Where to buy a tuxedo?

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  1. v.t.

    v.t. DIS Veteran

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. pklein09

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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.
     
  4. disykat

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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.
     
  5. SC Minnie

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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.
     
  6. chimilady

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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.
     
  7. Fire14

    Fire14 Spartan Living in land of Buckeyes.

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    men's warehouse, jcpenny, local tux rental places, some higher end suit shops. I bought Dh's from Jcpenny.
     
  8. BriAlie

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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/StoreLocator.aspx?q=Dallas,%20TX
     
  9. wiigirl

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    Mens Warehouse would be my suggestion...
     
  10. WebmasterKathy

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    Yep, Men's Wearhouse!
     
  11. smokeyblue

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    Overstock.com. Will probably need to have alterations done though.
     
  12. ArmyWife7

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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.
     
  13. OLT2004

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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:)
     
  14. maggiew

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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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  15. v.t.

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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. :confused3 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!
     
  16. pklein09

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    That's a fantastic deal! Congratulations and enjoy the parties!
     
  17. baboo800

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    i got a great one in Ralph lauren for about $1100


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