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Trunk Club Men Subscription Box Review – January 2019

Trunk Club January 2019 - Box Review Front

Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for men and womenSubscribers 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.

Liz has featured Trunk Club as one of her all-time favorite subscription boxes – and after a few months of subscribing, it’s towards the top of my favorites, too!

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+)

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Trunk Club January 2019 - Box Open

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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January 2019 Trunk Club Men Review

Trunk Club January 2019 - All Products

Ok, so, I decided to take a different approach this month and it yielded both good results and new information!

I asked for 3 and only 3 items this month – the most important note was this: If your stylist is not sending a lot of clothing to you, they will need to charge you upfront for the cost of keeping all of the items. My stylist made this very clear to me, and let me know before I had made the final decision on my selections.

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:

That was a lot – got it? Good! Let’s go!

Trunk Club January 2019 - Theme

Trunk Club January 2019 - All Brochures Trunk Club January 2019 - Invoice

You’ll want to go through and find this information. This is what you’ll need to ship back the items you do not want to keep.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Courage Straight Leg Jeans 1

Waffle Knit Thermal Wool Blend Pullover – Cost to Keep $70

Let’s start with the least traditional item this month – this pullover sweater with an awesome neckline.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Courage Straight Leg Jeans 2

This is my “I’m sick of just standing here, give me an accessory” pose.

This is a wool blend thermal sweatshirt – it’s warm and comfortable, which is unfortunately still what I’m looking for as yet another winter storm has come through.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Waffle knit Thermal Wool Blend Pullover

This is the crossover v neckline. It makes it a touch unique – and I like it!

Trunk Club January 2019 - Faux Shearing Hoodie 1

Faux Shearing Hoodie – $59.49

This became my favorite item of the month – quickly moving from “what is this?” to “this is so comfortable!”.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Faux Shearing Hoodie 2

Trunk Club January 2019 - Faux Shearing Hoodie 3

The fuzziness of this hoodie was just asking for me to do some kind of bear pose to make Andy laugh.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Faux Shearing Hoodie 4

Marne also let me know that she considers this a ‘Teddy Bear Hoodie’ – something that I never knew existed but now fully support.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Faux Shearing Hoodie 6

It’s all-over fuzzy, too.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Faux Shearing Hoodie 5

Most importantly, for me, the lining wasn’t fuzzy – I tend to dislike fleece/fuzzy lining – so this one hit a lot of the checkboxes for me.

Trunk Club January 2019 - Courage Straight Leg Jeans 3

Trunk Club January 2019 - Courage Straight Leg Jeans 4

Courage Straight Leg Jeans – Cost to Keep $190

My third and final item was a pair of jeans. You can see my wearing these in all of the above photos.

What I loved most about these jeans were that they felt worn-in and comfortable right off the bat. So nice.

Verdict: Limiting this to only 3 items really worked out for me this month – you can edit the amount you’re getting before each delivery – but, again, if you select a small number of items you will be pre-charged for the items in your box. That was not an issue for me this month as I really did love my items – it was a big win.

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 – Shipping is free both ways.  The total retail value of the items inside my shipment today is $319.49, which is an average of $106.50 per item. The price per piece is listed alongside each product above.

What do you think of my latest Trunk Club? Would you want me to test any other options?

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Written by 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!

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men, Trunk Club Reviews| Tags: trunk club | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Items are great but $100. a piece? Sounds really expensive for nothing too different that many stores offer for 1/2 the price.

  2. Love the pictures!

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