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Ask This When Renting a Tux

Shopping for a tuxedo for a special event like a wedding or prom can be taxing, in-person or online. Web-based rental companies like The Black Tux, Generation Tux, National Tuxedo Rentals and JCPenney and retailers like Macy's have eliminated many remote shopping barriers by providing free try-ons of suits and easy replacements when fit is not as expected. A variety of low-cost suits are available alongside complete tuxedo options with all of the expected accessories — pocket squares, vests, cufflinks and shoes For the wedding party, many businesses also provide free rental for the groom when at least five additional tuxedos are ordered. When the event is over, the suit is mailed back with an included shipping label, no dry cleaning required. Ask these questions about renting a tuxedo to learn more.

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Where do prices at the Black Tux start at?

Black Tux prices start at $95 and include free shipping. For $225, the Newman Outfit is 100 percent Italian merino wool and features a pocket square, tuxedo, shirt, vest, cap toe shoes, cufflinks, button studs and a bow tie. For $160, the Broadway includes the same minus the vest and pocket square.

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Does National Tuxedo Rentals offer free exchanges?

Yes. Delivery is 7-10 days before an event. With a try-on 48 hours after delivery, a free fit and sizing exchange is possible. Options include a tuxedo with shirt, vest, tie and jewelry for $79 or a $107 package with a pocket square, suspenders and shoes.

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Do JCPenney coupon codes work for tuxedo rentals?

JCPenney offers special coupon codes exclusively for Tuxedo rentals, such as a recent promotion for 30 percent off all rentals. Without a coupon, the Allure Men Slate Blue Tux rents for $150 while a Michael Kors black tux rents for $170. Prices include a vest, neckwear and shirt depending on the suit.

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Where can I get a group rental bargain?

Where can I get a group rental bargain?

At National Tuxedo Rentals, a group of six earns a free rental. Generation Tux offers the same bargain, rent five suits and earn a free rental or groom’s suit. At Black Tux, rentals for six or more at $175 per rental generate a $200 credit. JCPenney does promote a group discount.

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How long do I have to try on the suit before my event?

Black Tux and Generation Tux suits arrive 14 days early. Both brands provide fit replacement suits for sizing issues. National Tuxedo Rentals provides free sizing exchanges. JCPenney provides a free home try-on for the groom to help determine the style. Suits are delivered 10 days early and can be replaced for fit problems. Macy’s purchases can be returned for 180 days.

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Which stores offer free shipping and at what prices?

Black Tux offers free shipping on all orders. National Tuxedo Rental provides free return postage. Macy’s ships free at a $48 purchase. Generation Tux ships free for deliveries and returns on tuxedo orders. JCPenney reimburses return courier charges.

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How do I return a rented tuxedo?

Black Tux, Generation Tux and National Tuxedo rental all provide a standard prepaid return label through a major carrier, such as UPS, with your original tux shipment. JCPenney also provides a return label through an unspecified courier.

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How many color and style combos does Generation Tux offer?

Generation Tux prices start at $69 on over 100 color and style combos. For $139, a Charcoal Gray Notch Lapel Tuxedo is available with free roundtrip shipping. For $89, the men’s White Shawl Lapel Tuxedo is offered in sizes 36-46.

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Does Macy’s provide tuxedo rentals?

Macy’s partnership with Men’s Warehouse for tuxedo rentals shuttered in 2017. However, the retailer still offers suits for purchase. The Kenneth Cole Reaction Men’s Techni-Cole Slim-Fit Stretch Black Shawl-Lapel Tuxedo sells for $129.99 and the Perry Ellis Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Navy Shawl-Collar Tuxedo for $139.99. Some suits are eligible for additional discounts with coupon codes or daily deals.

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