Stitch Fix Men December 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)!

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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 skipped the shoes, instead offering a heap of cold weather clothes.

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.

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.

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. After trying them on and deciding what to keep, you 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.

This card reminded me that you can even gift a Fix to a friend!

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 $308.25 (plus the applied $20 sunk cost) – about $62 per item (after the styling fee I already paid, so it’d be about $66 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.

Everything in my fix for December. 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.

Taylor Vintage Donny Reversible Tee ($59): This soft, cotton-poly shirt has a dark, heathered brown side and a light gray side. The pairing of grey and a muted brown makes this shirt a suitable match for outfits incorporating either stark or earth tones.

When worn with the brown on the outside, the gray shirt pokes out at the waist and sleeves, creating a layered look. When reversed, the brown is visible only at the collar.

Hawker Rye Authentic One Packet Flannel Shirt ($58): When we saw this, we immediately thought, “Christmas shirt.” It is a light blue, white, red, and black tartan built on a forest green background.

The sleeves are pleated, and brown buttons provide subtlety. The use of the light blue in the pattern really makes the shirt pop — it is, paradoxically, both the most visible and least noticeable stripe, setting off the Christmas melange, yet serving as a neutral tone that makes both the dark and light colors stand out without creating a harsh contrast.

Flag & Anthem Middleburg Half-Zip Mockneck Sweater ($69.50): This sweater-weight shirt is a hybrid between a turtleneck and a pullover. It has a nice deep blue that is lush and soft.

It has a beautiful variety of textures and pattern widths. The interior of the color has a pair of grey stripes that show if the top is worn unzipped.


Grayers Hillside Lined Shirt Jacket ($155): This jacket is a great piece for layering, but it is an ideal Winter coat for places that don’t really get Winter. Though it is called gray, it has a brownish, olive drab tint — a very taupe-ish gray.

The cut is aptly named, as it closely resembles that of a classic denim shirt, with two breast pockets, complete with hidden buttons. The fabric is actually quite thick, close to that of an actual parka — it just lacks the puffiness of a fully insulated coat.

Flag & Anthem Brunswick Overdye Straight Jean ($69.50):These jeans are a rich tan resulting from an “overdye” process that saturates the fabric. They have a very natural look that is much more gradual in its transitions than traditional washed jeans.

The styling is otherwise very classic, with familiar loop placement and a stash pocket within the right front pocket.

The back pockets have no embroidered logo or detail, so they actually make a great Khaki substitute and can be worn to work on jeans Fridays without compromising your put-together look.

I like the creative choices Stitch Fix has made for pants in my recent selections – jeans with a dressier color palette and clean styling that is very versatile. All of my pieces were well-suited to the season, with lots of long sleeves and thick fabrics. Recent selections have been perfect for fitting in either a casual or semi-casual wardrobe.

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