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Subscription boxes are growing in popularity with makeup, food and techy boxes dominating the market, specially curated ones for the fashionable man seem to be still in the background of this competitive new industry. The kind people from Grover & Friends offered to send me out a box to check out and review, I couldn't resist. Grover is a monthly subscription box for men, they state their goal as 'to bring men around the world a superior customer experience and fantastic new styles'. Thats a pretty cool goal to have, basically make men everywhere in the world just that little bit more trendy, did I just actually say 'trendy'? Forgive me.
The box I received was 'The Rain Box' oooh! Inside was 2 products. Product 1 was by Grover and was one of their made in LA crew neck t-shirts. I have to say it is ridiculously soft, I can only imagine it feels the same as if you wore a cotton candy shirt...however, they had me at 'made in LA'.
Second in the box of magic was the Claude Klassic Rain Jacket by KWAY. I haven't actually heard of KWAY - blasphemous, right? According to the neat little info card Grover include, KWAY have been making jackets since 1965. On opening the box I had no idea what it was, I was somewhat excited that I had taken a step back to the 90's and got a bum bag (fanny pack to our friends across the pond) however this rain mac folds inside its own pocket! Yes I did just say that. You can then using the elasticated band, wear it around your waist and look like some funky 80's dude.
For the price, I'd say you get a really great box, some months you get more items than others but it all depends on the retail value of the items you get. Grover offer 3 different plans, first up is Monthly this costs $49.99 (£30.60) and means you can cancel at any time. Second is Bi-annually, this costs $249.95 (£153.32) this acts sort of like a 6 month contract so you get a box a month for 6 months, plus 1 free box! Finally is the Annual contract - with this you pre-pay $449.91 and receive a box a month for a full year, you also get 3 free boxes with this plan, everyone loves a freebie! Grover ship across the world from LA and I got my box in literally 5 days which I would say is pretty fast! I'd really recommend Grover, I may even sign up myself! To check out more information, see previous boxes and sign up, visit the Grover & Friends website friends.grover.us. Thinking of trying a Grover box or have you tried one? Drop me your thoughts and questions in the comments below or on Twitter @SamSquireBlog.