Bespoke Post is a men’s lifestyle subscription box offering sophisticated accessories, gear, and curated interest kits, although many of their offerings are unisex and would be equally appropriate for any woman with a rugged and adventurous side.
The monthly limited-edition boxes are built around a central, unique theme, and there are usually two or three new boxes to choose from every month. You can also skip the month if you’re not interested in any of the available boxes.
This month’s theme is DAILY. The front side of the card lists the items included in this curation. Each box includes a card announces the theme.
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They no longer have a lengthy narrative card. Instead, the back of the intro card simply lists each item and its maker. It also has some fun riff on the box theme or contents — this month had three strong and simple recipes for classy, flask-friendly cocktails. Each makes a 6 ounce drink, enough to more than fill the flask in this month’s box.
Everything in the Bespoke Post DAILY Box. This box is meant to provide a few essentials for everyday adventures.
Bull & Stash Travel Stash Refillable Notebook ($25): Whether used as a logbook or a little black book, this passport holder-sized notebook lets you keep track of your adventures in a non-digital, non-hackable form.
The cover is made of Italian leather. It is smooth and supple, with a gentle grain. If takes wear easily, so it will quickly build character.
The unique binding allows your to unscrew the pages to rearrange or replace them. You can even convert it to a thick or single page notebook, in accordance with your preference.
Otherwise unmarked, the back page is card stock with room for some lost and found info.
Paper refills can be ordered online — the first one is free (there was an included code). You can also save them in your Hello Subscription profile if you got this box and want to come back later – they have a refill subscription!
Flashlight With Pouch: This light is compact enough to wear around without feeling like law enforcement.
The durable nylon web case has a belt loop on the back and a hook and loop closure.
It comes with three AAA batteries. Instead of being installed in series, they fit into a core about the size of a C cell before sliding into the flashlight. This lets it operate on smaller batteries without being super long. The LED lamp is much brighter than the old style flashlights that would need three C or D batteries.
The lens has nine little globes for diffusing the LED-generated light.
It operates with the push of a toggle button at the back. The button clicks the flashlight on and off. A gentle press toggles it between steady and strobe mode.
A wrist strap keeps you from losing your light in the dark and is handy for hanging it up. The light fits comfortably in hand and is barely longer than the width of my palm. The styling is black metal with etched diamond shaped grips, similar in look to a Maglite.
The LED is bright, but the globes in the lens spread the light around a bit instead of concentrating it in a narrow overkill beam.
The light is perfect size for walking or handyman tasks in tight spaces.
Stainless Steel Flash & Canvas Carrier: Bespoke Post lives in a world where Hemingway is king and day drinking is the norm. In a classically Bespokian take on curation, DAILY includes a little stainless steel flask from IZOLA.
It is painted a dull ivory and includes a canvas cover to keep the chill off your hands and prevent any sloshing or rattling noises.
The cover fits very snugly, so a silky liner helps it slide on and off.
The flask is stainless on the interior, with a threaded top.
It includes a small funnel for neat filling. Filled right to the very top, it holds about 5 1/2 ounces (165 ml) of liquid.
This box surprised me a bit, and I liked it more than I expected I would. This was probably the most practical flask I’ve gotten through a subscription, as most are tinny, shiny, or poorly alloyed or coated. Like many people, I still find use for written notes, so the flexible notebook is great for that. Good flashlights are also difficult to come by, and this one is ideal for projects I’ve been working on. Low-key and useful, this was a pleasant collection of items that would come in handy but I wouldn’t have thought of seeking out separately.
What did you think of the Bespoke Post DAILY box?