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The State of Groomswear

The State of Groomswear

To rent or to buy? That is the question. For both groom and groomsmen, rented formalwear tends to be characterized as “style-challenged” at best, while purchasing a suit or tuxedo can be pricey and impractical (when will you wear a tux again?).

According to TheKnot.com & WeddingChannel.com 2011 Real Weddings Study, grooms spend an average of $197 on their wedding day attire, and groomsmen spend an average of $139. (Both stats represent an average of those who purchase or rent either a suit or a tuxedo.) Although the Real Weddings Study found that the number of men who wear a purchased suit is on the rise, the majority still don a tux (64 percent of grooms and...

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