REAL Tuxedos for Rent!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Interesting Website.

These guys remind me of a Menswear Company I discovered on the Internet a few years ago (presentation is very familiar)… unfortunatley I cannot remember their name exactly… but it was something like White Shites & Black Socks…

@Duncan:  I know you have an interest in menswear (based on past topics) … curious have you picked out your attire for the BIG DAY as of yet ?  Will you infact be wearing a tux ?

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Duncan:  Do you wear electric boots with your 25% mohair suit?

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

While the idea is certainly there, would you really pick out a tux without physically looking at it, feeling it, or trying any part of it on?  The only options are black and gray (no colors or even white/ivory).  By the time it’s all said and done, it’s not less expensive than renting from a local menswear store (it was more than we were quoted at Men’s Warehouse).

It sounds like a great men’s business venture though.  Starting your own online rent-a-tux.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

And how many weddings have you been to that are Black Tie?  I’ve been to a dozen over the last couple years and not one was that formal.  You’re only going to wear it for 6 hours, and no one is going to notice the difference or know what brand it is (unless you are a rare tux snob).  We also looked at Savvi (yes another chain but much higher priced, both carried name brand designer tuxes).  FI was able to try on the jackets at both places in his size.

I was only stating the observations I made from that website, which I think translate into most typical weddings these days and normal brides and grooms.  If you so chose to use them for their quality of tuxes so be it.  But don’t insult everyone else who doesn’t.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@GeorgiaBride5:unless you are a rare tux snob”. 

 


In the context of the posts on this thread, that gave me a good laugh.

 


 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Duncan:  hey Duncan.. love the topic as usual..

Any tips on choosing a tux to flatter a big guy? My FI is 6’2, 240lbs and typically wears XXL shirts and 40 waist size. He is big-boned and barrel-chested, most of his weight being around the upper arms and “bust” area although he’s pretty large all around. I noticed there are different cuts or styles on the site you linked.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@GeorgiaBride5:  TBH most people I know can tell the difference. Most men I know own a decent tux; OH currently has a cheap one, and I don’t like it. He’s going to invest in a good-quality one for the evening reception of the wedding. My dad and all his friends have good-quality ones that they’ve paid a decent amount for, as a good one won’t date, and can be seen as an investment (which is how we’re viewing OH’s tux for the wedding). So I wouldn’t say that ‘tux snobs’ are rare, at least not in my social circle. Hell, we have a house party every New Year, and most of the men turn out in outfits worth hundreds of £s.

 

I really dislike rental places in general, and this is one reason we’re not having a uniform look for the men in the bridal party, but rather asking them to wear a casual grey suit of their choice (we’re not having morning suits, and tuxes aren’t appropriate for the day time).

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sablemuse:  I know I’m not Duncan lol, but if I were your OH, I’d probably visit a tailor and consider having one custom-made. Which isn’t necessarily as expensive as people think; OH is considering this, and it will cost roughly the same as an off-the-peg mid-range designer suit.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@barbie86:  Thanks for the suggestion. I am still trying to determine which style would be most flattering. Off-the-peg.. I love that!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wouldn’t it be better to buy a tux so that it fits properly? No matter what rentals cannot be individually tailored… so even the best tux isn’t going to look as good as a cheaper better tailored tux

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