It’s that time again, time for a Stitch Fix Review. I received my November box this week and I was excited to see what new items may enter my wardrobe. As a reminder, my focus for Stitch Fix is more casual clothes. My office recently transitioned to a fully casual environment (perish the thought) and after years of building up a business and business-casual closet, I needed some help. I get all of my dress shirts custom made from a tailor in Hong Kong and they are perfect. My pants usually come from Banana Republic, but sometimes I’ll get bespoke pants too.
With a much more casual dress code now, I need to revamp my closet. Enter Stitch Fix. I’ve been using the service off and on for a few months now, with relative success. Read more about my previous boxes here and here. My fix arrived this week – let’s jump in, shall we?
In The Box
- Fairlane – Ashley Suprima Cotton Dress Shirt – $74
- Liked the style. Sleeves were too long. Return
- Fairlane – 24/7 Shirt – $68
- Again, liked the style, sleeves were perfect, but it was just too form fitting. Return
- Save the Duck – Giga Hooded Packable Jacket – $148
- A down alternative puffy coat that actually fit well, and seemed to be a nice late fall jacket. I just bought an equivalent jacket. Return
- Ralph Lauren – Washable Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater – $98.50
- Standard Merino Sweater. Fit nicely, but the color wasn’t doing it for me. Return
- Fairlane – Refined Wool Straight Fit Chino – $98.00
- The lower legs had such a flare, I felt like an extra from a 70s film. Otherwise the fit was perfect. The fabric wasn’t as fine (it felt very polyester like to me). Return
As I opened the paper wrapping, I was excited. The shirts were my style and it’s nice to have a pair of pants that EVERYONE else doesn’t have. Do you shop at Banana and find that you have the same outfit as your colleagues? Unfortunately, the fit just wasn’t right on most of these clothes. If I hadn’t just purchased a new light weight jacket, I’d have kept this one. Timing is everything.
This month, I decided to return everything. It’s a fine line between fit and style and I don’t want to compromise on either. You shouldn’t have to. That’s the beauty of Stitch Fix, if you don’t like the stuff, you just toss all the clothes into the USPS bag (that already has postage) and give it to your mail carrier. Easy Breezy. You only bay the $20 styling charge (and there is a way around that too – I’ll tell you the secret next week).
While I didn’t have the greatest results this month, I’m still happy with the service and we’ll see what comes up in December. If December turns out to be like November, I’ll probably put the service on hold until spring.
Do you use Stitch Fix? Give me your Stitch Fix Review. Guys – what other services like this do you use and recommend? Or do you just prefer to walk into your local Banana Republic and grab stuff off the racks?