Post # 1
My Fiance and I are starting to look into menswear for our wedding, and I’m just wondering if anyone has experience with Men’s Wearhouse? I’ve heard a lot of bad things about them, but most of the issues seemed like they were fixed quickly. My Fiance and I are on a budget and we plan to take advantage of the “Rent 5, get the groom’s free” tuxedo option, but it’s more important that the guys look good than to save a couple hundred dollars. If Men’s wearhouse doesn’t work, we might use theblacktux.com. We want navy blue suits or tuxedos.
Any feedback is appreciated!
Post # 2
I find Mens Warehouse to be decent quality for a high price. We looked there but ended up using Menguin.com (bonus is that they donate to peguin conservation), similar to the blacktux concept. The tuxes arrives yesterday, just over a week in advance and they look better than mens wearhouse. Read this article, looks like blacktux is far better option than mens wearhouse.
Post # 3
theatrejulia: Thanks, that’s super helpful!
Post # 4
We went to Men’s Wearhouse because it was convenient, and had no complaints. But I know nothing about menswear so I wouldn’t have noticed if it was somehow inferior.
Post # 5
FutureBride625: The tuxes looked good in photos and I didn’t notice them looking bad in person but all the guys complained about how cheap they looked and felt. And Darling Husband selected the most expensive tux they offered so we were expecting something a little better. Also one of the bowties broke but someone MacGyver-ed a fix 5 minutes before the ceremony. When we told them about it returning the tux we asked for some sort of refund and they gave us $20 back.
One thing that was annoying is that Darling Husband specifically told the guy at Men’s Wearhouse that he didn’t want the groomsmen to have to rent the same one he did, he picked one that was more expensive but wanted the guys to have the option of a cheaper tux. They supposedly wrote this down and yet every guy that went to Men’s Wearhouse (4 different locations) was told by the salesperson that he had to rent the same one Darling Husband did. He’d told the guys but the salespeople all insisted so the guys all thought we’d changed our minds or something. We were pretty pissed. They made a nice chunk of change off of that lie.
Post # 6
I’d echo what BookishBee said, we went through Men’s Wearhouse because all of our groomsmen were coming in from different places, and they were all able to locate one for a fitting. I don’t know anything about menswear either but I didn’t hear any complaints from the guys and they looked good, as far as I could tell!
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House
Mens Wearhouse disappointed me. I took the little man there to look at tuxes and I wanted to see a few looks on him. They had like one style in stock for that purpose. We did go with them ultimately.
The tuxes were fine, the shoes uncomfotable. Hubby’s tux did start unbuttoning and fasteners were coming loose after the ceremony.. pants were going down…
Post # 8
FutureBride625: My husband hates men’s wearhouse. He’s been in a ton of weddings and there’s always an issue. They never fit correctly. I would use A local place if you can.
Post # 9
Bad, bad, bad… bad experience for my wedding along with my brother-in-law’s wedding. Examples: 4 out of the 7 suits for my wedding had something wrong with them. Granted they did get it fixed the day before the wedding, but that’s pretty crappy (I was a nervous wreck). My DH’s vest got ordered too small, and the button popped off when he was there trying it on. Also, we realized that his shirt was too baggy or big and it was puckering over his tie in 3/4 of the pictures. Oh well. The other groomsmen either had too long or too short of sleeves. For my brother-in-law’s wedding, the groom’s button on the tux popped off and they forgot to give my father-in-law the pocket square (we needed to cut up a silver tie last minute…luckily it matched!). When I was there with my Darling Husband trying on his tux for his brother’s wedding, I was chit chatting with a lady who was there with her husband. She said that her daughter was getting married and was there the other day. THREE couples were there at the same time having some sort of issue. Craziness! It was nice because we had groomsmen from out of the area so they could get measured in their home town. However, in the end I LOVED our suits (Vera Wang). They looked awesome!
Post # 10
FutureBride625: We went to Men’s Warehouse and the tuxes looked fine but once we picked everything out they said we were all set without even telling us how much the rentals would be. When I asked they said they could only give us an estimate (even though Darling Husband had just picked every little detail from shirt to cuff links to shoes). The estimate was $200 which I thoyght as crazy since it was almost three times what the bridesmaids paid for their dresses.
We ended up using theblacktux.com and loved it. The guys got grey suits (which I liked much better than tuxes and Men’s Warehouse doesn’t have suit options to rent). They just got pants, jackets, and cuff links and used their own white white and black shoes (we bought them ties on sale for $10). The rental came to $130 with shipping and the insurance so it was a much better deal. Everyone got the suits a week begore the wedding and most fit well. Darling Husband had to get the arms shortened on the jacket but he took it to a tailor and as long as they don’t cut off the fabric it’s fine (and they reimburse you up to $15 for alterations). It was also super easy to return it, they give you a prepaid shipping label.
I’d torally recommed the Blavk Tux. I also felt like their suits and tux options were more modern and not as prom looking as Men’s Warehouse.
Post # 11
FutureBride625: We had a horrible experience with Men’s Wearhouse. They quoted us 80 dollars and when the guys went in to pay they tried charging them 165. The manager even went so far as to call my husband a liar and said they would never make a deal that cheap. She was like oh if you can bring in some paperwork showing we quoted you that cheap then fine but no way on Earth will you EVER find that because we wouldn’t do that. This is the cost. Suck it up. Next day I go back in the store with my Darling Husband and we bring a receipt AND a brochure in with the very same manager’s signature and initials. She was like oh I must have been very sick and foggy headed to make this deal. Yeah? Well, you did so maybe don’t be so darn rude! Then, we got the wrong suits. The entire reason we chose Men’s Wearhouse was because they carried exactly what we wanted. We were looking for pants and a vest that was all the same material as the pants (no silky back) because we didn’t want to do jackets and we didn’t want it to look like they just took their jackets off. Anyways, the Thursday before rolls around and they gave us the pants and vest. Darling Husband tried it on there and was just looking for fit. He brought it home and tried it on for me and I was the one who noticed it was the silky back vest! I called and they basically told me it was too bad and they didn’t care because there wasn’t time to change it out. Men’s Wearhouse was by far the biggest headache of our wedding!