Stitch Fix Made Me a New Man
Who knew shopping online for clothes could provide the perfect fit?
When it comes to clothes shopping in general, I was never excited. It's not that I'm picky, I just have no style—and I have no shame admitting that.
I always had the presumption in the back of my mind that I needed to physically try on clothes at the retail store in order to be satisfied. Shopping online was a gamble and a waste of time. What if I waited five to seven days for the clothes to come in, just to be too small or baggy or not what it appears to be in the photo on the website? Safe to say, I was all set with this method. That is, of course, until I found out about Stitch Fix.
Stitch Fix is an online clothing warehouse where you don't get to choose your clothes, but instead more of the style of clothes you think you'd most likely be comfortable in. A crew of stylists receive your request for a new wardrobe and begin piecing together hand-selected outfits that match your profile and fit your unique size and style. I still wasn't convinced, but deep down inside I truly wanted to impress my girlfriend so I gave it a shot.
About a week after placing my order, the box arrived, and as if it were Christmas, I tore it open. Time for the best part:
*Cue the angelic singing*
Inside of the box was a pair of jeans, a polo shirt, a t-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt and a pair of fancy shoes. I was immediately ok with the jeans (since I wear them every day), and the shirts were pretty nice, but it was the shoes that blew me away.
Right off the bat, I fell in love with them, and the best part is that it's a style I would never in a million years see myself wearing or even buying for that matter. They were perfect, they were stylish and I couldn't wait to try them on.
Next came the blue jeans, and before you say, "Big deal, they're just blue jeans," I'm going to stop you and tell you that it's a huge deal. These weren't just any ordinary pair of jeans; these were a pair of jeans that actually fit. They were comfortable and looked good, as they were supposed to look on a tall lad such as myself.
Finally, I pieced together some of the tops that matched the shoes and jeans and instantly found my level of confidence and self-security "boosting" at the seams (pun intended).
The moral of the story is if you're unsure about buying clothes online, simply due to the lack of trust or confidence in your shopping order, take my advice and give this a try for yourself. I was beyond skeptical, but from one tall man to another who shares the same difficulty in style and clothes sizes, I guarantee this clothing service and can't wait for my next order.