Stitch Fix Men October 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)!

Your clothes come neatly bundled with a return envelope and styling guide.

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.

There’s a promotional card advertising Stitch Fix Extras.

The service lets you add basics like undies, tees, and socks to your Fix. You can even apply your styling fee toward the purchases, so it doesn’t go to waste, even if you don’t keep your Fix.

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The green envelope contains a run-down of your Fix and a styling guide.

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. As you can see on the invoice, we joined the optional Style Pass program, so we paid a single, annual styling fee (with unlimited Fixes) instead of $20 per Fix.

Every Stitch Fix 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 like that they just stack the clothes neatly and don’t make me tear through multiple plastic bags.

Everything in my fix for October 2018. Tonally, we are definitely turning the corner toward Fall.

01Algo Phillip Performance Tee ($34) I like the plain dark blue color. The soft fabric made the tee look like grainy up close.

The breathable anti-odor fabric makes it comfortable to wear as it is quick dry and absorbs moisture. I like that it has a high SPF — along with the wicking properties, that makes it perfect for wearing as active wear.

Red Ale Riverside Crewneck Sweater ($48) This is one stylish sweater! I love the color, the heathered effect, and the striped design. It’s good as a layering piece for colder months.

It is made up of organic cotton-recycled polyester and has a wide banded hem that fits comfortably. In the card, the suggestions show it can be layered with a white or plaid shirt so it has a wide range of possibilities for an ensemble. I think it’s cool how they created so much visual interest with just the fabric and stitching.

J. Crew Mercantile Cotton Pique Crewneck Sweater ($49.50) The nude colored sweater also has a lot of options for styling. It has a wide banded hem that fits casually and a textured knit fabric also that makes it warm and comfortable. This isn’t flashy in any way, but it certainly makes a good wardrobe building block. My only concern with this piece is the thinness of the cuffs and hem — they look like they might easily stretch out of shape.

Mavi Zach Straight Fit Jean ($98) I’ve always like straight cut jeans because they are practical to wear and easy to mix and match with other garments. Mavis have a nice simple styling that is a little sleeker than department store brands.

Overall, it has 5 pockets, 3 in front and 2 at the back.

It has the now-standard stash pocket.

It also has subtle stripes and vintage wash at the upper part of the jeans to add more flair.

Bleeker & Broad Miles Four Pocket Jacket ($78)  This jacket has a rugged, Carhart type feel to it — a bit of a cross between a barn coat and a Euro-style military winter coat.

It has zipper and button closure with wool lining. The color makes it a versatile pairing item. It is described as navy, but it is really black. Perhaps after a year or two of laundering it would fade to a bluish toned black, but right now it is pretty true.

It has 4 spacious pockets that also makes it accessible and hip.

The pleated chest pockets have button closure, and it even has epaulets.

The bottom pockets have button closures on top and additional pockets that are accessible from the side. I just think the buttons are disproportionate to the size of the pockets. What do you think? It doesn’t matter, though, as the snaps are hidden when closed.

It can also be tightened at the waist area by pulling the lace.

It’s finally getting cold where I am (though we loved the warmth, the humidity was crazy this year), and they were able to snag us some worthy Fall items in this Fix. I like the concept of having a stylist but no obligation to blindly accept their suggestions. There’s no pressure, if you don’t like any piece given, you can return it and let them know what you’d like to see instead. They take your suggestions and apply them to future Fixes, so your choices get better over time. Not everything is a hit, but the convenience is awesome, and it sure beats spending the weekend clothes shopping!

What do you think of Stitch Fix Men?

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