(Closed) Tux issue

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Define a "madarin" coat. I’m thinking it is the collarless style?

Post # 4
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1428 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know if you would want to order them online, this site seems to have the best selection http://www.mensusa.com

Another thought is to check with some tux places in your area to see if they have any for sale.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

argh! okay sorry…that sucks….hmm…have you checked out Men’s Wearhouse? They do have some on their site & I know (here anyways) they will sometimes sell some of their rental suits when they get new inventory….oh you probably already now but they are listed under Nehru Collar jackets which is same as mandarin (looks like anyways) 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

No disparagement taken 🙂
I’m glad you found a place… sending good karma to you that it will work out with Nepal.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Men’s Wearhouse employee here. Normally we don’t sell any of our rentals, I think some of the stores that are actually near the DC in Texas might, but as a rule that’s not the policy. One thing I suggest that some people actually do, rent it but instead of bringing it back just pay the replacement cost. Basically, as long as you rent more than 4 tuxes the groom’s rental is free, so you wouldn’t pay for the rental, and then you pay for it as tho you’d lost it. You’re getting a rental, so it’s been worn before, etc, but it’s an option. Not necessarily the *best* option, but it’s an idea.

Ok, and how to say this politely? In my experience, the mandarin’s more popular with African Americans (just a fact), so you may be able to find a store that carries some of the more off-beat things that is geared towards African American customers. I know I’ve had people come in looking for more trendy styles that have had luck at those sorts of stores.

And just out of curiosity, why does he want to purchase his? Purchasing is definitely always a better option, since it can be better tailored to fit and it’s better quality, etc. But he’s going to have a tux that he probably won’t wear very often that will almost definitely be completely out of style in 5-10 years. For me, it wouldn’t be the soundest investment. Tho I will say that with your dress, I think the mandarin style would look great. ^_^

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

FH and I recently spoke with a small menswear store (privately owned, I think) in our area, and his selection had several mandarin style coats in their book. I’ll have my fiance call them tomorrow and ask if they know of anywhere national that you could find them!

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