Referral links included. This post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix and I am simply sharing my husband’s experience as a customer.
I’ve been happily using the personal styling service of Stitch Fix for 3 years, now. The online service works by having you fill out a detailed style report on yourself, assigning you to a personal stylist, and then sending you a box with 5 items in it that you can try on and decide if you want to keep or not. There is a $20 styling fee but it is automatically applied to your purchase so as long as you buy at least 1 item, your styling fee is waived. You provide feedback to your stylist about what you liked or didn’t, and you have the opportunity to make any special requests (such as if you need something dressy, or for a particular location you are visiting, or in my case, I ask to only be sent machine washable fabrics). Your stylists gets to know you better over time and the fixes just get better and better.
It’s a HUGE time saver for me since everything just shows up on my doorstep and I just drop off anything I don’t want at the post office in the pre-paid bag that is included. And now I’m SO happy that Stitch Fix for Men has officially launched, because my husband, Tim, has neither the time nor the interest in going out and shopping for his clothes for work, which leaves me reading men’s fashion blogs and then trying to recreate the look at a reasonable price point. It takes a lot of time and time is something I have precious little to spare.
Tim’s first fix arrived late last week. He filled out his style profile to request mostly business and business casual attire, and he listed his price preferences to be on the lower end of the spectrum (yes, you can specify based on your budget!). Here’s what he got!
In this shot Tim is wearing 2 Stitch Fix pieces and 2 pieces of his own. He paired the Commerce Mosier Cable Crew Sweater ($49) and the Fairline Textured Straight Refined Chino ($78) with a white button down and a gray blazer. He put this look together based on the cards that Stitch Fix sends with suggestions for how to incorporate the pieces they send into an overall look. I think it looks great!
We were both really pleased with the price point for the sweater and the nice detailing in it, so it was a keeper. The pants were a really nice quality and they fit great, but we quickly noticed that the fabric was attracting any and all little bits of hair and fabric in the air. We have cats in the house, so fabric like this is just too much work. He also wasn’t particularly in need of new black pants, and at $78, the price point was a smidge high and not worth it for something he didn’t really need.
The next piece is the Fairline 24/7 shirt ($68). He paired it with a navy blazer he already owns and some jeans. It was a very nice look, and was spot-on for him, in terms of style. In fact, it was so perfect for him that he already owns a nearly identical shirt. If he didn’t already have a shirt like this, it would have been a keeper, but it’s going back since it’s too similar.
The fourth piece is shirt is the Alesbury Garment Dyed Twill Workshirt ($58). Tim really liked the shirt and I thought it was fine, but forgettable. It is too casual for him to wear to work and in my opinion, $58 for a weekend shirt is too much to pay. So it’s going back.
The final piece was an accessory that Tim actually needed. This is the Tallia Nelly Tacked Leather Belt ($38). I liked that little bit of blue thread detail on it and since it is an item he was in need of, this was an easy yes.
One other fun thing about the fixes is that if you love everything in the box and want to buy all 5 items, you get a 25% discount on the purchase! We opted not to go that route but we were still able to come away with a beautiful new sweater and a new belt that he will wear regularly.
Stitch Fix for Men is a great option for guys who are short on time and/or short on interest in keeping up with the latest fashion trends, yet still need to look put together at work. Tim is already looking forward to his next fix, which he can schedule at his convenience!