If you or your son/daughter is planning a wedding, there are many excellent choices for wedding venues, caterers, bridal gowns, bands, DJ’s, flowers, etc.
But…where does the groom turn for his outfit and that of his groom’s men?
Typically, a groom turns to a chain tuxedo rental outfit for rental tuxedos for himself and his party.
TODAY’S SMART ALTERNATIVE TO RENTAL TUXEDOS FOR SAVVY GROOMS IS QUITE DIFFERENT:
A viable alternative with unlimited creative twists exists and is offered by Christopher’s Custom as part of its unique “REMOTE CUSTOM EXPERIENCE“.
Many young men are cost conscious and seek value-driven alternatives to the rental of previously-worn tuxedos. A purchased tuxedo or suit will provide years’ worth of future wearability vs the one-and-done nature of a tuxedo rental!
Below is a recent wedding outfitted by Christopher’s Custom.
Ben Baker and his groom’s men are shown at Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs wearing Super 140’s, 100% wool, black suits, custom white broadcloth shirts woven with long-staple 2-ply cotton, white silk pocket squares, and black silk ties from Christopher’s Custom.
Each suit was tailored to be slim-fitting and very hip!
These custom suits are available from only $395 for wedding parties of 5 of more including the groom.
IF MY WEDDING PARTY IS SPREAD OUT OVER THE USA OR WORLD, HOW WILL YOU MEASURE FOR CUSTOM CLOTHING?
Christopher’s Custom, after delivering over 4,000 tuxedo rentals per year out of its flagship store in Albany, NY, and serving its separate custom clientele for over 25 years, getting voted by Esquire Magazine as 1 of the top 100, and being chosen to be the exclusive custom clothier for the Final Four Coaches Club, has developed a unique 3-step process for remote wedding needs.
- Choose your fabrics
- Get measured with two simple selfies.
- Have a short Zoom Meeting to go over questions and the many options available with custom clothing.
Click here to watch my short video that explains more: https://www.christopherscustom.com
WHAT CAN I DO FOR MY GROOMSMEN’S FAVORS?
Few grooms or brides consider what shirt collar will everyone be wearing…this is very important for those expensive photo sessions you have arranged! My recommendation, if your budget permits, is to purchase a custom shirt for each groomsmen. This kills two birds with one stone…it provides a consistent collar for your lifetime wedding photos, and a re-usable gift for your groomsmen with your initials and wedding date forever embroidered into the shirt’s yoke!
Ben chose to purchase custom shirts as his groom’s men gifts. Inside the yolk of each we had embroidered the bride’s and groom’s initials along with the date of their wedding.
Ben’s custom shirts were designed with a Slightly shorter collar to complement today’s slimmer lapel profiles,and my personal favorite- a convertible, non-fold french cuff. One that may be worn with or without cuff links!
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT A DARK SUIT OR TUX?
Here is another wedding outfitted by Christopher’s Custom. This groom, Jake Dubuque, chose custom suits and shirts for his wedding party.
Their suit fabric was a terrific lightweight linen-wool blend, perfect for his summer wedding.
WHEN WILL MY OUTFITS ARRIVE?
One more important thing to think about when comparing rental outfits to ones like I’ve featured above. Did you realize that if you rent tuxedos, they will arrive typically the Thursday or Friday before your wedding? This provides scant time for last minute alterations, corrections, etc. and usually creates unnecessary angst on your special day! On the other hand, purchased garments will typically be delivered 4 weeks or more before your special day eliminating the potential for problems with your groomsmen’s or your own outfit!
For custom wedding garments, I recommend allowing 8 weeks for alterations and other unexpected emergencies.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and feel free to contact me for a consultation or with any other questions you may have.
Vince Rua-Founder, Christopher’s Custom
P.S. Please share with your friends and colleagues who may be considering a special day of their own!