We're deep in the digital age, but we're all about receiving this type of snail mail.
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When text messages and e-mails keep your phone buzzing nonstop, it’s refreshing to receive real mail for once—especially when that mail comes in the form of a package meant to make your life easier. Signing up for a subscription service is the answer to an age-old problem of wanting to try different products, but not having the time or the knowledge to do so. Now, you can order a monthly box for any area of your life, from fashion, to grooming, to lifestyle and beyond. Here are some of our favorites.The Guy’s Guide to Scarves >>>
Forget taking an expensive risk when trying a new shave balm. When you sign up for Birchbox, a variety of great men’s grooming essentials will arrive at your doorstep each month. Each package contains a mix of shampoos, lotions, even candles and socks. Once you’ve tried a sample you like, just go to the website and purchase the full-size product. It’s that easy.More info: birchbox.comMovember: Your 5 Minute Guide to the Cancer-Fighting Cause >>>
Each month, Bespoke Post comes up with a “Box of Awesome,” which typically contains something you didn’t know you needed until it arrives. Then, you don’t know how you ever lived without it. They typically follow a theme, like “Crisp,” which contains stuff to help you deal with cold weather. Sometimes, they’ll send food or something that will be sure to impress the ladies, like an aeration funnel for wine.More info:bespokepost.comThe Guy’s Guide to Hard Cider >>>
If you’re a guy who has to sport a tie to work (or even someone who wears one for fun) you’ll appreciate FreshNeck. The company describes itself as “Netflix for ties,” and that’s pretty much the best way to explain it. Once you sign up, you fill your queue with styles you want, then wait to receive the top three available items in the mail. Whether you then wear your ties for two days or two months, it doesn’t matter—there aren’t any late fees, ever. You just won’t get anything new until you return what you've got. Subscription prices range depending on designer, but all are a small fraction of the price you’d pay in stores.More info: freshneck.comOvernight Expert: How to Iron Your Dress Shirt >>>
This isn’t really a subscription service, but we had to include it nonetheless. Buck Mason is the easiest way to shop for clothes, short of your girlfriend picking things out for you. This company sends you packages filled with staples every guy needs—a gray tee, a black tee, an oxford shirt, jeans, etc. Once you get it, you're given five days to choose what you want to keep, which is the only stuff you'll pay for, and then you return the rest. Perhaps the best part is that everything's American made and classic looking, meaning you won't feel uncomfortable wearing it for years to come.More info:buckmason.comDoes It Matter What You Wear to Work? >>>