I gave Kit Grid Canada another try and I'm glad I did. It worked out great. They test their sizes now so the mediums fit like a medium and the quality of shirts is high. There's a good mixture of fun things and fashion savvy items so it was a nice surprise. I highly recommend, especially for those wanting to try something new and get in on some fresh unique brands and styles.
I feel as though I need to leave a review based on the quality of Basic Man products alone despite my little complaint with the 2 for 1 promo previously mentioned.
The t-shirts that come with the package, for example, are form fitting and can be worn with pajama bottom or jeans while just chillin at home or can be used as an undershirt for professional work clothes. In either case, they make you look and feel pretty good - an added surprise from an underwear company. The variety is also great. I never really liked v-necks but for some reason theirs fit well.
A note about their customer service as well - they have always responded to my inquiries with ease and patience. Upon reflection, I don’t think it’s that easy to run a subscription service, especially with all the demands and expectations that customers bring to the table. Basic Man has always been polite, to the point, and down to earth. Kudos to them. Their product speaks for itself. I hope they stick around for a while.
Great variety of items along with the book each month instead of different variations of the same stuff. My wife bought me a 6 month subscription as a gift for Christmas. I already received two boxes before Christmas, which I got to open on Christmas day!
I've been enjoying the books - good variety on those too while still staying in the "smart" zone... of books that make you think and grow as a person. I love philosophy so if there was ever a philosophy subscription box (I've looked but haven't found one), this would be the closest thing. Instead of fluff fiction, it's got good meat to it while still keeping it light, especially with the other stuff you can enjoy in the box to take the edge off being too serious!
The only downside is I live in Canada, which makes the box really expensive to ship ($25 US just for shipping each month). This is a huge turn off for renewing the subscription. The upside is that it ships fast. If you really think about it, you can get various boxes with neat stuff that don't cost as much to ship (because there is no book) and then just go buy the book at the local store. It wouldn't be as serendipitous and suspenseful but it would be more practical... if that's your sort of thing.