My First Fix

I received my first Fix from Stitch Fix the other day and I want to share my thoughts on each item as well as my ratings and my overall impression of Stitch Fix so far.  I’ve included pictures (all taken by me) of the items separately as well as how the look on me.  Please note that I am not used to posting pictures of myself trying on clothing and that I am definitely no model.

Thanks!


 

Box

The Packaging

When first opening the box there is a nice than you note on the inside and the clothes are neatly packaged inside.  They do a nice job of making you feel excited about the receiving the package.


Odyssey Short Sleeve Washed Shirt Rating: 3 out of 5

The first item is the Odyssey Short Sleeve Washed Shirt.  This shirt is pretty nice.  Normally I would wear long sleeved button down shirts so I have the option of rolling up or down the sleeves, but this will make a nice addition for summer.


Kensington Lux Pima Polo Rating: 4 out of 5


The second item is the Kensington Lux Pima Polo.  At first, I didn’t think I was going to like this shirt.  I don’t typically wear polos and I often find that their cuts are to wide and boxy for me.  However, I really like this one.  The cut/fit were near perfect and the material is extremely comfortable.  This will probably be my go-to polo from here on out.


Issac Hooded Performance Fleece Rating: 3 out of 5

The third piece in the box was the Issac Hooded Performance Fleece.  I decided to keep this one as well, but I have mixed feelings on it.  The style and comfort level of this fleece is great, but the sizing is a bit off.  For an XS it feels a bit big especially in the sleeves.  My other concern is that I joined Stitch Fix with the hopes of receiving items that were a bit on the stylish side and this is definitely more on the athletic/comfort side.  While I kept it and it I think it will be nice on some of the cooler summer nights, I hope that this will be the only athletic style piece I receive.


Riverside Crewneck Sweater Rating: 5 out of 5

I love this sweater.  This is exactly the type of clothing what I was hoping for from Stitch Fix.  The style/size/fit are all perfect on this sweater.  I have nothing bad to say about this one at all.


Zach Straight Leg Jean Rating: 5 out of 5

Again, these jeans are near perfect.  I have a hard time finding jeans that fit and these fit quite nicely.  The stylist read and used the note that I left when I signed up stating that the length is very important as I am short and most jeans are just too long.  The other thing I like about these is the material.  They are very soft and a bit stretchy which is neat, I’ve never owned jeans like these before and I am sure I will get a lot of wear out of them.

 


 

So overall I was very pleased with my first fix.  I went through their checkout process and rated each item as well as left notes for them on each about what I liked and or didn’t like.  I also left a note for the stylist to read before selecting items for my next fix.  I did not go through the prices above because for me stylish clothing that fits is more important than the cost of the items unless it is completely unreasonable.  Stitch Fix does a nice job of keeping their prices reasonable and matching to what you put in your profile.  The cost of the items after checkout averaged at about $48 per item which for me is a pretty good deal.

While I did keep all the items my biggest concern with Stitch Fix so far is it looks like they chose “safe” items that could be found at stores like the Gap.  Which isn’t necessarily bad, but I did choose their “Adventurous” option on the style profile and I hope that the next selections are a little more personalized and adventurous.

If you have any thoughts or questions on anything please feel free to add them to the comments section!

Thanks for stopping by!

Joe

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Why I Chose Stitch Fix

In this post I’m going to answer a few questions:

  • First – What made me start looking for clothing delivery?

The short answer is that I saw an advertisement for a clothing delivery service on Facebook while I was scrolling through my news feed.

What happened next:

The ad wasn’t for Stitch Fix, but one of it’s competitors.  I didn’t click on the link that I popped, but did read through a few of the comments.  They were the typical comments of why the service was great mixed in with comments telling the world why it was also terrible.  The positive reviews were the one that got me thinking about whether or not this would be a good idea for someone like me.

And by “someone like me” I mean someone that has a terrible time looking for clothes due to the fact that I am 35 years old, short (5’4″) and thin (115ish lbs).

I started doing some research on Google to see what all the hype was about with this type of service and that leads me into the next question…

  • Second – Why did I choose Stitch Fix over any of the competitors?

As I mentioned above, I started researching the clothing curation/delivery services available and weighed the pros and cons of each.  While I am not going to go through the process, I will list out some of the major benefits to Stitch Fix that drove me to join:

  1. The ease of signing up.
  2. The flexibility with plans and timing – there are options to fit any need/budget.  I chose to get the monthly fix, but others may choose differently.
  3. They have fill out a pretty comprehensive style guide – While this may seem to go against #1 it is in actuality very easy and well worth the minimal effort.
  4. Based on the style guide they have stylist pick out 5 items for each shipment
  5. Once you receive them you are able to try them on and if you don’t like them, you can choose to exchange or return them
  6. When deciding to keep the items, you rate each item and give the stylist feedback on each making the next selections even better.
  7. You can also leave the stylist a note before the next shipment if you have any special occasions that you may need to dress for.

These are the main reasons why I chose Stitch Fix over any of the other companies that offer similar services.  None of them seemed to come even close to the thoroughness, adaptability, ease and flexibility of Stitch Fix.  Read more about the Stitch Fix difference here.

While I haven’t received my first fix yet (expected to arrive Monday 4/9) I have taken a quick peek at the items that will be in the box and I will give my first impressions in my next post.

If you’ve joined Stitch Fix or are thinking about it please share your thoughts or questions in the comments section!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Joe

 

 

 

 

The Stitch Fixed Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! My name is Joe and I have just signed up for Stitch Fix.  If you don’t know what that is here is a link to their about us page: Stitch Fix.

Basically, they are a personal style service for men and women that delivers curated clothing selections to you on a periodic basis.

I am not an overly fashionable guy and have never even remotely considered starting a fashion blog, but I wanted an outlet to share my experiences and honest reviews of this service.

So I hope you join me and enjoy this journey into my new stitch fixed life!

-Joe

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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