That's right! You've seen 41 Stitch Fix boxes from Maria, it's about time you got to see one from me. And yes, you've read that post title right. While this is my first Stitch Fix Men review on the blog, it's actually my eighth Stitch Fix box. I was lucky enough for Stitch Fix to ask me to participate in their beta program for Stitch Fix Men prior to the public launch last month. I've been having a lot of fun with it for these past eight months and have gotten some pieces that I wear all the time now. You may have already seen a few of my favorite pieces from Stitch Fix Men when I showed you a little about my day.
Since I haven't been blogging about my fixes, I've mostly just been using the service to build my personal wardrobe. Since most readers of the blog are women, Maria and I weren't sure if anyone would even want to read a complete review of my most recent fix. So we asked our followers on Facebook and Instagram. The result? A resounding YES. With that in mind, I'm excited to share my first Stitch Fix Men review on the blog today.
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Stitch Fix Men – How it Works
For those of you who aren't familiar with Stitch Fix Men, it's an online clothing and styling service for guys. When you sign up, you complete a style profile with information about your sizes, your clothing preferences, and other relevant information. When you schedule a fix for delivery, you pay a $20 styling fee, but that $20 will be credited against any clothes you buy. A Stitch Fix Men stylist will review your style profile and send you five pieces of clothing (and if you have any particular needs, like for a dressy occasion, let them know and they'll try to accommodate you). Try them on at home with the clothes you already own. If you like something, keep it. If you don't, send it back. It's that simple. Someone does the shopping for you and sends it right to your house.
When your fix arrives, the box contains your clothes (obviously), but it also comes with a handy sheet with some suggestions on what to wear with each piece and a note from your stylist. The style cards are surprisingly helpful and might give you some ideas that wouldn't have occurred to you.
Alright, so that's a short overview of how Stitch Fix Men works. Let's take a look at what came in my most recent Fix.
My first piece was the Everett Polo by 7 Diamonds ($69). It's a basic light gray polo shirt that has blue fabric at the hems of the sleeves and at the bottom of the shirt.
You can't really tell it from these photos (Maria was a very gracious photographer), but it was a fitted shirt. And I may or may not have put a few pounds on since we moved (I mean, who wouldn't with bad eating during the move and then moving to an area with great restaurants and beer), so the tightness of the shirt wasn't really doing me any favors. Since it wasn't such a great fit for me, I decided to send the Everett Polo back to Stitch Fix.
Journey Straight Fit Chino
Next up was the Journey Straight Fit Chino by 7 Diamonds ($78). I must say, I surprised myself by really liking these pants. Normally, I'm a blue jeans or khakis kind of guy; the idea of other-colored pants just doesn't even occur to me. The Journey Straight Fit Chino were comfortable and, true to my style, a conservative deep navy color.
I probably need to get them hemmed, as my ideal inseam is 28″ and most pants don't come that size. Most guys with shorter inseams will need to get pants from Stitch Fix Men hemmed, which, while somewhat annoying, seems to be just part of life for us shorter guys. To that end, I highly recommend that all men (not just us short guys) have a good tailor at their disposal; there is nothing like a properly fitted shirt or pair of pants.
The other great thing about these pants (and a couple pair of jeans I have received from Stitch Fix Men in previous fixes) is that they stretch slightly. I'm not talking like girls-yoga-pants-stretchy, but it makes walking and sitting in them a LOT easier and more comfortable. Trust me, you won't want to go back to regular blue jeans after wearing some that have a little give in the fabric.
These pants also go really well with my favorite brown loafers, the Shelter Oxford by Dockers. They very comfortable, look great, are ridiculously durable, and cost only $60.
Since the Journey Straight Fit Chino pants fit my style and were so comfortable, I decided to keep them.
Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt
My style is mostly really simple. A pair of jeans or khakis with a dress shirt or a button-down shirt will do just great for most every day. So the Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt by Hawker Rye ($58) was right up my alley.
This shirt fit great and looked pretty good. Like most guys, I'm a big fan of the color blue and this shirt looked great with khakis. It was an easy decision to add the Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt to my collection of button-downs.
Hermosa Plimsoll Sneaker
It was only in March of this year that Stitch Fix started carrying shoes at all. I did not get shoes in any of my fixes until this one, but the timing couldn't have been more perfect. I desperately needed new sneakers. So I was really happy when I pulled out a pair of Hermosa Plimsoll Sneakers by SeaVees ($78) from the Stitch Fix box.
These bad boys are perfect. I love the gray color and the white soles; they can go with just about any outfit. The canvas tops are really comfortable and they're easy to walk around in. Adding the SeaVees Hermosa Plimsoll Sneakers to my closet was a no-brainer.
Gridley Quilted Reversible Shirt Jacket
Last, but not least, was the Gridley Quilted Reversible Shirt Jacket by Tailor Vintage ($148). I had never heard of a shirt jacket before, so I was a little curious. It turns out that it is exactly what it sounds like: a jacket that looks like a shirt (or maybe its a shirt made as thick as a jacket).
The jacket was roomy enough to fit over a sweater. It was also warm and cozy. All things you want a jacket to be.
But, personally, this particular shirt jacket wasn't really my cup of tea. While I do love me some plaid, a plaid jacket didn't really work for me. I think that I could get behind the idea of a shirt jacket that was a solid color, but we'll have to leave that for another day. So, back to Stitch Fix went the Gridley Quilted Reversible Shirt Jacket by Tailor Vintage.
Here's a recap of what I kept and what I returned from my eighth Stitch Fix box.
Everett Polo by 7 Diamonds ($69) – return
Journey Straight Fit Chino by 7 Diamonds ($78) – KEEP
Essential Wash Long Sleeve Shirt by Hawker Rye ($58) – KEEP
Hermosa Plimsoll Sneaker by SeaVees ($78) – KEEP
Gridley Quilted Reversible Shirt Jacket by Tailor Vintage ($148) – return
Give Stitch Fix a Try
Like I talked about earlier, having a Stitch Fix Men stylist pick out clothes for you, send them to your house so you can try them on, and check out online is life-changing. I think about the only actual brick-and-mortar clothes shopping I'll be doing in the near future is for a new suit and dress shirts.
Try Stitch Fix Men today and you can see just how easy it is to easy and quick to get started. With only $20, you'll have your first fix on your doorstep in no time.
When your shipment from Stitch Fix arrives, you have three days to try the clothes on and decide if you want to keep them or not. Once you've decided, just check out online and then place your returns in the free shipping bag that comes in your fix and drop the bag off at your nearest post office.
If your fix is a home run and you decide to keep everything in your fix, you automatically save 25% with the “buy it all” discount, which can be quite substantial.
If any of that sounds like a good deal to you, give Stitch Fix Men (or Stitch Fix Women) a try!
Stitch Fix Giveaway
If you're thinking about giving Stitch Fix a try or are a returning customer, you should enter to win a $50 Stitch Fix gift card. I know this is a post about Stitch Fix Men, but this giveaway is open to men and women. We don't discriminate! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. Good luck!