Stitch Fix Men October 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 was well-suited to the upcoming cooler weather, with some warmer tops.

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 $258 (plus the applied $20 sunk cost) – about $52 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 October.

Save The Duck Chance Packable Vest ($99): A puffy vest that looks like a classic down vest, but with a synthetic fill.

The vest is a dark blue with orange accents on the tag and zipper pull.

The interior is a dark tan color. It has a vertical pocket on each side with a zipper closure. These exterior pockets are nearly invisible, as they line up perfectly with a vertical seam. The interior also has two large open-top pockets on the interior.

The zipper has a small cove in which to sit when fully zipped, so no pinching of neck hair.

The filling is very light and collapses down to a fraction of its expanded size. The entire vest can be rolled and stored neatly in the included drawstring top bag.

Grayers Baird Double Cloth Thermal ($78): This heathered shirt has an inner and outer layer of fabric to provide extra insulation. The cloth has a textured pattern that covers the entire shirt, including the cuffs and waistband.

Even Tide Devin Garment Dye Slub Henley ($48): A classic henley with a deep blue color. The front panel has a different fabric and slight sheen for accent.

Diamond Black Jack Gaucho Two Pocket Western Shirt ($48): This shirt celebrates the fun details of a Western without going overboard with leather patches or brocade.

The collar isn’t overplayed, either. The sleeves have a slight pleat, and the pocket and shoulder boards are set off against the main body by the fabric being put on a diagonal.

Tailor Vintage Bridgeport Bedford Cord Pant ($98): This pant has a straight leg and traditional styling. It is cut much like a blue jean, and the micro-corduroy isn’t apparent from a distance.

The cloth is very soft and has a slightly frocked look to it. The narrow and shallow rows of the corduroy are most readily discernible by touch.

This Fix had the dark palette and warmth I expected in a Fall box. I am not a vest guy, and I’m not crazy about the shirts. I have many Western shirts from previous fixes, and they all seem to come in red and blue, so I don’t know that I need another. I do like the pants quite a bit. They have a versatile color and are super soft.

What do you think of Stitch Fix Men?


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