Post # 1
My fiance and I are ready to look at tuxedos. My question to all of you is whether or not you recommend going to a store that only specializes in tuxedos or going to a store that has suits, tuxes, etc. (i.e. Men’s Warehouse). What is the big difference between the two types of stores from your experience?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
If I were getting married in my hometown, I’d probably encourage everyone to go to “Biltmore Tuxedo” which has been there since before I was born. It’s THE place to get a tux in that area.
However, Mens Warehouse has a nice return policy (rentals must be returned the next day, but can be returned to any store, regardless of where the tux was picked up) and they have that Vera Wang line that is pretty nice…
Post # 4
In my area there is actually a regular men’s warehouse and a tuxedo only mens warehouse. I was not impressed by the regular store, but maybe we just had crappy employees.
Post # 5
I would go to a local specialty tux shop. Men’s Wearhouse is very pricey! We ended up saving $40 per tux at a local shop.
Post # 6
we are getting the suits from a tux place, and its nice because its right next door to alfred angelo where my dress is coming from, so they are giving us a 100$ gift card to the tux place. PLUS they have specials such as rent 6 suits get the grooms free!
Post # 7
Our groomsmen were all over the place (different states) so it was easier to go through Men’s Wearhouse. They were able to set up an account so the guys just had to go to a store near them and everything was in their computer system. They could choose to pick up their tux in their hometown and bring it with them or pick it up near us. It was incredibly convenient and very hassle-free (which is important when dealing with guys 🙂 )
Post # 8
I’ve had a bad experience with Men’s Wearhouse on multiple occasions. Their tailoring was AWFUL!! 3/4 of the groomsmen looked like they were wearing their dad’s suit. And that their dad is 7 feet tall and 300 pounds.
We got ours at Jos A Bank. We got each suit for $197, including shipping, taxes, and the permanent crease. I think that if you’re going to spend money on a suit, might as well have something to keep at the end of the day for a few extra dollars! I would also look into department stores like Belk or Macy’s. They had suits last week at Belk that were on sale for about $100 for the whole suit.
Post # 9
check the tux shops–shop around!!! The tuxes we rented were supossed to be 180.00 per tux, but they were running a special for 120.00 a tux. That is a significant savings overall. I would check everywhere.
Post # 10
Fiance didn’t get a tux, he got a suit but we had a really great experience at Men’s Wearhouse… But I think it varies by location and the experience was heightened by the employees at the store we went to. Fiance got a great three piece suit that looks amazing on him for $200! Obviously the shirt, shoes, tie etc. arent included but for what a guy at a department store was trying to sell us ($600+ custom suit because Fiance is an “odd size” and they only had two suits that are made in his size) $300-400 was a STEAL.
That said, the one we went to was very suit oriented (which is what we were looking for), if we had been looking for a tux it would have been a different story I’m sure. But what about checking out both, figure out what prices are like and what style tux you like on your Fiance. Just because you walk into one store doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy from them. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 11
Shop around, please! We went to Men’s Warehouse first, because I loved the Calvin Klein pinstripe tuxedo. I was shocked when they added things up and the price for each guy was at $200. I knew my brothers couldn’t afford that. I heard from someone that there was a tuxedo place in a town about 30 miles from us that was reasonable. We went there and got the same exact tuxedos for $99 each, and the guy who owned the place treated us great, fantastic customer service. So it really paid to shop around, for us.
Post # 12
@SandyThePoet: was that renting or buying?? because $200 for buying a calvin klein suit would be a steal!
Post # 13
We just did this this weekend! We went to a suit/tux shop called Romanoff’s that rents out BRAND NEW suits with shoes, shirt and tie. It was $149 to rent the new suit, then if the guys decide they want to buy it, it’s only $60 more. $200 for a new suit is a great deal!
Post # 14
The advantage of menswearhouse is that they are nationwide chain store so if your groomsmen live far apart its easy for them to get measured. They also color coordinate with davids bridal
Post # 15
@KristenGotMarried: Wow! That’s an incredible deal! great find!
Post # 16
We got amazing service and amazing deals at Men’s Wearhouse, especially considering so many of our men live in different cities. Men’s Wearhouse also has an online account that keeps track of who has been fitted, etc.