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Advice on getting a decent tux fast

X-Calibre

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I need a tuxedo post haste, I have last minute plans for the inauguration and I would very much rather not rent. I've checked Ebay, and it's mostly rental stock. I will get a $60 (or more) rental stock off ebay before I go and rent but I would much MUCH rather get a good tuxedo. Can you guys give me any advice, on where I can look, what I can do? Or rather, can you guys tell me which of the brands listed typically on ebay are less shady than the others if I do have to get a tux off there.

The brands are like Fiorelli, Baroni, RL green label, Raspinni.
 

Sebastian

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What is your price point?

Generally speaking most high end brands make tuxedos and most of them can be found on Ebay.
 

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If it were me in your shoes I would just get the "wizard of Ahhs" tuxedos of ebay. He sells Baroni and Marco Valentino(supposedly more atheltic cut) in 1 button peak (classic tuxedo) and he can get you your correct pants size for a better fit and less tailoring. I think they cost like 280 shipped with "styleforum" discount. But you'd better hurry though.
 

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I'd like to stay under 350 if at all possible, could consider going up to 500. I'm perfectly ok with used, though a bit unhappy about pre rented. I could spend a lot more. I hate paying full retail, and I would much rather not do that and get something better at a discount.
 

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Not enough photos to judge, but I don't like 4x1 double breasted.

In the $350 range, I'd try Brooks, Jos A Bank, maybe even Macy's. If you're in NYC, you could try Century 21. At that price, I think you're going to have a very hard time finding a truly high-quality, full-canvassed tux, and I'd be wary of used. I'd say, find what looks best on you and be willing to pay a little for alterations.

Edit - and I'd think it smart to try on the tux before you buy, if at all possible.
 

grimslade

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Century 21. Where are you?
 

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I have a 40R Hickey Freeman tux for sale if you are interested. It is a stunning tux that retails for $1500 and I am asking for $450. It is a special piece as it has rare double vents (something you hardly ever see in formal wear). It really is a gorgeous, and if makes it any easier on you I live in D.C. Here's the link if you want to take a look. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MESE:IT
 

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Originally Posted by KitAkira
http://www.fourinhand.com/Product.as...oduct=PD80E-04

Err?

Originally Posted by Jacksdad
It is a special piece as it has rare double vents (something you hardly ever see in formal wear).]

I went to Moss Bros yesterday with a friend who needed to get a dinner suit and interestingly all their peak-lapel dinner-jackets are double-vented. Not that their quality can even begin to be compared to HF though...
 

Jacksdad

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Seems to be a recent fad with the double vents. If you walk into Saks just about every RTW tux has a closed back. Every once in awhile you will see one with a double vent (which I like) but they are few and far between.
 

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