Post # 1
where the heck are all the rental shops here? we did a google search and the best we could come up with was “the tux shop” in northgate, and the men’s warehouse.
the staff at the tux shop were super friendly. however, their selection of vests and ties were really outdated. so many bad colors and patterns, really 90’s looking. horrendous shoe selection. and when I told them I didn’t want a pleated shirt, they literally only had one to choose from that was off-white.
I went to the website for the men’s warehouse and I worry that they are going to be the same story.
so, bees– where are all the fashionable tux (or suit) rental shops here?
Post # 3
I am sad to say that those are the only two that we found too. I think Men’s Wearhouse has a better selection and if you have guys out of state, they are easier to find than the tux shop. They will also make sure all of the tuxes are delivered to the store nearest you, so you can pick them all up at the same time. That is what we are doing.
Post # 4
unfortunately, we didnt like anything at either of those places. so we are going to macys. it will be about $200 for Fiance to buy a suit and $100 for the Groomsmen for pants, white shirt, shoes and a tie. not sure if they will be wearing vests or not.
Post # 5
Please see this post from about a month ago. I recommend the Tuxedo Club in Kirkland.
Post # 6
men’s warehouse will be next on our list since they are only a few blocks away from my apartment (and within walking distance of where the guys will be staying). but I’m a little scared of some of the horror stories of the suits not fitting. some of the groomsmen will be from canada so I’m not sure if they even have the men’s warehouse there, so it’s not like they can go in on their own and be fitted in person in advance.
tuxedo club will definitely be after that. their prices look good and I like that they have a designer package. something tells me I bet I’ll end up with them. just a hunch.
it’s so funny. we went to the tux shop thinking this was going to be a really easy, one stop chore. but when we started looking at all the horrendous vest options, we were like “oh crap, why did we think this was going to be easy?” the worst part was when I took a photo of my Fiance and in the photograph, it was super obvious that the grey vest and grey tie had different undertones (one was more purplish). this is going to be harder than I thought! almost as hard as choosing a dress!
Post # 7
just a follow up to help other seattle bees a review of men’s warehouse, and my glowing review of the Tuxedo Club:
men’s warehouse had a very outdated selection of ties and vests, and the ties were all clip on. the colors and patterns were so-so. if you wanted a really basic color like black, white or red, then they would be ok. but I wanted charcoal grey and they only had one choice for that. plus, their customer service was AWFUL. as soon as they figured out we were just looking and we were not ready to sign a contract, they basically stopped helping us. like, I pointed up at a tux that was way high up on a stand, and said I wanted to have a closer look. they didn’t take it down. they kept trying to only show me photos in books. I’m sorry, but I need to see the real thing. also, they were expensive. their packages are about $150 per person!
as for the Tuxedo Club in Kirkland, they were outstanding. not only did they have amazing tuxedos, they also had fine quality suits to rent! in black, grey and brown! plus modern touches such as flat front pants. the owner helped us out personally. he was super knowledgeable, and very friendly and patient while my Fiance tried on three different outfits. he really took his time with us.
their selection of ties and vests was very high quality. they even had real ties to rent, not those ugly clip ons. we settled on tuxedos with charcoal grey ties and vests. now, this is a clencher– the grey of the vests and ties actually matched (I couldn’t find that at any other store)! AND the package we chose is only going to be $119 per person (they have less costly packages too). AND since we have more than 5 guys, one of them will be FREE!
I highly recommend the Tuxedo Club of Kirkland!
Post # 8
Actually, I’m surprised no one mentioned Brocklind’s Formal Wear in Seattle. It’s downtown. I’ve read mixed reviews (the store is a little shabby looking, but I the selection is fair and the customer service is good, too).
Here’s a link:
Post # 9