The second I got the email to invite men to participate in the beta testing for Stitch Fix Men, I knew RJ had to do it. We all know how much I love Stitch Fix and I really wanted RJ to get that same joy every month! I sent him the referral email and then kind of forgot about it. Then I was deciding on what to get him for Father’s Day and thought it would be perfect! He insisted that he didn’t want to sign up for Stitch Fix, but he’s a good husband and let me fill out the style profile and gave his input when I asked.
When it arrived, I was significantly more excited than he was…he didn’t even want to try any of the clothes on. Stitch Fix Men is similar to how Stitch Fix, for women, works. You fill out a style profile with your measurements and what sort of things you like, would never wear, how often you wear certain types of clothing, etc. If you want to know a little bit more about how Stitch Fix works, you can check out this post, where I really fell in love with Stitch Fix. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I may be paid for purchases or clicks made when you shop from my blog.
His stylist was Georgia, and she sent him some great button downs and a cool pair of shorts. Well, here it is, RJ’s very first, and hopefully not his last, Fix from Stitch Fix Men:
Bradbury Henley, Howe. $45.
I love henleys on RJ. He wears them often in the winter, but I don’t think he has any short sleeved ones. This Bradbury Henley has a more heather gray-blue sleeve and back.
And a nice little pocket that can fit an iPhone. Can’t you tell how thrilled RJ is to be taking these photos? I like that this is a tee, so it’s still comfortable and laid back, but it’s nicer than just a graphic tee.
I like the fit of this henley on him. It’s very soft and it looks good with his Mavi shorts, more on them in a bit. RJ said that if he does keep something it would be this henley, because it’s the cheapest item.
Cerritos Slim Fit Windowpane Shirt, Original Penguin. $89.
RJ’s first reaction to this shirt was that it is his least favorite in the Fix. It’s sort of boring, and he owns several navy and white plaid shirts.
What I do love about this shirt is the slim fit. It looks really nice on him and I could see him wearing it with some khakis or gray pants to church and with jeans, like he is here, on weekdays. In his Style Profile, I noted that he wears dark jeans and button downs to work 3-4 days a week.
I’ve never heard of this brand, Original Penguin, but I did some investigating and it’s carried at Nordstrom, among other places. I think I’ll be scoring the sales to find another Original Penguin shirt, but in a print that isn’t so similar to what he already owns.
Colman Button Down Shirt, Ben Sherman. $79.
I’ve always loved Ben Sherman men’s clothing. The style is very cool, but is not too “out there” for my husband. I love the colors in this shirt, it’s my favorite of the Fix. If this shirt was non-iron, or wrinkle free, I would probably lean more towards absolutely he needs to keep this. I hate ironing. I actually don’t iron RJ’s shirts at all. Ever. Yep, I’m a horrible pastor’s wife.
When we filled out the Style Profile I noted that we prefer to get non-iron shirts. Maybe Stitch Fix Men doesn’t carry them yet? I’m definitely going to ask when I check out for him. This shirt would look really great under his navy Tommy Hilfiger suit for the weekends when he is preaching. I should have had him model it with his suit and a tie, he has a tie like this one. But I know I was already pushing it with these photos. What kind of tie would you suggest to go with this shirt and a suit?
Jacob Twill Short, Mavi. $78
RJ’s first reaction to these shorts: “Can’t you find something like these at the gap?” And yes, husband, I can. I found a less coral-y red at the Gap, for $45 (currently on sale for $30).
But, the thing that made me fall in love with Stitch Fix, is how my stylist sends things that I would not normally pick out for myself. The same goes for Stitch Fix Men. RJ does not do his own shopping, I couldn’t tell you the last time he bought something for himself without it being my idea to try clothes on. I would never guess that he would like a coral-y red pair of shorts. So, thanks Georgia for showing me that my husband would wear fun colored shorts. Maybe we can try some colored twill pants next time?
Back to these shorts. In the Stylist Note, Georgia said that she sent these shorts to style with the Ben Sherman Button Down. When we filled out the Style Profile, it showed a bunch of men in different styles of clothing and you picked which looks you liked and would wear. RJ really liked a look with bright shorts and a button down that had rolled up sleeves, so she sent this look! If we only keep one thing, I definitely think it should be these shorts. I’d also really like to keep the Ben Sherman Shirt, but I know convincing RJ to keep an $80 shirt is going to be difficult.
Bell Plaid Slim Fit Shirt, Original Penguin. $89.
Again, I love this fit of this Original Penguin Slim Fit Shirt on RJ, but it is another blue plaid. His closet has so much blue in it currently.
I am a huge sale shopper, especially for RJ, since he doesn’t really get the same joy out of new clothes that I do. I have a hard time spending $89 on a shirt for him, even if it is a quality brand.
RJ was basically shocked at the prices of the shirts in his Fix. Those of you who don’t shop for men’s clothing strictly at the Gap and Marshalls, is this an average price for a nice button down shirt? I have no clue.
RJ is not only good-looking, but he is also pretty talented at writing about theology. His blog is rjgrune.com, if you want to check it out.
Stitch Fix Men is still in the beta testing, and they plan to roll out more this fall, so there are a few quirks. The style profile asked about socks, ties, and other accessories, and RJ wanted a hip new tie or fun socks, but since it’s still in beta, they weren’t available. I feel like a couple smaller, accessory items would really help offset the more expensive items in a Fix.
Unfortunately, men can’t sign up to get their own Fixes just yet, without an invite, but I promise to let you know when they can. Make sure you’re following me on twitter and Facebook so I can keep you updated!
Well, what do you think? I know he looks good in it all, but do you think he should keep any of it? Do you love the shorts and Ben Sherman shirt combo as much as we do? Let me know in the comments.