Stitch Fix Men February 2018 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)!

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, just not this month).

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.

The packaging is pretty good – 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 made me think of a big sandwich wrapped in deli paper.

The box contained a card reminding us that you can gift a subscription to a friend. Giftcards can be printed for personal delivery, emailed, or mailed the old fashioned way, and they can be purchased in amounts from $20 (gifting a styling fee) or up to $1000!

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 additional 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 your 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 $217 (plus the applied $20 sunk cost) — about $43 per item (after the styling fee I already paid, so it’d be about $47 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. In this Fix, it was the equivalent of getting a free reversible shirt or sweater!

Everything in my fix for February 2018. 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. Not sure I’m crazy about the unorthodox palette this time, though.

Liverpool Bolt Relaxed Straight Jean ($88) It’s a relaxed straight denim with comfortable stretch, made of cotton, spandex, and other high quality materials. This pair of jeans evokes maximum comfort without compromising style and fit.

It has also a classic 5-Pocket styling details, set-in waistband with belt loops, and zip-fly single logo button closure.

These burgundy jeans gave me flashbacks to middle school, when I was known to rock a pair of plum jeans!

Threads 4 Thought Emmett Performance Polo ($68) This authentic performance polo offers the comfort of cotton with the performance of polyester. The styling of this shirt is very cool — it has the formal elements of a dress shirt, but the thick, soft fabric and accentuated seams give it a relaxed, sporty feel.

It features a wicking technology that will keep you cool, dry and comfortable for any occasion. This performance polo is a sure favorite!

Red Ale Riverside Crewneck Sweater ($48) Perfect as a layering piece, this classic crew neck sweatshirt came with a signature vintage wash. It has a wide banded hem and organic cotton-recycled polyester. The fabric has a subtle heathered effect, and the garment hangs very casual.

Threads 4 Thought Darren Thermal Pullover ($64) This cotton-blend pullover features kangaroo pockets and drawstring closure at hood. The fabric is composed of organic cotton and recycled polyester to be as sustainable as possible. It has the lines of a hoodie, but the textured fabric adds a degree of sophistication and sets it apart from your ordinary college or team pullover.

It’s soft, lightweight, breathable, and very comfortable to wear! It can go with almost any kind of pants or shorts.

Bixby Nomad Puente One Pocket Twill Shirt ($48) This awesome shirt with a grey and white color combination brings a cooling effect on the eyes. It’s quite versatile, the ageless pattern can easily be matched with any kind of pants.

The collar is dressed, though the pattern suggests this is a sans-tie preferred piece. The sleeves have a substantial pleat, so there are plenty of room in the lower sleeve, despite the slim cut of the trunk. I love this color scheme for a plaid — it is very versatile and doesn’t have a lumberjack vibe. The herringbone look of the twill is especially fun.

Stitch Fix subscription has been very consistent for bringing high value and high quality products. This batch had a pleasant incorporation of texture into each piece, creating unconventional looks and interesting nuances. The color choices were similarly bold, with deep tones in all pieces, excepting the surprisingly neutral twill.

What do you think of Stitch Fix Men?

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