The 8 Best Clothing Subscription Boxes for Men in 2020

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If you don't have time to shop, but want to keep up with the latest styles, getting a men's clothing subscription box might be the right move. While each service will differ depending on the brand, you will likely need to take a style quiz where you can show off your sartorial personality before receiving a monthly shipment of goodies. Sometimes there are even some discounts to sweeten the deal.

To make your style experience more seamless, we reviewed the best clothing subscriptions for men so you can start freshening up your closet now.

Best Overall: Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix

We all need a little help in the wardrobe department sometimes, and Stitch Fix takes personal styling a step further than many of its competitors.

Start by taking a style quiz and selecting preferences for size and price range. Then, one of Stitch Fix’s professional stylists will handpick items for you to try, alongside a note offering tips for pairing the new items with clothes you already have in your closet.

Still not sure how to pull something off? Stitch Fix’s “Ask a Stylist” feature includes an archive of FAQs from other fashion-conscious guys, with space to ask questions about certain looks and even upload a photo for specific feedback. If you’re prepping for a big interview, a special vacation, or an event, fill out a “Fix Note Request,” and your next box will cater to that need. Sizes run from XS to 3XL, catering to waists up to 48 inches.

While Stitch Fix offers monthly subscriptions, automatic renewal and delivery aren’t required: There’s also an option to receive a single box any time you’d like a wardrobe refresh. The only cost per shipment is a $20 styling fee that can be put toward the purchase of any items you receive. 

Best Budget: Bombfell

Bombfell

Bombfell

Bombfell describes its specialty as men’s casualwear: what falls in-between what you wear on your couch and a suit. That can include anything from button-down shirts and jeans to socks and accessories.

With a monthly styling fee of about $20, you can apply it toward any items you decide to purchase. And, expect steeper discounts the more garments you keep: It's 10% if you keep two pieces, 15% for three, and 20% off your purchase if you keep all four items. While bots may recommend clothing based on your preferences, the boxes are curated by humans—a trained stylist reviews each box to ensure it fits the recipient.

If you’re unhappy with your stylist, you can select a new one to find the right match. The try-on period lasts for seven days after the shipment is marked "delivered." When you're ready, send back what you don’t want. You'll even earn points for the items you keep: Bombfell’s loyalty program offers one point for every dollar spent, and redemption begins at 100 points.

Best for Essentials: Basic MAN

Basic Man

Basic Man

Items like socks, underwear, and T-shirts tend to get the least amount of love. But Basic MAN offers a hassle-free solution for those highly-used, too-rarely-replaced items with a monthly shipment of elevated essentials.

A subscription fee of around $20 includes one T-shirt, one pair of boxer briefs, and one pair of socks. And they’re not your average quality basics. Boxer briefs are made from the highly-absorbent beechwood tree fabric, Modal, and are made to repel bacteria and odor. Tees are a hybrid between an undershirt and an everyday T-shirt—perfectly wrinkle-resistant with a lie-flat collar. Socks, on the other hand, are made of premium cotton and polyester blend, making them ideal for pairing with a suit or Chucks.

Because most men put these items through the wringer, each Basic MAN item has a "destroy by" date printed on the label that eliminates the guesswork for when to replace your sweat-stained undershirt or thinning socks. If for some reason you're not satisfied with Basic MAN's everyday items, you can cancel your subscription anytime.

Most Eco-Friendly: Frank And Oak Club

Frank and Oak Club

Frank and Oak Club 

Since Frank And Oak was founded in 2012, the Canadian retailer has continually aimed to reduce its carbon footprint. In the process, it’s expanded its reach: Frank And Oak now has more than 10 brick-and-mortar stores across Canada, and the boxes ship to all American and Canadian addresses.

It’s a Certified B Corporation, meaning the company meets a set of standards for social and environmental responsibility. That same eco-conscious ethos is evident throughout its supply chain, from the materials used to make the clothes to how they’re transported.

Each box has a styling fee of approximately $25 that goes toward the cost of anything you choose to keep. "Style Plan" members subscribe to monthly deliveries—although there’s always the option to skip a month if needed—with free standard shipping and exclusive pricing on any items they purchase. Two days before a box ships, you can see which styles will be included, with the option to swap out any items you don’t want.

Throughout the process, Frank And Oak’s member services team is standing by to help with sizing and style questions. Items are priced between around $29 and $150. Once the box arrives, customers have 10 days to decide what to send back. 

Best for Surprises: Trendy Butler

Trendy Butler

Trendy Butler

Co-founder Ali Najafian set out to create the easiest shopping experience possible with Trendy Butler. This affordable subscription service eliminates any decision-making for you. Instead, Trendy Butler relies on an algorithm with 250 data points to choose items based on your tastes, and the contents of each box are a surprise.

Drawing from brands like Tailor Vintage, Stitch’s Jeans, Antony Morato, and more, you can always expect at least two items in your shipment. Some months, it will be a full outfit, but oftentimes the boxes will instead offer staples meant to build a versatile closet. For around $65 a month, customers receive $150-200 of on-trend clothing—and that steep discount is not available anywhere else.

Expect your first box to arrive 10 to 15 days after signing up. Each subsequent box will arrive about one week after the payment is processed. If you don’t like the clothes you receive, Trendy Butler offers free exchanges on unworn items with the tags still attached. And, with Trendy Butler's expert technology and wide selection, you'll likely be surprised and delighted with what you receive.

Best Luxury: Trunk Club

Trunk Club

Trunk Club

Owned by Nordstrom, Trunk Club features access to a huge selection of designers, from shoes by Scarpe di Bianco to refined everyday outfits by Bonobos.

Operating since 2009, Trunk Club charges a $25 styling fee for every shipment, and it can be put toward any items delivered to you. Once you receive the shipment, you'll have five calendar days to decide what you want to purchase before sending the unwanted items back.

Prices per item tend to fall between approximately $40 and $300, and there’s no recurring obligation. Plus, the experience is highly personalized, and users can schedule shipments for as often as they need them. Chat live with a stylist as they curate your trunk—which will include between six and 10 new items to try— and approve their selections via email before anything ships.

Your size will be pre-selected, but free alterations on trunk items at any Nordstrom location ensures a flattering fit every time.

Best for Social Good: ThreadLab

Threadlab

Threadlab

Born out of co-founder Will Hench’s frustration with shopping, ThreadLab’s self-proclaimed priorities are efficiency and effectiveness. The brand pursues those values by shipping curated boxes to men across North America and driving every customer to be an advocate for socially-responsible fashion.

Your order starts with a survey that collects information about budget, style, and size—all standard stuff for a clothing subscription company. But Threadlab is also interested in the causes you’re passionate about, offering quizzes on social issues to earn credit toward future purchases and promoting brands with a do-good component, like TOMS and Patagonia.

Subscriptions start at around $99 a month for boxes with four items, all of which add up to a value of approximately $150. View shipment contents before they’re sent, and swap out any items that you don’t like. If you receive something you don’t want to keep, send it back unworn for an alternate item or store credit.

In the end, you'll come away from the experience armed with a fresh wardrobe and knowledge about the brands that align best with the causes you support. Threadlab’s impact isn’t limited to new stuff, either: Send old clothes from your closet back to the company for credit toward your next box, and they’ll recycle or donate the used goods for you.

Best for Streetwear: ThreadBeast

Threadbeast

Threadbeast 

Street style can be highly subjective, but those looking to outsource fashion decisions will find a happy home at Threadbeast: a monthly subscription box featuring sneakers, hats, denim, and more.

ThreadBeast offers four monthly subscription tiers: a Basic model that includes two-to-three tops or accessories, an Essential plan featuring four to five tops, bottoms, or accessories, a Premium plan offering six to nine tops, bottoms, accessories, or premium denim and outerwear, and a Baller package with nine to 11 items and a pair of shoes.

There’s incredible value in every box, with recognizable brands like Element, Grizzly, Champion, and Levi’s, that are guaranteed at a better price point than elsewhere on the market. On the off-chance that you don’t love everything in your shipment, you can exchange unworn items for something new.

But if you love ThreadBeast, the company rewards you for telling friends. For every referral, members can cash in on a free box and score their friends about $50 in merch.

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