Spiffster Tie Box: June 2016 & 20% off Coupon

Been procrastinating on Father’s Day?
If so, I might have just have a solution.   The wonderful folks at Spiffster, a premium tie subscription, sent me a box to review and a fabulous 20% off coupon.
Just use SUBSCRIPTIONTHERAPY to save 20% off your entire subscription (not just the first month, but the whole sub)!

How it works:
After you become a member, they send you a short survey that allows you to build your profile and deliver ties tailored to your preferences.  A fresh tie gets delivered to you monthly.  All ties are shipped on the 16th of each month.

What really sets this sub apart is that you get to customize the tie you receive, plus it’s super affordable.  A month to month sub is only $8.95, with discounts for prepaying 3 or 6 month subs.

Spiffster also offers the ability to purchase ties separately from the subscription in their Spiffster One Time Shop.

Now you may be wondering what $8.95 will get us?
(Me too).  Let’s jump in.

We start with really cute packaging:
Box

Print Tie
The Tie

Now subscribers typically choose their own tie, but mine was selected by Spiffster.  It’s a nice classic style and the quality is excellent.  I’ve gotten a lot of ties from men’s boxes and this is one of the few my boyfriend actually wanted to keep.

Also included was a card, with instructions on how to tie a specific knot.  I thought this was a great inclusion and I think a lot of guys would be interested in learning some of the different methods that they may not be accustomed to using.
Card

Verdict: Hit!
Spffister Tie Box
I’m really impressed with the quality you get for only $8.95.  I also really appreciate that this subscription is completely customized.  For a gentleman that needs to wear a tie every day, this is an easy, inexpensive way to build up a tie wardrobe.  I could also see this as a great gift for a recent grad that is heading into the business world.  If you’ve been looking at tie subs, this is definitely one to move to the top of your list.

Have you ever purchased a subscription as a gift?
If so, tell me about it in the comments!

BACKSTORY
After you become a member at Spiffster, they send you a short survey that allows you to build your profile and deliver ties tailored to your preferences.

A fresh tie gets delivered to you monthly.  All ties are shipped on the 16th of each month.

“Our neckties are trendy and fashionable. Handcrafted from premium materials and created to instill a sense of success.”

COST: $8.95 Month to Month
$24.95 Every three Months
$56.95 Every 6 Months

Shipping:
Free Shipping on all U.S. orders.
Cancel at Any Time
Free US Shipping

COUPON CODE: SUBSCRIPTIONTHERAPY – save 20% off for the duration of your subscription

ONLINE SHOP: Ties are also on sale for Individual Purchase in the Spiffster One Time Shop

Tie It On!: December 2015 & 20% off Coupon Code

So today I’m kicking off what is soon to be a flurry of men’s subscription box reviews with the Tie it On! Box.

A little about this sub:
“Tie It On! is a subscription service based out of Central Texas and our goal is to offer men stylish accessories at an affordable price,  without all of the hassle of driving to the mall or searching for hours online for that item to wear to work or your next big event. Essentially we’ll do all the work to keep you looking good so you don’t have to.”

As I’m sure you can guess this is a tie subscription, along with the traditional neck ties they also feature bow ties and socks. There are a variety of box options (jump down to the Backstory for details). To get 20% off your first month (new customers only) use the code Tieiton20.

The box I received was the Tie It On! & Socks Style Pack which costs $25.00 and includes one tie and one pair of socks.
Box

Merona Socks
Merona Socks

(Suggested Retail: 3 for $9.29)
I know Merona as a Target brand so I was a little surprised to find it in this box. I sort of expected more independent or unusual brands. It’s an interesting print, but not one that my boyfriend really liked. I ended up donating this to a sock drive at my work.

TieTie Label
JF J. Ferrar Tie

(Suggested Retail: $30 for set with tie bar)
It looks like this brand is available at JC Penny, but most come in a set with another item. I didn’t see a tie bar in my bag, but it’s possible I missed it. This seems like a nice quality tie but nothing special enough to be included in a sub box.  I’ll pass this along to a friend who wears ties enough to make use out of this.
Tie & Socks
OVERALL
Tie it On 12.2015
Tie it On! offers higher end options and I think that type of box makes more sense. I think most men could probably grab a pair of socks or a tie when they are already at a department store shopping for other items. Higher end or indie makers offering coordinating accessories each month would be a lot more interesting and something a lot of men might not have the time or interest to explore for themselves. This box retails for $25 and when you exclude the additional set items from the suggested retail of similar items I found, we seem to break even so I don’t see a ton of issues with the actual retail cost. In addition to the more interesting brand options, I’d also love to see an insert that tells us about the items and why they were chosen (the one included did not mention the items). I think this sub has a lot of potential, but based on this box alone I’m not convinced that most men would be interested in subscribing.

For my guy readers – what would you think of this box? Would you want to pick it up for yourself?

And for the ladies, what do you think of this as a gift? Would you consider signing up that favorite guy in your life?

BACKSTORY
Tie It On! is a monthly subscription service that sends stylish accessories such as neckties, bow-ties, and socks to gentlemen looking for great items at affordable prices.”

COUPON CODE: 20% off the first month’s subscripton to all new customers with the code Tieiton20.

There are various box options with a discount for prepaying:
Tie It On! Style Pack: Receive one our amazing neckties handpicked by our stylists for you every month “
Cost: $18 per month; $51 pre-paid 3 months

Bow -Tie It On! Style Pack :
“Super Stylish and Super Cool Bow-ties selected just for you!”
Cost: $18 per month; $51 pre-paid 3 months

Premium Tie It On! Style Pack:
Receive a great designer necktie from J.Crew, Perry Ellis, Pierre Cardin, Banana Republic, Express, or other great designers every month.”
Cost: $27 per month; $79 pre-paid 3 months

Premium Bow-Tie It On! Style Pack: Receive a great designer bow tie from J.Crew, Perry Ellis, Pierre Cardin, Banana Republic, Express, or other great designers every month.” (Choice of Self-Tie, or Pre-Tie).
Cost: $30 per month

Bow-Tie It On! & Socks Style Pack: “Get one of our great bow-ties and a matching pair of socks each month!”
Cost: $25 per month; $72 pre-paid 3 months

Sock It Too Me! Style Pack: “Receive a great super stylish pair of socks delivered to you every month!”
Cost: $10 per month; $27 pre-paid 3 months

Tie It On! & Socks Style Pack: “Get one of our great ties plus a matching pair of socks each month!”
Cost: $25 per month; $72 pre-paid 3 months

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