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Apr, 6 2023

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Tux?

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If you’re looking for an outfit to wear to a special occasion, a tuxedo rental can be the perfect option. After all, you’ll look great but won’t have to splurge on a permanent purchase that you don’t know when you’ll wear again. But how much does it cost to rent a tuxedo today? It really depends on several things, from the type of tuxedo to the length of your rental.

Simple Tuxedo: ~$150-200

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The simplest and most affordable tuxedo rentals will typically cost anywhere from $150 to $200 for a 3-day rental period.

Examples of simple tuxedo styles include single-breasted, one-button jackets, and minimal accessories such as a shirt or cummerbund.

Elegant Tuxedo: ~$250+

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If you’re looking for a more upscale tuxedo, the cost can go up a bit. If you’re looking for a designer tuxedo, you can be sure to spend a lot more than $250. But if you’re looking for a generic brand that still looks elegant, the cost can range from $200 to $400 for a 3-day rental period.

Examples of more elegant tuxedo styles include two- to three-button, double-breasted jackets, tailcoats, and more accessories such as bow-ties, pocket squares, cufflinks, and the like.

Rental Company and Cost

The rental company you choose will also affect the cost of your tuxedo rental. Some companies may offer discounts or special packages for larger groups, while others may charge a higher fee for designer tuxedos. Be sure to shop around and compare prices before making your decision.

Finally, the length of your rental will also affect the cost. Most tuxedo rentals are for a three-day period, but some rental companies may offer longer rental periods for a higher fee.

Tips for Saving Money on your Rental

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If you’re looking to save money on your tuxedo rental, here are a few tips that can help.

Compare Prices

First, shop around and compare tuxedo rental prices at different stores. This is where the internet can be a great resource. Many tuxedo rental shops offer their pricing details online, so you can easily look up and compare several shops at once. When in doubt, you can also call the tuxedo shop directly, in case the online pricing is outdated.

Rent as a Group

Some tuxedo shops offer discounts for groups or for members of certain organizations, so be sure to ask about any discounts. If renting as a group, this can be a great opportunity to go with your friends or family to the tuxedo shop and try on different styles together.

Get an Online Rental

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While there are advantages to renting a tuxedo in person (eg. getting measured in person), brick and mortar stores can also be more expensive than online shops. When renting a tuxedo, don’t rule out the option to rent online. Many times, online tuxedo rentals can be a very economical option. Plus, you’ll get the added bonus of getting your tuxedo rental delivered straight to your doorstep – what’s not to love about that?

Return your Tuxedo on Time

Late returns often mean late fees. Make sure to return your tuxedo rental as soon as possible. This helps avoid late fees, and ensures that the tuxedo can be cleaned and tailored in time for the next person who wants to rent it.

Tuxedo Rentals from Menguin

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Generally, the cost of renting a tuxedo can vary and depend on many factors. With a bit of online research and some time, you can make sure you choose the perfect rental for you. At Menguin, we specialize in online tuxedo rentals and can help set you up for your special day. You can not only browse from hundreds of tuxedo styles and accessories, ordering is also easy. With just a few clicks, you can get the perfect tuxedo rental delivered to your doorstep. Start building your tuxedo rental today.

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