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Men’s Wearhouse vs Rose Tuxedo

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Men’s Wearhouse vs Rose Tuxedo or most over small Tuxedo shops.

Rose Tuxedo has been in the Men’s formal Wear business since 1980. We started with one location on 36th street and Indian School and we currently have 3 valley location. I wanted to write this blog to show some of the unique differences that a small Tuxedo operator has over the big box Tuxedo shops like Men’s Wear house. I thought because the Olympics are on I would compare some important things that a Bride and Groom, Prom Students and others want when looking to rent Men’s formal Wear.

We learned years ago that bigger is not always better and I’m not writing this blog to put Men’s Wearhouse down, I just wanted to share some facts that I know by shopping them and others and having 3 tuxedo shops in Arizona. I have been going to the Tuxedo Convention-IFA for over 25 years and I know what us little Tuxedo Specialist can do for your wedding tuxedos or Prom.

Prices-Men’s Wearhouse vs Rose Tuxedo

The Gold Medal goes to Rose Tuxedo and here is why. I shopped Men’s Wear house this week for the 2 most popular color and style tuxedos right now. Slim Fit Tuxedos are huge and so is Navy Tux’s and Grey Tuxedos. Men’s Wear house to rent a Grey or Navy tux complete was roughly $240.00 and that’s after you sign up for their Perfect Measurement gimmick. It’s their way of putting you in their system so they can send you email specials and mailers. You get $30 off your rental which still makes the fee $210. Rose Tuxedo for the same Navy Blue Tuxedo or Grey rental with everything included is $170. MW gets you for every little fee and it’s usually very expensive to rent a suit or tuxedo, check them out for yourself. Like I tell some of our customers that say we at Rose Tuxedo are cheap, maybe it’s because others are just way too expensive. rose tuxedo

Customer Service-Men’s Wearhouse vs. Rose Tuxedo

In my humble opinion the Gold Medal goes to Rose Tuxedo. Why? Because we are family owned and operated and we own all of our tuxedos in state. We can change a coat, pant or alter anything right then in there in every one of our stores with expert tailors. MW inventory comes from out of state every time. They don’t have back up inventory in the stores, if something does not fit right and they can’t alter it they have to have it shipped out again and that can be scary for a bride and groom or prom student. They may mean well and work hard but there’s nothing like having a million dollars of Tuxedo inventory in your local wear house. mens wearhouse

Designer Tuxedos and Styles-Rose Tuxedo vs MW

What I learned when I shopped them for styles and prices is the MW does have some top designer tuxedo brand names but so does Rose Tuxedo. MW has Vera Wang and Rose Tuxedo has Micheal Kors available to them. Both Tuxedo shops have Tuxedo and suit rentals in Grey and Navy blue and of course Designer Black Tuxedos. Rose Tuxedo had a huge selection with over 30 different styles and colors and a catalog that you can order from with another 30 different styles. So we could call this category a tie but I say Rose Tuxedo gets the Gold for more options to choose from. mw

Location, location, location MW vs Rose Tuxedo rose tuxedo

Without going into too much detail this one is obvious, Men’s Wearhouse has hundreds of locations and they are in every state. That is nice if you have out of state wedding guest who need to rent a tuxedo of suit for your wedding in another state. They can go into any one of MW stores and get measured and their tux will match the wedding party that has a file in another state. But don’t let this fool you, EVERY small tuxedo operator has been dealing with this way before MW ever decided to rent tuxedos. It’s free, you can go into ANY small tuxedo shop across the USA and have your measurements done for free and then all you have to do is mail them, call them in, fax them or text and your tuxedo or suit will be hanging in the shop where ever it is across the USA. Usually at a better tux rental price and service. Winner goes to MW for locations but not for being better at out of state guest. mens wearhouse

I will leave it at these topics for now because most of them are why a bride and Groom or Prom students chooses a Tuxedo shop to do business with. Rose Tuxedo could be any small tuxedo store across the USA so don’t get hung up on that. Bigger is not always better and small has a lot to offer especially when it comes to the service business of any kind. Shop local and usually save big. Rose Tuxedo is always there for you, call us or email any questions you may have. Thank you Rose www.rosetuxedoaz.com

 

 

 


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Survival Guide For Valentine’s Day!

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Alright, men! You still have nearly 3 weeks before Valentine’s Day! If you have a special someone who deserves to be swept off their feet, you’re in the right place for advice. Today, we’ll talk about how to make your lady swoon over you this February 14th.

Gifts:
Avoid gifts like appliances or anything “practical.” No vacuums, no blenders, no knife sets. Also avoid lingerie. While lingerie is heavily advertised this time of year, leave that to her. If she wants to wear something special for you, she’ll get it herself. Sizing is important and honestly, most men will mess it up. If you want to get her something she can wear, focus on something cute and comfortable instead of something sexy. Go for a silky robe or a pair of cute slippers. Jewelry and chocolate usually go over well, too, but don’t feel as if that is your only option. You don’t have to break the bank to make her feel special.

If she has to work part of the day, send a little gift to her place of work. Flowers, chocolate, a teddy bear, or a little note hinting at your plans for the evening will make her the talk of the office.

Flowers:
There is no rule that says you must give a woman a dozen red roses. You can stick to one rose and it just might mean more to her. Mix it up and get her favorite flowers instead of the cliché roses. Or, avoid flowers all together—flowers just die and that can be depressing a week later.

Cards and Letters:
Places like Hallmark have dozens (if not hundreds) of Valentine’s Day cards. Some of these are really cute, romantic, or funny but it would mean so much more if you make your special someone (even friends or family) a card by hand.

You can also write your lover a love letter (which can be in the aforementioned card) or a short love note. This doesn’t need to be three pages of mush, but remind her why you love her, the little things that make you smile, and tell her she’s beautiful. Be truthful and you can add a little humor in it, but keep it sincere and honest.

Activities:
First and foremost, do something she wants to do. Better yet, find something you both are interested in doing. This day doesn’t have to be 100% about her. Go see a movie, rewatch your favorite movie as a couple, or go back to the restaurant where you had a special date. If there’s a museum or an event she’s interested in it could be nice to show an interest in what she wants to do (and it’ll score you brownie points).

If you don’t want to go out of the house you could always cook for her. Even if you’re not good at cooking she’ll appreciate the effort.

Turn off phones and computers. Checking your phone in the bathroom or periodically to check in with friends or family (especially if you have big plans they’re involved with) isn’t a big deal, but put away the phone at dinner or while watching a movie at home. There’s no need to check Facebook or message your bros when you’re having a special night with your lady.

IMG_1083Clothing:
When in doubt, put on a nice suit. At Rose Tuxedo we can help you pick out a suit rental (or purchase) that will make you look like the man of her dreams. Choose from a variety of colors and styles. Choose a red tie, pocket square, or shirt for a pop of color and a nice festive feel.

Never underestimate the power of a good suit.


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How To Be a Great Best Man

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  1. Help your best friend prepare: This can be as simple as helping him get ready, setting up the bachelor party, calming him down if he gets cold feet, or helping with general planning. You’re not likely to be heavily involved in the planning, but you’ll be needed in the execution.
  2. Prepare a toast: You are expected to give a toast after the ceremony, before the meal. Keep it truthful, from the heart, but avoid stories of his past lovers, wild parties, or anything else incriminating. It also wouldn’t hurt to compliment the bride a little.
  3. Have a stash of the Groom’s favorite alcohol: Your best friend is incredibly nervous. Keep a couple airplane bottles or a small flask with just enough alcohol to help him get through the jitters. If he’s not into alcohol, come up with something to calm his nerves (tea, soda, cigars, cigarettes, etc.). DO NOT let him get drunk before the wedding starts.
  4. Coordinate: When possible, talk with the Maid of Honor and the Bride. This keeps your guys from getting blind sides or confused. The bride and her girls are more likely to talk to you than the other groomsmen and the groom. If possible, get a female who isn’t in the bridal party to parlay messages if possible. Coordination keeps the bride and groom from getting overwhelmed and allows them to focus on the events to come.
  5. Know the wedding party and guests: Know who is who and who is doing what job. Make sure you know who doesn’t get along (in-laws, rival family members, etc.) and get others in the bridal party involved in diffusing drama, fights, and keep everything rolling smoothly.
  6. Be aware of the time table: Help keep everyone in the grooms party on schedule. Don’t let them get behind, causing the bride to wait at the altar for the groom to finish getting dressed.
  7. Look the part: Make sure your tux or suit is in great shape for the whole party. Be wary of stain creating factors, make sure your clothes are clean, ironed, and in pristine condition. Do what you can to ensure your guys are looking their best as well. Check for stains, wrinkles, and other imperfections in their attire. Keep some sort of emergency spot remover, scissors, and someone on standby who can fix buttons or minor tears.
  8. Have fun!: Once the wedding starts it’s time to relax a little. After the ceremony you may want to be aware of the aforementioned worrisome groups but let yourself have a few drinks or allow yourself to get involved in conversations and party activities to relax. It’s a part, after all! You’ve done your work, now reap the benefits.
  9. Recommend Rose Tuxedo to the bride and groom!: If tuxedo rentals are in order, keep us in mind! You’ll get the best service, fantastic clothing, and timely adjustments and more.

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A New Year: A New You

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image_18_large2015 is nearly here! Chances are, you didn’t accomplish your New Year’s resolutions. Whether they were too lofty of goals, or you just stopped trying there’s no need to fret! This year is the year of change! With our help, you can become a better person just by wearing suits! Your New Year’s Resolution should be to wear more suits, and we’ll tell you how that can improve your life.*

Here’s some reasons wearing a suit or tuxedo will improve your life in 2015!

  1. Be more impressive to EVERYONE. Whether you’re trying to impress your boss, mother, in-laws, girlfriend, or strangers, a well-fitted suit will make you look and feel better. Maybe you’ll get that raise you’ve been wanting, or finally get the respectful handshake from your girlfriend’s father. Wearing a suit can change the way others view you. More importantly, a suit can make you just feel so much better. When you look good, you feel good.
  2. Be the talk of the parties! Show up to a New Year’s party in a slick suit and tie and you may get to kiss your future wife when the ball drops! Forget the Christmas sweaters and goofy glasses. Dress to impress. This also works with suits at office parties, weddings, and more.
  3. Land that new job! Wearing a suit to an interview can show you mean business! Renting a suit is even better! If you’re not expected to wear a suit at the job, rent a suit to show them you have the Tux11ability to rock a suit and look amazing.
  4. Kick those profile pictures up a knotch! Whether you’re trying online dating or just like showing off on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, improve your pictures ten-fold with a nice suit-selfie.
  5. Opt for a tuxedo for the wedding! If you’re getting married this year, splurge a little and get an actual tuxedo. You’ll look amazing and no one will forget how wonderful you looked next to your beautiful bride.

Whatever you do this New Year (New Year’s Eve/Day or any other time in 2015) be careful, and remember: Rose Tuxedo is here to make you look good! Our suits and tuxedos are the best around and our number one priority is to make our customers happy. Come rent a suit for the night or start upping your game by buying suits and suit pieces to make your wardrobe work harder for you! Keep up with our blogs or check out some posts from earlier this year for ideas on staying up with fashion and keeping the timeless look of suits and tuxedos alive!

*Rose Tuxedo is not fully responsible for your self-improvement, we’re just here to help you look awesome.


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Do’s And Do Not’s Of Festive Ties

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Christmas is right around the corner, so someone’s bound to invite you to some sort of Christmas or other Holiday-themed festivities! Be it Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Office party, family party, or a holiday downtown adventure, it never hurts to be a little festive. Whether you have a tie with snowmen or a tie with candy cane stripes, or you’re looking for an excuse to buy a super-flashy tie, we have you covered. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll direct you to where to go. In the meantime, read ahead to know when and where to wear different holiday-themed ties.

Do:

  • Wear them for an ice breaker- It’s a good way to get a conversation started or to grab the attention of someone who catches your fancy.
  • Own it! We don’t mean purchase it, borrowing or rentals are allowed. We’re talking attitude. If you put on a tie with a light up menorah or a string of Christmas lights sewn in, don’t be embarrassed. Act like it’s the most gorgeous tie in the world and it makes you look awesome.
  • Keep it classy. For things like office parties or events where you’re trying to impress in-laws, parents of your girlfriend, or other similar situations, you may want to stick to the classier option of candy-cane-esque stripes or something subtle like snowflakes. Don’t wear the Rudolph tie or the “Ho Ho Ho” Santa tie to a wedding.
  • Keep it clean when children will be present. Some novelty ties are emblazoned with questional references. Be aware of who will be at these parties or events. We don’t need grandma or your little nephew getting upset or confused by the words (or actions) on your tie.
  • Keep it fun: It’s Christmas. You don’t have to wear a full suit to throw on a festive tie. You also don’t need to keep it fully tied and tight all night.
  • Opt for a goofy holiday tie for the “Ugly Christmas” parties—you’ll look much better in a goofy tie than an ill-fitting sweater. Catch the eye of the cute girl under the mistletoe.
  • Try a festive bow tie– especially with a higher collared shirt.

Don’t:

  • Feel pressured. If you don’t want to wear a festive tie- don’t. You can go with holiday colors instead. Or no tie at all.
  • Mix patterns: If you’re wearing a flashy tie, keep the rest of the outfit solid colors (socks excluded. Christmas socks are awesome).
  • Wear with a t-shirt. This is a general rule for all of your life.
  • Be aware of colors. Avoid clashing colors or different shades of the same color (ex: Red in the tie, but a darker or light red shirt).
  • Covet thy neighbor’s tie! If someone shows up to the party with a cooler tie than you, don’t get mad—make a friend!
  • Ignore the fun of a festive tie. If you’re a father, you will receive at least one holiday-themed tie in your life. Wear it proudly. Your children will love that you wear their gift to you with pride. Wear it immediately and don’t take it off until everyone goes home.

Whatever you do this Christmas, be safe. If you end up with a tie around your head and you’re singing into a lampshade, find a way to get home safely. Be careful in traffic, and don’t let the awkward relatives make Christmas any less enjoyable. And as always, Rose Tuxedo is here for all of your suit and tux needs.


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