1 lifestyle product||Yes, using a Grooming Profile||Yes|
|Bespoke Post||$45 per box||Small-batch brands. Grooming, accessories, clothing layers, food and alcohol-related||Can set preferences||Yes|
|Gentleman’s Box||$25/mo||4-6 grooming and style products. Includes 1-year GQ subscription||No||Yes|
|Robb Vices||$59.95/mo||High-end; food to fashion||No||No|
|JDM Accessory Vault||$16.66 per box||Stylish accessories for gentlemen; sunglasses to belts||No||No|
|Urban Dapper Club||$25/mo||Unique men’s fashion and lifestyle items||No||Yes (small)|
|The Menswear Club||$29/mo||4-6 fashion accessories and grooming essentials||No||Yes|
|Boomtown Box||$22.99/mo||3-5 surprises; everything from gear and grooming products to snacks||No (other than indicating shirt size)||No|
Which of these is right for you? Obviously, this almost wholly depends on your current needs and personal preferences. Let’s carry this thought over as we wrap things up.
Are You the Ideal SprezzaBox Customer?
In addition to their specific angle on boxes, another meaningfully unique service that SprezzaBox offers is their special groomsmen shop (includes customized pricing, boxes, and advice) for wedding parties of 4 or more.
Does this mean they’re right for you? If you browse through SprezzaBox’s online shop and view their past boxes, you should get a solid idea of what types of items you might expect, as well as whether or not this lines up with your interests.
Now, even if you like what you see on the SprezzaBox site, will everything they send you necessarily knock you over with delight? Probably not, as no one bats a thousand all the time—the same could almost certainly be said about any other subscription service.
If we were to make only one recommendation, though, it would be that you might want to start with a month-to-month SprezzaBox subscription, try a few boxes, and then sign up for an annual subscription if it makes sense.
This way, you won’t be tied into a yearlong commitment if you’re not pleased with what you receive.
Don’t leave before telling us about your SprezzaBox experience in your very own review below!
3 out 3 people found this review helpful
Junk contents, no refunds
The introductory order contained a lot less value than pictured in the ad. Socks, a penny lapel pin, sample toothpaste, only one tie in a box.
The following month a charge came only 20 days after subscription and before I was able to examine the contents of the first box. I have canceled now, but no refund is offered when refusing delivery of the second box, and I am stuck with another box of junk at $28.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend