(Closed) Jos A Bank vs Men’s Wearhouse

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i had the exact same question!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m pretty sure we’re going to use Men’s Wearhouse.  Fiance and I visited last month and got a great impression, plus, they match colors to David’s Bridal colors (I’m in the same boat with out of town participants!)  So far, I’ve gotten a good vibe from them, and they seem to have pretty good deals when renting tuxes in groups!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mr. Meowerson doesn’t want to use Men’s Wearhouse because he bought a suit from there once and he had a pretty bad experience…couldn’t get the sizing right and then messed up the alterations.  Their free tux rental for the groom is tempting though!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Fiance is completely opposed to Jos A Bank after getting a tux from them for another wedding.  They argued with him that one of his legs is shorter than the other when he complained that the pant lengths did not match.

He is going to use Men’s Warehouse.

I don’t think either is better than the other.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think we are leaning towards Men’s Warehouse because they have the suit Mr. Tattoo wants to wear.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We purchased suits for the GMs at JAB, but that particular JAB’s store manager was too pushy and condescending. It still bothered me 3 days later that i returned the suits and bough at MW. I’m sure all stores are different, but there was no way i was letting that lady get commission from me.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Jos A Bank is better quality and has a better selection than Mens Wearhouse – they also really good sales

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Both are more expensive than independents, and you can get a free tux for the groom anywhere. Check local options, as neither MW nor JAB carries a local inventory and therefore cannot handle last minute changes/exchanges

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

FH used to work for a tuxedo rental company. He will never use Men’s Warehouse for that reason. It may have just been our area, but they had people on a daily basis come in begging for help b/c mens warehouse messed up and they needed something last min. I’m sure things vary by store though.

Post # 13
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Worker bee

No, that’s pretty common.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been following this convo and am wondering if I haven’t made a mistake.  My fiance and I went to Tuxedo Junction because they were offering an unbelievable deal – 50% off all tuxedos, groom’s tux is free, and they threw in a gift card to a local restaurant, just for registering.  It was hard not to pass up.  The staff was so friendly and has been super helpful and encouraging in regards to all of my worries – all but one of the groomsmen are from out of town.  Because they are nationwide, it’s easy for them to have my groomsmen go into their local stores and they tuxes will be ready here in Buffalo.  It was really affordable, and easy, so i’m wondering now if it’s too good to be true. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

To add to what I said previously, I know at mens warehouse (at least the ones by me) the reason the grooms tux is free is because they add an additional cost to the other tuxes. So it might be free for the groom but its costing the bridal party. FH told me this and I didn’t believe it so to proove it we went to the mens wearhouse at the mall and they confirmed it! Not so directly but when they were giving prices its not hard to figure out. Savvi also does this so its not uncommon. Jos A Banks might do that as well.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

@june42011: I’m not sure what they might have told you at MW to give you that impression, but it’s a new one on me. As far as I know, MW charges the same amount for a single rental as they do for each rental in a group. I KNOW that’s the case with Savvi, because Mr. Formal is part of the Savvi network. Maybe there was some confusion at MW because of their Perfect Fit program, where you get $30 off full price (which no one ever pays) in exchange for giving them all your contact info so they can spam you with news, sales, etc. That discount is available to everyone in the party. I don’t know of any tuxedo rental company that charges group members more in order to supply the groom with a free one– I’m not sure how they’d get away with it!

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