An impeccable tuxedo on a well-groomed guy is near impossible to resist (say most women everywhere). Yet the tux-rental industry’s reputation for clunky tailoring, subpar fabrications, and awkward, inconvenient fittings has made tux shopping something most guys would (or have) run screaming from.
But now…ta-da! A handful of websites are offering expedient, reasonably priced rentals of high-quality, perfectly fitting tuxes. The Black Tux (theblacktux.com), for example, walks individuals or whole wedding parties through selection, sizing, and ordering—and on the off chance yours arrives with a problem, they’ll speed you a replacement.
Another company, Menguin (menguin.com), takes a similar tack, offering a handsome selection of upscale styles as well as services covering the sorts of things guys aren’t great at, like “groomsmen management.”
Meanwhile, George “You’re gonna like the way you look” Zimmer, former CEO of Men’s Wearhouse, has started Generation Tux (generationtux.com) offering classic formalwear plus pre-styled looks.
Now there’s no excuse for showing up in some fishy-looking penguin suit… unless, of course, you’re a penguin.