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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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
great retro clothing to rent and buy
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