As a self-confessed shop-o-holic, there’s one thing I can’t stand shopping for and that’s corporate attire. Working in the Sydney CBD a shirt, tie, cufflinks and the occasional pocket square are a must in my working life, but I can’t stand spending obscene amounts of money to purchase these items. On average, a tie from a major department store can cost anything from $49.95 up to $300 depending on the brand. When you add cufflinks, and a pair of ‘funky’ socks or a pocket square, you’re easily spending over $150 (and that’s being conservative!).
I was recently doing some online shopping when I stumbled on the Original Gent website, a subscription box service that offers affordable style and grooming essentials for men. Immediately I was impressed by the price of this service, just $70 per month! Surely this can’t be right I thought and decided to investigate a little further to what the set includes. Each month Original Gent subscribers receive six staple style and grooming products, ensuring you establish a well-rounded collection of accessories no matter what occasion comes your way. Items you can expect to receive as part of your subscription are cufflinks, pocket squares, card wallets, shoe horn and tie clips.
Pictured above is the May collection which I received. The kit contained:
- Dha|one Cotton Pinstripe Tie
- Dha|one Ombre navy pocket square
- Unsimply Stitched Argyle Socks
- AusCufflinks Black and Gold Cufflinks
- Vitamin Aftershave Balm
- Giorgio Armani Armani Sport Code 5ml
Retail value $140
As you can see the May edition features a versitile selection of accessories which can simply be paired with a white shirt and a navy suit – items which are likely to be staples in many corporate gents wardrobes.
Original Gent has partnered with a number of leading brands both in Australia and overseas so you can always expect premium products from brands such as:
- Giorgio Armani
- Skinny Tie Madness
Best of all each product featured in Original Gent boxes are handpicked by a team of style experts to ensure you’re always on trend, and there are no lock in contracts so you can cancel at any time.
As a special offer to Mr Neo Luxe readers, Original Gent is offering a 10% discount when you enter promo code ‘MRNEOLUXE10′ at the checkout. For more information or to order, visit the Original Gent website.