Tuesday, December 13, 2011

When Do I Pick Out My Tuxedo?



When Do I Pick Out My Tuxedo?

Weddings & Quinceanera's
  • Typically we suggest to pick out your tuxedos about 4 to 5 months before your wedding or Quinceanera. This is so that attendants have time to come in to get measured. It also allows for time to make any style changes if necessary.
  • Attendants are suggested to be measured about 2 to 3 months before the event. Children are suggested to be measured about 1 month before the event because they are constantly growing.
  • HOWEVER, this is not a rule, it is simply a suggestion. You may pick out your tuxedos as early as you want! In addition, it is possible for you to pick out tuxedos THE DAY OF the event, but this is strongly discouraged. <-- This is due to any possible mistakes that could happen or go wrong with very limited time to get it fixed. Also, depending on the location of of where the tuxedos are rented, it will take the time of the drive to Green Bay, WI to receive tuxedos.
PROM
  • It is suggested for Prom students to come pick out their tuxedo and get measured about 1 to 2 months before prom.
  • The earlier you come in to reserve your tuxedo for prom, the better chances of getting your perfect style in your size.
  • HOWEVER, this is not a rule, it is simply a suggestion. You may pick out your tuxedo as early as you want! In addition, it is possible for you to pick out your tuxedo THE DAY OF Prom, but it is STRONGLY discouraged. <-- This is due to the high volume of tuxedo rentals during Prom, you may not get the selection and choice you want. Also, depending on the location of where the tuxedo is rented, it will take the time of the drive to Green Bay, WI to receive tuxedos.
Other Occasions
  • For all other occasions, it is suggested to pick out your tuxedo about 1 month prior to your event.
  • HOWEVER, this is not a rule, it is simply a suggestion. You may pick out your tuxedo as early as you want! In addition, it is possible for you to pick out your tuxedo THE DAY OF your event, but it is STRONGLY discouraged. Depending on the location of where the tuxedo is rented, it will take the time of the drive to Green Bay, WI to receive tuxedos.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Add a Pocket Square!


Pocket Square aka Hanky aka Handkerchief



7 Reasons Why to Wear a Pocket Square:

1. It looks good, why not?!
2. It pulls the complete look together.
3. If you have more than 1 color in your color scheme, you may mix and match the pocket square color from the vest and tie.
4. It brings more color into the look of your tuxedo.
5. Emergency nose blow? ...
6. It comes with the Complete Tuxedo Package at DuBois!
7. Fox NFL guys wear one!





Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Choosing Your Color


Remember our 'Perfect Match Color System', where we guarantee to match your colors!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Black Tie vs. White Tie Invited


Have you ever been invited to a Black Tie or White Tie event?
You may need to know what to wear!

If your invitation reads...
Black Tie Invited - It is generally accepted that "Black Tie" requires formal attire, not specifically to wear a black tie. Wear a tuxedo which is comfortable and appropriate to the time of year. The traditional look is a black tuxedo worn with a white shirt, black or dark colored vest, and bow tie or long tie. Contemporary vests or cummerbunds are also appropriate.

White Tie Invited - This is the most formal attire. Wear a black full dress tailcoat, matching formal trousers, white wing collar shirt, white vest and bow tie.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lapel Styles


There are four basic types of lapel styles. Watch Mindy in the video for more information!

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What is your favorite lapel style?

Friday, November 4, 2011

No Fee Guarantee!


No Fee Guarantee!

At DuBois, we don’t charge extra fees for anything. You won’t be surprised at check-out when you find out your total.
          • No fees for Shoes
          • No fees for pocket squares
          • No fees for ANY measurements
          • No fees for Friday pick-up
          • No fees for shirts
          • No fees for jewelry
          • No fees for style changes
          • No fees for rush orders

That’s right, no extra fees.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sponsorship Opportunity


DuBois is a proud supporter of our local schools in Green Bay, Appleton, Sheboygan and across Wisconsin! We want to provide sponsorship opportunities like this video or anything we can help with at your school! Please contact Alex at alex.dubois@duboisfw.com or 920-437-9231 for more information on how we can help your school raise money for your school or organization.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Marriage Tips

After reading Katie's Wedding Blog from WIXX I thought that perhaps we should mention some of these marriage tips to you guys too! By the way, Katie's blog is awesome, so if you haven't checked it out make sure that you do!


1. A strong marriage is built of tiny actions.

“It’s the little things.” Such a cliche! Such bad sentence construction! And such truth.

Each time you discuss instead of demand, you strengthen your marriage. Same goes for speaking with respect instead of sarcasm, and listening instead of dismissing, and engaging instead of eye-rolling.

Each action is like a brick. You choose whether to use it to build a foundation or a wall.

2. But don’t forget the grand gesture.

Buying flowers or surprising your spouse with a vacation, an iPad, or a day off from dishwashing won’t make your marriage. But it will cause your partner to snap out of the day-to-day routine and take notice. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get the ball rolling in a very pleasant direction.

3. Never underestimate the importance of a good laugh.

Sometimes life as a grownup can be hard, boring, and downright drudgery. Another cliche fits here: “If I didn’t laugh, I’d probably cry.” So laugh. A lot.

What do you both find funny? Comedies? Jon Stewart? Silly t-shirts? Private jokes? Sneezing pandas? Write a “funny” list, then commit yourself to experiencing at least one of these things together every day. You’ll thank me.

4. All good marriages have a supporting cast.

There’s an odd fallacy about marriage (middle-class, American marriage, perhaps) that it should somehow stand on its own. If two people love each other, have shared values, a little chemistry, a decent job, maybe a kid or two…that they should be able to figure it out. That a good marriage can withstand life’s slings and arrows, if not unscathed, then at least intact.

Guess what? Life’s a lot bigger than two people. Sooner or later, a sneaker wave will knock you down, and you’ll need a hand to find your balance again. Perhaps it will be something small, like a messy house or a bad habit. Or something big: job loss, a health crisis. It may be something good: starting a new business, or winning the lottery. Or something bad: a death in the family, or an affair.

Whatever it is, there are people who can help.

Everyone’s supporting cast looks different. Some include a housecleaner or a babysitter. Others include a marriage counselor or a psychiatrist. Some need a financial advisor. Some just need their extended family or their friends. But everyone needs someone.

5. Treat your spouse as you hope your children will treat theirs.

Little eyes are watching. Little ears are listening. And little minds and hearts are learning about partnership and marriage from your example.

I say this not to promote guilt, paranoia or dishonesty. The worst thing we could do is to project a facade of shiny perfection to our kids. They’re smarter than that, and such playacting hurts and confuses them.

But it’s worth remembering that kids really do follow our lead, and we owe it to them to be mindful about what we’re teaching. And we owe it to ourselves to dig deep for the good stuff. We’re worth it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011