Five Four Club is a men’s clothing monthly subscription club – sign up, pick a style profile and your sizes, and get clothes every month. The subscription is a $60 flat monthly fee, and traditionally subscribers receive a variable number of items each month, depending on the value of the month’s selections (months with several items usually include a tee-shirt or other lower value item). This subscription ships at the end of the month.
Five Four Club has been shipping clothes in padded envelopes and wrapped in tissue to keep the items neat.
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Everything in my July 2017 box! This month’s collection had three items, and each was still warm weather appropriate – I suspect the shift to Fall clothes will start next month. The selections are chosen according to your profile – the clothes are somewhat seasonal, but not rigidly so, and there is no ostensible theme. FYI – my Five Four profile is “Forward,” so pieces tend to have a bit of an edgy, trendy, or urban feel (you can select to receive Casual, Classic, Mixed, or Forward selections).
Vito Modern Fit Shorts: These shorts have the general silhouette of a khaki short, but they have a more modern fit and stylish details. The side seams run toward the front of the legs, creating a slight narrowing illusion. The color is heather charcoal, but a very slight blueish tone does appear when the shorts are set against a truer black.
The small pocket on the left leg has a hook and loop closure and mesh lining. It isn’t big enough for a standard wallet or current generation smartphone, but it is handy for a money clip or other small items.
Each hip has a zippered pocket with mesh lining. The pockets sit further in front than typical, and the top of each tilts inward diagonally instead of being vertical.
The back has a single, almost invisible, zippered pocket.
The front closure uses both a button and zipper combo and a drawstring. The waistband lays flat in front but gathers at the sides and back – there are no belt loops.
Norwood Fashion Tee: This shirt combines a playful camo on the trunk with a deep black yoke and chest. The camo has the traditional olive, green, and brown coloration, but the pattern, though not containing any identifiable shapes, looks more like a floral Hawaiian shirt than traditional or woodland camo design.
A single breast pocket sits across the border between patterns. It looks smaller than usual and has stitching that narrows the opening slightly.
My shirt did have a small tear in the fabric. Five Four Club has already told me they will replace this item, and a new shirt is on the way! Their customer service is really great.
Marseille Polo: This shirt has some of the hallmarks of the rugby shirts that were popular in my youth – the rugged collar and soft shirt fabric.
The collar is a sport-style collar, and the fabric is a chambray in heather gray.
I wasn’t in love with this set of clothes, but they should integrate well with what I already own. Five Four is an easy way to expand your wardrobe. You choose your fashion profile, so you get items that fit in with your general fashion sensibility, but you also tend to get items your wouldn’t have thought to seek out. Returns are allowed for sizing issues only – this is not a try-before-you-buy service, but the items are generally such that they will easily find a home in your wardrobe. Five Four does designer collaborations and now offers a la carte pieces in their online store to further leverage your subscription items.
Have you tried Five Four?