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Top 10 Best Clothing Subscription Boxes for Men to Buy Online 2020

Admit it, as much as you like to look good, sometimes it can be a pain to go out, try clothes on, and still come back empty handed. Even online shopping can take you hours to find something just right. So why not leave that to the pros and let your clothes just appear at your door?

Clothing subscription boxes are curated, often personalized, and always a fun surprise to receive in the mail. But with all the options out there, picking the right one can be tough. So in this guide, we’ll go over the things you need to look for when choosing the right subscription box for you. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites for you to start your search.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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How to Choose a Clothing Subscription Box for Men – Buying Guide

Naturally, choosing your clothing is a highly personal choice. So think about your lifestyle and needs as you consider these factors.

Find a Box that Suits Your Style and Profession

Find a Box that Suits Your Style and Profession
Just like you wouldn’t go to the store and buy a shirt that you know you’d never wear, you don’t want to get a clothing subscription in a style that isn’t you. So before you pick a subscription, check to see if the box’s style matches your taste or if you can designate a style that you like.
There are also specialized boxes, which will offer only select pieces or categories of clothing. We’re talking ties to tees, office wear to gym wear. So look at what you already have in your closet and consider what you need before clicking that subscribe button.

To Buy or to Rent? Depends How Much Clothes You Need

There are two main methods of clothing subscription boxes: buying and renting. Each has their benefits, though one may be better for you than the other.

Buying is Best for Those Looking to Beef Up Their Wardrobes

Buying is Best for Those Looking to Beef Up Their Wardrobes
The majority of clothing subscription boxes are for buying things. These types of boxes are great for men who are looking to fill out their wardrobe or change up their look little by little.
They’re especially useful when you need new clothes for a new phase in life–think switching from an office casual to business formal job or wanting to spruce yourself up before you go to college or a new town. Plus, they save you the hassle of having to pack everything up and ship it back, as you would with a rental service.

Renting is Best for Those Focused on Trends and Minimalism

Renting is Best for Those Focused on Trends and Minimalism
A few subscription services are based around renting clothing items. They will send you items that you can wear all month (or whatever the designated rental period is), and all you have to do is send them back and wait for your next box. This option is perfect for those who like to have a rotating wardrobe of the latest trends.
This could also be a good pick for those who don’t like to have a lot of things in their closets, whether because it’s a lifestyle choice or because you’re constantly moving from one apartment to the next.

Curated, General, or Chosen: Depends on Your Clothing Needs

Curated, General, or Chosen: Depends on Your Clothing Needs
Some subscriptions will ask you to take a quiz on your personal style and will send you a curated box of items that fit your tastes. Other boxes, which tend to be more specialized (e.g. only ties or only accessories), will send the same items to all subscribers in a given month.
Both of these option are great if you like the style of the subscription, or if you simply don’t have the time to (or don’t want to) coordinate your look yourself. The vast majority of men’s boxes fall under these two types.
However, there are also subscriptions that allow you to decide the contents of your box. These tend to be rental options and are better for those who are picky when it comes to fashion, are trying to fill gaps in their wardrobe, or need specific pieces for an event.

Men’s Clothing Subscription Boxes Offer Few Return Options, so Choose Carefully

Men’s Clothing Subscription Boxes Offer Few Return Options, so Choose Carefully
Since receiving a subscription box is normally a blind process, it’s important to understand your chosen subscription’s return policy. Some subscription boxes will allow you to try everything on, return what you don’t like, and then pay for what you keep. Others might bill you for the whole box and allow you to return what you don’t like for a refund.
However, you should be aware that most men’s boxes may not offer returns and will only allow for size exchanges as they tend to be general (that is, everyone gets the same items) rather than custom-picked.

Top 10 Clothing Subscription Boxes for Men to Buy Online

So now that you know what to look for in a clothing subscription box, here’s a list of our ten favorites for you to start your search.
Price range$12.00 to $22.00
StyleCasual
Buy or RentBuy
TypeGeneral
ReturnsExchanges for size only

9. The Tie Bar Subscription Club

$99.00

Price range$99.00 to $259.00
StyleWork, semi-formal, formal
Buy or RentBuy
TypeGeneral
ReturnsYes, shipping deducted from amount
Price range$19.99
StyleCasual
Buy or RentBuy
TypeCurated
ReturnsExchanges for size and style
Price range$28.00
StyleCasual, work
Buy or RentBuy
TypeGeneral
ReturnsNo
Price range$65.00
StyleCasual
Buy or RentBuy
TypeCurated
ReturnsYes, free

5. Frank and Oak Style Plan

$0.00

Price range$25.00 styling fee + price of items that you keep
StyleCasual
Buy or RentBuy
TypeCurated
ReturnsYes, free
Price range$59.00 to $89.00
StyleCasual, work
Buy or RentRent
TypeCurated
ReturnsYes, free

3. Nordstrom Trunk Club

$0.00

Price range$25.00 styling fee + price of items that you keep
StyleCasual, work, semi-formal
Buy or RentBuy
TypeCurated
ReturnsYes, free
Price range$20.00 styling fee + price of items that you keep
StyleCasual, work
Buy or RentBuy
TypeCurated
ReturnsYes, free
Price range$20.00 styling fee + price of items that you keep
StyleCasual, work, semi-formal
Buy or RentBuy
TypeCurated
ReturnsYes, free

Care to Explain What a Styling Fee is?

Care to Explain What a Styling Fee is?
As some subscriptions allow you to only pay for the items you decide to keep, they often charge styling fees to prevent you from wearing everything, returning it all, and not paying anything.
Normally, the styling fee is only charged if you decide not to keep anything or is charged up front and deducted from the cost of the items you decide to keep. However, note that some subscriptions do charge the styling fee as a base price with the rest of your items charged on top, so be sure to fully understand the payment system before making your choice.

I Want to Revamp My Wardrobe, but I Don’t Know What to Do with My Old Clothes

I Want to Revamp My Wardrobe, but I Don’t Know What to Do with My Old Clothes
With all your new clothes, you might find that your old wardrobe no longer sparks joy and needs a new home. Before you toss them into the trash or donate them to a charity that already has more clothes than they know what to do with, consider these options. Ask friends or family if they want any of it. Sell them online.
Recycle them–textiles are piling up in our landfills and polluting the environment, so try to put them to good use instead. Look up some companies–and there are plenty of them–that accept old articles of clothing. You might even earn some extra cash that way.

Summary

There you have it–a comprehensive guide to finding the right clothing subscription box for you! Hopefully you’ve found one that can jazz up your wardrobe and save you some precious time.
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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