(Closed) Should he buy a new tux?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Reading this I was on both sides! It’d be nice to save the money you’d spend on a brand new tux and put that toward something else. But, it would be super nice for you both to have a new garment to make new memories in. I have to say, i am leaning towards the idea that he should buy a new tux. Not only to make this special, but also because it really sounds like he wears them quite a lot more then most men, so he’d get a lot of milage out of a new one. You could get him a new tux, then take it to a tailor to get some “made to fit him like a glove” details sewn in!

I was actually searching for some suits/tuxes on amazon the other day and came across these sellers with great deals. Maybe one of these is his “the one”?






Post # 4
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Fiance also has a tux that he has worn throughout college and for the three years after. He’s getting a new one for the wedding, mainly because he was about 40 pounds lighter and a few inches shorter when he entered college and it doesn’t really fit well anymore!

Post # 5
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

how about purchasing a new vest and band and etc. to match your colors instead of having to buy a whole new tux?

i’m debating the same thing, as fi has a tux that’s in mint condition!

Post # 7
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi ChiCat, I wholeheartedly endorse purchasing a new tux.  If he’s oldschool when it comes to tuxes, that means he probably wants to get something that is traditional black tie. As you mention, his current tux has notched lapels which is a bit less formal like a business suit. He would need peak or shawl lapels if he wants a more classic dinner jacket for the wedding and for future black tie events.  Personally, I think the $600 custom tux sounds great.  I bought my dinner jacket and pants and now have to do all sorts of alterations and the total will be over $600. It’ll look fantastic, but it won’t look nearly as sharp as your fiance’s custom tuxedo that won’t require alterations!

You guys go to black tie events, and there’s no better time to upgrade his black-tie attire than for his wedding.  To me, this is a no-brainer, especially since your future hubby enjoys dressing himself with classic style.


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