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Trunk Club Men Subscription Box Review – September 2018

Eric Cadman
ByEric CadmanSep 24, 2018 | 18 comments

Trunk Club
3.4 overall rating
62 Ratings | 16 Reviews

Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both men and women. Subscribers work closely with their stylist to find ideal pieces that are then sent as a trunk to try on and possibly purchase. Trunks can be ordered as often as you like, whether that be once, monthly, or quarterly - Trunk Club goes at your pace.

Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, and they send similar brands that range in the $75-300 range. In the style profile, you can choose your preferred price range for each category (ie. $50-100, $100-200, or $200+)

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About Trunk Club Men

The Subscription Box: Trunk Club

The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep, plus the cost of whatever you keep

The Products: 7-10 clothing items hand-selected by a stylist for you to try on at home. Items may include clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Ships to: Their website states that they ship to the contiguous 48 states only, for free, but it also states that there is a shipping and return fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii.  They do not ship internationally.

Good to Know: Trunk Club price matches "within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom."

Check out all of our Trunk Club reviews and the Men's Clothing Subscription Box Directory.

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September 2018 Trunk Club Men Review

This was my first Trunk in years - and it was loaded - 4 button-up shirts, 2 sweaters, 2 pairs of pants, and 2 pairs of shoes!

The box itself was MASSIVE!

There's a little bit of legwork to get up and running with Trunk Club. You'll go through a series of questions to create your profile:

It starts with this standard question to get a baseline of why you're trying the service. Next, you'll pick the basic look you strive for:

After this, you go more in-depth with how you like clothing to fit, along with dislikes:


Then you'll go through your shopping tendencies:

OK - on to my box!

You'll get this little card with all of the details on the items you're about to try on. It shows off 'price to keep' and gives you details on how to send your box back (along with a return shipping label and new tape).

Timberland Wodehouse History Chukka Boot - Cost to Keep $299

These were the highest priced item in the box - and it was actually easy to tell why they cost so much. The leather was so broken-in and soft, they were about as comfortable as it gets!

It was a classic look, too. High-quality leather and little bits of wood all around the shoe.

While they were incredibly comfortable - I just didn't like the 'Cowboy' boot vibe I was getting from the upturned toe - I think I would have kept them if it wasn't for that look.

Steve Madden Highline Chelsea Boot - Cost to Keep $99.95

The second selection is a pair of suede boots from Steve Madden.

It has elastic up each side of your ankle - they're easy to slip on and were still pretty comfy and never felt like they were going to fall off.

While these didn't look great with these pants (you'll see these later), they do look great with jeans - so I decided to keep them.

Todd Snyder Classic Fit Stripe Flannel Sport Shirt - Cost to Keep $148

The first button-up I tried was an easy favorite! This is a basic, vertical stripe shirt with almost a flannel feel to it.

The design is basic - it comes with a buttoned breast pocket.

And a bit of a v-cut on the sides. Overall, it was just so comfortable - it's really something that I'm more than ready to wear in the coming Fall weather!

Selected Homme Carl Regular Fit Stripe Sport Shirt - Cost to Keep $95

This button-up shirt was a bit more on the everyday business-wear side of button-up shirts.

The shirt fits really well, but I have a few too many button-up dress shirts at the moment, and I don't wear them often enough to keep this one.

Peter Millar Black Sand Classic Fir Gingham Check Sports Shirt - Cost to Keep $145

This button-up was my least favorite. While I was ok with the design, the fabric was almost a bit too silky - it's flowed and fell on all the wrong places for me.

It just kind of draped over me - so this was an easy decision to send back.

Tommy Bahama LA Vista Tropicool Regular Fit Sport Shirt - Cost to keep $135

The final button-up shirt comes from Tommy Bahama.

I wear a Large shirt - but it really felt that the Tommy Bahama large was far to wide for me - I may have needed a medium.

Sizing aside - I just didn't like the style of this shirt. I sent it back, as well.

Nordstrom Half Zip Cottom & Cashmere Pullover - Cost to Keep $59.50

The first of two Nordstrom items (remember, Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company!) is a hal-zip pullover.

This is the type of shirt/sweater that I'll constantly wear this Fall - so I was really excited to see it in my delivery.

It's a half zip design, and the cotton/cashmere blend is just too soft and comfy to pass up.

Nordstrom Cotton & Cashmere Crewneck Sweater - Cost to Keep $49.50

Just like the half-zip pullover, this sweater is a cotton/cashmere blend!

It is just super comfortable - something that I'm happy to wear out, and probably more happy to wear on a comfy day in.

Finally - let's move on to the two pairs of pants.

7 Diamonds Brushed Twill Five-Pocket Pants - Cost to Keep $88

I categorized these as my surprise favorite item of the delivery! I like the look, and surprisingly the color, of these pants. They're softer than I thought they'd be and have top pockets, just like jeans - it pretty much hit all of my marks.

There aren't any little surprised about the pants, either - just straightforward pants. I love them!

Liverpool Jeans Co/ Regent Relaxed Fit Jeans - Cost to Keep $89

The final item of my delivery is a new pair of jeans. While I almost kept these on brand name alone, I was surprised that they were actually the incorrect length - that was a bummer!

I really liked the feel, cut, and look of these jeans - but the wrong length was the deciding miscue, I had to send them back.

Verdict: Trunk Club feels like it's on the higher-end of men's clothing subscriptions. This was my first experience in about 2-3 years - and while it hasn't changed too much, it was a reminder that their price points tend to be a bit higher. I don't mind paying a higher price for clothes they are just super comfortable or fit perfectly, though. Overall, I liked my first shipment, but wasn't blown away by all of the items - then again, that probably saved me some money!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Trunk Club curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $25, along with the cost of the pieces you decide to keep - Shiping is free both ways.  The total retail value of the items inside my shipment today is a whopping 1,207.95, which is an average of $120.80 per item. The price per piece is listed alongside each product above.

What do you think of Trunk Club? Have you tried it?

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Trunk Club is Nordstrom’s online personal styling service for women and men priced at $25 per month (which gets applied towards any items you choose to keep). When you sign up, you provide Nordstrom Trunk Club with your sizing, preferences, and budget, and the subscription service then matches yo... read more.

Eric Cadman
Eric Cadman
Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He's been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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Oh my where did your curls go??? Those first shoes looked weird with the orange around the soul.

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Eric you must have slimmed down and you look great and ready for fall. New hair cut too I guess. Great reviews as always.

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Eric you look so handsome!

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Wow Erick you look amazing! I have been noticing you and Liz looking better and better as time goes on and it has inspired me to live a healthier lifestyle while keeping me up to date in all things subscription boxes. Thank you MSA ❤

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Eric Cadman

Thank you for all of the kind comments! Thanks for reading!

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Oh my god. At first I thought you found somebody else to model for you. You look amazing.!

Speaking for the nerd community: “aw, you don’t look like one of us anymore”

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Oh my gosh you look GREAT!!! Love the cut !

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Add me to the “You’re looking great” club!

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Great review and agree with others that you are looking great. Looks like both Liz and you have been leading a healthy lifestyle. Inspires me to do better.

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I love your reviews, Eric. They’re always enthusiastic. Very fun to read.

And, yes, you look fantastic!!

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Agree with the other posters, you look great Eric!

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I agree with Haley and Lacey; you look fantastic!

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Haley Faye

You look like a whole new person! You’re looking great, Eric! 🙂

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You look like Matt Damon with you new hair cut! It looks nice!

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I thought I was the only person who thought he looked like Matt Damon 🙂

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Brandi D.

Yes! Definitely Matt Damon! Love the haircut and I really like those Steve Madden boots! Might have to check them out for the hubby! 🙂

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I get Matt Damon too. Matt Damon from Good Shepard. Looking good Erik!

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