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Old 02-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Where to buy a tuxedo?

My DH has been invited to a black tie event that he wants to attend. We normally turn down formal events since he does not have a tux, and we receive 3-4 invites a year. So I am thinking if we go ahead and buy, I will get to attend a few parties a year. He needs it for Monday, so we will have to shop this weekend, in the DFW area.

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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I don't know that you'll be able to buy on this weekend. I bought one for DS15 for Christmas (he's a singer and will wear it 3x per year plus Jr/Sr formal dances) at a local tuxedo shop. They measured him, ordered his tux, fitted him when it came it, and did the alterations. From start to finish, it took about 2-3 weeks, which I didn't think was too terrible. Essentially, you're purchasing a formal suit.

You may be able to work a deal for this weekend that if you rent a tux from them, they'll discount the price knowing you're purchasing one.
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I know many people (including my son and other area musicians of all ages) who buy them at JC Pennys. They often have sales going.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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DH bought one at a local tux shop-- not one of the chains. They sold him one of the ones they rent for a very good price. He normally only wears it on cruises and such so didn't want to spend a lot of money. The tux and shoes (bought them there too) look brand new.
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If your husband knows his measurements, he can buy on ebay. you can normally buy former rental stock for under $50, and then he could get it tailored to meet his needs. That's how my husband did his wedding tux.
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men's warehouse, jcpenny, local tux rental places, some higher end suit shops. I bought Dh's from Jcpenny.
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DH got his at Burlington Coat Factory, they almost always have sales on the entire suit. They also have low prices on the tuxedo shirt, vest, bow ties, etc. I know they do alterations, but I'm not sure of the turnaround time, but you may be able to find a decent fit off the rack for this event, then get it tailored later if you want. Good luck! Looks like there are plenty of Burlingtons near the DFW area.

http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com...q=Dallas,%20TX
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men's warehouse, jcpenny, local tux rental places, some higher end suit shops. I bought Dh's from Jcpenny.
Mens Warehouse would be my suggestion...
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Yep, Men's Wearhouse!
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Overstock.com. Will probably need to have alterations done though.
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Do you have a Hudson's Treasure Hunt in your area? My friend bought one last week from there for $35.
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Your local Tuxedo rental shop for a used Tux.

After our 2nd cruise(Renting)I bought one for about $150.
This was the COMPLETE outfit including shoes.
I inspected it completely and they customized it very quickly.
I also bought some extra ties and cumburdones(sp) that matched my wifes gowns - unknown to her - and scored some "Brownie Points" / "Romantic Points" - that paid off in spades back in the cabin...Hubba Hubba
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I bought DH's tux at JCPenneys. (But that was before the whole JCP shakedown thing. Don't know if they still have them.)

I would also recommend Men's Wearhouse.

DH got some suits at Joseph Banks, and I think they had tuxes there too.


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Op here. Thanks to all your suggestions, we were able to get one last night. Burlington does not carry them, at least that is what 2 different people said on the phone. JC Penney's did not fit, Men's Wearhouse had the BOGO. Since DH does not need another suit, it was too high. So at Jos A Banks when the jacket fit perfect and the saleman offered the suit at almost 70% off, we grabbed it.

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Op here. Thanks to all your suggestions, we were able to get one last night. Burlington does not carry them, at least that is what 2 different people said on the phone. JC Penney's did not fit, Men's Wearhouse had the BOGO. Since DH does not need another suit, it was too high. So at Jos A Banks when the jacket fit perfect and the saleman offered the suit at almost 70% off, we grabbed it.

Thanks again for the help!
That's a fantastic deal! Congratulations and enjoy the parties!
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