Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Five Four Club October 2015 Review

 

Here's our second month of Five Four Club.  As indicated last month, Five Four is making a slight change in order to provide customers with a more cohesive range of outfits per season.  Last month, my husband received two shirts - one dress shirt and one lightweight hoodie (that review here).  We were hoping for a bigger ticket item this month and Five Four did not disappoint!

What is Five Four Club? It is a men's clothing subscription out of California.  They have a lot of celebrity clients (including Mark Wahlberg) and offer a variety of Five Four-branded clothing items.  It is a little pricey at $60/month (especially for Canadians since there is an additional $25 surcharge for us - boo! - and exchange on top of that!) but there are, occasionally, deals to be had.  This is our second half-price month (since I used an awesome coupon code!).  Coupon code FBSAVE50 might let you get your first box at half price.

When you join Five Four Club, you fill in a pretty detailed profile indicating your sizing and preferences so that your stylist can select the perfect items for you.  Last time around, my husband signed up for "Business Casual" and picked up a lot of button-down shirts.  This time, he opted for "Mix" to get a little more variety.  I notice that the style profiles have changed a bit from last year - Casual, Forward, Classic and Mix - which I like.

So, what did he get this month?



Rochelle Jacket

OMG! I am in love with this jacket (and my husband really likes it too).  It reminds me of a high school football jacket. . . only much, much cooler and better quality.  The body of the jacket is a soft wool, thick enough for autumn weather (but not for winters in Canada. . . that's okay since this is a fall box!).  The sleeves are, we think, a good faux leather (but there's no tag indicating what this coat is made of or how to care for it - minor gripe).  It feels real but we're not sure whether that's a reasonable expectation at this price point or not? No matter, this is a seriously gorgeous jacket with so many nice features.  This is exactly what we were hoping for and is completely worth the (full) cost of the box to us!







Here's the collar detail with the signature Five Four striping on the lining.
















A closer look at the sleeve detail.  Check out the zippered pockets - no more loose change spilling out in the car :)














And an inner pocket, complete with inspirational quote:  "There is nowhere to go but everywhere".  Nice touch.



We would have been happy receiving this coat on its own. . . but wait! There's more!


Breese Scarf

Five Four described this as black on their packing slip.  In this photo it looks a bit grey but in person, it's more of a deep green.  Regardless, it's gorgeous, soft and warm - made of viscose, but it feels like wool.  It also looks great with the coat, dressing it up just enough.

Overall Verdict:

And it's out of the park! We were happy last month but planning on cancelling once our two discounted months ended.  After this, we just have to stick around to see what's coming next month.  Pants? It's gotta be pants, right? The jacket is incredible and the scarf is a nice addition.  My husband loves the quality of Five Four clothes and also finds that they fit him really well.  If next month's is awesome, maybe we'll even stick around for Winter! It's a splurge. . . but my husband does not often buy himself clothing and takes really good care of his clothes so they'll last for a long time.  It's also nice not to have to take him shopping :)

If this piques your interest in Five Four Club, please consider using my links (and try coupon code FBSAVE50 - your first box could be half price if it works!).

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