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It's time to stop overlooking the little things in life, and to start appreciating the details. This month's box is all about those little details. The Black Label Voyager Watch is tastefully designed in black, it won't stand out, but it will get you noticed. The watch comes with a handmade leather strap that will be so comfortable you won't want to take it off. This month also sees a return of one of our favorite brands, Baron Fig. Their Vanguard pocket notebooks are all about the details. Softly textured covers and high-quality paper are a note takers paradise. Finally, we have Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee in Milk Chocolate. It's made the old fashioned way, in Michigan, where every single detail is obsessed over. This month's box will be a sure fire way to show your attention to detail.
The book of the month is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. This book has changed many lives since it was first published in 1952. It's been awarded the National Book Award for Fiction, and been featured on pretty much every Top 100 Books list ever written. It is a definite must read and a great addition to your growing library.
Book: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Lifestyle Item 1: Black Label Voyager Watch
Lifestyle Item 2: Baron Fig Vanguard Pocket Notebooks
Lifestyle Item 3: Dave's Sweet Tooth Milk Chocolate Toffee
The Get Active Box
This month we are giving you everything you need to get out and get active. First, a pair of LSTN Sound Co. Crescent Earbuds. These Bluetooth headphones are made from recycled material and sound great. Next, a pair of custom athletic socks from Toronto Sock Xchange. These socks will keep your feet comfortable and dry no matter your destination. Finally, a boost of energy, to get you up and going. A Peanut and Chocolate Energy Bar from Ritual Energy. These energy bars pack a whole cup of coffee's worth of caffeine into a delicious Peanut and Chocolate bar made with all natural ingredients.
This month's book is a wonderfully unique work of historical fiction from Aleksander Hemon, a MacArthur Genius Award Winner. The Lazarus Project is a story of two men, separated by 100 years, whose lives become intertwined as the past is investigated.
Book: The Lazarus Project by Aleksander Hemon
Lifestyle Item 1: LSTN Sound Co. Crescent Earbuds
Lifestyle Item 2: Toronto Sock Xchange Athletic Socks
Lifestyle Item 3: Ritual Energy Bar
The Summer Getaway Box
Summer is winding down and there is no time like the present to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts. This month we've provided you with the perfect assortment of items for a summer getaway. First, protect your eyes from the summer sun with a pair of polarized sunglasses from Prime Shades. These shades are made for living a "prime" life and look as good as they make you feel. Next, while you're out under the sun bring some of your favorite spirits with you in the Vintage Gentleman Flask. Finally, a pair of no-show socks from Taft. These socks have a texturized heel to prevent slipping and will keep you looking cool.
This month's book is Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut is one of the preeminent American writers of all time, and this is arguably his best book. It takes his classic dark humor and satire of the world he was living in, to a whole other level. It's a must read and a book that definitely deserves a spot on your bookshelf.
Book: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Lifestyle Item 1: Prime Shades Polarized Sunglasses
Lifestyle Item 2: Vintage Gentleman Flask
Lifestyle Item 3: Taft No Show Socks
The Upgrade Box
There is always room in your wardrobe for an upgrade. This month we have just the additions to your outfits to make a subtle yet powerful statement the next time you put a suit on. First, a wonderful 100% cotton tie from the Tie Doctor. The Tie Doctors specialize in adding an elegant touch to your personal style and made this tie custom for Culture Carton. Next, a standout accessory for your new tie, a wooden tie clip from Gentleman of the North. This distinctive tie clip is unlike any you've seen before and is sure to make an impression on anybody who sees it. Pull the outfit together with a matching pair of custom socks from Gentleman Collective. Finally, give an upgrade to your daily cup of coffee with the La Colombe Draft Latte
This month's book is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. This national bestseller is a unique story of hope and the lengths to which we will go to find meaning. It's a great read on the bus to work, or on the beach, and will be a great addition to your library.
Book: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Lifestyle Item 1: Tie Doctor Tie
Lifestyle Item 2: Gentleman Of The North Tie Clip
Lifestyle Item 3: Gentleman Collective Socks
Lifestyle Item 4: La Colombe Draft Latte
The Desktop Box
A well put together desktop can make the mundane tasks we do on a day to day basis a little bit better. This month we've provided a beautiful Leather Mouse Pad from Kiko Leather, which will provide a strong, durable, and attractive surface for your mouse. We are also providing a 3 pack of Limited Edition "Infinity" Flagship Vanguard notebooks from Baron Fig. Next one of our favorite items to use, an Opinel No. 8 Pocket Knife with a Walnut Handle. This pocket knife is great for everything from opening mail, to boxes, to slicing cheese, and is a part of our daily carry. Finally, brighten up your desk with an air plant from Air Plant Supply Co. This durable and easy to care for plant will add a bit of brightness to any space it occupies. With these items, your desktop will seem like a whole new space.
This month's book is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, published for the novel’s centennial, is the definitive text. It is an amazing read and will make a great addition to your library.
Book: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Lifestyle Item 1: Kiko Leather Mouse Pad
Lifestyle Item 2: Opinel No 8 Pocket Knife with Walnut Handle
Lifestyle Item 3: Baron Fig Vanguard Notebooks
Lifestyle Item 4: Air Plant Supply Co Abdita Brachycaulos
The Sun and Shade Box
It's May and Spring is in the air, with Summer just around the corner. This month we wanted to provide you with the best products to make that transition. First, keep your eyes protected from the sun with the Venice Sunglasses from Prime Shades. Hank Sauce's Camouflage hot sauce is one of the best we've ever had and goes with anything from tacos to burgers. Wolf Clothing's Midas Feather lapel pin will add a unique style to any suit you wear this wedding season. Finally, as the heat starts to rise use the Dude Wipes Shower wipes to cool off and cleanse your body. This box is the perfect companion for Spring and the coming Summer.
May's book is a modern look at the music industry from Jennifer Egan. A Visit From The Goon Squad is a "startling and exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption." It will be a great addition to your bookshelf.
Book: A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Lifestyle Item 1: Prime Shades Venice Sunglasses
Lifestyle Item 2: Hank Sauce Camouflage Hot Sauce
Lifestyle Item 3: Wolf Clothing Co. Midas Feather Lapel Pin
Lifestyle Item 4: Dude Wipes Shower
The Spring Refresh Box
This Spring we wanted to provide you with something that will refresh your life. First, a Kiko Leather X Bifold Wallet, to upgrade that wallet you've been sitting on for years. Second, the El Dorado Whiskey Soap from Drifter Grooming to refresh your body. Finally, we've included Collar Stays by Wise Stays to keep your dress shirts looking sharp. These items are refreshing twists on classics that will become your new favorite things.
April's book is another classic to build your library, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This legendary story of an average group of students crashed on an island turns into a gritty survival story.
Book: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lifestyle Item 1: Kiko Leather X Bifold Wallet
Lifestyle Item 2: Drifter Grooming El Dorado Whiskey Soap
Lifestyle Item 3: Wise Stays Collar Stays
The Beau Brummell Gentleman's Box
The harsh winter is fading away and has probably done some damage to your face. This month's box will help fix that. We've partnered up with Beau Brummell to provide you with a full facial routine to get your face back in shape as spring and summer come back into our lives. The weekly Facial Scrub will keep your face healthy and rejuvenated, while the Face Wash will keep your youthful appearance intact. Finish your routine with an essential Facial Moisturizer to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and ready to go.
March's book is a wonderful and fantastic journey by the brilliant author Junot Diaz. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao will make a terrific addition to your bookshelf.
Book: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Lifestyle Item 1: Beau Brummell Facial Scrub
Lifestyle Item 2: Beau Brummell Face Wash
Lifestyle Item 3: Beau Brummell Facial Moisturizer
The Pocket Notebook Box
As the New Year begins to take shape so do our thoughts and ideas. There is no greater way to keep track of your ideas than in a pocket notebook wrapped in a protective, and stylish leather cover. That's exactly what is being provided in this month's box. A stylish and understated notebook from Baron Fig, and a leather notebook cover from Blackthorn Leather to keep the book, and your words, safe. This USA made, handcrafted leather cover will last a lifetime. You are going to need something to fill those notebooks with and we are excited to be providing Blackwing 602 pencils in this month's box. Blackwing Pencils were the preferred pencil of John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones and will change the way you think about pencils.
Speaking of John Steinbeck, the book this month is an all-time classic from the illustrious American writer. Of Mice and Men is a giant of American Literature that will deliver a powerfully poignant story that will stay with you for a long time.
Book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Lifestyle Item 1: Blackthorn Leather Pocket Notebook Cover
Lifestyle Item 2: Baron Fig Vanguard Pocket Notebook 3-pack
Lifestyle Item 3: Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils
The Winter Style Box:
In the heart of winter, it can be hard to keep your wardrobe from becoming as cold and grey as the weather outside. January's Winter Style box is here to prevent that and add a pop of style to your winter wardrobe. We've partnered with Reign Bow Ties to provide you with the refined style accessories you need to stand out. Each box comes with a bow tie, matching pocket square, and lapel pin in a complementing color. Along with these style items you will be receiving a devilishly fun board game called One Up!. One Up! is similar to Scrabble and Bananagrams, but a lot faster, and honestly more fun. The perfect game for those cold winter nights where you stay in.
This month's book is another classic from Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. This semi-autobiographical book is a classic that has flown under the radar for too long. It will make a great addition to your growing collection.
Book: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Lifestyle Item 1: Reign Bow Ties Bow Tie
Lifestyle Item 2: Reign Bow Ties Pocket Square
Lifestyle Item 3: Reign Bow Ties Lapel Pin
Lifestyle Item 4: Old's Cool One Up Game
The Watch Box:
A classy watch is one of the only ways a man can show that he has a style of his own. We are proud to present The Watch Box. The Charlie Watch from I Love Ugly is going to make a classy understated statement on your wrist. It includes a Swiss made movement and a genuine leather strap. Along with the watch are a few items to add a unique twist to the end of your year. First some amazing portable cocktail mixes from Minute Mixology so that you can enjoy a fresh cocktail wherever your holiday travels take you. Finally a delicious package of Brooklyn Biltong. Biltong is a South African dried beef specialty that will beat the crap out of your gas station jerky.
Use CULTURE10 for 10% Brooklyn Biltong purchases and DRINK789 for 40% off Minute Mixology purchases on Amazon.
This month's book is The Martian by Andy Weir. The Martian is a fast paced, action packed, sci-fi adventure about a botanist who has been left on Mars during a mission. Andy Weir self published this book, which was his passion project, in 2011. Once people started noticing that it was such an amazing book it was quickly picked up by a publisher and was recently turned into a movie starring Matt Damon.
Book: The Martian by Andy Weir
Lifestyle Item 1: I Love Ugly Watch
Lifestyle Item 2: Minute Mixology Drink Mix
Lifestyle Item 3: Brooklyn Biltong
The Travel Kit:
There has never been an easier time to travel. Planes, trains, and automobiles all make it possible to get where you're going fast and efficiently. November's box is here to help make packing for your travels a bit more efficient. First, you get a marvelous home for your toiletries and essentials, The Kiko Leather Travel Kit. This premium leather bag will keep all of your essentials ready to go, no matter the destination. Also included this month are a travel sized shampoo and conditioner from Das Boom to keep your hair clean and healthy, and hair gel from PocketGel to keep it styled. With the La Colombe Coffee Vault you can forget about awful hotel coffee forever.
November's book is one of the pinnacles of American Literature, Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau. The modern Library edition not only has the great writings of Thoreau but has an introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden is a great travel companion, no matter the destination.
Book: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Lifestyle Item 1: Kiko Leather Travel Kit
Lifestyle Item 2: Das Boom Shampoo
Lifestyle Item 3: Das Boom Conditioner
Lifestyle Item 4: PocketGel Instant Use Gel
Lifestyle Item 5: La Colombe The Coffee Vault Can
The Fall Basics Box:
Get ready for the changing seasons with the Fall Basics Box from Culture Carton. In this box you are getting everything you need to go into Fall a step above the rest. A pair of aviators from Blenders Eyewear will go perfectly with your heavier fall outerwear. Show off your style with a pair of Dead Soxy socks, and add some panache to your EDC with a leather keychain from Kiko Leather.
This month's book is The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson. It is a unique telling of a series of murders at the 1893 World Fair. The book is a non fiction story told in the form of a fiction novel and is a real page burner. If you do put the book down, save your spot with an Italic Bookmark. You haven't read something like this before, and it truly belongs on your bookshelf.
Book: The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
Lifestyle Item 1: Blenders Eyewear Spider Jet Polarized Sunglasses
Lifestyle Item 2: Dead Soxy Socks
Lifestyle Item 3: Kiko Leather Key Chain
Lifestyle Item 4: Italic Bookmark
The Leather Shoe Care Kit
One of the first things people notice are your shoes. Whether you work in an office or on a job site every man finds himself slipping on a pair of leather shoes or boots from time to time. With this leather shoe care kit from American Shine Co. you will be able to keep your shoes and boots in great condition. With your shoes freshened up don't forget to freshen yourself up with a bar of Dr. Squatch's soap.
September's book is a modern American classic, The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This book follows a father and son trying to survive the winter in a post apocalyptic landscape. It won a Pulitzer Prize and definitely deserves a spot on your bookshelf.
Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Lifestyle Item 1: American Shine Co. Premium Four Piece Brush Set
Lifestyle Item 2: American Shine Co. Pre Shine Conditioner and Microfiber Cloth (x2)
Lifestyle Item 3: American Shine Co. Caranuba Wax Shoe Polish (black and brown)
Lifestyle Item 4: Dr. Squatch Hand Made Cold Pressed Soap
The Brickell Men's Grooming Box
This month it's time to step up your grooming routine. We've partnered with Brickell Men's Products to provide the three essential skin care products a man needs daily for healthy skin. When used together daily, these three products work together to deliver a skin care routine that gives immediate and noticeable results. Brickell provides all natural and organic products you can feel good about.
With your facial routine locked down you can focus your attention on the wonderful 'Ready Player One' novel which is a poignant blast from the 80's. You may not have heard of it yet, but this is a modern classic.
Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Brickell Men's Daily Advanced Face Care Routine
Lifestyle Item 1: Brickell Clarifying Gel Face Wash
Lifestyle Item 2: Brickell Daily Essential Face Moisturizer
Lifestyle Item 3: Brickell Men's Renewing Face Scrub
July's edition of Culture Carton is about welcoming summer with confidence. Block out the sun with Blenders Eyewear polarized sunglasses, while you relax in the summer heat. You won't have to worry about sweaty feet in your shoes this summer with the Hook and Albert No Show Socks. When the heat finally gets to you and you start to lag, revitalize yourself with the "Energize" Dude Face Wipes.
Finally learn the ins and outs of charisma and confidence with The Charisma Myth. This book is the perfect way to walk through Summer, and life, with confidence.
Book: The Charisma Myth By Olivia Fox Cabane
Lifestyle Item 1: Benders Eyewear M Class Sunglasses
Lifestyle Item 2: Hook and Albert No Show Socks
Lifestyle Item 3: Dude Wipes Face Wipes
Bonus Item: Pocket Constitution
The June box is focused on helping you welcome the summer with a bit of flavor. Enjoy On The Road, a quintessential road trip story, and a perfect summer read.
This month's box includes lifestyle items focused on adding some flavor to your summer cookouts. Inside you will find a limited edition, handmade, spice box to hold restaurant quality finishing salt. Combine this with Meyer lemon infused, award winning, olive oil and your flavors will be out of this world.
Book: Jack Kerouac's On The Road
Lifestyle Item 1: Jonathan Alden Solid Walnut Spice Box
Lifestyle Item 2: Jacobsen Salt Co Flake Finishing Sea Salt
Lifestyle Item 3: Sutter Buttes Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
Our May Box was our first style box. It was also the best value box we've ever put out! Over $90 worth of value for a $40 price tag! We believe that style and smarts are what set the Cultured Man apart, and our May box will do just that!
Book: A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Lifestyle Item 1: Ollie and Ross Handmade Silk Tie
Lifestyle Item 2: Balitello Performance Dress Socks
Lifestyle Item 3: Lovely Lapels Pocket Squares
Our third box had a finance theme. We believe that financial security and independence is something every man should strive for. April's Culture Carton will help you do just that.
Book: I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Lifestyle Item 1: Modern Made Man Successor Wallet
Lifestyle Item 2: Book Darts
Lifestyle Item 3: La Colombe Vanilla Draft Latte Can
Our second box featured a book that has become increasingly relevant in modern times and a few items that were going to keep you organized. Not to mention a bonus food item.
Book: 1984 60th Anniversary Edition by George Orwell
Lifestyle Item 1: XY3 Bluetooth Tracker
Lifestyle Item 2: Grid It Extra Small Organizer
Lifestyle Item 3: Mike's Hot Honey
We wanted our first box to have a little bit of everything we represent. Everything included represents something practical that any man could use/apply in his day to day life.
Book: The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
Lifestyle Item 1: United By Blue Ragg Wool Beanie
Lifestyle Item 2: Field Notes Brand Memo Books
Lifestyle Item 3: Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen