Stitch Fix for Men Clothing Subscription Box Review – August 2017
In addition to women’s styling, Stitch Fix recently added a men’s clothing subscription box service that is focused around vamping up the style in your everyday wardrobe. When signing up, you take a pretty in-depth survey so your stylist gets a handle on what you’re looking for. Questions range from your occupation, your personal style, sizing, pricing preference, and so on. You can even send them your Instagram or Facebook page so they can get an even more personal feel for who you are.
After you pick the date of when you’d like to receive your fix, the stylist handpicks 5 items and sends you your shipment. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix
The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This is my detailed invoice noting the products that are in my box, the sizing, and cost of each item. Total cost to keep all five items, minus the $20 styling fee and 25% discount would cost: $194.50 – Average cost per piece is $38.90 and a total discount of $91.50.
The box also included some cards with styling suggestions along with a little note from my stylist on how they would pair each piece. I really enjoy these cards as they give me some different ideas on what to wear with!
For anything you plan on returning, Stitch Fix instructs you to complete a checkout process online so they know what to expect coming back, and it also allows you to provide feedback about what you did and did not like about the items. They include a USPS pre-paid mailing bag in your box too. You just pack up the items you don’t want and drop the bag off at your post office.
Let’s take a look at what inside!
Ash Aviator Lace-Up Brogues by Toms – Cost to keep: $98
I was really excited to see a pair of shoes in this month’s shipment; even more excited when I saw that they were Tom’s, as I love the brand’s quality and their One for One shoe promise. I really like how versatile this shoe is and how it can be worn for either a polished or casual look, too. I do, however, have so many brown shoes that look pretty similar to this one, so this is going back.
Canopy Textured Poplin Shirt by Diamond Black Jack – Cost to keep: $44
I was instantly drawn to this shirt’s color as I’ve been looking for a lighter-weight, chambray-esque looking top. This shirt, however, doesn’t fit all the requirements that I was personally looking for – It’s a little too loose and didn’t look great unbuttoned on me. The quality of 100% cotton fabric though is quite high and is in line with the $44 cost. Since this didn’t fit all the requirements I was looking for, this one is also going back.
Cesar Broken Twill Pant by ROHM – Cost to keep: $58
I haven’t had any success with bottoms from Stitch Fix yet and these sadly didn’t work out either. I usually run into the pants being too large throughout the leg and fitting great at the waist, but this pair did the opposite on me – The legs were perfectly tapered at the ankles and thighs, but the waist was way too small on me and I could barely button. I love the versatile color and the quality is in line for the $58 cost – just too small! I think I’ll request these in a larger size for next month’s shipment and we’ll see if that works!
Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt by Hawker Rye – Cost to keep: $58
This 100% cotton top is good quality and for the most part in line with the cost, but the fit on this is too large throughout the body and arms for me; I prefer a more fitted button up. I’m sure you can guess, but this is also going back to Stitch Fix.
Essential Heather Crew Tee by Hawker Rye – Cost to keep: $28
My casual summer look this year has consisted of basic tees, shorter shorts, and sandals; so I was happy to see this quality tee from Hawker Rye in this month’s shipment. The blue color is great and unlike anything else I own, so I thought this was going to be a slam-dunk and a definite keeper. Sadly, the fit just wasn’t right for my liking; it was a bit too small in the chest and a little too loose at the sleeves, so this is going back as well.
Verdict: I enjoyed quite a few of the styles in this month’s shipment but am not keeping any due to a range of fit issues. I do, however, think I may have found a good style of pant from Stitch Fix and am going to request a larger size in next month’s delivery! The quality of all pieces was quite high and in line with their pricing, which I appreciate as a customer who is looking for quality garments.
What do you think about Stitch Fix for Men? Have you or anyone you know tried the service?