I’m not a good shopper. I start out with the best of intentions, but more often than not, I end up coming back from my excursion with nothing to show for the effort. Trunk Club is trying to make it easier for men to create their own unique style and populate their wardrobe with it. They understand that the traditional shopping process doesn’t work for many guys, and they offer a service that ships a trunk full of the clothes you want right to your door, every month.
Sounds pretty amazing, eh? If you’re one of those guys that hates shopping or you don’t know where to start, Trunk Club could be perfect for you. The process to get started is pretty straightforward. Below you’ll find a step by step description of the Trunk Club Process:
Sign Up For The Service: Go to the Trunk Club website and sign yourself up. You’re just creating an account at this point, so there’s nothing to pay. This gets you into the system and gets you assigned to a stylist. Yes, you get a personal stylist. When you dress like I do, this is handy.
Talk To Your Stylist: You’ll be contacted by your stylist in the manner you prefer – phone, email, skype, or in person if you’re in the Chicago area, where the company is based. Trunk Club works around your schedule in order to make the process as painless as possible. You’ll talk to your stylist about the clothing you like, your favorite styles, colors, brands, and preferences in order to give you tips and suggestions on how to pair things and what looks best. Your stylist needs to know what you love and what you hate so that you receive the perfect trunk for you.
Receive Your First Trunk: After talking to your stylist, you’ll receive a Fit and Feel trunk including ten items. True to its name, this trunk is all about making sure that the clothing fits you correctly and has the right feel. You try it on and see what you think. If you love it, great. If not, you send it back, free of charge. Trunk Club provides free shipping both ways, so that’s one less thing for you to worry about.
Set Your Trunk Frequency: Now that you’ve got clothing that fits your size and your style, what’s next? The great thing about Trunk Club is that it’s up to you. You decide how often you want to receive a new trunk. Now that your stylist knows what you like, they can pick out new looks for you on whatever frequency makes the most sense for you. Monthly, quarterly, based on season – it’s up to you.
Trunk Club could be a good option for those of you that want professionals to help you create your style. There are no service fees, minimum purchases, or any hidden charges. You pay for the clothing and that’s it. Brands range from John Varvatos to Eton, so if you want high end casual wear, you’ll find it here. According to their FAQ, shirts and dress shirts range from $70-$250, denim between $165-$225, and v-neck sweaters between $75-$225. Trunk Club can accommodate sizes to XXL in tops, 40 in waist, and 13 in shoes, with plans to add more extended sizes in the future.