Stitch Fix Men August 2017 Review

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Stitch Fix Men is a personal styling service customized to your fit, lifestyle & spending preferences. Just like Stitch Fix for women, your stylist will send you 5 pieces based on your profile for you to try on at home. You only keep what you love, and you never have to set foot in a mall! There are no coupons for Stitch Fix, but if you love everything in your fix, you save 25% when you keep the whole fix (read below for details)!

I love the look of the packaging – it’s clean and masculine. They did a good job of styling the subscription to make it appealing to men.

Though the packaging is understated, you still receive those little extra touches, like a cloth bag for your shoes (yes, that’s right, the men’s subscription often ventures beyond just shirts and pants). This particular Fix looked forward to the cooler weather with jeans, a few shirts, and a hoodie.

Every box includes styling cards showing a couple looks for each item in the fix. There’s usually a dressed up (right) and more casual (left) version for each piece of clothing. The cards are not currently accessible in your Stitch Fix profile, but you can request a PDF via email.

Apart from Hello Subscription stuff, I’m primarily a stay-at-home dad, so I opt for clothing on the casual side of things. My stylist has done a good job of picking clothes that aren’t overly dressy and have a casual feel, yet I wouldn’t feel odd wearing them out of the house.

Everything arrives neatly stacked in brown paper – it always makes me think of a big sandwich wrapped in deli paper.

Here’s how Stitch Fix Men works: First, you fill out your style profile. This includes style, budget, and what you’re looking for – you can get as detailed as you want with the notes to your stylist. Your stylist is very responsive to your requests and will work hard to find pieces that fit your declared style, so the more info you provide, the better your selections will be.

You get instructions, a style guide, and the price sheet. The instructions couldn’t be simpler: try on the stuff, let Stitch Fix know what you thought, and return the pieces you don’t want in the prepaid mailer (free shipping!). Your stylist takes not of what you kept (and why) and what you didn’t, along with any addition feedback you provide, so your clothes selections become better “tailored” to you over time.

If you keep everything you get a 25% discount. This is why it is so important to be detailed and accurate in your profile, as it increases the chances that your stylist will run the table and score you great clothes and a discount (without having to keep anything you don’t really want). You will check-out and get charged through your Stitch Fix Men account. You’ll be charged a $20 styling fee and shipped five items to try on at home. If you keep anything your styling fee will be applied to your order, but if you don’t, you will pay the $20 fee. If I kept everything in the box, this fix would be $220.75 (plus the applied $20 sunk cost) – about $44 per item (after the styling fee I already paid). Because of the discount, it’s often cheaper to just keep everything than to send back one or two items.

Everything in my fix for August.

Alternative Apparel Rocky Fleece Zip Hoodie ($58): This hoodie is quite substantial, with a thick and comfy feel. This is not the California-weight hoodie typically found in styling subscriptions. The color is described as Navy, but the chambray effect gives it a softer look. The cuffs have a very gentle elastic gather.

The front pockets are styled like the handwarmer pocket you’d find on a pullover, but they are separated by the zipper, and the side openings are sewn narrowing, creating a more traditional pocket. The waist looks to has a hem, but it doesn’t have any elasticity or gather, so it hangs straight.

The hood has a drawstring closure.

Tailor Vintage Nathan Heathered Baseball Henley ($59): This heathered henley has a predictably soft fabric with a very smooth feel. It wears very light and has a very relaxed look.

The brown and white buttons give it a little bit of a vintage feel, and it has a bit of a wild strip of color along the interior of the collar. Described as Navy, the shirt has a lighter trunk and dark sleeves and collar.

Tailor Vintage Brett One Pocket Polo ($58): A light polo in a lovely washed red.

The shirt has some touches that give it a holiday feel instead of a preppy one, namely the pattern on the interior of the neck and the wood-colored buttons.

Diamond Black Jack Gaucho Two Pocket Western Shirt ($48): A modern take on the Western shirt, with a multi-tone grey block pattern with blue and red accents. The big Western accent on this piece is the paneling on the front of the shoulders.

The collar is wider than on most modern shirts, flaring at the end and supporting the Western feel. The sleeves are pleated.

Mavi Zach Straight Leg Jeans ($98): These Mavi jeans have very classic styling and a modern fit that has the pleasant lines of a straight leg. The color is very deep and doesn’t have a washed look to it.

The dark rivets and button preserve the sleek look, making these great jeans to sneak into a dressier ensemble.

The logo on the back pocket is simple and not distracting.

This Fix signaled a shift from Summer to Fall wardrobe with warmer pieces and a darker palette. I loved the hoodie in this set. The color is really beautiful, and it has a thick enough fabric to make a warm, wearable piece whether or not layered. I wasn’t totally in love with the other pieces. I have several Western, Henley, and Raglan style pieces already and am pretty choosy about adding more. Luckily, with Stitch Fix I only keep what I love!

What do you think of Stitch Fix Men?


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