Where to Get a Tuxedo

Archived Q&A and Reviews

  • Where to buy a classic Tuxedo?
  • Discount Tux for Black-Tie Wedding?
  • Suit or Tuxedo for 3 year old
  • Retro Pastel Tux Rental?

    Where to buy a classic Tuxedo?

    Jan. 2004

    any suggestions about where to buy a nice, classic, reasonably priced men's tuxedo and tuxedo shirt? I've been looking around for my husband and have not had much luck. thanks! in need of formal wear

    Hi, I bought a very nice Tuxedo shirt at Nordstrom Rack in San Leandro. I paid $30 or so. The same shirt was selling at Nordstron in downtown SF for $70. As for a tuxedo, I bought one on eBay for about $60, and paid $40 to have it altered to fit me, and was very happy. I posted on this topic a few months ago, and people also recommended the following two options: (1) Selix has a warehouse in Hayward that sells formalwear, and (2) there is a resale store in SF (I forget the name) affiliated with some private school that apparently sells a lot of formalwear. I didn't check out either of those options. Michael
    Since there are plenty of places to buy a nice tuxedo, I'm guessing that ''reasonably priced'' is your stumbling block. Try the El Cerrito Selix (on San Pablo) -- they have regular sales of their rental stock. Consignment stores are a good place to look, too, though of course getting the right size is hit or miss. And if you're willing to buy without trying, check eBay. If you don't want to buy a used one, the Men's Wearhouse is one of your best bets. Holly
    This is a great time of year to hit Nordstrom Rack Mens Dept. I got a tuxedo there for $200, originally $400. The other place to get a tux is Salvation Army. They're sometimes barely worn. Love to Dress Up

    Discount Tux for Black-Tie Wedding?

    Sept. 2003

    Hi all, My cousin is having a black-tie wedding and I just tried on my old tuxedo and found that it no longer fits. It must have shrunk in the last 10 years. ;) Anyway, does anyone know a good, reliable source for discount men's formalwear? I am interested in used, overstock, etc., etc. Any leads would be most appreciated. Thanks! Michael

    Why buy when you can rent? Especially if you use a tux as infrequently as every 10 years. Mens Wearhouse has a great selection with very helpful staff. My husband and his brother got their tuxes there for our wedding. There is a wide variety of styles and fashions. They will help you get an expert fit. And if you already have all the trimmings (cuff links, shoes, etc.) you will save money. Plus you don't have to bother dry cleaning it afterwards. anon
    The Selix on San Pablo in El Cerrito sells their used rentals. My husband got a designer tux with dinner and tailcoats for under $200, and they altered it for free. Catherine
    The Selix store in El Cerrito is an outlet where they sell their ex-rental stock from time to time. You can also try eBay and local consignment shops. The cheapest way I know of to buy a tux, though, is through www.formalfashionsinc.com which primarily supplies school and community musical groups. They sell a complete tux package (includes shirt, tie and cummerbund) for $99. It's not a high quality tux -- it's polyester. But it looks good enough, and you can order the size you need without hunting. anon
    Try the Town School Clothes Closet in San Francisco. It is a consignment store that benefits the Town School, and the times I was there there were ball gowns, tuxes, etc, all used. mack
    If you don't mind a trip to Lake Tahoe for your tux, Mark, owner of Tuxtown (www.tuxtown.com) can help you find a good tux, good price, right size, etc. He will ship too if you know size and style you want. Although his website here doesn't list sales, we bought a great tux -- from button covers and pocket square to pants and jacket -- from Mark about a year ago. He had a huge selection of styles for sale and great prices. I think we bought the whole ensemble (no shoes though he has 'em) for under $200. We had tried the local MenWearhouse and a couple ''mall stores'' that advertised tux sales but didn't have anything. Nordstorm Rack in San Leandro did have a limited selection too. Cynthia

    Suit or Tuxedo for 3 year old

    June 2003

    My three year old son is going to be a ring bearer in two weddings this summer. Does anyone have a recommendation on places to buy or rent a dark colored suit or tuxedo in size 3 or 4? Thanks. Carol

    www.infashionkids.com shop.store.yahoo.com/littlemarket/boystuxedos.html www.dapperlads.com www.wearmeout.safeshopper.com
    A retail store called Janie and Jack sells little boy and infant suits, possibly tuxedos too. Just adorable things, but a bit pricey. There is a store in Corte Madera mall, and some other Bay Area outskirts mall that I can't recall. You could try calling them first to see exactly what they have and for the closest one to you. Heather
    I rented a tuxedo for my son in May (he was also a ring bearer) at Siegels Tuxedo shop on Grand Avenue. Cross street Wildwood. He got the whole kit and kaboodle for around $53.00. Karen
    We bought two tuxedos last summer from tux4boy.com. For about $50, they send a complete outfit including shirt and your choice of color for bowtie and cumberbund. Also, they were very nice on the phone in helping figure out the correct sizes. Deborah

    Retro Pastel Tux Rental?

    May 2003

    Hi, my son and a few friends want to dress ''retro'' for their high school prom. Does anyone know where to rent tuxedos in pastel colors (powder blue, pale yellow or orange and mint green) thanks a bunch! brenda

    try www.groovyjuice.com great retro clothing to rent and buy Elaine