Stitch Fix for Men Clothing Box Review – September 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: $217.00 – Average cost per piece is $43.40 and a total discount of $79.00.
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!
Dress Shirt by Fairline – Cost to keep: $48
I’m usually drawn to printed button up shirts, but this just doesn’t do it for me; the print is a little too busy for my liking and the color scheme is a little to sping-y as we head into the fall months ahead. The overall quality of the shirt is quite high and the 100% cotton fabric is soft while still keeping a crisp structure at the collar and sleeves. It’s a nice shirt overall, but just not for me or what I’m looking for in a button up.
Essential Wsh Stretch Chino by Hawker Rye – Cost to keep: $78
These pants are a little too formal for me; the fit is too loose throughout and they aren’t a good fit for my body type or lifestyle. I prefer a more slim fit, especially at the ankles and a more modern cut. To name a few positives; the color is great and quite versatile for any time of year and the quality is very high and in line with the cost of $78. These pants are nice, but just not for me and will be returned. I’ll also note for my stylist moving forward to not send anything like these in the future.
Canopy Textured Poplin Shirt by Diamond Black Jack – Cost to keep: $44
I was instantly drawn to the color and unique pattern when pulling this shirt out of the box this month. The color is rich and versatile and the 100% cotton material is quite soft and comfortable. This shirt can be dressed up or down and will pair nicely with a range of dark or tan colors – this one is a winner for me!
Cotton Cashmere V-Neck Sweater – Cost to keep: $58
This sweater is very soft and the quality is quite high. I’m really drawn to the black/white marbled coloring, which will easily pair with a range of bottoms and can be dressed up or down. The fit for me here was pretty spot on but I’m just really not a fan of anything v-neck. I paired here with the poplin shirt, which made me like the look, but just not enough to keep sweater.
Clifton Slim Fit Pant by 7 Diamonds – Cost to keep: $88
The dark olive color on these pants are perfect for the fall months ahead and are my favorite detail about the pants. The material is very thick and these pants actually feel like suede, so I had high hopes! The fit, however, just doesn’t work for me here; while the pants fit great at the waist and thigh, the ankles are too loose for my liking and don’t work for my overall look. I know I could get these tailored, but for such a seasonal pant, I’d rather spend my money for something more versatile.
Verdict: I enjoyed quite a few of the styles in this month’s shipment and am keeping one of the shirts! I felt a few of the pieces weren’t close to my style at all, so I’ve updated my Style Profile and added notes for my stylist to send more casual pieces moving forward. All pieces in this shipment were of great quality and in line with their costs for the most part. I look forward to seeing what fall pieces I receive in next month’s fix.
What do you think about Stitch Fix for Men? Have you or anyone you know tried the service?