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Debunking the Buying is Cheaper than Renting a Suit Myth

Why Buy A Cheap Suit When You Can Rent a MUCH NICER ONE???

Photo by Amy and Jordan Demos

We're always surprised at the pre-conceived notions our customers have. A little education goes a long way. Does anything on this list surprise you? (Hint #3 is usually the one people are shocked by!)

1. Consider the hidden costs of buying

Just like when you buy a car, the sticker price doesn't include everything you'll need to factor into the cost. Consider these additional costs of a purchased suit that are included in the rental price.

You still have to factor in shoes, belt, jewelry (studs and cufflinks), tax, and usually there are at least SOME alterations needed.

2. Difference in Quality

Consider the quality of the purchase you're making. There is a reason why it "costs less than renting". The best the suit is ever going to look is the very first time it's worn. If you want to buy because you plan on wearing it again, invest in a quality suit that will last.

3. Natural Fabrics Cost More

Don't fall victim to the myth that wool is too warm. Natural fibers breathe much better than the synthetic fibers (usually poly-blends) of most "cheaper than renting" suits. 100% wool will last longer and feel cooler in the warmer seasons.


If you want to wear the suit again, buy a higher quality suit and rent everything else. We routinely sell the jacket, pant and vest (optional) and rent the remaining accessories to save our groups money on the purchase of a nicer suit. In select styles, we also allow wedding parties to mix and match options. You can let your guys decide if they want to buy the suit or tux or if they'd rather just rent the whole thing for less.

Celebrity Tux and Tails is a family-owned and operated formalwear company located in the Phoenix, Arizona. We specialize in suits and tuxedos for both men and women and offer a variety of options in rental, off-the-rack retail and custom made attire. In addition to our stores in Tempe and Glendale, we offer full-service concierge across the state of Arizona. From free in-home consultations to delivery & pickup services, we are dedicated to making the formalwear process simple, affordable, and exceptional for our customers! Get the selection you want and the service you deserve!

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