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July 2018

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

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June 2018

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

May 2018

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

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April 2018

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

March 2018

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

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February 2018

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

January 2018

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

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DECEMBER 2017:

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 

November 2017:

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

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October 2017:

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

September 2017:

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

 

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August 2017:

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 2017:

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

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June 2017:

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

May 2017:

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

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April 2017:

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

March 2017:

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

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February 2017:

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