Culture Carton is the subscription box for the man that wants to be THE MAN that impacts the world and not an everyday man. A book that belongs in every man’s library and carefully selected lifestyle items are included in the box. Become a cultured man and know that knowledge is power, dress for success, and always be a gentleman.
Every month targets a different aspect of the life that a well-cultured man. May focused on Style.
The illustrated information card tells you what’s in the box, providing a value for each item.
Everything in the May Culture Carton.
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway ($17 on card, $10.35 on Amazon): This classic is considered one of the great works in American literature. It is written in Hemingway’s iconically terse, yet expressive style and is roughly auto-biographical.
Hemingway is considered a man’s man amongst literary figures. He exhibited a rugged and adventurous attitude, and he remains an inspirational figure for many adventurers to this day. This is one of his most celebrated works, telling the emotional tale of the romance between an wounded American ambulance driver and English nurse stationed in Italy during World War I.
This Hemingway Library Edition has lots of cool extras, including pictures of early handwritten drafts.
There is also an appendix showing transformative edits and alternate versions of key scenes in the novel, including alternate endings!
Lovely Lapels Pocket Square ($12): A lively and colorful pocket square to add a accent to your jacket.
The pattern is vaguely floral, yet has a paisley feel to it when viewed from a distance — it feels very 1970’s inspired.
The pocket square is handmade from 100% cotton.
Balitello Dress Socks ($15): These performance dress socks are thicker than typical dress socks, and they have a snugger fit.
They have a much more tailored fit than one would expect, with built in bands and patches to cushion and conform to your foot.
The pattern is simple, yet interesting.
Ollie & Ross Silk Tie ($50): A floral tie that echoes the colors of the pocket square, but with red as the dominant color and orange as the accent. They complement each other without looking matchy.
It is a nice standard, modern width. It isn’t a skinny tie, but it’s even width presents a similar vertical line that isn’t dated like the pendulous ties of old.
The tie is handmade from 100% silk.
It has a dotted navy liner and a built in tag to hold the tail.
This is fun subscription for self-improvers. Instead of focusing on product samples and just physical fitness, Culture Carton refreshingly addresses those areas of life often overlooked in the subscription box world — finances, cultural refinement, and intellect. This box focused on style, and it had the same kind of accessories as your typical men’s styling box (tie, square, and socks), plus a really great book choice. I like that it limits itself to a manageable number of high-quality items instead of lobbing in cheap stuff as filler. The value is very good – this month had about $88 of value ($94 by the card) in a $40 subscription.