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post #1 of 50
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I am getting married in June and need to figure out tuxedos for my groomsmen.  The wedding is in San Francisco and the groomsmen are from Chicago and San Francisco.  Does anyone know of any nationwide tuxedo rental shops that I can get the tuxes from.  I've been searching for a bit and haven't been able to find any decent ones.  

 

Thanks a lot for all your help

post #2 of 50
Just let your groomsmen figure it out for themselves. Some of them may even own a tux already.
post #3 of 50
Thread Starter 

That won't work for our wedding.  We need the tuxes to be all the same color (on the groomsman).  There are several different types of blacks.  Most weddings, the groomsman all wear the same style tuxes.

post #4 of 50
Most weddings look silly in that respect. Let them wear their own clothes. Do not force them to match like 6-year olds.
post #5 of 50
Thread Starter 

Can I get your cell phone number so I can have my fiance call you?  I'm sure you can tell her how to plan the entire wedding dozingoff.gif

 

Does anyone else have any suggestions?  Thanks

post #6 of 50
You came here asking for advice about tuxes. I just gave it to you. Pretty much everybody else here is going to give you the same advice.
post #7 of 50
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Originally Posted by Richmond44 View Post

Can I get your cell phone number so I can have my fiance call you?  I'm sure you can tell her how to plan the entire wedding dozingoff.gif

Does anyone else have any suggestions?  Thanks

Are you telling your fiance what her bridesmaids should wear? No.
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post #8 of 50
I know because this is perhaps the #1 cause célèbre of Men's Clothing on StyleForum. At least once a week somebody comes here asking what outfit they should make their groomsmen wear or where they should have their groomsmen rent tuxedos, this same thing happens every time. Nobody with any sophistication or elegance puts their wedding party in identical outfits.
post #9 of 50
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Originally Posted by Richmond44 View Post

That won't work for our wedding.  We need the tuxes to be all the same color (on the groomsman).  There are several different types of blacks.  Most weddings, the groomsman all wear the same style tuxes.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Most weddings look silly in that respect. Let them wear their own clothes. Do not force them to match like 6-year olds.

Richmond44 is quite right, it's not a " come as you are afair ", this is how wedding are coordinated. You might also consider that how a wedding is orchestrated is a most important thing to the bride, which she wants to come off the right way, or there will be dues to pay.
Rich -- you might check with Mens wearhouse or JS Banks to see if they are in all locations, so groomsmen can be measured and then picked everything up in SF.
post #10 of 50
The idea that weddings should be "coordinated" in this way is a modern vulgarity. I can see the need for some guidance to the groomsmen if it's not black tie. But if it is black tie, things are already well coordinated enough. Forcing everyone into the same rented outfit just guarantees that everyone will look bad and uncomfortable.
post #11 of 50
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Originally Posted by Roger Everett View Post


Richmond44 is quite right, it's not a " come as you are afair ", this is how wedding are coordinated. You might also consider that how a wedding is orchestrated is a most important thing to the bride, which she wants to come off the right way, or there will be dues to pay.
Rich -- you might check with Mens wearhouse or JS Banks to see if they are in all locations, so groomsmen can be measured and then picked everything up in SF.

Thanks for the advise Roger.  To the other guys, this is a wedding... not the time for myself or anyone else to express themselves.  It's all about the bride.  I did however purchase myself a killer tux that I'm excited to wear :)

post #12 of 50
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The idea that weddings should be "coordinated" in this way is a modern vulgarity. I can see the need for some guidance to the groomsmen if it's not black tie. But if it is black tie, things are already well coordinated enough. Forcing everyone into the same rented outfit just guarantees that everyone will look bad and uncomfortable.

I'll be sure to send you pictures of the wedding... I don't think my friends and family will be uncomfortable and look bad at my wedding.  Get a sniff buddy.  I simply asked about rental shops for tuxedos.  I didn't ask for your opinion on renting tuxes or your outlook on life.  Beat it

post #13 of 50
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I know because this is perhaps the #1 cause célèbre of Men's Clothing on StyleForum. At least once a week somebody comes here asking what outfit they should make their groomsmen wear or where they should have their groomsmen rent tuxedos, this same thing happens every time. Nobody with any sophistication or elegance puts their wedding party in identical outfits.

 

+100,000

 

To the OP, you've got to understand that this is a community, and not just a question answering service. If it were just you, it wouldn't be so bad, but when you have a handful a people a week asking the same damn questions over and over again with no attention paid to the general mindset or what this forum is for, it gets a little annoying, especially when they do nothing to contribute to the community in return. If you are curious as to why some people seem slightly hostile, it's because the majority of the people here don't care about your Mens Warehouse conundrum, because we take our clothing a bit more seriously (and it has nothing to do with income, by the way), and if you had hung around for a bit longer before posing your question, you probably would have realized that. 

 

To put it in a different way, pretend we're not online anymore. If this were a mens club, where people got together to hang out and discuss a common interest, would you barge in and demand that your questions be answered before introducing yourself and meeting a few folks? 

 

I'm sure that there are plenty of people on this forum, perhaps even some longtime members, who disagree with me and think that we have an obligation to just answer your question and send you on your way, but I would bet that my views are inline with a large portion of the members here who want this forum to be something more than "ask.com" for interviews and weddings. 

post #14 of 50
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Originally Posted by codeman92190 View Post

 

+100,000

 

To the OP, you've got to understand that this is a community, and not just a question answering service. If it were just you, it wouldn't be so bad, but when you have a handful a people a week asking the same damn questions over and over again with no attention paid to the general mindset or what this forum is for, it gets a little annoying, especially when they do nothing to contribute to the community in return. If you are curious as to why some people seem slightly hostile, it's because the majority of the people here don't care about your Mens Warehouse conundrum, because we take our clothing a bit more seriously (and it has nothing to do with income, by the way), and if you had hung around for a bit longer before posing your question, you probably would have realized that. 

 

To put it in a different way, pretend we're not online anymore. If this were a mens club, where people got together to hang out and discuss a common interest, would you barge in and demand that your questions be answered before introducing yourself and meeting a few folks? 

 

I'm sure that there are plenty of people on this forum, perhaps even some longtime members, who disagree with me and think that we have an obligation to just answer your question and send you on your way, but I would bet that my views are inline with a large portion of the members here who want this forum to be something more than "ask.com" for interviews and weddings. 


I understand how that can be annoying, but wouldn't it be easier to just ignore the whole post???  I have been browsing the site for years and have gotten some great tips from people.  I find it ridiculous to flame someone for asking a simple question.

post #15 of 50
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Forcing everyone into the same rented outfit just guarantees that everyone will look bad and uncomfortable.

 

+1

 

I was in a wedding not long ago and, though I have my own MTM RLPL tuxedo and furnishings, I was forced to wear a Men's Wearhouse rented monstrosity so as to "match" everyone else in the wedding party (save for the groom, who was wearing RLBL).  At least I wore my own shoes and shirt...but I was beyond uncomfortable in more than one sense.

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