Snazzy suits with color, statement accessories, or the classic black tuxedo, it’s not hard to achieve a groomswear fashion statement that slays the game. But when it comes to selecting said pieces, there are a lot of things to consider. The first big decision to make: rent, buy or have it custom made? While every option has its key benefits, the decision your partner makes will depend on a few factors. So today we’re joining forces with Men’s Wearhouse to help you + your partner dig deeper and play it smart.
We’ll lay it all out on the table and let you know that renting is the simplest and most cost-effective way to go. WWhen you have a comprehensive option like the total tuxedo rental package from Men’s Wearhouse (starting at $99.99) which includes the coat, pants, shirt, neckwear, vest or cummerbund, cufflinks, pocket square, socks and shoes (phew!), how could it not be? The looks are modern, sleek and always on trend, and it requires minimal effort from you as the buyer.
But if you have a distinctive style, a love for mementos or just a whole lotta formal events in the pipeline, you may find yourself in need of reflection. So here are the questions we think are worth asking!
Do you prefer to stand out?
Hey, this is a once-in-a-lifetime deal! And as the focal point of the day, you deserve to show off your personal style. So, if you want to coordinate with your groomsmen without matching them entirely, we say embrace the attention. This can be with a whole custom look or just a statement detail like tie, pocket square, cufflinks, etc. The latter of which is still achievable with a rental from Men’s Wearhouse!
Are you looking for something that’s quite literally made for you or something that offers best fit?
We’re adding a point to the scoreboard for buying if you’d like it to fit just perfectly because it does allow you to get it tweaked and tailored to fit your body exactly. That being said, Men’s Wearhouse does have Expert Stylists that can help ensure your rental fits properly, so you don’t have to worry about it being too loose or too tight. They’ve got ya covered!
Do you attend formal events once or twice every year?
Let’s be honest, a purchased suit or tux will pay for itself after the first handful of wears. And just like the LBD (little black dress), the standard black tux is a design staple that will never go out of style. Might as well have it in your closet, ready to go, when those weddings, galas or important work events come calling down the road!
Will you regret not having it to look back on?
Many brides will hold onto their wedding dress as a memento of the day, and more + more grooms are doing it too! After all, it’s a pretty significant element of your wedding. So if you hate the idea of someone else wearing your wedding day look, consider purchasing a done deal.
You can browse the huge variety of options for renting and buying on their website, and we are always about those custom options too. The Chief Creative Director, Joseph Abboud, has custom suits beginning at $895, with options for personalization in the lapel style, single + double-breasted jacket, pick stitching and contrasting thread that are totally your prerogative. You can even add your wedding date or other special message on the interior as an extra touch. These designs are made from fine Italian fabrics in America baby and can be ready within 3 weeks. Totally worth exploring if you’ve got some time to spare!
At the end of the day, there’s no wrong answer. And that’s the beauty of Men’s Wearhouse! You don’t have to compromise quality for convenience or style for price. The only decision you have to make is if it’s something you wanna keep forever, tailor to your personality, and/or check off the wedding to-do list in one fell swoop.