Wedding Tuxedos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Richmond44, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Senior member

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    but if you want to rent tuxes:

    jos a banks, men's wearhouse would prob be your best bets. They use a 3rd party for their rentals, I think the same company, but you should be able to find both in SF and Chicago.
     


  2. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    I'm happy to dispense with advice as much as I'm comfortable with, I just wish all of the people who post here would actually listen to the advice that is given, instead of:


    It may be the whisky talking, but don't ask and we won't tell, Rich (and everyone like you).
     


  3. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    Letting the groomsmen wear their own tuxedos will look 1000x better. They will all be within the same genus of "black tie", but the slight variations (and better fit) will look so much better.
     


  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    And pls tell the fiancé that she does NOT know what is best for the dudes.....
    geez.....I know that it is her day and all that...but man the fuck up. You are not picking her shoes.....



    (FYI-I am not married)
     
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  5. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

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    may I simply point out that the 'wear your own tuxedo' is only useful if all of the parties mentioned OWN their own tuxedo. It seems that the assumption is that every man clearly owns their own tuxedo. Aside from myself, I cannot name a SINGLE parent or friend that i know that owns their own tuxedo. I wore my own for my wedding, and i would have had a bunch of groomsmen in boxers and undershirts if i had them wear their own.

    that being said, i agree in principle. just the execution is a bit more difficult than is assumed

    Also, JOS A bank is pretty good
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Obviously those that don't own are free to rent or buy as they wish.
     


  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    So all the men are going to be in il-fitting polyester rental tuxedos?

    :lurk:
     


  8. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Just taking a guess here.....but that may be expensive.
     


  9. DJosef

    DJosef Senior member

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    Whoa, talk about "bridezillas"... Gentlemen, we clearly have a groomzilla on our hands. [​IMG]
     


  10. ddsg

    ddsg Well-Known Member

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    You're also all assuming that those who will go buy/rent a tuxedo will actually know how it's supposed to fit and look. I'll take matching tuxedos over notched lapels "tuxedos" and skinny ties.
     


  11. Persephone

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    Really?!? You play no role in this? She must be marrying herself then... Well, what do I know, stranger things have surely happened.
    BTW, I am a lady, who had a very formal wedding (Catholic cathedral ceremony in Europe, 13-hour reception in a beautiful early 18th century estate), and I would not have dreamt to tell my husband that he has no role in the wedding, that it is/ was all about me, or what he should wear. No matching bridesmaids, coordinated wedding colours, or similar wedding industry marketing nonsense either.

    Also, I am certain you mean fiancee, unless you are marrying a man - which would be completely fine. I do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
     


  12. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    +1

     


  13. biged781

    biged781 Senior member

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    Agreed. I'm sick of throwing on some Men's Warehouse piece of garbage because everyone (i.e., the bride) thinks that the groomsman all need to be in the same exact outfit. Nonsense.
     
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  14. Persephone

    Persephone Active Member

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    I completely agree with you, but I cannot lay all the blame at the feet of brides/ women. Gentlemen, grow a set of balls, become involved, and take ownership. This is the start of your marriage as well, and you have just as much right, I'd even say obligation or duty, to plan, organise, and celebrate this ceremony. The sad fact is that most men are only too happy to transfer sole authority and responsibility to their fiancées. Most women do not know the first or last thing about men's clothing, and are thus easy prey for the host of so-called "stylists", "experts" and wedding industry professionals that will bombard them with the latest trendy rubbish.

    The decline of formality in our societies, especially in North America, has left women unaware of traditions, etiquette and convention, which conflicts with the desire to still have a "princess" moment. I truly believe if women had more access to formal and semi-formal events in their regular lives, the excesses we read about would not occur, as ladies and gentlemen could familiarise themselves with social conventions slowly and naturally. Perhaps I am completely wrong in my opinions, but I do not think so.
     
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  15. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    +1 for the most part.

    I definitely agree that men should be more involved in these things. The problem is when you are a groomsman and the groom just outsources everything to his fiancee and doesn't have a lot of knowledge about these traditions and how formal dress is supposed to work. The average guy in the U.S. or most other countries is probably not going to disagree with what his wife wants on something like what the groomsmen should wear and you can only do so much. People on this forum are an exception, but you have very little control over things when you are in the wedding party and not the guy getting married. I'd bet most of the guys here who are bothered by having to rent a tux when they own a better one would never agree to wear a rented tux to their own future wedding.
     


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