Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to Put on a Tuxedo!

How to put on a Tuxedo!
After renting a tuxedo, you will want to make sure that you put it on correctly. Below is a video demonstrating how to properly put on your tuxedo so that you will truly look your best!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to Return A Tuxedo

How to Return a Tuxedo!

After a night of looking fabulous in your tuxedo, it's time to return your tux!  When returning a tuxedo, make sure that you have all three hangers.  You can use the first hanger for both the pants and the coat; the pants get folded at the crease and placed over the bottom part of the hanger, and the coat can be hung over the pants.  On the two remaining hangers, you can hang the shirt, vest, and tie.  Make sure the hanky is in the pocket of the coat and that the studs and links are returned.  If you no longer have the zip lock bag that they came in, just put them into one of the coat pockets!  Put the garment bag over the tuxedo, place the shoes in the drawstring bag, and hang them over the outfit.  For your convenience, your tuxedo can be returned to any DuBois location.  Although we prefer to have the items back by noon, you have until the end of our business hours to drop them off! And remember... you can have one person return several tuxes so you all don't have to make the trip! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Out-of-Towners

The Out-of-Towners

We are often asked by brides and grooms, "What if one of my guys is from out of town? How are you going to get his measurements?"  Well, you have nothing to worry about! As a service based industry, almost all tuxedo stores, bridal stores, and men's clothiers are accustomed to having men drop in and ask to be fitted.  DuBois does this daily, FREE OF CHARGE, no matter where you are attending a wedding and no matter who is providing the formalwear.  This is a professional courtesy that has been observed by all formalwear associations since formalwear was first rented.  After your guy finds a tux store to get fitted at, he can send his measurements to us via phonefax, e-mail, our website, mail, or through anyone else in the wedding party.  It doesn't get any easier than that!

AND... If you want a trouble free event, it's always best to go through a local tuxedo company. Here are the reasons why: 

  1. Local companies will have everything in stock: Should anybody arrive late, forget to get measured, gain weight, get the wrong measurements, lose something, break something, or need alterations, anything you might need will be just minutes away, and they often deliver to the church.
  2. Local companies typically won't charge you for late measurements, Friday arrivals, or last minute changes to your wedding party! 
  3. It's what we do: To bigger companies, tuxedos typically are a secondary business, and they'd rather sell you a suit than rent you a tuxedo.  Believe it or not, you'll almost always pay less for the same tuxedos by going local. 
  4. They support you: Your local businesses provide jobs and pay taxes to your town and state!
We hope this makes you feel a lot better about your "out-of-towners!" 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bow ties!

Thinking about bow ties? 

The vast majority of brides choose to 
wear a formal gown on their special day, but what about the groom?  Twenty years down the road, you will want to look back on your wedding photos and feel that you truly looked your best.  Wearing a bow tie will not only make a groom look equally as formal as his bride, but it will also emphasize the fact that the groom is wearing a tuxedo and not just a suit.  On your wedding day, you will want to look as formal as possible, and adding a bow tie to your ensemble is the simplest way to accomplish this!