@snuggles & trueblue39 – Well so far I’ve gotten another picture sent to me of the suit, below, and I’m just waiting to hear back on how much the shipping would be per suit. Although, if it’s a decent amount, I’m probably going to say, since we are buying 7-9 suits couldn’t there be some kind of discount. The other thing we need to take into consideration is alterations (after having a long convo with a employee at Savvi I got a lot of good general info). The suits will not come hemmed, however, Friar WILL do that there for them. Once they order the suits from their wearhouse, they will hem the pants in the store for no charge. However, if the suit jacket has to be altered, we’ll have to get that done here ourselves, so that may be an additional cost. So I asked the guy at Savvi well what’s the point of them getting measured then if it has to be altered (I knew nothing about suits until now), and he said well basically the only way you would need the jacket altered is if the guy is in an in-between size, which when they get measured the seamstress will be able to tell them if they are in an in-between size or not. Even if they are in an in-between size I am not sure how noticeable it will be where they have to get it altered (maybe someone has knowledge on this).
What else, for me I feel more comfortable that Savvi is affiliated with them for some reason, it makes me feel like I’m not just having the guys buy suits from some random store in another state.
@mrformalz – Thanks for the tip, I stopped in there the other day, they do sell a grey suit for $150 I think it was, but that does not include a shirt or tie. The Friar one does. The one they sell is actually the same designer as the one at Friar, which is Giorgio Fiorelli and the guy at Savvi said it’s a good designer, which also made me feel comfortable.
I’m also going to find out if there is a specific name for the suit at Friar, just so I can try to look it up online. The guy at Savvi said that it’s a pretty good deal for them to include all that.
For those that have Savvi’s and want to rent, they have a new grey tux available in April, at least that’s when it’s available in MN, it’s actually a really nice and is a darker grey than the light grey one for rent at MW and at Savvi. The color is perfect actually, a good cross between the two. It was around $150 to rent. However, for us renting may not work depending on how many days the guys will be in Vegas. Plus I go back to the if they are going to spend that same amount, $10 less even and get a suit to keep, I would think that’s the better option. Also, I checked out Macy’s and Kohls, there is no grey suit that includes a shirt and tie for the price of Friar, not even with their sales. You can find random suits on clearance etc., but it would be pretty hard to find the same one for all of our 7-9 guys at least, seems like way too much of a hassle to me.
Sorry this was so long, and I’ll keep you posted once I find out more. As of now, I feel pretty comfortable with going this route though!