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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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
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?
Thanks to Erika Christine Photography for this month’s images.