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Trunk Club Men Subscription Box Review – November 2018

Eric Cadman
ByEric CadmanNov 9, 2018 | 2 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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November 2018 Trunk Club Men Review

My latest Trunk was loaded with goodies for the Fall!

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:

Got it? Good! Let's go!

First, you'll want to go through and find this little card. It'll have the items listed out along with return tape and a return label.

Brax Woolook Herringbone Straight Leg Pants - Cost to Keep $198

I qualify these pants as the item I thought I wanted no part of that I ended up loving!

These are some of the most comfortable pants I own - spoiler: I kept them! - and fit so nicely, too. There's a slight, small herringbone design on the legs, too - while it was outside of something I'd consider, they were too nice and comfortable to pass up this month.

Nordstrom Men's Shop Traditional Fit Brushed Twill Sport Shirt - Cost to Keep - $89.50

The first item that I paired with the pants was a twill button-up shirt from Nordstrom.

While a little loose, it still fit very well. It's a basic look and design - but it's also really comfortable and something that I felt I could wear open on top of a tee, or just out and about on a colder day - while still being nice enough to wear to something a bit more formal or business-related.

It's a keeper.

Patagonia Windproof & Water Resistant 800 Fill Power Down Quilted Vest - Cost to Keep $179

If the pants where my biggest surprise of the month, then this vest was my biggest disappointment!

I love Patagonia - in fact, my current winter jacket is a nice Patagonia puffer jacket - so I was overly excited to find this in the box. So why was I disappointed? It was just too big - for some reason, I wear a medium for vests, while everything else is large. So, I had to send this back instead of adding to my Patagonia army.

Filson Dryden Briefcase - Cost to Keep $175

While I'm currently always rocking my limited edition Sonic the Hedgehog Sprayground backpack - this fell into my lap as a nice, more professional, option for on-the-go.

This is my on-the-go pose.

It is super nice, too. it's nylon with a leather trim with 3 exterior pockets. It's about as professional as I'll go, because I just love my Sprayground backpacks (yes, backpacks plural) too much!

UGG® Australia Dagmann Chukka Boot - Cost to Keep - $199.95

Firstly, I didn't even know that UGG made anything outside of their namesake boot - secondly, I was pleasantly surprised by the look of these.

I think it's the upturned toe and side stitching that is giving me a cowboy boot vibe, though - I liked them, but not enough to keep them this month.

Nordstrom Men's Shop Half Zip Cotton & Cashmere Pullover  - Cost to Keep $59.50

Before trying this one I had already known that it'd be a keeper since I'm still loving the gray version from last month!

It's Fall and this is cashmere - that's a combo that I can get behind! It's very comfortable and something that I could just wear around the house or even on its own, outside.

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

Dear Trunk Club, please keep sending 7 Diamonds pants to me! Like the Norstrom top, I received a different color of these pants last month - I even sought out more 7 Diamonds pants, but couldn't find colors that I liked - so I was over-the-moon to get them again.

They are just so soft and comfortable. Like a lot of Trunk Club items, I feel like I can wear them both formally and casually - big wins for me.

Rodd & Gunn Tasman Downs Regular Fit Henley - Cost to Keep $85

File this one under 'big disappointment'! I love henleys - I wear them all of the time, so I thought this was a shoo-in for me.

The thing that bothered me the most about the shirt was this tiny little pocket - it just looked,...odd? I wanted this shirt to win me over, but it fell far short.

Robert Barakett Birmingham Henley - Cost to Keep $99.50

This might be the most comfortable shirt I've ever worn - but because it's so free-flowing and thin, it tended to highlight parts of my body that I didn't want it to!

Like the henley above, I really wanted this to win me over, but I just couldn't keep it.

Verdict: Trunk Club really nailed my style and the type of items that I'm looking for in the Fall. Items only fell short because they fit a little odd, so for the most part, I was very satisfied with what they had me try on! I've been really enjoying getting out of my comfort zone with clothing, so I'm excited about the next shipment!

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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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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Traci Rhein

I love your clothing reviews. I’m always excited when a man is as excited about this stuff as I am, my husband is a stick in the mud for fashion lol

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Your stylist did a great job! Except for the funky fit/style of a couple of the tops, everything looked good and seemed to match your look ( if that makes sense). I think the pocket sits too high on the Henley. It also might have been nice if the pocket was a different color or at least had a contrasting color outline around it. It kind of reminds me of those alien movies where you see some parasite moving beneath something; you know it’s there and doesn’t belong, but you have to give it credit for trying to blend in.

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