Don’t Brick Your Next Prom

We don't usually delve into the smart, affordable and practical too often, but every once in a while we gotta throw up a post for the people. Filling that void today is Black Tux, a tuxedo rental company that will help you totally not brick your next prom. We all know the 5th rule of #menswear is to never rent a tux (EVER) and, instead, invest in one you can wear forever, but that still requires you having at least $1,000 on deck, and that's not even taking into account the shirt, shoes, bowtie, cufflinks, condoms and cigarettes. Plus, all of the rental places that do exist are serving up disastrous boxy joints that will make you like SpongeBob FancyPants. With Black Tux, you can rent a slim fit, tapered tux (they say it fits exactly like a J.Crew Ludlow Tux) for $95-$120, while the shoes, shirt and other shit bringing your total to around $200. At the end of the day, renting makes sense because, seriously, how many black tie events are you really going to, my guy? And if you are someone who is going to a lot of charity events and high-end weddings, then chances are you don't need our fucking advice on budgeting anyway. For everyone else, renting a serviceable option made from Super 150s merino that actually fits well will do just fine.

  • WAVY

    Notch lapels tho?