And there’s not much more to it than that. The whole process is mercifully simple and straightforward—unlike doing laundry. Peruse the brand’s offerings to pinpoint the options that are right for you, or put your fate in Team Stance’s hands and hope you don’t end up with a pair of socks/undies you’re going to dread reaching for when more optimal choices are lying at the bottom of the hamper.
For Underwear With a Cheeky Twist: MeUndies
Hear us out: MeUndies might be best known for its outlandish designs–pizza print boxers, anyone?!—but, as it turns out, it also offers a killer assortment of sturdy basics. The brand’s signature “no-roll” waistband ensures your underwear doesn’t bunch in the back, while the soft modal fabric prevents any uncomfortable chaffing. You can opt to receive a fresh pair with the cheekiest of designs (no judgment here, pal), or elect to get a pair of everyday undies you probably won’t cringe at six months down the road. The selection process is pretty thorough: first you decide on the cut (boxer brief, boxer brief with fly, regular ol’ boxer or brief, trunk), then the fabric (original or a breathable, quick-drying material), and then, finally, the print.
The Other Contender: Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is another subscription service that work on the same basic model as the rest: fill out a form, work with a stylist, receive a box of clothes, pay a $20 styling fee that gets applied toward anything you choose to keep. The stuff they sent us was…totally fine. Solid. Maybe a little dad-ish—and not necessarily in the cool way. Stitch Fix serves up a mix of low-to-midrange brands you’ve seen in malls (Original Penguin, Jack & Jones, Tommy Bahama) and a few generically-named ones you haven’t (7Diamonds, Hawker Rye). They’re totally workable options if you aren’t really looking to push any boundaries with your style and just need clothes for clothes’ sake. But for just a little more dough, we’d probably choose Trunk Club over it any day of the week.
For Accessories Specialists: Sprezzabox
Sprezzabox exists to help you accessorize like a pro. If you’re the type of dude who has no trouble at all getting dressed but tends to falter a touch when it comes to the finishing touches, this is the monthly box for you. (Assuming, of course, you can look past the name.) Each month, Sprezzabox will deliver a selection of accessories—think ties, socks, and various grooming accoutrements—curated by its team of stylists and delivered straight to your door.
After signing up for a new monthly subscription, you’ll have the option to choose which type of box you’re into—a process that repeats itself at the end of every four weeks. If you don’t have time to choose, or don’t care enough to, the brand will pick a new, duplicate-free box for you. The site’s offerings skew towards the more basic side of classic menswear (you probably won’t find any funky foulard ties here) but if you’re looking to spice up your back-to-work wardrobe with minimal effort this certainly isn’t the worst place to start.
For Horology Buffs: Watch Gang
At GQ HQ, our love for watches—from brands big and small, expensive and not—runs deep. But collecting the rare Swiss grails you ogle on the timeline can quickly add up—usually, at least. Staring at $75 a month, Watch Gang, a relatively new entrant in the space, will send you a classic timepiece from the likes of Seiko or Miyota, and might ignite the flames of your own lifelong passion in the process. When founder Matthew Gallagher started wearing his dad’s vintage Rolex, he realized it was more than a glitzy accessory with an absurd sticker price—it was a bona fide family heirloom he could pass down to his own kids, too. Because Watch Gang is a mystery subscription service, you won’t have a say in which ticker you receive, BUT, each week one lucky subscriber will find themselves the owner of a brand new Rolex, a fitting tribute to the story that inspired Watch Gang’s inception.
The Shameless Plug: GQ Box
OK, OK: our quarterly Box isn’t strictly a clothing subscription service. It’s better! For a mere $50 (or even less if you buy a year’s supply), we pack in well over $200 worth of our editors’ go-to style, grooming, and lifestyle products for the season. For summertime, that means a killer pair of shades, a mineral-enriched natural deodorant, a next-level toothbrush, and way, way more. Sign up and let us make your life a little cooler and more stylish—one crate at a time.