You probably know by now that I’m a loyal Stitch Fix customer and recently started Trunk Club as well (for the SHOES!) I’ve already shared the first 2 reviews of MY Trunk Club experience so far, but I wanted to give you a peek at what they offer for men too (since they’ve been doing the mens things for awhile). Ivor has been a Trunk Club customer for several months now and has received some pretty awesome items. Shoes, button-downs, jeans, even special socks to wear with his shoes 🙂
Here’s a general overview of how the service works:
- Sign up and complete your style survey
- A stylist will connect with you and hand-select items for you based on your style, sizes, preferences, requests, etc.
- You’ll get a preview of all the items before they ship (with a chance to say “don’t send” a particular item, if you so choose).
- After the “preview” period is over, your items will ship to your door (for free!)
- You have 10 days to try everything on and decide what you want to keep. Send back whatever you don’t (free shipping!)
- Request a new trunk whenever you’d like!
You have one stylist assigned to you every time, and you can communicate with them via email (or even phone!). Your online profile can include a photo of yourself, in addition to all your measurements. There’s no styling fee, no minimum purchase! The average trunk includes 12-15 items and there’s no incentive to keep every item (no additional discount). However, since they send so many items you’d probably go broke if you kept everything, so I’m glad they don’t dangle a “keep all” discount! I think the point is to have a lot of options to choose from.
So here’s a peek into my husband’s most recent trunk:
Each trunk includes a personal note from your stylist, item/price list, return label and 2 packing strips (to seal the box back up for return).
This particular trunk seemed to have a color scheme to it: blues and greys! I liked that.
Here’s my handsome, bearded husband modeling all the items:
Items 1, 2 and 3: Perfect Oxford Shirt (J. Press), Graduate Jeans (A.G.), Otto Canvas Shoes (Tretorn)
Item 4: Jacob Henley (Slate & Stone)
Item 5: Classic V-Neck Tee (Vince)
Item 6: Tournament Crew Sweater (Life After Denim)
Item 7: French Terry Long Sleeve Crew Neck (Velvetmen)
Item 8: Crinkled Stretch Box Check Sportcoat (JKT)
Item 9: Long Sleeve Modal Henley (Vince)
Item 10: Skene Two Tone Long Sleeve Crew (Theory)
Item 11: Iker Cashmere Full Zip Sweater (Theory)
Close-up of the pants, sport-coat and the special socks, which is Item 12 and 13: 2-pack Liner Socks (Tommy John)
It’s interesting that he’s wearing the grey pants in some of the photos above and they look brown, but really…they are grey.
There was nice detail on the inside of the Sportcoat, which he really loved but was quite expensive (the most expensive item in the trunk). The socks are special “no-show” socks to wear with the shoes he got (but he already has a few of those already). He ended up keeping the grey pants and the shoes. The grey pants because he doesn’t have anything like that in his wardrobe yet and they’ll go with a lot of different tops he has. The shoes he already has in navy blue and they’re his favorite ever, so he was pretty excited to get them in a different color.
There were other items he really liked in this trunk (specifically the “Life After Denim” sweater), but it wasn’t in the budget this month to keep anything else.
I’ve been really impressed with every he’s received thus far. Some if it is pretty expensive but his stylist works with our budget and does her best to keep the cost down. But overall, everything he receives is high quality, well-made and looks amazing on him. He sometimes gets a lot of t-shirts and seemingly “basic” items, but the fabrics are INSANELY soft it’s ridiculous. Like I mentioned before, this trunk had a similar color scheme going on, but normally there’s a good variety. Over the summer he got shorts, polos, tees, button-downs, etc. in a variety of colors and styles. If I can convince him, I’ll get him to model some of the other items he’s received. But let it be known, that getting him to do just this one blog post is HUGE 🙂
This service has been a life-saver for him (and me). He lost a lot of weight so he needed new clothes, but he hates shopping. And we have 2 small kids, so family shopping trips would just end disastrous. The convenience of a styling service has been the perfect solution for us. He looks dang good in his new clothes, and it requires very little time/effort on his part (or mine!)
Let me know if you have any other questions about how everything works! And if you’re ready to try it yourself, Sign up here!
*Disclaimer: this post contains referral links. If you sign up and order a trunk (or a fix) using the link, we’ll get some credit- which is always appreciated! But other than that, we receive nothing for writing these reviews. It’s just fun!