Tuxedo 101

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What To Look For When Shopping For Mens Formalwear

You got engaged, bought your wedding dress, picked out a venue…now what?! It is never too early to have the groom start shopping for his formal wear. Whether you want to rent or purchase a suit or tuxedo, you will want to leave yourself ample time for alterations and any last minute changes that could pop up!

When shopping for tuxedos, look for a store that has in-stock merchandise. This is a big plus in assuring your gentlemen will be properly attired. You will be able to look at actual colors of accessories, try on items to assure proper fit and see what style tuxedo would best compliment the groom and his groomsmen.

Most importantly, a store with inventory on hand will be able to accommodate any last minute orders, changes or adjustments.

Service:

A helpful and knowledgeable sales staff
Convenience for out of town members to reserve a tuxedo
Same day service – Also important for last minute orders or substitutions
Tailor or seamstress on the premises

Inventory:

The availability of tuxedo styles appropriate for the time of year and time of day
In stock inventory vs. samples and catalogs (Important!)
Consideration of the grooms’ build and coloring for what styles would look and fit best
Condition of merchandise
Attire that will match the ladies dresses

Policies:

Ask about extra costs such as damage waivers, deposits, “up charges”, etc.
Pick up and return policy
Do they deliver and pick up? (Check for Limitations)