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Comparing Generation Tux with Men’s Wearhouse

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When you think about rent­ing for­mal­wear for your wed­ding, prom, or work par­ty, vis­it­ing your local Men’s Wear­house store might uncon­scious­ly be on your to-do list. This menswear retail­er has been around since your par­ents’ prom, after all. With your busy sched­ule, though, is stick­ing to this tra­di­tion prac­ti­cal? Are you pre­pared to com­mit to a time-con­sum­ing suit or tuxe­do rental expe­ri­ence?

With for­mal­wear rentals, it tech­ni­cal­ly boils down to two options nowa­days:

1.) Brave traf­fic, and deal with oth­er life’s dis­plea­sures like flu­o­res­cent lights, crowd­ed show­rooms, and humid fit­ting rooms. This choice also comes with the risk of things not look­ing good or fit­ting cor­rect­ly since pick up is not avail­able until the day before.

Or…

2.) Choose Gen­er­a­tion Tux, an entire­ly online solu­tion that has 21 dif­fer­ent suit and tuxe­do styles, and deliv­ers every­thing to your door 14 days before your big event.

Can your par­ents’ Men’s Wear­house rental do that?

At A Glance

Under­stand­ably, select­ing the right suit and ven­dor is a big com­mit­ment, so trust­ing your look to an online retail­er can feel risky—even if the com­pa­ny rocks a great tux.

To see the dif­fer­ence for your­self, here’s a com­par­i­son of Men’s Wear­house suit rental process, with the expe­ri­ence and perks you can expect when you rent your look with Gen­er­a­tion Tux. Spoil­er: They’re very dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences.

Generation Tux

  • You Can Rent From Anywhere

    Are you sit­ting on your couch right now? At the office? Wher­ev­er you are, you can rent a good-look­ing ensem­ble with Gen­er­a­tion Tux (as long as you have an inter­net con­nec­tion)!  We know what you’re thinking—what about fit? With Gen­er­a­tion Tux, the online process ensures a per­fect fit by using the most basic infor­ma­tion like height, weight, pant size, etc. You can browse the col­lec­tion of 100% Meri­no wool suits and tuxe­dos on your phone, tablet, or com­put­er, and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly share your favorite looks with your part­ner or friends over take-out. As long as you’re Unit­ed States-based, your rental will show up at your address 14 days before your event, no mat­ter where you are when you sub­mit your order.

  •  Deliveries Arrive with 14 Days to Spare

    Your Gen­er­a­tion Tux rental arrives at your door 14 days before your event—allowing you to try on gar­ments and request any nec­es­sary adjust­ments if need­ed. Advance deliv­ery also accom­mo­dates trav­el­ing grooms­men who need to receive their rental before depart­ing for your wed­ding week. Oh, and you don’t have to send your rental back for three days after your event is over—giving you more time to bask in that post-wed­ding glow.

  • Home Try-On and Personal Styling 

    Through­out the years, Gen­er­a­tion Tux has become well versed in the stress and chaos that can accom­pa­ny the wed­ding plan­ning process. It can no doubt be an over­whelm­ing time. Gen­er­a­tion Tux eas­es that stress by help­ing cou­ples plan. If you’re get­ting ready for your wed­ding, take advan­tage of the Home Try-On pro­gram. With this grooms-only perk, Gen­er­a­tion Tux sends your select­ed look months before your big day. Once it arrives at your door, you have 48-hours to try every­thing on, and make any changes, if any. Two days lat­er, send every­thing back, and Gen­er­a­tion Tux will send you a final­ized out­fit 14 days before the big day.

Start Try-On

Need more sup­port? Gen­er­a­tion Tux has a team of per­son­al styl­ists on-hand who will help you final­ize and acces­sorize your look and answer ques­tions about the rental process. In oth­er words, you can even get help with almost any­thing, even col­or com­bi­na­tions.

  • Wedding Party Management and More Groom Perks

    Cre­at­ing a Gen­er­a­tion Tux event is easy and con­ve­nient. After you enter your infor­ma­tion and build your party’s looks, you send invites to your grooms­men and groomswomen with a link to the out­fit that you would like them to wear. Once invites have been sent, every mem­ber of your wed­ding par­ty is prompt­ed on their next steps, and you can log in to see your group’s progress. If they’re cut­ting it close, Gen­er­a­tion Tux will send them reminders to order every­thing on-time, so you and your part­ner don’t have to.

    Oth­er perks include:

    • Free col­or swatch­es to share with the whole wed­ding par­ty.
    • Free Home Try-On for the groom.
    • Free groom’s rental with five paid wed­ding par­ty rentals.
    • Free groom’s suit to keep with sev­en paid wed­ding par­ty rentals. Yes, keep… as in for­ev­er.

Free Offers For Grooms

  • Curated, High-Quality Selection

    Gen­er­a­tion Tux doesn’t mess with design­er labels—It has its own pri­vate label. The col­lec­tion is com­posed of 21 tuxe­dos and suits designed specif­i­cal­ly with the fash­ion-for­ward Gen­er­a­tion Tux gen­tle­man in mind. The suits and tuxe­dos are impec­ca­bly craft­ed and curat­ed to com­ple­ment its wide selec­tion of acces­sories. All suits and tuxe­dos are made from the finest Meri­no wool. Many of the looks are avail­able in big and tall and boys’ sizes.

View Col­lec­tion

Men’s Wearhouse 

  • In-Store Measurements

    Parts of your Men’s Wear­house wed­ding suit rental can be com­plet­ed online, but the brand still rec­om­mends that you vis­it a phys­i­cal store to con­firm your mea­sure­ments, so you might as well just do your shop­ping there too. That is if you live close to a Men’s Wear­house. Each of the 700 store loca­tions has hun­dreds, some­times thou­sands, of inven­to­ry items to browse and try on, but don’t get distracted—only a small selec­tion of their for­mal­wear is avail­able to rent.

  • Men’s Wearhouse Rentals Arrive 7 Or 2 Days Before Your Event

    You get two deliv­ery options when you book your Men’s Wear­house suit rental: home deliv­ery or in-store pick­up. If you choose home deliv­ery, your rental will show up just 7 days before your big moment. Pre­fer store pick up? You can’t get your hands on your suit until two days before the event, even if that event is your wed­ding. By the way, make sure you have a friend to return your rental for you because its next-day return pol­i­cy is not post-cel­e­bra­tion friend­ly.

  • In-Store Customer Service

    The lev­el of ser­vice you’ll expe­ri­ence while shop­ping in a store for your Men’s Wear­house rental can vary from awe­some to…less than awe­some. Check local reviews to get a bet­ter idea of cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion in your area. Wardrobe con­sul­tants are there to greet and assist you through the selec­tion, fit­ting, and book­ing process. Plan­ning a wed­ding? They can also help you set up an account for your wed­ding par­ty. That being said, be pre­pared to inter­act with sales­peo­ple who work on com­mis­sion and want to upsell as much as pos­si­ble.

  • Wedding Party Management and a Little Swag

    Men’s Wear­house also offers a most­ly hands-off wed­ding man­age­ment expe­ri­ence. You can view the progress that each per­son in your wed­ding par­ty has made, but you’ll have to be the one to send reminders if some­one is slack­ing. These reminders go through the man­age­ment sys­tem to save you an awk­ward text, but it’s still on you to keep track of your crew. With six paid grooms­men rentals, you receive a free groom’s rental pack­age up to $239.99 or $300 shop­ping cred­it with excep­tions.

  • Designer Labels, Limited Color Selection

    Men’s Wear­house tuxe­dos are all brand­ed and the retail­er car­ries sev­er­al design­er lines, includ­ing Calvin Klein and Joseph Abboud. How­ev­er, the col­or selec­tion at Men’s Ware­house is lim­it­ed to black, gray, white and a few options in blue and tan. Because col­ors and styles vary by design­er, at Men’s Wear­house you can’t just select the cut you like best and order it in your desired col­or. This makes it chal­leng­ing to find suits and tuxe­dos for uncon­ven­tion­al wed­dings and events.

The Bottom Line

Men’s Wear­house and Gen­er­a­tion Tux both offer high-qual­i­ty, mod­ern suits and tuxe­dos; how­ev­er, that’s where their sim­i­lar­i­ties end. Men’s Wear­house is still the stan­dard for an off-the-rack shop­ping expe­ri­ence with prod­uct-savvy sales­peo­ple, but it’s hard to beat the con­ve­nience of Gen­er­a­tion Tux’s entire­ly online process and atten­tive per­son­al styl­ists. With spe­cial grooms-only perks, Gen­er­a­tion Tux makes it eas­i­er to coor­di­nate a wed­ding party—one of the more try­ing aspects of plan­ning a wed­ding. While Men’s Wear­house is a great retail­er, it sim­ply does­n’t offer any­thing close to the peace of mind you’ll have when your suit arrives a full 14 days before your event.

Sounds like there’s a new sher­iff in town.

 

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