When I tried Stitch Fix for the first time a couple of years ago, Bart was intrigued.
He doesn’t love to shop, but he definitely likes having clothing that he enjoys wearing (and he has pretty strong opinions about what he wears with a definite emphasis on comfort).
So I wasn’t certain if he’d really like Stitch Fix Men.
Two years later and I think Bart is possibly the biggest fan of Stitch Fix Men there is – he LOVES having a box of clothing come straight our door and he’s kept (and consistently worn) about 90% of the items they’ve sent him.
He usually gets 2 – 3 Fixes per year, generally as the seasons are changing and he needs a few new items.
If you’ve been curious about Stitch Fix Men, here’s how it works!
All About Stitch Fix Men
The first thing to do is create a Stitch Fix account. Every adult needs their own account (you can add on children to an adult account, but you can’t add an adult account onto an existing account).
Once your account is created, you fill out your style profile (I’d guess this is the most painful part for most men, but they’ve done a good job making it pretty quick and easy).
You put in your height and weight, age, and a few lifestyle items (like what your work clothing needs are and if you’re a parent).
Next it asks you about fit – how do you like your shirts to fit and what length of shorts do you prefer and more. These all have images along with them, so you’re not trying to guess what their definition of something is.
After fit, there is a style section that asks about how often you wear certain kinds of clothing (workout clothing, suits, lounge wear, etc) and then shows you a bunch of colors and patterns and asks you mark them as “Yes, Maybe or Never.” It also shows you a bunch of popular brands and asks you to mark the ones you like.
You can also put in your price range for various items (how much you’d pay for t-shirt or shoes or a coat) and they’ll work within that budget.
Finally, there is a section with outfits and you click all the ones you could see yourself wearing.
(That sounds longer than it is – you can do the whole thing in about 10 minutes).
Then it’s time to order your Stitch Fix Men box!
You pick the date you want it to arrive (or you can schedule Fixes to come on a regular schedule – every 2-3 weeks, one a month, every two months or every three months. Bart has only ever done them on demand) and then write a little note to your stylist about what you want.
He might mention “I need some new jeans and some warmer shoes for fall” or request a new jacket or a business casual shirt.
And then you just wait for it to arrive!
When your Fix arrives, it’s like Stitch Fix for Women – it’ll include 5 items and you can keep as many or as few of them as you want.
If you keep everything, you get a 25% discount, which usually means that as long as you like at least 4 of the items, it’s generally more cost efficient to keep everything (and if you like three items, it’s usually about a wash – you can keep the extra two items or send them back and the cost will be about the same).
They include a prepaid mailing bag so anything you don’t want to keep, you just toss in the bag and hand to your mail deliverer.
There’s also a card with outfit ideas for each of your new items, which is really helpful.
They’ll send you an email and you can check out – leaving feedback each items (how was the fit, the price, the color, etc) so that they can continue improving the items they send you. At this point, you’re charged for the items you keep.
There is a $20 styling fee you pay up front which is applied to any items you keep, but if you sign up through this link, you’ll get $25 of credit so you don’t pay anything up front and you’ll get $25 off anything you decide to keep.
And, voila! A few new items for your wardrobe without ever having to step inside a store.
Bart’s gotten four fixes over the past two years and kept 16 of the 20 items they’ve sent.
Here’s what he got in one this fall – he kept all five items and has worn them all on repeat for the last 6 weeks.
For reference, here’s the price breakdown for his Stitch Fix Men’s order:
- Jeans = $89
- Shoes = $100
- Cashmere Hoodie = $64
- Polo = $50
- Button down shirt = $68
So the total cost of all five items came to $370.50 and with the 25% discount for keeping them all, it cost $298.02.
It’s for sure not the very cheapest way to shop for men’s clothing, but it feels pretty reasonable for well-made men’s clothing that came right to your doorstep.
For Bart (and for me!), it’s worth every penny.
You can try it out here and get $25 of credit toward your first order, which means it’s totally no risk – if you don’t like anything in it, you can send it right back in the pre-paid envelope and not pay a dime!
Have you tried Stitch Fix Men? I’d love to hear what you thought! And if you have questions, I’m happy to try to answer!
If you liked this post about Stitch Fix Men, you might like these posts too:
- All about Stitch Fix Kids (and why 80% of my kids clothing comes from there)
- My best tips and tricks for scoring deals on thredUP
- 5 tips for transitioning to a capsule wardrobe
Photos by Heather Mildenstein