My son plays in several bands and is going to high school next year. With all of his performances and upcoming dances, we bought him a used tux at a local tux rental store. The store sells off their used tuxes at a great discount. My son is going to the school formal next week and he got a tux with jacket, shirt, 2 vests, pants, 3 bow ties, cuff links, and button covers for $101. That is almost as much as it would cost for one rental. The pants can be adjusted so he should get a good several years out of the tux. Check out the local tux rental store to buy a used tux.
By Bob from Wilmington, NC
Hmm... interesting! Hubby said he used to have several tuxes, bet he never thought to buy used from a bridal shop.
A couple of the men's clothing stores in my area have been running ads on TV where you can buy a complete new tux with shirt and tie for just under $200.00. They also have the same special for a basic suit. I haven't paid a lot of attention to the ads because I don't know anybody that has the need for things like that. My oldest grandson rented a complete tux for $76.00. There would be absolutely no reason for him to own one.
My son purchased a used tux for less than any of his friends who rented one!
That was for a girlfriend's prom. For his prom, we took a car load of young men to buy their own tux. The place we went was an outlet that specialized in selling used formal wear.