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Tux Shop Downtown

by Nick
on 1/7/2010 @ 4:38pm
Before I head to hell on earth (the mall), anyone know of any tux/suit shops downtown?

by KevinFreitas on 1/7/2010 @ 4:45pm
None that I know of since that one place on Tacoma and 13th(?) left. :(

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/7/2010 @ 4:49pm
Try Franco the Tailor in the Stadium District.

by KevinFreitas on 1/7/2010 @ 10:10pm
I was thinking that too Crenshaw but I've never had reason to visit. Do they sell suits/tuxes? Is that a dumb question? Context: I'm lucky if I buy myself a new shirt once a year. :)

by Dave_L on 1/7/2010 @ 10:42pm
Near the Mall, but far enough away to not have to say you went to the Mall, is Men's Wearhouse. Been there a long time. I think Zimmer says he does tuxes now. Across 38th by Tower Records. I mean Jared's. Maybe there's an independent Tux store in Tacoma, though......

by Altered Chords on 1/8/2010 @ 7:52am

Independent tux shop in fife just across the puyallup river bridge.

PS - if you told everyone you went to the mall we would still respect you.

by The Jinxmedic on 1/8/2010 @ 9:01am
Men's Wearhouse on 38th does indeed do formal wear for both rental and purchase. There is also a tux shop in that very same plaza, so there is comparison shopping a few yards away.

Buying is usually better- no rental bar codes prominently displayed on the linings, no fake waistcoats, and will generally be of better quality materials and construction than rentals. You should be able to find a complete tuxedo on sale for around $80.00-$140.00 if you shop around.

(I think that Fife shop is worth checking out, though)

by BellCaptain on 1/8/2010 @ 9:07am
K & G in the Plaza there with Michaels for the "purchase option":

Lots to choose from and all cleaned up inside with pleasant staffing-check it out.....

by KevinFreitas on 1/8/2010 @ 11:12am
Love me some K&G. Bought a couple suits there including one for special day similar to yours. Great deals and they have a tailor on-site!

by fredo on 1/8/2010 @ 11:31am
Why buy one of those made-in-a-third-world country suits? If your tuxedo sells for $80 I doubt if it was sewn in the USA. People who are always looking for a "deal" are contributing to the problems of globalization and outsourcing.

Nick, if this is for your own wedding, buy something nice. Those cheap tuxedos look like they were made of tar paper.

by The Jinxmedic on 1/8/2010 @ 11:59am
Brooks Brothers clothiers, Levi Straus Jeans, Converse Chuck Taylors- all well known long-standing US clothing- and all examples of clothing no longer made in the US. Good luck finding US made clothing these days, outside of bespoke.

by fredo on 1/8/2010 @ 12:09pm
Jinx- "brooks brothers, levi, et longer made in the US"

Right Jinx. So whose fault is it?

The manufacturers who moved production overseas? The consumers who were always looking for the best "deal". The American labor unions who always demanded more pay or the corporate shareholders who constantly demanded a greater ROI?

by L.S.Erhardt on 1/8/2010 @ 3:06pm

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/8/2010 @ 3:17pm
i have not bought a pair of Levis since they stopped making them in this country.