- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
So my BIL is getting married in December. Future Sister-In-Law wants all the guys in tuxes and is getting measurements for rentals. Fiance 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 Future Sister-In-Law 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).