- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
So my BIL is getting married in December. FSIL wants all the guys in tuxes and is getting measurements for rentals. FI is super tall and trim (6’5″ and 170lbs) — nothing EVER fits him correctly. He gets the majority of his business clothes custom made. What isn’t completely custom is tailored to fit correctly. He also wants to buy a tux to have for the future.
So here’s my question: are tuxedos generally standard and interchangeable? My (poor) understanding is that all tuxes look generally the same and it’s the tux/cummerbund/bow tie that give them the different looks. I mean I know there’s a difference between tails and no tails — but that’s it, right? So FSIL shouldn’t have a problem with him wearing his own tux and renting the accessories ?
How would I even suggest this to her? He is willing to throw down a bunch of money to get a tux that will work well for a long time. It seems like a waste to put down money for a rental that will look horrible on him (and we get into town friday am for a saturday wedding — there’s no way they’ll be able to get it right for the wedding).