(Closed) Poll: Real LUXURY tuxedo rental. Would you rent? Ask your men!!!

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you rent?
    Yes; I think it's a great idea : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Yes, but I think the rental price is too high : (2 votes)
    4 %
    No, not really into name brands : (19 votes)
    41 %
    No, I would just buy one : (9 votes)
    20 %
    No, I don't think it's a good idea : (12 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My DH would not care what the brand name is as long as the tuxedo looks good, but I bet there is a small market for guys that do like that kind of style.

    Post # 4
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Here’s the thing: Rental tuxedos look like crap no matter what because they’re not tailored. So, it would be even MORE of a waste of money to pay extra for a designer rental tux, because it still wouldn’t fit properly.

    Any man looks 10x better in a generic tux that is tailored than any rental tux by any amazing designer anywhere. Any guy who cares enough to want to rent a designer brand tuxedo is definitely a guy who would care enough to want his tuxedo tailored.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    no. for my FI renting is  a bad idea b/c he almost always requires altering

    Post # 6
    Member
    5425 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think it depends on the area you live in.  If you live in a city where fashion, labels and whatnot is “trendy”/important then it could work. 

    Post # 7
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    12629 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    FI wouldn’t pay an extra $200 for a tuxedo that does the same job as one that’s not designer.  Unfortunately, I don’t see a huge market for this, because a lot of guys just don’t care about the brand.

    Post # 9
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My FI wouldn’t rent one. He’s into high-end name brands, but for our wedding tux he didn’t care about brand. He was more worried about fit, look of the notches, etc. I live in Chicago and I doubt this would be a big business here. Most men that care about high end brands have the money to buy a tux. Also the difference is that the businessmen my FI and FIL hang out with own tuxes if they are in their 40-50s because they wear them to business holiday parties every year. Also if you are a member of a nicer country club here, then you probably own a tux for their holiday parties. 

    This idea might work in a high class, low age area like LA.

    Post # 10
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    3574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Honestly, I feel like people who have money to spend are not spending it on that.  Around here, it seems the trend is to have the groomsmen buy matching suits & ties… kind of like mad men style. 

    Post # 11
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    5554 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Nope. People who want to wear that kind of label want a tux that is fitted and tailored to them so it looks like a $1000 suit. Not a rental that won’t fit perfect. Of course I may be a bad person to ask because in our wedding my husband wore a $20 suit from Walmart. 

    Post # 12
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think there definitely IS a market for luxury rentals, but I think it’s a tricky market.

    Here’s why:

    I see a bigger rental market for younger guys – and, I’m not so sure if most younger guys care about the quality of their suit.  Also, my guess is if guys are wearing tuxedos often, and care about how they look, are likely buying their tuxedos vs renting.  BUT – I really think it’s because there isn’t a luxury rental market.

    I do think there is a HUGE difference in the quality of tuxedos when you jump up to luxury brands.  I don’t see it as a ‘label’ issue as much as it is a quality issue.

    FWIW, DH ended up buying a tuxedo because he hated the rental quality he found, liked the idea of owning his tuxedo, and wasn’t thrilled with the thought of rewearing a used garment on his wedding day.

    Post # 13
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Also, isn’t men’s warehouse sort of carrying designer tuxes already. I know that my hubby rented a designer name (either calvin klein/ ralph lauren or vera wang tux) that was around $200 from men’s warehouse.

    Post # 14
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    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I wonder if a better move would be to sell secondhand designer tuxes and have an alterations department on site. I can think of more men who would want to own a nice tux that fit well than to throw money away on rentals. But maybe there’s no market for secondhand men’s formalware.

    Post # 15
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Tangled:  Agreed 100%!

    Post # 16
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    DH wouldn’t care about this.  For one, he doesn’t care about name brands.  For two, no rental tux looks that great because they aren’t tailored.  We wouldn’t spend extra money on a rental tux that really wouldn’t look any better than a non-name brand.

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