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Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tuxedo to Rent or Buy
Wedding season is here and I have been seeing more black tie wedding invitations. Now, for the man in your life- should he RENT or BUY a tuxedo?
Many men have probably rented a tuxedo at least once in their lives, which was most likely for their high school prom. Back in high school it was a better option to RENT a tuxedo because they were still growing. Your man was picking out a tuxedo for a party and possibly even to match his date, not for practical purposes.
Here is a what you should think about before you make your next decision:
Renting vs. Buying
First off, if you have the occasion to wear a tuxedo at least twice a year, then economically you would benefit from purchasing a classically styled, quality designer tuxedo. It is best to go with the classic style so you can use it for many years. If your guy prefers to wear the newest designs then naturally renting would be the best choose.
Now, I am sure you are wondering about the cost difference. In the past, renting a tuxedo would cost about $150-$180 depending on what style you choose. This cost would include everything you need- including the shoes. The cost to buy would be about 2-3 times the cost to rent. In 2 years the tuxedo would pay for itself.
Make sure you select a reputable formal wear specialist for your big day. A formalwear specialist is a shop that specializes in men’s formal wear as their main business. Check out the great tuxedo from Men's Wearhouse in the picture above! Enjoy!