I know, I know — Stitch Fix has been around for a long time. Let’s backtrack to when it came out in 2011, though. I was 24 years old and had a lot of free time on my hands. I still very much enjoyed a day long trip to the mall, and I’m pretty sure that most of my closet consisted of Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe.
I’m known for going outside the box when it comes to gifts — I don’t like to just throw a gift card at someone. For the past few Father’s Days, we’ve either been moving or up to our eyeballs in summer camps and school. This was the first one where we genuinely were able to just exist together as a family and celebrate — I really wanted to acknowledge that.
Kyle and I are both in love with clothing and fashion, especially high quality basics that can be mixed and matched. I decided to surprise him with a Stitch Fix subscription, hoping that he’d like at least one thing in there. The crazy part? We ended up liking the entire box so much that we bought all the pieces!
How Does Stitch Fix Work?
It’s actually pretty simple. You go online, take a detailed style quiz, and they send you your box! You have three days (but you can extend your time) to try things on and send unwanted items back. During the quiz, I answered questions regarding the type of clothing Kyle wears on a regular basis, as well as his preferred fit and what accessories — if any — that he was in need of. I was also able to tell our stylist to skip things he wasn’t looking for, like blazers or belts. You can even set a budget for each specific piece, like jeans, button downs, etc.
You pay a $20 styling fee, which can then be used towards the purchase of something in the box. If you don’t purchase anything in the box, you do lose the styling fee. However, you customize your box and your style to such an extent that the odds are highly in your favor.
What Was in The Box?
Here’s a line-up of what was in Kyle’s first Stitch Fix Box:
Alesbury Chambray Long Sleeve Shirt
Threads 4 Thought Baseline Triblend Henley
7 Diamonds Chameleon Geo Print Poplin Shirt
Katin Tristan Court Short
Mavi Jake Slim Leg Jean
Merchandise Total Value: $317
*Note: you get 25% off each piece if you purchase all box contents.
I think the best part about this box is how well they nailed his style. I also love that there was a piece or two thrown in there that he wouldn’t have necessarily chosen himself, yet when he tried them on, they looked fantastic. I also love that the box comes with style cards, so if you’re not sure what to pair a particular item with, the cards give you realistic inspiration. When you check-out after three days and either keep or return the pieces, you are asked for a detailed review about each item — fit, quality, price, etc. This helps your stylist for future boxes.
One of the best parts of Stitch Fix, too, is that you are introduced to new brands that you might not have otherwise known. Kyle and I browsed the selection of some brands in his box and loved their selection. We will definitely be continuing his subscription, and I can’t wait to see what’s in the next box. Ladies and gentlemen — this would make such a great (and unique!) gift for your guy.
Interested in trying Stitch Fix for a loved one or yourself? Check it out here!