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: $177.62 – Average cost per piece is $35.52 and a total discount of $65.88.
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!
Jenson Overdyed Layered Crew Tee by Julian & Mark – Cost to keep: $36
I knew this tee wouldn’t be for me the second I pulled it out of the box; I really dislike light wash clothing on any apparel item, it’s just not for me. The 100% cotton tee is pretty good quality and has a soft hand feel, which I do think is in line with the $36 cost.
I do appreciate the details like the front pocket, side slits, and back stitching, but the color just doesn’t work for me, so this is going back.
Long Sleeve Linen Cotton Shirt by Even Tide – Cost to keep: $64
I had high hopes for this button up when I initially saw it; I love the versatile salmon color and the linen material is perfect for the hot summer months ahead. Alas, this one did not work for me in the fit department. You can’t see it in the images, but the fit was way too large throughout the arms, the body and the length – This one is going back.
Horizon Line Short Sleeve Shirt by Even Tide – Cost to keep: $48
I feel so cool and summery in this short sleeve button up! The print is just the right amount of “loud” and can be paired with dark or bright colors, which I appreciate. The cotton/poly blend is pretty good quality and is just the right weight for the summer months. I do have one complaint though… I wish I would have received this top sooner. However, this one is a keeper!
Long Sleeve Oxford Shirt by Hawker Rye – Cost to keep: $48
This 100% cotton top is great quality and has a very structured feel to it. I paired with black jeans and loafers but I think moving forward, I’d like to try it out with khakis and maybe a white shoe for a more southern look. The color is very eye catching and the $48 price is reasonable for the quality of the top – I’m keeping this one!
Belton Slim Fit Jean by Flag & Anthem – Cost to keep: $70
The fit of these jeans are nice at the waist and thigh but the ankles were too wide for liking; I prefer a pant that has a tapered fit at the ankle and these just don’t fit the bill. I do like the versatile dark wash of these but I definitely don’t like the contrast bright stitching, so these are going back.
Verdict: I enjoyed a few pieces in this month’s shipment and am keeping two of the tops! I continue to have fit issues with bottoms from Stitch Fix, so I think I may request them to stop sending, or maybe request a different type of pant moving forward.
What do you think about Stitch Fix for Men? Have you or anyone you know tried the service?