We as tuxedo retailers take pride in making our customer look good for their occasion. We do need your help as customers. If you elect not to try on your suit in the store please try it on at home as soon as you can. We live in a busy society being pulled in many directions. I cannot urge you enough to give your tux/suit a try on a few days before the event. So if you may have a problem it can be corrected. I have some customers (a few) that wait until the last minute when nothing can be done to correct the problem. It is very frustrating at times. If it was only tried on sooner and a call to the store could have fixed the problem. We do receive complaints when this happens we could have helped. I know the customer is right but if you wait to the last minute you are responsible. If you take your time to be in a loved one’s event please take the time to try on. Nowadays tux shops receive their tuxes a few days before the event. In my shop at times my tuxedos are complete on the Tuesday or Wednesday the week of the event. So please give your tux a try it may just fit you. Thank You.
Ask anyone, I have been known to be frugal at times. But there is a time and a place for that. I believe you should never skimp on your photographer for your wedding pictures or special events in life. Of course you don’t have to spend top dollar for one but you should also reconsider using an inexperienced photographer or someone who is just getting into photography either. This is your day and you have to remember people will want to see your photographs from your wedding or special event. Your pictures should be special and high quality. I recently had to tackle senior pictures (not mine of course).
You have to consider the amount of time involved in taking the perfect picture(s). The photographer I used was very easy going, patient. He blocked off the entire day for us. He used two cameras, just in case one should go down. He found the perfect place to take the pictures. Then edited the pictures. It’s a time consuming project for the photographer. This is what you should look for in a photographer or at least ask when looking. We saw his work on the web it was very good. We were amazed when we saw the proofs. You can’t skimp on experience, it worth it. You can skimp in other areas. Lasting Effects Photography is the company I used. There is a link on my web page or the web site is lastingeffectsphotography.com. This photographer is a suggestion. Please seek out a quality reputable Company / Photographer. I suggest you budget a little more for your photographer. In my store I overhear people that skimp on their photos, only to find out their pictures did not turn out.
To all the new families we we help bring together. We at Dearborn Tuxedos give thanks to our customers who chose to use our service. We thank you for keeping us in business. We also give thanks to our heroes past & present who take risks on a daily basis.
I get asked this question all the time, how to button a suit or a vest. If you have a two-button suit the top button should always be buttoned. The bottom button should be left open. If you have three or four buttons on your jacket the top two buttons can be buttoned. (Be warned three or more button jackets are not in fashion at the moment) Another variation is to button the middle buttons, leaving the top and bottom buttons unbuttoned. Remember always leave the bottom button open. The rules for vests are always leave the bottom button open.
I have investigated (excuse the pun) the origins on how this became a fashion trend. From what I can gather we can thank King Edward VII for his growing waistline for this trend. (He liked to eat) It came from necessity, he could not button his waistcoat nor his vest. So for comfort he left the bottom button undone. He liked the look, people took notice and thus the trend began.
A word of advice when you rent, you may not know this. Please return your rental item as soon as you can. People do not know that the rented item you have is promised to someone else for the next weekend or event. In the formal industry especially people do not realize that the tuxedo you rent over the weekend of an event needs to be back ASAP. There is a process to get that rented tuxedo ready for the next person, for the next event. Once your tux is returned to the store, that tux has to be picked up, driven to a warehouse, cleaned altered and delivered to the store for rental for the next person. The entire process has a short time frame. Sometimes the process can be as short as 24 hours. If you do not do your do diligence in returning your rental everything gets backed up. The warehouse may have to be special ordered a tuxedo, to cover your late tux that has yet to return. I know we all have busy lives and returning a rental on time may not be in the forefront of one’s mind. Just remember you were expecting to pick up your rental on time for your event. So is the next person too. A late return from your event/weekend before can backup the pick up of a tux for the next person’s event/weekend. If you can remember this motto (this will date me) when you rented VCR tapes back in the day, “be kind rewind.” That was so the next person that rented a movie could watch it from the beginning.
The new motto should be “Please be kind return your rental on time"