It’s that time again, time for a Stitch Fix Review. I received my December box this weekend. My excitement level wasn’t too high, considering I returned EVERYTHING from November. I was hoping my response and reviews of that fix would guide my stylist in a better direction. As a reminder, my focus for Stitch Fix is more casual clothes. My office transitioned to a fully casual environment a few months ago 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 are mostly from Banana Republic.
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, here and here. My fix arrived this week – let’s jump in, shall we?
In The Box
- Bixby Nomad – Straight Fit 5 Pocket Pant – $68
- Liked the style, the fit and the color. Keep
- Alesbury – Denali Two Pocket Doublecloth Workshirt – $60
- This was interesting. Didn’t LOVE it, but I also don’t have anything like this. Undecided
- Flag and Anthem – Schenectady Dobby Shirt – $49.50
- Loved the pattern and the fit was almost perfect. Sleeves were a a perfect fit, but I know they will shrink a bit after the first wash. Keep
- 01Algo – Heathered Knit Blazer -$128
- A deconstructed blazer with good weight that actually fits? Keep
- Alesbury – Keaton Thermal Henley Hoodie – $49.00
- This hoodie looks like long underwear and fits like a glove, perfect for layering. Keep
I tore into this box and was pretty impressed. The burnt orange pants really sang to me. I ripped them out of the box and tried them on immediately and they were perfect! The Hoodie looked like something I’d never buy on my own, but thought it was a great layering item for a cold Chicago winter. When I saw the blazer, I thought it was going to be another blazer from these guys that just fit poorly or fit poorly and was expensive, not at all in this case.
This month, I decided to KEEP everything. While I wasn’t COMPLETELY sold on one shirt, I did dig it well enough to keep. Plus keeping all five items gives you an additional 25% off the items. Basically, if I bought all the items, it was cheaper than buying four of the items. Kooky, I know.
My results aren’t all that consistent with StichFix, but I’m still digging this whole process. I was offered free styling for a year for $49. Without this offer, each month, you must pay $20 styling fee, even if you return everything.
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?
OK now I have to get a box. I got one last December unexpectedly and told them I was pregnant, so they refunded my styling fee AND sent me a maternity box. Hopefully I get something good for Christmas
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Ah that sounds fun! Will do