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post #16 of 64

Get ahold of you tailor and inform him you will be having a rental tux for a wedding and you will receive it two days before.  Now, with this you take him the rented tux, fork out the $$ to get that rental altered to you.  Don't say a peep to anyone, it will be the best you can do.  If you don't talk, MW will never know!

 

Just make sure when you go to try it on at MW, you get the closest to best fitting one, to minimize alterations.  Bringing in the waist, taper the arms and length of sleeves along with a trouser taper, will really make you stand out amongst the rest of the Potato Sack's.

 

-this is what I would do if I were in your shoes.

post #17 of 64

You best hope MW doesn't notice.  Another member of the wedding party had his car broken into during the rehearsal dinner.  They stole his tuxedo jacket, $300.  His insurance covered it, thankfully. 

post #18 of 64
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Originally Posted by paradoxical3 View Post

It has nothing to do with being a gentlemen, a putz, personality types, etc.  I just was wondering if there was a temporary way to improve the tux - perhaps a hidden way to pin fabric or temporarily hem the pants since I know they won't have anything to fit me (38S, drop 7).  Since it's a rental I assume alterations won't be allowed.

They should at least offer some level of in-house alterations, not sure about taking it elsewhere.
post #19 of 64
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Originally Posted by Gradstudent78 View Post

They should at least offer some level of in-house alterations, not sure about taking it elsewhere.

they do but it's not like, fantastic tailoring

I had to do this last year for my sister's wedding (i was in the wedding party so I really, really had no choice).

MW gave me a 38 or 40L and I had to swap it out the day before the wedding (in Ohio). For some reason my sister settled on an off-white ("ivory") that just made the shirt look dirty - the shirt could easily have accommodated two of me, but all they said at the store was "perfect."

I just put up with it. I look silly as hell in all the pics but it really wasn't up to me.
post #20 of 64
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Originally Posted by paradoxical3 View Post

It has nothing to do with being a gentlemen, a putz, personality types, etc.  I just was wondering if there was a temporary way to improve the tux - perhaps a hidden way to pin fabric or temporarily hem the pants since I know they won't have anything to fit me (38S, drop 7).  Since it's a rental I assume alterations won't be allowed.

I'm sorry; I did not mean the bulk of my post to target you, but merely to speak towards the direction some of the thread had taken. I should have been more clear and separated portions out.

The problem you will face is that anything you can do to make the tux look better will by definition be noticeable, and therefore probably not be something that the bride and groom will want you to do.

I will also assume it will fit more like a sack suit and less like a form-fitting Italian, so, you might be out of luck there.
post #21 of 64
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I just was wondering if there was a temporary way to improve the tux

Unclench a little, my friend. Your job in this affair is to support, not upstage, the Happy Couple. If you can't wear a cheap tux for a few hours to please some family members, you should probably decline the invitation.


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post #22 of 64
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Unclench a little, my friend. Your job in this affair is to support, not upstage, the Happy Couple. If you can't wear a cheap tux for a few hours to please some family members, you should probably decline the invitation.
 

 

Oh please, half the members here would have a heart attack if the gorge was .025 inches too high.  I made it clear in my first post that it wasn't that big a a deal.  If you had trouble understanding it, might I suggest www.hookedonphonics.com to get you started?

post #23 of 64
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Oh please, half the members here would have a heart attack if the gorge was .025 inches too high.  I made it clear in my first post that it wasn't that big a a deal.  If you had trouble understanding it, might I suggest www.hookedonphonics.com to get you started?

No, OP,

Threadbearer has it completely right. If that is what they want, go along with it, chill (and try to snog/feck the least ugly bridesmaid or whatever you do at American weddings).

Recently, I was invited to a younger distant third cousin's wedding that I couldn't make because of foreign travel. Looking at their pictures on FB, if I'd gone, I'd have probably have outdressed the 27-year groom (mid-grey suit, possibly rental, ill-fitting, button cuffs etc) and my father certainly did (old Chester Barrie suit, N&L shirt, highly polished Church's) in the way that 76-year olds can. But not anyone much younger.


It is their day, not yours.

And think practically. My only time in Ohio has been in Port Clinton, in summer and I can not recall a tie being worn by anyone. If your objectives are (a) please your relatives or (b) get sucked off by a local girl in a parking lot, wear the MW thing. If your objective is (c) get SF points, wear frikking full tails for all I care, but let (a) and (b) fall by the wayside. A major family event is not the point to tell your family how superior you think you are. Sorry, but that is a fact.
post #24 of 64
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 A major family event is not the point to tell your family how superior you think you are. Sorry, but that is a fact.

 

Thank god you realized this, because this was exactly my intent in trying to get a tuxedo that fit properly! 

 

Also, the wedding is out of state.  You know what they say about assumptions!

 

So, to summarize the thread:

 

1. I state that I will be wearing a Men's Warehouse tuxedo for the wedding and ask for ideas how to improve it, or for a specific fit I should ask for.

 

2.  People desperately try to convince me to wear the Men's Warehouse tuxedo that I already said I was wearing in the OP.

post #25 of 64
I would still say go for objectives (a) and ideally (b) above. If you can get your MW suit well tailored, you may have a 0.009% bigger chance of (b). But that is all.
post #26 of 64
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Originally Posted by Deadeye_Dick View Post

Yes, Men's Warehouse tuxes suck. They blow. In most markets, however, they're just not too many better options. I had to look pretty hard to find anything decent, and, even then, it wasn't something I was 100% happy with.
So, from someone who got married recently, just wear their tux and forget about it. If someone's personality is so abhorrent that they cannot "shine" unless they are wearing the perfect attire at any given moment, bigger problems await them in life than a Men's Warehouse tux. Everyone will know that these are not your clothes, as will they know the same about everyone else in the wedding party. Therefore, it is up to you and how you act to place the perception in anyone's mind of you either as a gentlemen or as a putz.
And, truth be told, if you did wear your own tux and your own shoes, the strong probability is that you would be the only person to think positively of it, much less know they were of significantly higher quality.

My daughter was married several years ago. She "deputized" me to pick the tuxes for the wedding party
as her then future husband is more or less style challanged. Being a clothing snob, I took this reponsibility seriously
and visited multiple tux rental establishments in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was appalled. While one could buy
a decent -to- superb tux, it was virtually impossible to find one for rental that remotely approached entry-level
I gent standards. I settled on the least faddish, most nearly classical model I could find from (ugh! ) Men's
Wearhouse. As it turns out, their excellent customer service to some extent counter-acted their lousy tuxes.
As for me, I wore my now vintage Paul Stuart Tux with a matching silk vest and an off-white silk evening shirt.
post #27 of 64
just suck it up and wear the rental....is a one time deal and the only one supposed to be shining above all that day is the bride.
post #28 of 64
just suck it up and wear the rental....is a one time deal and the only one supposed to be shining above all that day is the bride.
post #29 of 64

By the way, say what you want about Men's Warehouse, their new series of commercials are pretty damn awesome. Almost makes me want to go checkout the brand.... almost.

 

post #30 of 64
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Originally Posted by kstyle View Post

just suck it up and wear the rental....is a one time deal and the only one supposed to be shining above all that day is the bride.

^^ what he said. Its their day not yours. It might be surprising because the general consensus on this forum is that the majority of the public does not know anything about clothing, but i went to a friends wedding recently where everyone was in suits. I wore a solid navy blue suit from Steed with a white shirt and grey tie, pretty much what everyone else was wearing but swap navy blue with grey, and the grey tie with blue and vice versa. The bride actually approached me that night and asked me why "i out dressed the groom" I felt like a jackass the rest of the night. Now would i go and buy a cheap suit for these things? probably not but in the case of the OP he is actually being provided with what to wear,
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