(Closed) Men's Wearhouse blames brides…

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 32
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We almost considered men’s wearhouse (stopped by and tried some on), but in downtown LA we found a better tux (better material, fit, everything!) that Darling Husband bought for $200.  And he got to keep it.

He had to get a tux for his buddy’s wedding at Men’s Wearhouse and it didn’t flatter him at all.  He also had to pay around $170 for that rental.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Yeah we didn’t go with MW because for their quality of suit, we just went ahead and had the groomsmen buy them from Kohls. I know Kohls isn’t necessarily going to carry the BEST of the best, but they have CHAPS and Marc Anthony….

Plus, because Kohls has a semi-annual suits sale, and since I have a kohls card, I got a 30% off coupon in the mail. Our groomsmen got to buy their suits, CHAPS brand, for $100 each. No lie. So not only do they at least get to keep the suit, it was even cheaper to buy it there than to just rent it from MW!

My friend who got married recently went to MW and they had some issues with the service, for real. The guy put the groom in a suit that he loved, and then told him that they didn’t make a “wider” pant size. Um, WOW. First of all yes the groom is a larger guy but he’s tall and just built like a football player, NOT fat, and the salesperson should have been experienced enough to KNOW better than to set him up for total disappointement like that! Why put him in the suit without warning him he was about to try on the largest pant size? He didn’t even say it apologetically he was like “oh guess you’re too big. SORRRRYYYYY” Pfth. Also, they bought their suits too, to the tune of about $200, which is still cheap for a suit but its 2x what we paid from Kohls.

Post # 34
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1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This just quite frankly pisses me off. Why does it have to be the brides choice? Oh right, because men never have a say and they just bow down to the all-powerful bridezilla who has already shackled their ball-less poor man. Give me a damn break.

UGH I HATE that I’m renting from them…we’ve had so many problems already. I had to use them because they were the only ones who could coordinate with Texas, multiple parts of Pennslyvania, and North Carolina. 

First problem – They didn’t let us look at what we were actually renting. As far as the tux goes… It was “look at this catalog” and you can pick either A or B… I want to feel fabric, look at things on (at least a mannequin!) and then… But no, I only got 2 options. 

Second problem – They said if we got our bridesmaids dresses from Davids Bridal that they could match the vests. Apparently not. Even though I already bought it from Davids Bridal. 

Third problem – They kept trying to put the men in ivory shirts. I don’t want an ivory shirt, I want white. Get over it. My dress is ivory satin with white lace overlay, it will look fine. 

Fourth problem- They kept messing up the men’s orders in other states. For example, charging them for three shirts and no shoes! 

Fifth problem- They got an attitude over no one walking me down the aisle. MW -“Who is walking you down the aisle” Me- “Oh, no one. I am giving myself away.” ME- *shocked and appalled* “Oh! I’ve never heard of someone doing that before! Are you absolutely sure!?” Me- “Yes, people do it all the time. And I am sure” MW- “Well, if you change your mind, let me know immediately.” 

Okay, my dad and myself aren’t on speaking terms when he’s on drugs and being an asshat. So yeah, I’m walking myself down. I don’t need help. But thanks for bringing up something painful. -_- 

This is why your sells are down. And if I didn’t want to get this damn thing over with, I’d scour the earth for other places to rent from. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Our photographer mentioned at one point that the 2013 weddings were booking later than typical and the 2014 ones were getting snatched up really quickly for her, so there might be something to the 13 deal.  But my husband likes the number 13, so it worked perfectly for us!

Also, he bought 2 suits (one didn’t fit as well, but was only $150 from H&M) that he can use over and over again.  Suits are more in right now than tuxes, I think.  Tuxes were huge in the 90’s and early 2000’s, so MW did well then, but now it’s going out of fashion and people are realizing how nice it is to buy a suit to keep.

Post # 37
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5004 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’ve never even stepped foot in a Men’s Warehouse and they’re always calling me. It’s beyond ridiculous. 

Post # 38
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1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had originally planned on getting married in September 2013, but Fiance took a bit longer with the proposal than we had originally discussed… ha.

When we got engaged on Christmas Eve, I was still willing to try to make it work for September but between not having as much time to save and Fiance being a tiny bit superstitious, we decided to go for 6/2014.

But yeah, we honestly haven’t considered MW and we for sure won’t now.

Post # 39
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9687 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We used MW only because they had that charcoal Vera Wang tux. And that was it. They were ridiculously traditional as to how things should be done (hello matchy matchy prom outfits), and got all pissy when I chose to do things slightly differently.

And when we finally went to get them fitted, we practically had to fight them to hem and change the sizes on a few things. “That’s how it’s supposed to look.” Um no, there should not be 2″ of white shirt sleeve hanging out, and he should not look like a gangster because his pants are so big. Ugh. Even afterwards Darling Husband was like “damn that girl shot you a look!” haha. I was hardly being nasty though, I just wanted them to fit!

Oh and the ivory shirt thing. You’d think I was committing a mortal sin by wanting him to wear a white shirt. Their off white shirts were fugly anyway.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Westwood:  YES on the ivory shirt!! FFFFFFFF the ivory shirt! I don’t like it, I never will, MOVE ON! I could hug you! 😀 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lolita39:  I refuse to call it an “ivory shirt” to me it’s a “pre-stained shirt”.  It’s easier to hide the sweat stains and wear if the shirt isn’t white to begin with!

 

Post # 42
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Well that’s just great. I wish this thread had been started a few months ago before we went to MW and ordered our tuxes!! Efffffff. I’m going to be so pissed if this goes badly.

Post # 43
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MistySoda:  I got my tuxes from there, too.  *sigh*  Too late to change it now.

Post # 44
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@nineteen87:  Men’sWarehouse is horrible. They messed up all of the tuxes for my wedding and all they said was “sorry”.. Had to argue with them to get the tuxes corrected and some form of reimbursement for making the week of my wedding super stressful the day before. I will never ever recommend them to anyone or use them again…

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Treejewel19:  I actually laughed out loud too. I’ve been planning all year and this never ONCE occurred to me. Hahahaha

  

@nineteen87:  Blaming brides is really a dick move. It’s blaming women without using the word women. I wouldn’t give them business anyways, since there aren’t stores here. But yeah, I’m pretty shocked those words were spoken. Wtf.

Post # 46
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1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

@nineteen87:  Yeah. They prob should have just kept there mouth shut. 

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