Custom Made Tuxedo

If you really want to look great at a special event, consider a custom made tuxedo. Renting or buying a tuxedo off the rack is certainly more budget-friendly than having one specially made, but there is a world of difference between a suit that is poorly made and doesn’t fit properly and one where you specify the fabric and style, and are fitted for in advance. This tuxedo can be altered for you over time, ensuring that you will look great for many years to come.

Let’s put some numbers out there so you’re not in sticker shock when you visit your tailor. It’s often been said that if you attend two special dinners or events in one year that require a tuxedo, the purchase of a custom-made tuxedo will pay for itself. An off-the-rack tuxedo costs anywhere from $500 to $600, but this price skews even higher if you venture into the ranks of the designers. A custom tuxedo costs anywhere from $1,200 to $2,700, depending on style, materials and the time it takes to put it together.

If you do decide to have a tuxedo made for you, it’s advisable to stick to classic styles with fairly conservative fabric, so you can use it for as many occasions as possible. And don’t wait till the last minute to place your order, since a custom made tux could take as long as six weeks to put together.

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