Ladies, does the man in your life need a little wardrobe help? Want an easy fix? Consider a clothing subscription box geared toward men. There aren’t many out there, but today I will be comparing two great options to see which one comes out on top in ease, cost, and quality. Let’s get to the comparison and start helping out our guys’ wardrobes.
Stitch Fix and Stately Men are two great options when considering a clothing subscription for your man. The main difference between the two is that Stitch Fix doesn’t require a subscription, but Stately does. Stately also has you purchase the clothing before you receive them, but are willing to work with you on sizing and style exchanges. Stitch Fix, on the other hand, sends you the clothing to try on first and then decide what you’d like to purchase and keep. Stately has more consistency in the quality of clothing as compared to Stitch Fix, however.
But before I get too ahead of myself, let’s start with the basics of how these subscription services work…
How Do They Work?
These services are structured differently but are both very good ways to update your man’s wardrobe without much hassle.
Stitch Fix not only has a clothing subscription service for men but for women and children as well.
Getting started with Stitch Fix is easy. First, you’ll complete your style quiz on their website. This quiz will ask you about your preferred sizing, style, colors, and lifestyle. The more detailed you are when answering the questions on this quiz, the better. Once your quiz is submitted a personal stylist will be assigned to you and will use your answers to pick out pieces of clothing that they think best align with what you’re looking for according to your answers. It’s a very quick and easy quiz to take.
You’ll then be asked how often you would like to receive a “fix” (aka Stitch Fix box). You can receive a box weekly, monthly, etc. Or you could even just order a box whenever you want new clothing. Stitch Fix does not have to be subscription based which is a huge plus.
Before you receive your box in the mail, your stylist will send you an email that has a preview of the items that they curated for you in your box. You can take a look at these items, and if you’re sure that something is just not for you, you can reject that item for a replacement. If you like everything and can’t wait to try it on, then you can approve your box and it will be sent your way! Once you receive your box you do have a bit of a timeline to try on your clothing and decide what you want to keep and what you’d like to send back. You’ll have 3 days to do this, but if that’s too aggressive for your timetable you can ask for an extension on your profile.
Stately is a clothing subscription for men that offers a box of trendy clothing curated by a stylist just for you.
At Stately, you’ll start out by taking a style quiz. This quiz will ask you questions on your preferred sizing, fit, and wear for work and casual occasions. Once complete, you’ll then choose a plan and a shipping frequency that works for your budget. Depending on the plan, you may receive shoes every month, or you can opt-out of footwear in exchange for more clothing items. Check out, and your quiz gets sent off to your very own personal stylist. This stylist will then review your preferences and curate a box for you. Your box should be sent within 5-10 days of sign up.
Once your box lands on your doorstep, you’ll have 5 days to try everything on. If there is something that doesn’t fit quite right, or you just plain don’t like it, Stately wants to make it right and offers free shipping/exchanges. They do not offer refunds, however.
Pros/Cons: Who will take the cake on this one?
- No subscription required to get a “fix.”
- A personal stylist will curate your box according to your style quiz answers.
- You can accept and reject items before your box is shipped.
- Options for men, women, children and maternity.
- The quality of clothing you receive can be inconsistent.
- Your stylist may not pick out anything you like at first. It may take a couple of tries before they nail it on the head.
- Free shipping and exchanges on sizing.
- Skip a month if you want.
- Cancellation is easily done.
- You choose how often you’d like to receive a box, as well as how much you would like to receive based on your budget.
- You’ll receive a curated outfit at a great price of quality brand items.
- No approval before your box is sent.
- No refunds/returns. (although you can exchange items if you’re not satisfied with fit or style)
How Much Do They Cost?
Both options have a variety of ways to fit better into your budget.
To get a Fix you’ll pay a $20 style fee, and then you’ll pay for whatever clothing you receive that you want to keep. You’ll get these items at a discount which is nice, and Stitch Fix often works with sustainable and quality brands. The items will range in price, but in your style quiz you can set a budget that you’d like to stick to a per piece of clothing. If your stylist ends up nailing your entire box on the head, and you decide to purchase it all, you’ll get a 25% discount on your whole order. Also, your $20 stylist fee that you paid to get your Fix will be credited toward anything you purchase as well. Win-win!
Stately offers 4 different packages for you to choose from according to your needs and your budget:
SHARP – For $129 per package you’ll receive 3+ pieces of clothing that consist of accessories, bottoms, tops, and sometimes footwear.
LUXE – The most popular subscription is $179 for 5+ pieces of clothing that include tops, bottoms, occasionally footwear, and other accessories.
REGAL – The best value at $299 per package. This includes 7+ pieces of clothing such as tops, bottoms, accessories, and shoes.
PRESIDENTIAL – At $499 you’ll receive the works. A styling consultation, white-glove service, personalized looks including suits or outerwear, tops, bottoms, accessories, and footwear. The cream of the crop.
What Style Of Clothes Do You Get?
Both subscription services work with well-known and quality brands.
Stitch Fix collaborates with many popular brands that you’ve probably heard of, such as TOMS, Cole Haan, Sperry, etc. Sizing for these clothing items is standard according to the specific retailer. For men, there are options from XS-3XL.
Stately works with top-notch and in-demand menswear brands that you probably already know. These include Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Penguin, and more!
So which one do you think is the better fit for the man in your life? Although these are both great options and worthy contenders, we really like some perks about Stitch Fix. We like that you don’t need a subscription to get a “fix,” and it seems more budget conscious. You still receive clothing from well-known and trending brands, and you don’t need to worry about exchanging items that don’t fit or you don’t like. The Stately Men subscription is also an amazing choice. Which one do you think you’ll choose?