(Closed) Buy vs. Rent Tux for Groom?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I went through the same thing with Darling Husband – I expected him to rent, but he wanted to buy.  It felt totally wrong for me to buy this crazy $ dress and tell him – no, you can’t do the same.  

So – we found one.  We hunted everywhere.  We thought we found the one at JOS Bank (it’s a chain of men’s clothing stores) but ended up going with one we found at an outlet store – it was something like a $3K tuxedo for $800 or 900.  

The things that ended up racking the price up were:  cuff links/tuxedo buttons set, bow tie set, tuxedo shirt, shoes.  DH ended up spending around $600-700 JUST on accessories…. but, again – I felt like I couldn’t say no – since he could re-wear the tux, while I wasn’t exactly going to be wearing my wedding dress again.  Oh, and there were extra $ to alter the pants – ugh!  $$$

ETA:  a friend of mine ordered a tux online – you send in all the measurements and it was SUPER cheap.  He was super happy with the quality…. we had already bought DH’s by then, but after seeing the tux, wished I went that route!

Post # 5
3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think you can buy a tux at Penney’s for around $200.  I can’t speak for the quality, though.  They probably have them in the men’s department at your local store if you want to go check them out.

In a perfect world, we would’ve had enough money to buy Darling Husband an Armani tux, but since it isn’t, we decided on renting a Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse.

Edited to add:  Wow!  Great sale prices at JoS A Bank right now!


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