Personal shopping subscriptions are hot right now. No longer are they just for the ladies however. ThreadLab offers a scientific approach to personal shopping and their target market is men. When they asked if my husband was interested in reviewing their service, he was happy to accept.
How Does ThreadLab Work?
The setup is similar to what we are used to seeing with the women’s clothing subscriptions. You put down a deposit ($100), fill out a profile with your sizes, clothing preferences (jeans, chinos, button up shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, polo shirts, and more) and preferred pricing and receive a box with items chosen just for you. Choose monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or a one-time shipment. Keep what you like and send back the rest. Your deposit will go towards your purchase and you will be refunded/debited accordingly. Most items cost around $55 and you receive a discount of 15% when purchasing the entire box.
With every box is also a pre-paid return label. Not only will you be credited for returned items, but those preferences and/or sizing feedback is taken into account on future shipments. By the second or third shipment, they expect their shipments to be spot on with your wants and needs.
ThreadLab carries over 50 brands. The box they shipped had a lot of variety and covered the bases my husband selected.
- The box contained a 3-pack of Calvin Klein t-shirts ($23) – definitely something my husband can use.
- Polo Ralph Lauren 3-pack socks ($18) – great item, but not something we’ll keep this time. My husband’s sub boxes have been loaded down with dress socks lately.
- Puma Boxer Briefs 3-pack ($7.85) – he’ll keep these. Loves the boxer briefs.
- SubUrban Riot Blue Plaid Button Down ($68)
- SubUrban Riot Garment Washed Button Down ($60)
- 191 Unlimited Penn Slim Fit ($35)
My fault that I didn’t mark down “no blue.” We really liked these shirts however. Very high quality. I’m not sure he will keep the dress shirt as he’s rather picky about how those fit and we just picked up the last load from the tailor not long ago.
- SubUrban Riot Stripe Hoody ($50)
- Fodada baba hoodie ($60)
- CCS Tri-Blend Hoodie Pull-Over ($45)
Not many winners in this category. Great quality, just not my husband’s style. The gray pull-over is awesome, though a little snug. Someday we will have universal sizing and every brand won’t have their own definition of what Large means. (Hey. A girl can dream.)
The Return Process
A feedback sheet and return label are included. I like the setup of the feedback sheet. There are boxes to check for too small, too big, too tight, too baggy, my color/style and not my color/style. There is also plenty of space for writing comments and general feedback. All of this is taken into consideration when creating future shipments. They also give you around 10-14 days to check everything out and return the unwanted items before being charged.
I think my husband would enjoy this personal shopping subscription more than some of the other men’s options I have seen. Nothing was totally off base and with the feedback and returns, I think we could get the rest down quickly.
To purchase the entire box would be $311.82 by my calculations ($366.85 – 15%). It would be really nice if the total price was included on the sheet, though I couldn’t find it. The individual item prices were much lower than the actual retail price of most items. Very nice!
The guys over at Thread Lab are giving two lucky My Beauty Box Review readers a gift card to get started with their service.
No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the U.S., 18 years of age or older. Winners will be contacted by ThreadLab to arrange prize fulfillment. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.
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Disclosure: I received this shipment at no charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.