Okay, so you have a huge event coming up. It might be your best friend’s wedding, a black-tie event at your work that you must attend, or maybe you simply even have a date with someone special you wish to dress up for. There are several reasons why you may be enticed to dress in men’s formalwear.
Similarly, there are several reasons why you should consider buying a tuxedo to own rather than renting one.
5 Benefits to Owning a Tuxedo Over Renting One
Here are five reasons why you should consider buying your next tuxedo instead of renting your formalwear:
- More Value for Your Money Over Time
Renting a tuxedo may seem like the cheaper option at the time, but that is only true if you only ever plan to wear one once. Buying a tuxedo is cheaper in the long run since the cost to rent adds up over time. It is an economically better choice to buy a tuxedo than to rent one repeatedly since you will likely wear it more than once.
According to one study, a groom’s wedding tuxedo averages around $150 to $242 to rent, or $400 to $500 if they are on the high end. This same study notes that the average rental is $196. According to another study, a typical groom spends an average of $550 when purchasing a tuxedo with U.S. prices ranging from $499 to $1,195.
Based on these two studies, renting a tuxedo is not much cheaper than simply buying one. Even if you purchase a high-end tuxedo that is closer to the $600 mark, if you know you will be attending three or more events that require formalwear, then it is the more economically sound choice to simply buy your tux. Your wallet will thank you, and the money you save can go towards other expenses.
- It Will Be Perfectly Fitted to Your Body
If you buy a tuxedo, you will be able to get one that is perfectly fitted to your body. If you rent one, you will have a limited selection to choose from. This limited selection will likely not be fitted to your body in the same way owning it would if you bought one. The sleeves might be too long or too short, or the pants may show your ankles. No matter how good the fit, no rental suit will fit as well as a suit you buy that is made to be perfectly tailored to your form.
Even if your body changes and the tuxedo you bought no longer fits you like it used to, you can easily have it tailored to fit you once more. Buying a tux will still be cheaper than renting one multiple times, even if you might have to spend some money to tailor your suit to your new size. This makes buying a tuxedo a worthwhile investment.
- Wider Selection to Choose From
Generally, the selection of rental tuxedos isn’t as broad as the selection tuxes you can purchase at a men’s formalwear clothing store.
When you buy your tuxedo from a retailer that specializes in formalwear, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of styles, colors, and accessories. They may also offer personalized services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you want a classic black tuxedo, your style is colorful and showy, or you are looking for a more vintage style, you are guaranteed to find the perfect tux for you when you buy it.
- Less Hassle
Once you buy your tuxedo, you own it. You will not have to worry about finding a rental place or whether they have your size or if they have the style you want available. You also will not have to worry about returning the rental suit in time or any late fees they may add if you cannot. Once you own it, you only have to wait for the next formalwear event and that’s it. No stress, no sweat. Simply put on your tux and enjoy the event.
- More Spontaneity
You will also be able to attend more black-tie affairs or other events, even if they are last-minute. Your boss is throwing a last-minute black-tie event and expects you to be there? Your tuxedo will be ready, and you will not have to worry about the hassle of renting a tuxedo in time or letting down your boss.
Typically, if one is renting a tuxedo, it is cautioned that they should rent it two months in advance. However, this is impossible with last-minute events, meaning you may be left without a tux or left searching for an available rental within hours of the event.
Life is filled with surprises, and with a bought tuxedo, you can be ready for the next unexpected event.
Make Sure You Are Dressed for Your Next Special Occasion
Find the perfect tuxedo for you with Rush Wilson Limited. We will help you find your perfect look, whether you’re looking for a custom suit, attire for a white-tie or black-tie event, or any other occasion. Since 1950, we have been the Upstate’s choice when it comes to men’s weddings and formal attire.
Schedule an appointment with Rush Wilson Limited today to learn more about our variety of personalized services tailored to the needs of our clients.