(Closed) Men's Wearhouse blames brides…

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m sure firing their FOUNDER had nothing to do with declining sales!!!!  *smh*

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@aggie2010:  Al’s is also where we will be getting our tuxes.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You have got to be kidding me? This is exactly why Men’s Wearhouse is NOT doing well. Because they try to blame their bad business on superstition. For their information, when I walked into Men’s Wearhouse, the salesperson treated me and my fiance so horribly, we left and went to another smaller chain tux store and rented from there. That store treated us like royalty. The salespersons at Men’s Wearhouse expected us to just *know* exactly what we wanted when we walked in, and thought we were absolutely *ridiculous* for wanting to be able to try on tuxes? Um, what? The other store just took the jackets straight off the mannequin so we could see what they looked like on. I left Men’s Wearhouse convinced we would never give them any business now or ever.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My Fiance was a groomsman a few years ago. MW left one of the shoes out of his bag. So we showed up to the wedding, starting working on getting him into his tux and realized we only had 1 shoe. I guess the lesson to learn is don’t trust them to put all the components into the bag and then check when you get home. But seriously, they were size 12 shoes, I’m not sure how one went missing between trying it on in the back area to putting everything in the bag at the counter. That, and if I worked there and stumbled upon a lone shoe, I would probably try and figure out which rental it went with as shoes usually come in pairs.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance dreams of owning a custom suit. If I get an $800 dress that I get to keep why shouldn’t he get a suit he can rewear for years to come? We are buying him a suit and buying all of our male attendants vests, tie, and shirts. We’re still debating on if we’re going to get them pants too. From what I’ve heard about MW lately I highly doubt we will be going to them for FI’s suit.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Eh, we got married in 2013. Darling Husband buys suits from there. We did not rent tux. His suits are great but of course, he buys the annoying Ralph Lauren suits that are expensive. Sigh…

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is ridiculous! We had to rent a MW suit for his brothers wedding & they were more than a little unorganized, certain items like the pants didn’t fit everyone that well despite having measurements taken, and the price is ridiculous for a single day! We paid I think $130/$120 for his full suit, when we could have bought the key elements of said suit for that much and he would have been able to wear them again & they would have fit properly. I think that as more and more wedding use a rustic/casual theme there is less space for places like Men’s Warehouse rentals which I would only use for something crazy expensive like a tux…. Everyone wants more for their $$ and I’d much rather pay a little more for my own well fitting clothing than a one-day rental (that who knows who/what was wearing it/done in it)…

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Eckle:  There are some really good made-to-measure suit options in the same price range as your dress. No reason to use MW, JAB, or other discount menswear stores.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe its because Men’s Wearhouse’s prices are too high!  We looked at MW and they quoted us over $220 for a rental and said flat out they didnt have a vest to match the bridesmaids dresses.  We went to a local tux place ant their rental was $160 with shoes – and they ordered vests and ties to match my bridesmaids dresses.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@bebero:  +1.  Style changes from generation to generation; *none* of our wedding pics are going to “stand the test of time.”  They’re going to look like wedding pics from 50 years ago.

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

LOL We got married this year. MW can suck it–their service and selection is terrible. We rented exactly what we wanted from the local shop whose service and selection was way better for way less. Also, MW would NOT STOP CALLING ME about renting tuxes from them. Legit, three weeks before the wedding, they were calling me about it. I was like, “Uhh…yeah, the wedding is in three weeks. We’ve had our tuxes chosen, from a local shop, since last summer.”

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sailor_girl:  This is true, but if you look at images from 1930s weddings compared to 1970s, I doubt you’d find anyone who’d dispute that the way the men dressed in the 1930s has stood the test of time much better than the way the men dressed in the 1970s.

My goal is to not laugh at the way I look at my wedding photos in 20+ years and say, “what was I thinking?”

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

@nineteen87:  Lol. Wow, that really got ya going, huh?

It is annoying they would pin the problem on superstition and brides. Good luck to them and there buisness.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

We used MW because the vests matched the Bm dresses, but we just rented the vests/ties from them, amd after all the trouble we had there is no way we would rent the whole suit again. And for their knowlege, a “gentleman” doesnt spin around in the middle of the street to stare at A chick. That is creepy. 

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nineteen87:  Darling Husband and his groomsmen wore vests and ties, and they used Men’s Wearhouse. They had a bad experience with them not having the right items once they went to pick them up so they had to improvise. I heard they are losing sales because they fired the CEO, aka the guy in the commercials who would always say “You’re gonna like the way you look…I guarantee it.” 

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