(Closed) Mens Wearhouse, Will the tux fit my athletic groom?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband is exactly the same way. Huge shoulders, chest, arms, thighs, tiny waist!

We went to a local tux shop and they were able to have the tux fit him well. I’m not sure how a big-box store like MWH will handle that.

My suggestion would be to find a local tux shop that can measure him and do some on-site tailoring to the rental (if you want to do a rental) as they will have more attention to detail. Most tux shops will allow the groomsment from out of town send in measurements for their rental order.

Best of luck! We still need to get a well-fitted suit for my husband but he just keeps growing! (not complaining!)


Post # 4
7935 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i also vote for looking for a local tux shop, i felt that the prices were similar but the local shop we went to had many more choices and were friendlier.

my brother has a disability and uses a wheelchair, he is one of my bride’s attendants so he will be wearing a tux.

he’s 5’1″ and his shoulders are broad and his arms are long and proportionate but his legs are very short.  we got him measured for a tux. though he won’t be officially fitted until a few days before the wedding, i know the tux place will make him look fantastic.

go to a tux place and have your Fiance try on a tux and see what they say about fit.


Post # 5
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

He’ll probably need an athletic cut because of his shoulder/waist ratio. My Fiance has board shoulders and an athletic frame. You might want to call them and see if they have any of those, or see if you have a Jim’s Formal Wear retailer around you.

Post # 6
2274 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@whitefuzzy:  A rental will not fit him.  End of story.

Post # 7
31 posts
  • Wedding: December 2019


Probably not.  Rental tuxedos are made to fit everyone, and that means they don’t fit anyone very well.  The rental company will shorten or lenghten the sleeves, but they will not taper a jacket for a muscular man.

My size is halfway between your groom’s and the average.  In a rental tux, I either look like:

A)  a miniature man-boy, or

B)  like I gained 30 pounds.

Either way, it’s not a good look for such an important day!  No man should look like a schlub next to his beautiful bride.

Post # 8
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Professor6pack:  omg, lol. 

 This thread is scaring me away from the tuxedo route all together for my well built fh 

Post # 9
2274 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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