As you can probably guess, Maria and I are just trying to keep our heads above water in taking care of our newly-expanded family of four. And since she has her hands extra full with juggling a newborn and a toddler, Maria wasn’t able to style a Fix for you this month. The good news is that this was the perfect opportunity for me to schedule a Stitch Fix Men box of my own to share with you today so let’s dive right in!
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Give Stitch Fix Men a Try
I’m sure you’ve already figured it out, but Stitch Fix isn’t just for women. I’ve been a customer of Stitch Fix Men right from the start and I think the service is fantastic. After you’ve filled out a free style profile and paid a $20 styling fee (per fix), Stitch Fix sends you five hand-picked items to try on in your home. They have almost everything, including button-downs, polos, t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, shoes, sport coats, and so on. Try it on in your own home, keep what you like, and send back what you don’t.
I love Stitch Fix because I hate going shopping for clothes (seriously, I will just keep wearing the same clothes for a decade rather than go shopping) and this keeps me looking somewhat more fashionable. Stitch Fix Men is great, but Stitch Fix now styles kids, too, so you can keep your whole family looking stylin’ without having to leave your own home. And isn’t that really the dream?
Everything You Need to Know About Stitch Fix
Maria and I are both long-time Stitch Fix customers. She has received nearly 100 Fixes and has become a bit of a Stitch Fix expert over the years. She compiled everything you might want to know about Stitch Fix, along with easy links to all of our Stitch Fix reviews on our Stitch Fix Reviews and More page. Stop by to check it out – you might be surprised at some of the facts she shared!
Huckleberry Printed Poplin Shirt
First up was the Huckleberry Printed Poplin Shirt by Julian & Mark ($48). I tried this shirt on with the jeans that came in my Fix (yes, those are jeans; more on that later) and my Tom’s Chukka Boots from my 11th fix (similar here). As almost always, the shirt was a great fit.
The Huckleberry Printed Poplin Shirt was decent, but that was really it. I didn’t particularly love it. The color wasn’t really my favorite (although Maria liked it.) The fabric felt a little funny. Not scratchy, exactly, but it definitely had a texture that I wasn’t used to. I assume that was the poplin, but I’m not too familiar with different fabrics.
When it comes to Stitch Fix, I try not to overdo it for the sake of our budget and our limited storage space. So I really have to love an item to want to keep it; that clearly did not include the Huckleberry Printed Poplin Shirt. Back to Stitch Fix it went.
Brunswick Overdye Straight Jean
As part of the same outfit, I tried on the Brunswick Overdye Straight Jean by Flag & Anthem ($69.50). Yes, these are jeans. I had the same reaction.
I’m not going to lie, I considered keeping these jeans. They fit nicely, they looked good, and I liked them. I just couldn’t get over the color. They didn’t look like jeans to me; my mind kept thinking they were some grey-colored khakis. Which meant I probably wouldn’t wear them to work because they were jeans and I wouldn’t wear them when I wore jeans because jeans (at least to me) are blue. So I decided to send the Brunswick Overdye Straight Jean back since I didn’t think I would have worn them enough to justify buying them.
95/5 Cotton Cashmere Zip Cardigan
Without changing outfits, I threw on the 95/5 Cotton Cashmere Zip Cardigan by 01.Algo ($68). Cardigans have become my new favorite type of sweater, especially for the office. The temperature at my office varies widely; some days, I’m happy in a button-down with rolled-up sleeves. Other days, I strongly contemplate buying some fingerless gloves because my hands are so cold. I love cardigans because I can easily put them on or take them off as necessary and still look presentable. Since winter is coming up, I asked Stitch Fix to send me sweaters, especially cardigans and lighter weight sweaters since I tend to use layers a lot.
I quite liked the 95/5 Cotton Cashmere Zip Cardigan. It was light enough that I wouldn’t get too hot while wearing it, but still substantial. Plus, it looked pretty good. My only complaint about it is that the wrists were really tight. It’s not a sweater whose sleeves you are supposed to push up. I, however, almost always push my sleeves up my forearms. But, it didn’t bother me enough; I loved the 95/5 Cotton Cashmere Zip Cardigan enough to keep it and I am really glad I did.
Hurlock Cable Knit Sweater
Next up, I swapped the cardigan for the Hurlock Cable Knit Sweater by Flag & Anthem ($69.50). Since winter is coming up, I asked for a few lightweight sweaters to help beef up my wardrobe. I have a lot of heavy sweaters that never get worn because we keep our house on the warmer side and I get too hot while wearing them. So I was excited to see what Stitch Fix sent me. But when I saw the cable knit sweater, I was disappointed. I’ve always found cable knits to be too heavy for me and this sweater was no different.
I have owned several cable-knit sweaters over the years and the Hurlock Cable Knit Sweater was no different. It was heavy and I’m sure it would have stretched out as the day went on. Cable knits always feel super baggy to me by the end of the day. And I knew I would just get way too hot in it and sweat more than I wanted. I quickly put this one back in the bag to return to Stitch Fix.
Woodland Saddle Sleeve V-Neck Sweater
Last, I did a full outfit swap to try on the Woodland Saddle Sleeve V-Neck Sweater from Rye by Hawker Rye ($48). I tried it on with my favorite pair of Mavi Zach Straight Leg Jeans from my 2nd Fix and my Tom’s Chukka Boots. The look here is definitely my “around the house” kind of casual (though, I don’t usually wear shoes in the house).
I liked the look of the Woodland Saddle Sleeve V-Neck Sweater, even though I have a sweatshirt that has nearly the exact same colors and design. This sweater definitely met my requirement of being lightweight enough. But there was just one major drawback: it was way too baggy. I felt like I was swimming in this thing. So, because I already have a similar-looking sweatshirt and because it was too baggy, this sweater went back to Stitch Fix.
What I Kept and What I Sent Back
So, to recap really quickly, let’s take a look at what I kept and what went back to Stitch Fix:
- Huckleberry Printed Poplin Shirt by Julian & Mark ($48) – return
- Brunswick Overdye Straight Jean by Flag & Anthem ($69.50) – return
- 95/5 Cotton Cashmere Zip Cardigan by 01.Algo ($68) – KEEP
- Hurlock Cable Knit Sweater by Flag & Anthem ($69.50) – return
- Woodland Saddle Sleeve V-Neck Sweater from Rye by Hawker Rye ($48) – return
Thanks to Erika Christine Photography for this month’s images.
More Stitch Fix Men Reviews
If you’re looking for more of what Stitch Fix Men has to offer, I’ve got you covered! Click any of the images below to read my past reviews of Stitch Fix Men.
Hi Rob! Fun to hear from you for a change, and I’m sure Maria appreciates you taking the blog reins for a while! Hope y’all are all adjusting well to the new baby!
Would you mind sharing more about the sign up process for men? I’m assuming it’s similar to the women’s process, but the questions and style pictures would be a lot different. I’m sure it’d be handy for male readers (or us girls trying to convince SO’s to give it a try!). Thanks! And tell Maria we miss her!
Rob Gavin says
Hi, Megan! Yeah, I think she definitely needed a break. Things are going really well for having a new baby, but it’s definitely a lot of work and I only got two weeks off to be at home. We’ll find our new groove soon, it might just take some time.
The sign-up process for Stitch Fix Men is very similar to the process for women. First you enter a bunch of basic data, like height, weight, birthday, occupation, if you’re a parent, and typical sizes. Then you select your fit preferences, like slim or regular cut shirts, jean cut (skinny, slim, straight, or relaxed), pants cut, shorts length, and typical problem areas for you (like if the neck is always too tight on your shirt). Then, it’s on to style, which covers how often you wear certain types of clothes, work dress code, favorite brands, price preferences, some example outfits to get your opinions, and then your social media handles for reference. It’s really not that bad and probably will only take you like 5-10 minutes to complete.
Hopefully that helps! And I know for sure Maria is eager to get back to blogging. She’s got a lot to share.
Sounds simple enough! I’m trying to get my boyfriend to sign up, maybe this’ll help! You should consider doing a blog post for men about the signup process, plus the basics of how Stitchfix works for men that aren’t familiar. Maybe even include pics of the style profile? (The women’s has different outfits shown, idk about men’s). Also do men’s accounts have the style shuffle game? That’s been one of the biggest things I’ve found to help my stylist learn my style!
Thanks for the info! Hope y’all settle into a new routine soon! Congrats again on the baby!
Rob Gavin says
We’ll think about the post suggestion, thanks! Honestly, I thought we already did something similar, but I can’t find it. And yes, men’s accounts have style shuffle.
Congrats on the new baby!!! My husband and I are planning for a kid maybe next year! I am glad that you kept the Cardigan! My husband also does the stitch fix for men but everything he seems to like is too crazy expensive!
Rob Gavin says
Thanks! It is quite the journey, but totally worth it. Yeah, some of the Stitch Fix items can be really expensive. You can change your price point preferences in your style profile; maybe your husband should double-check his settings. Good luck trying for a baby!