Kevin Wright joined Trunk Club in October 2011, long before he was a finalist for “Big Brother.” After returning from his recent L.A. adventure, the almost-famous banker met up with his stylist, Lauren Lipton, and the rest of the Trunk Club crew.
What were you up to in L.A.?
I was a finalist for the upcoming season of “Big Brother.” Thirty of us made it to L.A. out of the 1,000 who applied. I told Lauren that she almost made me famous, because every time I walked into an interview, everyone went crazy about my style. I mean, it was just ridiculous. Even on the street in L.A., people would ask where I got my red pants, or where I got my shirt. It got to the point where I was going to the CBS studios for head shots and the guy driving me starts asking about my clothes and how he can join Trunk Club.
What was shopping like before you joined Trunk Club?
My clothes were always too big because I needed them to fit my thighs. I played football in college and I’ve got big thighs. My waist is 35 inches, but sometimes I’d wear a 40. I’d be all over the place, going from store to store, trying on every different type of pants. There was a lot of trial and error, and a lot of frustration.
It’s totally different with Trunk Club. Lauren knows a ton of different brands that fit my body type because this is what she does. I’m buying multiple pairs of shoes, pants, and shirts from different designers that all fit. Before, I didn’t know what I was doing, and that frustrated me. Now I’m perfectly comfortable not knowing what I’m doing because Lauren has my back.
Getting back to your L.A. trip, what was it specifically that people kept saying about your clothes?
For eight days in a row, I talked to people about color. I’m a very big “express yourself” kind of guy. Color tells a story and gets you excited. The sun’s out, everyone’s excited, and for me, the look and feel of colorful clothes is part of that.
What would you say to guys who might be hesitant to wear bold colors?
Just jump out there and own it. People are impressed when you’re not boxed in. I like to laugh about how I’m a rogue banker because I don’t wear a gray or black suit every day. If you’re energetic, allow your clothes to make that statement about your personality.
Looking to connect with a rogue banker? Kevin can be reached via Facebook or LinkedIn.
Want Trunk Club stylist Lauren Lipton to have your back, too? Contact her via Twitter, LinkedIn, or good old-fashioned electronic mail: lauren [at] trunkclub [dot] com.