When it comes to men’s formalwear, you are no longer limited to a basic black tux. Numerous fashionable options make men look sharp and distinguished while still allowing them to put their own style stamp on an outfit. Anything goes from a natty pair of patterned socks to a bright coral-colored dinner jacket. That is why you should visit Friar Tux, which bills itself as the place to go to “look your best for life’s most important moments.”
“Our customers get excited when they see all the choices we have available to rent or buy a tux and more,” says Hailey Mayer, manager of the Grossmont Center store. “We have teens who want to make a statement with a prom tux in an offbeat, unusual color, and they love the selections we have. We also have a wide assortment of accessories so even men who need a classic black tuxedo for a wedding or gala can customize it with a beautifully colored tie or suspenders. We also recognize that time is valuable for all of our customers, so we aim to make the fitting and ordering process as seamless and quick as possible.”
Choice is definitely the name of the game at Friar Tux. Rent or buy, store pickup or shipped to you, tuxedo or suit, modern or slim cut—add in color choices and accessories and the possibilities to dress to the nines are virtually endless!
You won’t feel overwhelmed by all these options, however. Friar Tux has personal
stylists who are very experienced in helping clients pull together the perfect attire for any special event. Show them a Pinterest page or color swatch, and they can use that as a starting point in guiding you. Even if you don’t know where to start, just leave yourself in their hands and you can trust them to steer you in the right direction. They can also answer common formalwear questions, including what is the proper attire for the father of the bride or when is it appropriate to wear a pleated shirt. After you have talked with a stylist, you will then be measured. On your next visit, you can try on some samples during a professional fitting.
The stylists can also help you determine if you should rent or buy your suit or tuxedo. Renting can be more economical, especially if it is for a one-time event. However, if you have multiple special occasions coming up, it may be more financially feasible to buy formal attire.
Whether you rent or buy, there are plenty of choices available. Suits come in traditional and slim cuts, and both can be found in an array of colors such as tan, sky blue, charcoal grey, navy, and dark green. Pick from fashion-forward hues such as burgundy and purple. Friar Tux also supplies tuxedos, with either notched or shawl lapels, as well as the ultra-formal white tie and tails. Top brand names include Michael Kors, Allure Men, Savvi Formalwear, and Ike Behar.
The suit is a major part of the look, but a polished and elegant appearance comes down to the details. At Friar Tux, you can get a shirt, pleated or non-pleated. Shoes, including black tuxedo shoes, dress shoes, and even velvet loafers are also available. As are vests, neckties, and bowties that come in a rainbow of colors, from lilac to sea glass green, as well as patterns such as florals, stripes, plaids, dots, or checks. Socks add a lively kick if you pick a pair in, for example, a gray and green geometric pattern or turquoise with a lavender heel. For a finishing touch, add cufflinks or a rosette lapel pin. You can purchase or rent an entire outfit or just the pieces you need.
Friar Tux especially excels at handling group orders, such as groomsmen in a wedding party. Groups can register and create an online management portal to keep track of fittings and order pickups. There is even a special coordinator available to work with groups of 30 or more people. Group discounts and packages make ordering formalwear at Friar Tux affordable and attractive! Even better, Friar Tux carries a wide range of sizes, from toddler boys to big and tall men, which makes it easy to outfit several members of a group.
Between weddings, proms, quinceañeras, and other special events, Friar Tux can be busy with customers. Even at its busiest, however, the store’s employees and stylists strive to provide top-notch, quality service to everyone who comes through the doors. Friar Tux has built a sterling reputation on terrific men’s formalwear and amazing customer service. Employees go above and beyond to make the impossible possible, such as last-minute orders (having in-house dry cleaning and alterations also helps with those quick turnarounds).
Grossmont Center is proud to count Friar Tux among its “Shop Local” tenants. These businesses are stalwarts of the Center, providing unique goods and services as well as contributing to the local economy. When you buy local, it benefits everyone—it is a wonderful way to shop. Visit Friar Tux for your next big event. You will look good, and you will be doing good for the community by shopping local, too!