Where can I find a tux that fits?
December 12, 2008 6:38 PM Subscribe
I'm a short guy who weighs 110lbs and has a 34" chest. Where can I find a decent tuxedo that fits at a decent price?
posted by stewiethegreat to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ten years after high school, the tux I had from band freshman year is finally too small in the shoulders. I'm looking for a new (or new to me) tux.
I'm a professional musician so this will get a fair amount of use. I'm willing to invest in something I'll use at least once a week, but money's pretty tight right now. Ideally I'd pay less than $200, but I can eke out $400 or so for something that is totally perfect for me.
I've been to the local tux rental places - no one has anything to fit me. Nordstroms Rack put me in two Abboud 36S tuxes (one black label, one "Joe") and both were too large in every measurement. The tailor said he would have to take several inches out of the shoulders and if he *just* did the shoulders, forgetting about the length (too long) of the jacket as well as the sleeves and buttons, it would add $80 to the $350 tux.
I'd really love to buy it somewhere I can try it on- as a musician, I also need some space in the armholes for arm-waving of various sorts, which some jackets just intrinsically lack.
Anyone have a suggestion? Or should I just pay $50 for a way-too-big tux on ebay and then spend the other $200 getting it altered?