Stitch Fix Men November 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 used a darker palette and styled the subscription to make it appealing to men.

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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. This box is in full-on cold weather mode, with pants and heavier weight long sleeve tops.

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 note 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 $222 (plus the applied $20 sunk cost) – about $44 per item (after the styling fee I already paid, so it’d be about $48 a piece, counting the fee). Because of the discount, it’s often cheaper to just keep everything than to send back one or two items — for this Fix, you’re better off keeping everything than sending back any single shirt — it’s like they’re paying you cost plus $10-$30 to keep that last item!

Everything in my fix for November.

Mavi Matte Relaxed Fit Pants ($98): Mavi trousers have a very comfortable fit, and they wear and look like jeans (with respect to the fit of the cut and fall of the fabric). I was happy to see a pair of rich brown pants, as most of my pants selections have been brown/dark gray or nearly full-indigo jeans. Late Fall is also a great time to debut this color, as it fits the tone of the season. The only drawback with this pair is that I can’t stop thinking about the one line from Deadpool, “He wore the brown pants.”

The fabric is softer than what you find in a pair of jeans, but the pants are tailored like them. These are really great for either dressing up or down.

The details are subtle enough to not be distracting if worn as casual office attire or as part of a slightly dressed up Holiday / church / event outfit.

California Shirt Co Bolan Two Pocket Flannel Shirt ($49.50): This comfy flannel pairs well with the trousers. it has a giant, nine square tartan grid. I like that they kept the colors to a minimum, with only white, brown, and black — it makes for a very soothing and refined look.

The sleeves are slightly gathered with pleats, and the cuffs and pocket place the pattern on the diagonal, creating a pleasant accent.

Julian & Mark Dunsmuir Raglan Nep Crewneck ($49.00): This wine and black raglan brings a beautiful burst of color, deep, yet heathered with black instead of gray. Comfy and relatively light, it is a nice piece for layering.

Fairlane Dorian Merino Wool V Neck Sweater ($68.00): Soft and plush feeling, this sweater has tight enough styling to wear as a classy office pullover, the V being perfect for accommodating a tie knot and collar without going full disco era.

Grayers Drake Micro Stripe Lux Polo: This finely detailed polo has a sporty feel that also looks very upscale.

The striping and heathering combine to create a very lush look.

This Fix was well-tailored to the chilly weather of the season. I liked the versatility of the pieces this month — it wasn’t a stretch to picture any of the pieces smoothly incorporated into a dressed up ensemble, yet each was comfy and capable of wearing casually with ease. I love the current palette, too — dark but full of rich, deep hues, a great contrast to the fading colors of the season.

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