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Vera Wang

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 & 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 63percent of...