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April 20, 2013

Top 5 Wedding Tuxedos For 2013

Filed under: Buy or Rent,Formal Wear,How To,Wedding — Tags: , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 7:12 pm
Look elegant and sophisticated with the classic black tux - you can snag this one for less than $100.

Look elegant and sophisticated with the classic black tux – you can snag this one for less than $100.

With 2013 approaching the halfway point, countless weddings have already occurred with lovely ceremonies uniting numerous couples. Formal wear for men has already evolved in terms of trends for the new year compared to 2012 but deciding on the right tuxedo for the big day can still be an arduous process. With so many choices, it may be hard for a groom to decide on the right look and feel to coordinate with the other sections of the wedding party. Despite this, here are 5 wedding tuxedo styles to consider for 2013: (more…)

April 16, 2013

Buying A Tuxedo On A Budget

Investing in anything causes concern for how much value you’re getting from every dollar you spend. The concept is no different when it comes to men’s formal wear because a tuxedo is essentially an investment. You are obligated to consider how much use you intend or expect to get out of it and what the rewards will be. You want to look good, don’t you? The truth is that many men rarely have opportunities to wear a tuxedo so they might make the mistake of renting when they could have just simply set a budget and purchased one instead. The issue with buying vs. renting a tux is that you truly never know when you’ll need one again, you just know that you need it now. However, after some indefinite time, a future event will arise and you, once again, are required to wear a tux. If only you’d bought one the first time, you wouldn’t be spending the extra wads of cash on yet another rental…

It’s a scenario that’s all too common.

So, you don’t plan to attend formal events any more than a few times, and that’s perfect because a couple hundred bucks could get you just the tuxedo you’re looking for. Here are a few choice models that won’t press your credit card limit: (more…)

April 4, 2013

Top Ten Reasons Not to Rent a Tuxedo: An Infographic

Filed under: Buy or Rent,Infographics — Tags: , , , — Formal Wear Expert @ 10:22 pm

Whenever you stay in a hotel room, it’s expected that you should have suspicions over the use of that space before you arrived, as well as the efforts to maintain its cleanliness. Why should cautious thoughts regarding the rental of a tuxedo be any different? Every time you rent a tux, you’re literally stepping into the garments that someone else gave a test run, or maybe even several others. Yet, rarely is the question made as to the possibility of abuse. There’s no telling how much damage went into your formal wear the week or even the night before. At events like weddings, people are motivated to drink for the sake of celebration, which often leads to reckless behavior and minor accidents. But unlike a used car, there’s no report available for the accident history on a tuxedo. At a moment when it’s necessary to look your best, you can’t afford stains, loose stitching, or rips resurfacing. You should never allow yourself to be put into such a position.

The solution for being caught in some rental shops’ ill-treated men’s formal attire is buying one for yourself. Purchasing a tuxedo is no more expensive than renting one, and in some instances you could wind up saving yourself money. Avoid the expensive and uncomfortable hassle of wearing someone else’s tuxedo by have one tailored just for you instead, and check out the infographic below!

Top Ten Reasons Not to Rent a Tuxedo (more…)

December 4, 2012

Men’s Formal Wear Debate: Buy vs. Rent a Tuxedo

Buying a tuxedo can ensure a perfect fit, which is the most important aspect of wearing any outfit.

One of the most enduring disputes in men’s formal wear isn’t based on the merits of peak lapels versus notch lapels, or the proper way to wear formal accessories, but on the argument posed by the unbridgeable divide between renting a tuxedo and owning one outright. (more…)

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