I’ve established there’s value in ThreadBeast, but was it money well spent for me? ThreadBeast hit my overall style on the head, but slightly to the left. Let’s look at each item and whether it’s something I’d pick for myself. I’ll tell you the reason why it’s a hit or miss and explore if there’s anything I could’ve done to make this experience better.
When someone is picking your outfit without ever meeting you, there’s bound to be some items that miss the mark. I was lucky that nothing was such a miss that I felt like I wasted money. In the end, everything that I wouldn’t wear was something my 14-year-old son would. So, regardless of what didn’t work for me, nothing was a total loss.
The Rising Sun Slim Taper Stretch Pants – This product was the closest thing to miss for me. I had to go back and look at my responses because I am not a slim-fit guy. It’s not that I am not slim, it’s that I just don’t like the look or the feel. I answered “straight” to the fit question, but I’m assuming I received these because the waste and inseam matched my fitment. Luckily there is some stretch to these, or they would be a total throwaway since my son’s waste is 3-inches smaller than mine.
The Hundreds Juniper Black Sweat Shorts – I love sweat shorts! They are my go-to casual, around-the-house gear, and my favorite gym attire. Although The Hundreds brand is more street style than I am used to rocking, they fit the bill for what I wear sweat shorts for. So, these are a total win.
Puma Ankle Socks – I’ve got a dozen pairs of Puma socks in my dresser right now. There was still a little plastic piece from where these were attached in a bundle, so it was pretty clear they broke up a set to send me one pair. Not a big deal, as they’re quality socks, but I can usually get a set of 3 for around 8 bucks at Ross.
Tommy Hilfiger Crew Sleepwear – I was so stoked to see this in the box at first until I realized it was sleepwear. I’m not sure anyone else would notice or know. It’s thin and light, a cross between a genuine crew sweatshirt and a long-sleeve tee. I like the look of it, but I typically don’t plaster brands across my chest, so this is a hand-me-down to my son for sure.
Diamond Supply Co Long-sleeve Tee – Total win here. I love embroidered Tees, whether long or short sleeves. They are perfect for layering under a bomber or hoodie. I don’t have enough long-sleeves in my closet, so this was a welcome sight. In most circumstances, I wouldn’t buy Diamond Supply, but this shirt was simple enough that I’m happy with it.
Nautica Solid Crewneck Long-sleeve Tee – Solid crew neck tees with minimal to no branding are my go-to. In fact, I’m almost always wearing a solid color Fresh Clean Tee. I love the understated Nautica embroidered logo and this shirt will definitely go into heavy rotation.
Calvin Klein Blue Leather Belt – I have been wearing the same Diesel belt since 2005. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? I look back and think about how much I spent on that belt and wonder what the heck I was thinking. Dropping $125 on a belt seems insane to me now and that’s probably the reason I’ve never replaced it. So, when I saw a belt in my ThreadBeast box, I was excited. Honestly, I was probably more excited about the belt than anything else. What I love the most, is that it’s blue. I’ve had that black belt in rotation far too long with outfits it certainly didn’t belong being paired with. Unfortunately, the belt was too big for me and rendered it totally uselss.