Confession: one of my biggest pet peeves in weddings is ill-fitting pants on grooms and groomsmen. So much thought goes into turning out a gorgeous and impeccably-fitted bride that when her groom shows up looking slouchy and sloppy alongside, it makes me sad! I don’t blame couples, though – for a long time, the most cost-effective option was a standard rental tuxedo, which are not known for being fashion-forward or particularly well-fitted. But no more! I could NOT be more excited to introduce y’all to The Black Tux – the solution to my aesthetic problem and I’m sure many of yours!
Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for a FANTASTIC giveaway!
The Black Tux was founded in 2013 by Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne, longtime friends who saw a gap in the suit and tux rental market while preparing for Andrew’s wedding in 2011. The options available looked and felt like rentals (worn-out polyester suits, plastic shoes), and required three separate in-person trips to the tux shop – one to get fitted, another to pick it up before the big day, and a third to return it.
The Black Tux reinvents the old model, offering the first suit and tux rental that doesn’t feel like one. They deliver a fantastic quality product with an exceptional fit, a seamless experience, and a great price. It doesn’t get much better than that!!
These guys are the real deal, y’all. They’ve partnered with the world’s top manufacturers to create the finest tuxedo and suit rentals available. Their suits are made using Merino wool from Italy’s best mills, available in both slim and classic styles. Shirts are 100% fine cotton, shoes are real leather, and premium accessories are offered to complete the look.
For the fanciest folks, they offer peaked and notch lapel tuxedo options, as well as a very stylish midnight blue tuxedo! Light gray and charcoal suits are also available, perfect for less formal affairs.
How it works:
— Choose one of The Black Tux’s curated looks or create your own.
— Order online, and a week before your event, they deliver a perfectly fitted suit or tux to your door (anywhere in the U.S.), along with all of the necessary accessories — cufflinks, button studs, bow ties, suspenders, belts, and leather shoes.
— When you’re done, you simply return it with the pre-paid shipping label included in the box. Shipping is free both ways and they cover the cleaning.
A few more notes on the all-important fit before we get to the good stuff (giveaway!): Black Tux’s fit specialist team reviews all orders and measurements. Once sizing is confirmed, their algorithm calculates the perfect tux and suit. If garments need tweaking, in-house tailors are on hand to make alterations, and in-house cobblers will make sure your shoes look like new. In the rare instance that the fit isn’t right when it arrives, they’ll cover the cost to make adjustments or overnight a replacement. Amazing!!
GIVEAWAY! The Black Tux is kindly offering one lucky reader up to FIVE free tuxedos/suits in any style with any accessories for their wedding party. Think one groom’s tux + four groomsmen!
To enter: Visit The Black Tux and leave a comment below telling us which tuxedo or suit you’d choose. Peaked lapel? Notched lapel? Light gray suit? A random winner will be chosen on Monday, March 16th!
Update: giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Don S.!
Y’all, I hope you find this company as helpful for outfitting your stylish bridal party as we do!! They are doing something special and we’re so happy to introduce you to them today!
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