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Y’all know how much I love Stitch Fix, but the launch of Stitch Fix Men has me digging it even more. I jumped at the chance to order a fix for boyfriend and last week it arrived on our doorstep.
Before I get into the pieces in our first men’s fix, let me back up and say boyfriend is not a fashionable guy. He doesn’t tend to care what he looks like and definitely doesn’t notice when things start to shrink or get holes or wear thin. If I didn’t buy him new clothes, he’d definitely still be wearing old t-shirts from his high school days along with ill-fitting pants. I love him very much, but his style is definitely not what attracted me to him. When not in uniform or workout gear, his go-to outfit is jeans and a tee shirt (usually CrossFit related, see photo below). He’s also colorblind, so without guidance, some of those outfits can be pretty interesting!
Long story short, the personalized style of Stitch Fix is perfect for someone like my fashionably-challenged man.
He I filled out a profile, including his fit, size and style preferences and his stylist chose items that would bolster his wardrobe and included tips for how to wear each piece.
Stitch Fix Men stocks a range of established and emerging brands such as Ben Sherman, Threads 4 Thought, Original Penguin and Woolrich. I’m a fan of Threads 4 Thought in particular, as they produce ethical and sustainable pieces using organic cotton and recycled polyester.
Although he’s not into fashion and clothing, boyfriend definitely enjoyed getting this fix and trying everything on. He was such a good sport and modeled for me, so I can share each piece with you too! Let’s recap what he got.
Mavi Matt Relaxed Leg Jean- $98.00
These jeans were a comfortable, stretchy material and looked great on him. Bonus points for fitting a narrow waist AND long legs simultaneously. That’s definitely not easy to find with mens pants! I also don’t think boyfriend or I would have picked out black denim, but that’s exactly what I love about Stitch Fix–it’s a chance to try something different! They were a little too expensive, however, so these jeans were sent back.
Ezekiel Fairmont Dobby Shirt-$57.00
This shirt was the only one I knew wouldn’t be a favorite right out of the box. Up close, the detailed pattern was a little too cowboy-ish, rather than being normal plaid, and it just didn’t work. The shirt fit great though, which again is no easy task on a thin man with a broad back and muscular shoulders.
Threads 4 Thought Confetti Pullover Hoodie-$48.00
I liked the simplicity of this thin hoodie, which was grey with confetti color detailing, but from far away looked almost oatmeal. Boyfriend liked this piece too, but didn’t seem himself wearing it, so we sent it back.
Original Penguin Chris Reversible Long Sleeve Tee-$69.00
Another super comfy top with the added bonus of being reversible (it was blue striped on the other side). I’ve heard good things about the Original Penguin brand, but in the end neither of us could justify such a high price tag for a long sleeve tee.
Threads 4 Thought Malibu Triblend Colorblock Hoodie-$59.00
I loved this hoodie and think my man looks great in it. I know hoodies and activewear are his thing, but I appreciated how the fact that it was a hoodie didn’t mean it was shapeless and baggy. The material was incredible and I liked the baseball tee-style color blocking. Unfortunately, this was sent back also due to the price tag, but I’m kind of regretting that I didn’t just splurge and buy it for him. I might have to ask for it again in a future fix! 😉
If you’re looking to style the man in your life, or give the gift of style, I definitely recommend Stitch Fix Men. While we didn’t end up keeping anything in this fix, I still have to say I think the stylist nailed it. All of the pieces were perfect for my active dude and his style. More than that, I was pleasantly surprised (shocked even) at how well everything fit him! It is pretty hard for us to find clothes that fit a tall, thin-framed (but muscular) guy, and all of these pieces, including the jeans, fit really really well. I’m glad to know I can turn to my trusted Stitch Fix when it’s time to restock and update his wardrobe again.
Is there a man in your life in need of some Stitch Fix fun? What do you think of the pieces boyfriend received?