By no means is picking a suit or tuxedo as time consuming as picking out a wedding dress. But needless to say you still have a lot of options. And we all know, you wanna look your best. So where do you go? What color will work? Should I rent or buy?  What’s out of date?

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There are many places to rent a tuxedo, Men’s Warehouse and Friar Tux being the two most popular. They typically have lots of great specials running.  I personally got the rent 5 suits at Men’s Warehouse and get the 6th one for yourself, Free!!   And make sure that if you rent, EVERYONE looks in their bag to make sure they have the correct items, as far too often I’ve seen where something is not the correct size, or completely missing. You don’t want to figure that one out on the day of the wedding. And if you think there are limited stylish choices, you may want to explore something different.  And if you think those tieless studded collars are in, you might want to consult with your bride on that one.  This isn’t 1998 anymore.

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So now you’re considering buying your own Tuxedo or Suit. Will I wear it again?  How Casual should I go, or should it be really formal?  Is the cost justified?  This is definitely something you can look into as there are always great deals at the fashion districts, tailors, or even online.  Check around as you want to start doing this early to get all the right measurements, fabrics, and of course accompanying colors to match your beautiful bride and flowers.  Put into consideration the fabric as you’ll want it to breathe.  You wanna make sure you’re getting something that you’ll be comfortable wearing for an entire day.  Now you need to think about your groomsmen.  Do you want them to match?  Then they need suits and measurements too.

The best advice we can give you is to follow your instincts.  A stylish customized suit can go a long way to looking awesome.  But as we all know, a quick and easy suit at the store can still be fashionable, more accessible to out of town groomsmen, and save you some cash.  So talk it over with your fiancee, the bros, and do some more research for options.  And stylish will soon be your middle name.

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