Post # 1
I went to look at renting tuxedos today and quickly realized I liked the grey three piece suit in the store a lot better. For the price, I would much rather buy a suit rather then spending close to the same amount to rent ($150). However, the Groomsmen live all over the state of Texas, so it would be impossible for all of us to get together and buy a suit. My question is: is it possible to set up a similar account (like renting at a chain store) with JCPenney, Kohl’s, Joseph A Bank, etc. where we agree on a sale price for the suits? Then the Groomsmen would visit their local retail store, get measured, and buy their suit. This would be such a relief! And it would allow everyone to get their suit tailored ahead of time if needed. I’m just concerned if we find a suit, the suit wouldn’t be available in everyone’s size, or the price could go up and no longer be affordable for everyone. Is there anyone with experience in buying suits with Groomsmen in different cities? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I have only ever seen this done where the Groomsmen each buy a suit in a particular color. Every Groomsmen gets a black or charcoal grey or navy suit to fit them. If the Groomsmen live close, they may be able to get a deal at Men’s Warehouse or somewhere else that has BOGO sales.
Keep in mind also that if any of the Groomsmen sport a larger or smaller size, they may not be able to get the same suit. My FH has very few choices because he has an unusual size and can’t shop at most stores.
Post # 4
Ask the guys for their measurements first so you know what sizes you are looking for.
Then, you do the research to find a suit online that is available in all their sizes.
When you find the suit you want, email them the info and ask that they purchase immediately online so the suits will still be in stock.
If you do this when spring/summer suits first come out you should have no problems.
You could also order the suits yourself and ask each groomsman for reimburesment.
Another option is to order from http://www.studiosuits.com where suits are made to measure. Several Bees have used them so you can check for reviews.