Renting the tux was definitely an experience to remember. Unfortunately for me I don't know of any tux rental places in DC that cater to queer people so I had to go the conventional route. I picked the Mens Wearhouse near my job. I was pretty nervous about the whole thing, so I asked my girlfriend to come with me, which definitely helped. The employees at the store were overall more accommodating than I expected. I had to go back numerous times for different issues and by the last time I went they all knew me by name. For someone with my frame (I'm 5'2" and not skinny) it wasn't easy to find a good fit. What I ended up with was rather boxy/baggy but I felt good.
At both events, the most me and my girlfriend got were a few double takes and sideways glances. Nothing too terrible, much tamer than some of my previous experiences. The only other women wearing tuxedos were the servers. I found one other woman (shout out to Melissa!) at the second event we went to who was also wearing a tux and she awesomely came up and introduced herself, giving me props for also wearing a tuxedo. Solidarity!
MensUSA offers another very in demand and a trendy
product called as Tuxedo suits. Popular trends in mens styling have
helped to set the style for Tuxedo suits. Fabrics, new
colors, length of the coat are some of the factors on
which the consumers have a special look when they make
The tuxedo is a man dress suit of garments
in the semi-formal, black bind evening dress caucus.
A traditional tuxedo covering is woolen
and single-breasted. The jacket has peaked, shawl, nick,
or trick lapel usually covered with satin, and more
recent styles are trimmed in grosgrain or wool. The
knob should be satin-covered. Trousers must be in the
same wool as the jacket, with the side seams festooned
in an inch-wide satin ribbon toning the lapel. The shirt
is white with connected cuffs.
The shirt may be pleated with a turn-down
choker and French or barrel chains, or have a pique
bib front with either a turn-down choker and French
chains or a wing collar and barrel chains. Tradition
dictates a black bow tie that complements the lapel,
cummerbund or low-cut 3-button
waistcoat, and patent leather Oxford shoes
properly accessorize the tuxedo. More contemporary styles
often feature a full 5 or 6 button vest matching the
tint of one's partner's dress, with a matching bow tie
or four-in-hand-tangled tie of the same color.
The tuxedo is a man
centered suit tailored exclusively to be used for semi
formal and formal wear. MensUSA offers tuxedo
suits sewn from a wide variety of colors and
materials; increasingly brighter colors and unconventional
designs are all a pervasive feature in Tuxedo styling.
fabrics used in the making of Tuxedo suits
are Rayon, Wool and polyester. Tuxedo jackets possess
satin on the lapels that are enclosed to the collars.
The fancy detailing is generally in imitation silk satin
such as polyester and rayon. Stiffeners are an important
part of the tuxedo that helps the lapel, collar and
shoulders to retain the stiffness. Tuxedo
pants almost resemble like the tailored
except that they have satin ribbon sewn over the exterior
seam of the leg. Tuxedo is a ready to wear garment made
in specific and standard sizes. MensUSA has a particularly
worked on colors, materials and design factors to become
one of the most powerful contestants in the market of
producing exclusive and adorable quality of suits.
At Mens USA products are designed so
as to cater to extreme satisfaction need of the consumers.
The challenges that face tuxedo primarily spin around
their capability to construct tuxedos competitively.
New colors, and new fabrics creep into tuxedo use but
the days of outrageous tuxedos are largely over. At
MensUSA you can easily find the conservative black
tuxedo with white shirt used for middle-class
weddings in addition to this you can also find the tuxedo
suits with the variety of colors and designs.