Tim Wilson joined Trunk Club in 2010. He recently took time away from his MBA studies for some photos near our Chicago HQ. Afterwards, we sat down for a little back-and-forth.
Any good stories about how your Trunk Club clothes have helped you out?
Um … yes, although I’m going to have to be pretty vague here. I’ll just say that I was wearing a pair of red AG pants this past weekend for Cinco de Derby, and they resulted in me getting called over from across the bar to meet a girl who had been an object of extremely high interest at our table for most of the day. I find Trunk Club clothes result in introductions like that a lot.
How does Trunk Club compare to your previous shopping experiences?
There’s no comparison. Trunk Club is infinitely simpler, with a much higher satisfaction level. I feel like before when I shopped on my own, (1) I hated it, and (2) I’d end up wearing about half of the things I got, whereas now I know I’ll wear and love everything I get from Trunk Club. Plus everything fits much better now.
What’s the best part about working with Lisa? (Lisa Bubes is Tim’s Trunk Club stylist. Her Twitter: @LBTheStylist.)
My favorite part has been Lisa’s ability to push me a little bit on what clothes I’m comfortable with, while staying within the range of style that I like. For example, I’ve now got both red and green pants, as well as a pair of white jeans, all of which I wear.
Overall, how has Trunk Club changed your experience with clothing?
It’s simplified my life a lot and just given me a much higher level of confidence in the clothes I wear. It’s helped me actually enjoy buying and owning clothes.
Want to hear more about Tim’s experience as a Trunk Club member, or debate the merits of Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop-rock stylings? You can do both by hitting him up on Twitter: @twilson22.