- Feb 2, 2012
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Hi there! I'm trying to find a black tuxedo to wear, actually several times, in the next few months. I have to attend two highly formal nighttime weddings in April; one in the family the first week, one for a friend the last week (in which I am a groomsman), as well as prom for my school (late May) and prom for my girlfriend's school (early June). Unfortunately, I have no idea what to look for. To be perfectly honest, I have never seriously shopped for a suit myself. I have two suits; one Alfani black three-button (off the rack at Macy's so the brand is dubious) for less-formal dances, sombre or nighttime occasions, etc. I got it the day before homecoming with the help of my dad and (then) girlfriend several years ago. I swore I'd actually do my research next time. I also have a grey Adam's Row three-piece (hand-me-down, bespoke, and taken in) for more formal daytime occasions. I'm more than certain that neither of these is even close to appropriate for black-tie formal occasions, and since I have to attend four tuxedo-required events over the span of about a month and a half, I'm looking to simply outright buy a tuxedo rather than rent four times. Though the cost for a good tux would be about equal to renting four times, it's just not in my nature to do so, and I definitely want to stand out in a good way without being too flashy. Other than that, I'm considering all my options to be open. Any and all help would be appreciated!