Have to wear Men's Wearhouse Tux for a wedding....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by paradoxical3, May 28, 2012.

  1. kstyle

    kstyle Well-Known Member

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    that would make me feel like crap as well.....although at the end of the day is not your fault, specially if you are a guest, but to be in the wedding party, you must obey by the grooms and brides rules, funny thing is im sure women who have been bridesmaids have dealt with worst than this.
     


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  3. paradoxical3

    paradoxical3 Well-Known Member

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    No, I have to waste $170 of my own money on the rental.
     
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  4. calcoast

    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    If you can't feel comfortable in an ill-fitting tux for a few hours bring a flask. I can almost guarantee nobody will notice and say to themselves "I can't see a quarter inch of his sleeves under his jacket, throw him out immediately!"
     


  5. kstyle

    kstyle Well-Known Member

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    yeah my only problem would be spending ANY money on something i know i would hate....lol

    if the groom wants full control, he should be the one paying for the rentals IMO....
     


  6. dirkweems

    dirkweems Well-Known Member

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    Grin and bear it.

    My best mate got married two years ago and his wife to be insisted that the groomsmen wear these hideous gold ties that she purchased. They cost $6 a piece. There was one more fashion diktat, no formal shirts. So there we were, wearing regular old white shirts you may wear to work on a Monday morning, but with awful gold ties. Just that once, I regretted wearing my bespoke Savile Row dinner jacket. I honestly felt i had insulted my tailor and everybody who worked on my DJ In fact, even the blokes wearing MW rentals felt stupid.

    Black tie means black tie. Not gold or whatever. Unless you are in Miami I guess.
     


  7. hyt123

    hyt123 Senior member

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    Must be a pretty close cousin, because if it was mine it'd be an automatic decline on principle. Dictating how you want someone to look at your wedding is all well and good but then making them also foot the bill is in extremely poor taste. IMO, of course.
     


  8. Ivon

    Ivon Senior member

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    Forget the smug self serving bs from the narcissistic wankers, in this situation, you take one for the team, be is family. Do the best you can with what you get, but it is THEIR day, not yours. All eyes will be on the groom, not you. It's like being in a strip joint, if you aren't nekkid, nobody notices or cares. The tux is out of your control, other guys will be wearing the same fugly outfit, but you aren't the groom. It may offend your sartorial sensibities, but family is family. You will hear more about being a dick than the outfit after the fact. Been there, done that. If you think your tux sucks, wait til you see the bridesmaids, bad taste is consistent.
     


  9. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Wow. Im sorry man. $170 seems like a lot especially for a MW tuxedo, not really sure about the prices of rentals as i have been fortunate enough to always had/been able to wear my own but for a MW tux it seems like you are paying close to half the cost of buying the actual tuxedo from them. Which IMO seems absurd.
     


  10. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    It's their day, no big deal just wear it. Besides, what are you trying to do? Shag one of the bridesmaids? [​IMG]
     


  11. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    Amen to that.
     


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    You should have mentioned that earlier. I would just buy the MW tux and have it altered to fit you.
     
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  14. dmourati

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    Less than 20% of the posters have read what OP wrote.

    He is looking for ways to mitigate what he suspects will be a subpar experience wearing the MW tux he has been requested to wear when he owns his own rig.

    The best suggestion came from Snoogz who said to surreptitiously tailor the tux outside of MW's purview and hope for the best.

    On the other hand, I have my own suggestion. Wear your own tux and feign ignorance.
     


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    Quirk Senior member

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    So many responses here clarify the distinction between dressing like a gentleman and behaving like one.
     


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