BLACKSOCKS: November 2013 Review

BLACKSOCKS | OpenedNow, I don’t have a section on my blog devoted to subscription boxes for men, but maybe I should. Perhaps a plan for the future? Anyway, I was excited to have the opportunity to review the “Sockscription” available through BLACKSOCKS. These guys have actually been around for a while and got their start back in 1999, way before this whole subscription box thing blew up.

BLACKSOCKS has a bunch of helpful videos on their website that walk you through what they’re all about, which I always love. But, it works like this. You start out by selecting which socks you want and how often you want them delivered. Each delivery includes three pairs of socks, and depending on how many deliveries you want, the year-long subscription can cost between $89.00-175.00. A year after your initial order, you can decide if you want to renew your sockscription.

So, what else should you know?

  • All prices include worldwide shipping – no extra chargesBLACKSOCKS | Label
  • Each sockscription lasts 1 year
  • You have options on how many deliveries a year you want – 3, 4 or 6 deliveries
  • Trial pairs only cost $12.00
  • BLACKSOCKS is more than just socks, it also offers subscriptions for underwear, t-shirts and dress shirts for men
  • BLACKSOCKS is headquartered in Switzerland, with North American offices in New York City

So, since this service is all for the boys, I promptly handed them over to the hubby when they came in the mail. They seemed like pretty nice dress socks to me, but I’m not the one wearing them! After about a week or so, I checked in with him to get his thoughts.

BLACKSOCKS | Label2While he liked the concept, and certainly understands the benefit of have a family of socks that always match, he didn’t think there was anything over-the-top fantastic about them. And, it was kind of hard for him to judge properly, because the socks were just too big. Now, I have to own up to that one, because it might have been my fault. I told the folks at BLACKSOCKS to send him a size 10.5. But, here’s the thing. His shoe size always depends on the shoe. It just always varies.

So! If you decide to give these a go, I think this is a good example of why you should start with the $12.00 trial pair. That way, you can make sure you’re happy with the size and fit before signing up for a year-long subscription.

So, what do you think? Want to give BLACKSOCKS a go? Have you already tried them? Would love to hear your thoughts below!

Disclosure: This product was received in exchange for a review. All views in this review are the opinion of the author. Just Louise Please will not accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain referral links. Complete Disclosure Policy.

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