Post # 1
The next thing on our list is the tuxes. Fiance plans on buying his but we want to set up a package for the other men… Fiance has very specific tastes in what he wants in tuxes (although he insists his can look different, but I would like the other men to be complimentary) so we want the most selection. Problem is, the men are all over the country so we need a national chain to make sure we get everyone measured and ordered correctly. My understanding is there are then two choices: Men’s Wearhouse or Joseph A Bank. We plan on going to both next week, but I’m wondering what other people’s experiences have been with them and which they chose to go with… or if there’s a place I’m missing!
Post # 3
Ooh I want to see what people say! Fiance and I are currently working on this and very much waffling between the two. We’ve had two bad experiences with Men’s Wearhouse and want to be able to avoid them, but we don’t know much about Joseph A Bank!
Our groomsmen are spread out all over so we can’t use a local place. Hopefully bees have some opinions!
Post # 4
We had a great experience w Men’s Warehouse but we didn’t try JoSa Bank either. We did Men’s Warehouse because they are affiliated w David’s Bridal and have their color choices that matched the bridesmaids dresses.
Post # 5
We did mens warehouse and the only issue was one of the gm had a different style but same color vest because they didn’t tell us the one we picked didn’t come big enough for him.
Post # 6
@classyashley: We did Men’s Wearhouse and they mess up the special that they had running which meant that we didn’t get a restaurant gift certificate that we were supposed too. I know that really has nothing to do with the tuxes, but I’m a little nervous that if they mess up something simple like that, that they will mess up the tuxes.
I’ve never heard of Joseph A Banks- wish I had done a little research on national chains (our groomsmen are all over the place as well) before just blindly going with Men’s Wearhouse.
Post # 7
We went with a local store instead of Men’s Warehouse because of the negative experience we had with them for my SIL’s wedding last year. They screwed up the color orders THREE times, and then when we went to pick up my FI’s tux, it didn’t fit and they had to rush a new one in.
Our local place has a system for out of townies – they basically accept measurements from anywhere and will order the tux with measurements given over the phone. They have a warehouse in town that they can switch out sizes if there are issues on the day the groomsmen pick it up.
Post # 8
Our main problem is that they refuse to fit my Fiance properly. They told him he’d never find a shirt that fits him right bc his neck size is disproportionately larger than what it should be based on his waist size, arm length, etc. (this is false, he buys shirts off the rack at Express all the time that fit him perfectly, he’s not a freak.) so for FBIL’s wedding last year, they’d only take his neck measurement. The shirt came in and we both fit into it comfortably, no joke, and they wouldn’t replace it. His tux pants were also WAY too long so they had to rush more in.
Hopefully someone can give us some insight on JAB. If I can avoid men’s wearhouse for mine id love to, or else all my guys are going to have to purchase shirts through express! -_-
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Post # 10
I had the world’s worst experience at Joseph A Bank. They were rude, took forever (3 1/2 hours) to even change the wedding date and it STILL wasn’t done by the time we walked out. I wouldn’t go to them ever again. Not once, but twice the associates were highly lacking in the customer service area. Talking down to Fiance and I like we were idiots and not knowing how to work their own system. It was bad enough that I actually called corporate and complained, and I am not one to do that normally.
I would purchase one! Figure that you’re going to wind up spending $150-$200 at least on a tux you have to return. You could spend a little bit more and get a darn nice tux that Fiance will get to actually keep.
Post # 11
my Fiance has been using a local place for years to rent tuxes and wanted to use them. i happen to pass by a Men’s Warehouse when I was shopping with my mom to check out what they had. Very disappointed. A few weeks later, I stopped in with my Fiance to check out his place and it was amazing. Many more choices, plus they knew him personally and were so welcoming.
They told us to come back after prom season when things slowed down since we have plenty of time.
Post # 12
@PacificMrs: we had the same experience there! at two different locations! they were horrible. we decided to go with mens wearhouse.
Post # 13
@TwoStatesBride: Sorry you had a bad experience, too! 🙁 Fi wound up remembering that he had this incredible suit in our closet that he had purchased a few years back from Goodwill.
He said $15 Goodwill suit and I was like “Ehhhh”. But then he put it on, ohmygosh. It fit him like a GLOVE! He said he didn’t get any alterations whatsoever, he picked it up like that. Then we looked up the brand and style, it’s a $1500 suit. Not bad, not bad at all! I guess I have to thank them for being such screw ups. He looks soooo good in his suit *melt*
Post # 14
My Fiance was a groomsman two years ago and his tux cam from Men’s Warehouse. We didn’t find out until the morning of the wedding (while in a different city), but MW forgot to put the left shoe in the garment bag. My Fiance has nice, polished black shoes that he could have worn instead, but they were at home an hour away and there was no time to go get them. Instead he wore some black shoes the FOG had that were 2 sizes too small and ended up switching to tennis shoes after the main part of the reception was over.
Moral of that story is check your garment bag before you leave the store. I’m honestly not sure how they managed to leave out an entire shoe, but it was a lesson learned.
Post # 15
Has anyone gotten any groomswear from Burlington Coat Factory?
They Are More then Great Coats, apparently…
Post # 16
FYI… we went with a local company but not all the groomsmen were local. Our tuxedo shop gave us a form to send to our groomsmen to be measured, the groomsmen took the form to their local tux shop, they were measured and mailed us their deposits. They were able to match the David’s Bridal colors with no problems. David’s thinks their colors are unique… they aren’t.
The tuxedo shops order tuxes from larger companies, their measurements are pretty standard.