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The best Stitch Fix competitors and alternatives

There's more to clothing subscriptions than Stitch Fix, check out these options

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Stitch Fix got in early on the menswear subscription box game. The company set the standard for an industry that has grown significantly over the past few years by providing a streamlined and convenient way to discover your personal style or, if you already know what you’re looking for, to keep your wardrobe up to date. Within fashion and grooming alone, there are subscription boxes geared toward every niche and need imaginable. So many in fact, that it can be a challenge to sift through them all to find exactly what you’re looking for.

That’s why we did the sifting for you and narrowed it down to the best options in each category. They all offer a flexible range of pricing and as much commitment as you’re comfortable with. You can find any combination of services and packages to fit your budget and needs. Whether you’re looking to rebuild your entire wardrobe, explore self-care products, or just need new made-to-measure dress shirts on a regular basis, these Stitch Fix competitors have you covered.

Best box for finding new brands: Bespoke Post

A Bespoke Post box surrounded with clothing essentials.
Bespoke Post

The goal of Bespoke Post is to introduce exciting new brands and products to discerning consumers. There is an assured level of quality behind every product they offer because they’ve tested everything out. When you sign up, you take a quiz to figure out your preferences and the Bespoke Post team takes it from there. Every box is themed by specific interests and activities and given a catchy name.

You can preview your box each month and skip any month you’re not interested in. You can return the entire box within 30 days, but you cannot return specific items. Think of it as a monthly shipment from your most interesting friend who is always introducing you to cool new stuff.

  • $49 per month with occasional premium upgrade options

Best box to believe the hype: Threadbeast

Threadbeast
Threadbeast

Threadbeast is the best subscription service for getting into streetwear and hype culture. Do you like the look of that particular fashion subset, but you don’t have time to follow all the blogs and influencers dedicated to that life? Threadbeast will keep your closet fresh with a monthly drop of hype-worthy apparel. They offer three box tiers based on your needs that feature a very respectable assortment of brands.

New members fill out a style profile that can be updated at any time. Using that profile, Threadbeast’s stylists will assemble a unique box just for you every month. You can exchange items for size or swap something you don’t like for a similarly priced item, but they do not accept returns. This is the best shortcut for keeping your wardrobe on trend without browsing through endless fashion newsletters and blogs.

  • Four tiers at $290/150/95/60 per month for one box per month

Best box to follow the experts: GQ Best Stuff box

GQ Best Stuff Box
GQ

The Best Stuff Box is assembled by the editors at GQ Recommends, their fashion commerce department. All the products are vetted by the experts at GQ and have been featured in the magazine. This service is much more straightforward than the others on this list. There is no profile or fashion quiz, you just sign up and trust one of the most respected names in gentlemen’s journalism to send you cool stuff.

What you will receive is pretty open-ended as well. The boxes can contain clothing, accessories, self-care products, or decorative items. Boxes are themed for each season, so the contents of the box will be appropriate for the season when you receive it. If you trust the editors at GQ, and you should, then this is a great subscription box to go with.

  • $59 quarterly or $216 yearly for all four

Join GQ Best Stuff Box

Best box to discover self-care products: Birchbox

Three Birchbox boxes with skincare and grooming products.
Birchbox

Everyone’s body is unique. Your skin, hair, and dietary needs will never fit any pre-determined package of goods. The brilliance of Birchbox is that they send you boxes filled with samples to try out new products. The only way to know if a product works for you is to try it, but purchasing self-care products to test out can get extremely expensive.

Birchbox costs $20 a month, which is less than you might spend on one tube of skincare product that just doesn’t work for you. It is also the perfect way to ease into a self-care product routine for those who have never explored one before. Finding the right combination of grooming products for your body will provide a refreshed feeling you never knew you were missing.

  • $20 per month for a box of samples

Best box for socks and underwear: Get Basic

Get Basic shirt, socks, and underwear
Get Basic

If anything in our wardrobes trends to get used past its shelf life, it’s men’s underwear and socks. We don’t often think about these fundamentals that get covered up every time we wear them. With Get Basic, you can continue to not think about your socks and underwear while still keeping your supply fresh.

All you have to do is tell them your shirt and underwear size, and they will send you a box each month with one solid-colored undershirt, one pair of boxer briefs, and one pair of socks. The colors and patterns change based on seasonal themes, but you cannot choose them or exchange them for anything other than size. Get Basics is essentially a subscription box that allows you to never have to think about refreshing your socks and underwear again.

  • $25 per month or $20 per month with a yearly subscription

Best box for men’s activewear: Wantable

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Wantable is similar to Stitch Fix in that you only buy the items in the box that you want to keep. But there is a big difference: Wantable gives you the ability to preview available items and request or deny certain items before the box is shipped to you, so you have a better chance of getting items you really like.

Most of Wantable’s business is geared toward women, but it does offer a plan focusing on men’s activewear (called “Fashion Edits” in Wantable-speak). So, if you’re looking for fashionable hoodies and sweats, shorts for the gym, or some great-looking T-shirts, Wantable has you covered. You never have to keep anything that is in your box, and products can range from an average of $50 to $100. Shipping is free, even for returns and exchanges.

  • $20 styling fee per box. The $20 is applied to anything you purchase.

Brad Lanphear
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Brad spent a decade on the front lines of New York's fashion retail industry. He did time with Abercrombie & Fitch, Rugby…
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