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Tuxedo Rental or Purchase?

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My opinion as a female:  Buy a tux!  Take it on every cruise!

An option:  If you have time to do so before your cruise, start checking the resale and charity stores nearby.  Husband has bought several that way, all for under $50, and all excellent brands and quality.  Wool looks best and holds up best; he's never had a problem with wrinkles when unpacking. He's been taking tuxes on cruises for nearly 30 years now; the classic styles never look dated.  (I assume you are not thinking of baby blue, with ruffled shirt.)  Self-tie bowtie adds a special touch.

 

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12 minutes ago, shipgeeks said:

My opinion as a female:  Buy a tux!  Take it on every cruise!

An option:  If you have time to do so before your cruise, start checking the resale and charity stores nearby.  Husband has bought several that way, all for under $50, and all excellent brands and quality.  Wool looks best and holds up best; he's never had a problem with wrinkles when unpacking. He's been taking tuxes on cruises for nearly 30 years now; the classic styles never look dated.  (I assume you are not thinking of baby blue, with ruffled shirt.)  Self-tie bowtie adds a special touch.

 

Thank you for your advice and information. I would probably lean more towards getting my tuxedo tailored because of my size. I take a size 56 to 60 jacket and I have a 50” waist (I say sheepishly). Those are very rare to come by so my odds aren’t great, however, it doesn’t stop me from looking. 

Although I don’t have an unlimited budget, I don’t have to be frugal either. I just wanna look good!  Lol

Plus... thank you for posting. It’s nice to have a female perspective. Sometimes I think guys would be happy with speedos and a tank top. 

And no!!! No baby blue or ruffled shirts. Been there when I was making porn movies back in the 70’s (lie). 

 

Glenn

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Grburkart said:

 Sometimes I think guys would be happy with speedos and a tank top. 

 

No, no, NO!!!!!!!!!

 

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5 minutes ago, XBGuy said:

 

No, no, NO!!!!!!!!!

 

😉

I say that in jest, of course. The guys on this thread have been truly supportive so it wasn’t a fair assessment. 

 

Glenn

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24 minutes ago, XBGuy said:

 

No, no, NO!!!!!!!!!

 

😉

I agree, even if it was said in jest. Now I have to get that vision out of my mind eye!!!

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13 hours ago, Grburkart said:

 

And no!!! No baby blue or ruffled shirts. Been there when I was making porn movies back in the 70’s (lie). 

 

Glenn

 

 

Was that you???:classic_ohmy:

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52 minutes ago, Daniel A said:

Was that you???:classic_ohmy:

I was young, naive and needed the money.

 

Glenn

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16 hours ago, Grburkart said:

I say that in jest, of course. 

 

Glenn

 

I knew you were joking, Glenn.  I find your posts to be very well-written.  I can easily understand what you are saying, and I can easily read between the lines of your comments to "read" things that are not written.

 

I really felt that you would be disappointed if there was no reaction to your comment.

 

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On 2/19/2019 at 7:36 PM, shipgeeks said:

(I assume you are not thinking of baby blue, with ruffled shirt.)  

 

 

I had to chuckle when I read this comment.  In the late 70's, I found on a department store's discount rack at a really great price a handsome powder blue dinner jacket that fit as if it had been made for me.  I paired that with a blue/white ruffled shirt and wore them on several cruises.  Such attire was still in style then and I felt "elegant".  Ah, memories!:classic_smile:

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On 2/19/2019 at 8:00 PM, Grburkart said:

I would probably lean more towards getting my tuxedo tailored because of my size.

 

Deciding to patronize a tailor for my current tux has been my best decision regarding what I wear.  The suit fits me extremely well and is obviously a quality garment.  (I often receive compliments from other gentlemen (and some ladies) the first evening I wear it on a cruise.)  Why did I wait so long to have a suit made? 

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If you wish to purchase a tux wait until after prom & wedding season  (mid summer) if at all possible. Many of the tuxedo rental stores will sell you a tux (with all accouterments) for around $100-$150. However, if you can rent on board for $200 that is the route I’d go, much less weight in your luggage (you may pay that much in luggage fees)

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