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Tux Questions: Should I Rent or Buy? | Tips for Grooms | Rudy & Marta

If it were up to me, every single groom would have a custom tailored suit.  More often than not, that’s not the case.  You don’t have to wear a tux at a wedding.  A sharp, well-tailored suit will do just fine.  Trust me.  Heck, I would be one to say that that would actually be a little better than actually getting a tux.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with getting a standard traditional black tux, but let’s have a little fun.

Let’s get something that will make you standout from the crowd.  A tux would pretty much make you blend in with each and every wedding that happens that “wedding season”.  So take the plunge.  Invest in a suit (or tux).  Get it tailored.  Get it custom.  It will fit you like a glove.  It will make you look so stinking sexy that everyone will stop and say, “Hot damn!”

I kid, I kid.  Well, not really.  Hear me out.

My soon-to-be-sister-in-law is looking for a wedding dress.  See…she’s getting married next year to my brother-in-law.  It’s going to be epic.  It’s going to be amazing (as it should be).  The thing is that she needs a dress to match that level of epic-ness.  Whenever I needed a tux or a suit, I knew exactly where to go and where to buy it (and eventually tailor it).

When it came to a dress, I was a little lost.  I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I knew exactly which stores to send her to.  We are in the wedding industry and all.  Once we got there…well….I was lost.  I didn’t know what I was doing.  Most importantly, I didn’t know what I was looking for.  One thing that I did notice was that when looking at wedding dresses was the price tag.  Some were excruciatingly expensive for what they were, while others were pure steals.  It got me thinking, if a bride spends this much money on a wedding dress, then why shouldn’t the groom spend a little more to get something custom?

“I’ll leave the parachute jacket tux to last generations grooms, thanks.”

The average price of renting a tux is $196.  Why on earth wouldn’t you spend a little more and get something completely custom?  Whether it’s a tux or a suit, why would you want to look like it belongs to your dad?  A quick Google Search will find you designer suits that are LESS than the average suit rental.  I’m not going to lie to you.

Getting a suit tailored shouldn’t be cheap.  If someone is charging you $15-$20 for tailoring a full suit, then be careful.  On average, most tailors charge anywhere from $40-$60.  The cheapest suit I’ve seen online with a proper tailor job will run you about $240.  That’s $44 more than renting a suit that doesn’t fit you.  Here’s the kicker, instead of returning the suit or tux you get to keep it.  I’m cool with keeping something that looks sharp and well fitted.  I’ll leave the parachute jacket tux to last generations grooms, thanks.

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