(Closed) How much does a tux cost?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: How much do you think this type of suit cost?
    Under $200 : (6 votes)
    38 %
    $201-400 : (2 votes)
    13 %
    $401-500 : (1 votes)
    6 %
    $501-600 : (3 votes)
    19 %
    $600+ : (4 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    There’s a huge range for suit prices, it all depends on quality. A nice, well-tailored suit will probably run you at least $400 not on sale, typically more like $500-600 with the shirt and tie and everything. That said, you can find a suit for $100. If you only need one, check out places like Marshall’s and Nordstrom rack for sales. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    5014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Do you not want to rent? You can rent pretty nice black or grey Vera Wang tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse for $200 each.

    Post # 6
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    3574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mens wearhouse won’t have anything like your photos.  The first photo looks like black jeans with bowties.  The second photo is of matching suits, and the next one is a sport coat with a blazer.  

    In my experience, you cannot rent anything this casual.  You would need to pick out pants and shirts and have the guys buy them.   You can order suits from Jcrew Factory for around $400 I think.

    My DH bought a suit for the wedding, and it was expensive.  The braces alone (suspenders) were $80.

    Post # 7
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    5014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @LadyMoriarty:  Yeah Men’s wearhouse has only very classic styles. For something vintage/whimsicle, you won’t be able to rent which means it will be very expensive. My FI wanted to wear a suit, but we didn’t want to ask our groomsmen to spend over $200 so tuxedos it is. I think that you could do mismatched for the look you’re going for. What if you just told them the colors to wear and let them find it? Or for the top picture, your FI buys a suit and the others just wear matching pants and top?

    Post # 8
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    2378 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The guys are all buying suits.  Rentals for what they wanted would have been around $300 (including vest, shoes, etc).  Buying will cost around $400, but they keep everything.  The second is the most traditional look, on sale you could get away with about $200-$300.  The blazer/sport coat plus dress pants look is probably going to be about the same.  Mens Wearhouse will have something like the 1st, 2nd and 4th pics.  My fiance wears something similar to the bottom pic to work every day – no vest, but sport coat and dress pants.  If you’re wanting multiple sizes for multiple people, you’ve got to look at a chain store.  However, if you’re just wanting one, I’d check out Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory.

    Post # 9
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @LadyMoriarty:  I’m not sure about prices on a grey tux. However, Men’s Warehouse had a buy one, get one free special going on when DH and his groomsmen were shopping for tuxes in December 2012. For the tux, which included jacket and pants, it was 180, the second tux was free. So, 360 for four tuxes, 90 bucks each.

    Later, we went to price at tux for my father. In department stores the prices were from 150 to 300 for a two piece tux.

    I believe rentals for the vests and bowties for the groomsmen were 60 dollars each, which is pretty high for a rental IMO.

     

    Post # 10
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t think you’re looking for a tux but suits/blazers/sports jackets.  First picture looks like black pants/jeans with dress shirt, suspenders, and bow tie.  Second looks like gray suits with matching shirts and ties.  Third, I’m not sure I like for the wedding party and if you’re not good at mismatching items then it can look messy.  You can try to recreate by copying.  Fourth one I’m not sure what kind of pants the guys are wearing corduroy?  I remember my sister’s ex bought a funky Penguin corduroy suit.  He wore it with a bow tie and looked pretty cool but I don’t think Penguin brand will save any money.

    Take a look at Jos.A.Banks.  I think they have some not so formal sports coats that might work.  I see they have a seersucker suit on sale for $158. 

    With trying to figure everything out, sometimes it’s just easier to rent the tux.  The rental comes with all the pieces and it’s a pretty painless process where you sit down and pick each item from very limited options.  If you don’t like Men’s Warehouse, I think Jos.A.Banks and Al’s Formalwear are a few other places that rent tuxes.  Men’s Warehouse is actually pretty easy.  We picked everything out where we lived and then selected a pickup city where we were getting married. If the husband wore tuxes often, I would have opted to buy the tux.

    Post # 11
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    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    yeah like someone else said above, the pictures look like suits, not tuxes.  my husband (haha i just wrote FI) and my dad/FIL got really nice suits from macys for about 200 and our groomsmen’s were 200ish, too

    Post # 13
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    7994 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    This is the charcoal Vera tux from Men’s Warehouse if that helps any. If you left the jacket open and ditched the vests it comes with, it may look similar to your pic #2.

    Post # 14
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    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It definitely depends on if you’re renting or buying. 

    Renting is relatively cheap compared to buying a tux. Like wedding dresses the sky is the limit in terms of price range. 

    Post # 15
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    924 posts
    Busy bee

    Fi just bought a suit for a wedding similar to the 2nd picture. It’s a calvin klein extream slim cut and since there were 6 guys getting them the price was $250 each at mens wearhouse. 

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