- Dec 1, 2008
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Hi everybody - hope to become a long time contributor here. Let me start with a question. I'm in my late 20s, in my first year of my MBA, and have to face renting or buying a tux for the rest of my life. At school over the next two years, there's 3 occasions where I must wear a tuxedo (I have a black suit for dress-up, but since everyone else is wearing a tux, I should as well)... However, there are likely 2-4 more reasons to wear one over school, not to mention 1-2 times a year for the rest of my life as a professional white collar dude. I'm not sure whether I should buy a tux or not, given that my fiance suggests that the trends are moving away from tuxedos (when was the last time Brad Pitt wore one? Bond in the last movie is more often in a suit than a tux). So, I think I need to rent one for Friday (one button, peak collar, flat front, no vents... I've been reading!). However, I'm not sure if I should bite the bullet and make the investment for something I won't wear that often. Furthermore, should I want to buy one, what should I be thinking about for price range, etc... (Jos Bank appears to have some nice wool tux's for $350). ... (As an aside, any good suggestions for a rental in Cambridge, MA?) In terms of my personal style and size, Hugo Boss (sorry) tends to fit me the best (6'2, 185lbs, 40L, but 32 waist, wear 15.5 Long shirts (39 for those Euros))... Appreciate your help!