About The Black Tux

If you’re looking for inexpensive, high-quality tuxedo and suit rentals, The Black Tux claims to take the hassle out of the whole process by providing online ordering, and pre-paid shipping both ways. On top of this, The Black Tux even claims to provide a Fit Guarantee on all of their orders, which can help you look your best on the day of your event.

But can the Black Tux really help you avoid the last-minute pickups, low quality materials, and high prices associated with traditional suit and tux rental shops? Let’s suit up and find out.

Quick Facts About The Black Tux

By partnering with one of America’s top suit-makers, The Black Tux claims to provide wool and cotton suits that feature 150s Merino wool, classic and slim fits, and a wide range of accessories, for prices much lower than traditional tux shops. With this in mind, The Black Tux carries jackets ranging in size from 34-58 inches, and pant waist sizes from 28-54 inches—although all pants come with a 2-inch waist adjuster. If you can’t find the size you need, the company claims that they can manufacture a custom size if necessary, though this will require extra production time.

Because The Black Tux rental process is handled completely online, it occurs over 4 steps:

  1. Visit The Black Tux website, pick the individual items you like, or choose from a range of complete outfits. Once you’re finished, add them to your cart.
  2. Get measured. To accomplish this, you can visit your local tailor in advance, or use the 10-minute measurement tool on The Black Tux website. If necessary, the company can even send you a free tape measure.
  3. Your garments will be shipped via FedEx and will arrive seven days prior to your event. If you’re within 14 days of your event and need something ASAP, a rush shipping and handling fee will apply.
  4. On the business day after your event, place your garments back in the original box, add the pre-paid shipping label, and send it back to the company.

The Black Tux Pricing & Refund Policy

The Black Tux claims that their suits and tuxes would retail for $1,200, although they can be rented for the following prices:

  • Tuxedos: $95 - $120
  • Suits: $95 - $110
  • Shirts: $15
  • Vests: $15
  • Neckwear: $5 - $10
  • Cufflinks & Studs: $5 - $10
  • Shoes: $15 - $30
  • Misc. Items (Suspenders, cummerbund, tie clips, etc.): $7 - $15

All rentals include free shipping both ways, unless your order requires a rush shipping fee. Your garments will arrive folded in a garment bag, and should be ready to wear right out of the box. If there are any wrinkles, the company claims they should naturally fall out within a couple hours.

The Black Tux rentals come with a Fit Guarantee, which means that if your tux or suit doesn’t fit properly, the company will cover the cost of alterations, or will send a replacement item.

If you cancel your order more than 30 days prior to your event, you’ll be eligible for a full refund. Inside of 30 days however, you’ll receive a merchandise credit that can be applied to future orders. If your order has already shipped, you can send it back to the company as soon as you receive it, and you’ll then receive a merchandise credit upon arrival.

Keep in mind that if you fail to send your suit or tux back on the first business day after your event, you may be subject to a late fee of 25% of the rental price, per day.

For questions, concerns, or returns, you’ll need to contact The Black Tux customer support at 888-717-1588.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About The Black Tux?

The Black Tux is based out of Santa Monica, CA, and has been in business since 2012. Since that time, they’ve been featured in BusinessWeek, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and more. Despite this, the company is not listed with the Better Business Bureau.

Online reviews regarding The Black Tux appear to be overwhelmingly positive, and cite great quality, good fit, and high marks for customer service.

What’s the Bottom Line About The Black Tux?

The founders of The Black Tux claim that they were inspired to start the company due to their poor experiences with the traditional suit and tux rental process. But have they lived up to their vision?

By all appearances, it would seem so. In less than 2 years, The Black Tux seems to have made a big name for itself, and every review we read during our research seemed to provide glowing feedback.

Have you used The Black Tux for one of your events? If so, tell us about your experience by writing a review!

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44 Customer Reviews for The Black Tux

Average Customer Rating: 4.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 38 4 star: 0 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  6
Bottom Line: 89% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1st Time User of the Service

    1st time user of the service. Used the online measuring tools instead of going to a tailor and was initially worried about it fitting correctly, but the fit was awesome and looked great for the wedding! Kudos to the algorithm. Super easy and convenient with everything being shipped to your doorstep. The return process was also a breeze as it was as simple as putting everything in the box and dropping it at a FedEx store/dropbox. Definitely, would recommend others to use it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great tux

    • New York, New York,
    • Jul 14, 2017
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    My tux was a great fit and great customer service. The sizing specialist recommended a new size after I placed my order and the new size was perfect. I would definitely order again.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Amazing experience!

    I used The Black Tux for a formal/black tie event that I needed to be at and presented on stage in front of 1000's of people at. I had heard of the company on Facebook and seen other ads, and thought this would be way easier and quicker than going to a traditional tux rental shop. I knew my own sizes anyway.

    Great experience, great fit, on time, super easy to ship back. Huge fan! I wish more companies made me as happy as The Black Tux did!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Father of bride gives

    • Tucson, AZ,
    • Jun 23, 2017
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    The Black Tux was recommended by our daughter, the bride. It was the easiest solution ever, as they sent the style and we just submitted the sizes. Returning it in the provided box was a breeze. Thanks for making one wedding detail EASY!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great quality, great service, great price, great concept!

    • Cincinnati, OH,
    • Jun 23, 2017
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    I have purchased two tuxedos and thought the most recent one I bought might last a while. When I tried it on for my daughter's upcoming wedding, it was actually too big, and out of style from a fit perspective.

    When I took it to a friend, who happens to be a high-end tailor and suit maker, he agreed that the tux was really not worth the work (and cost) to make it "current." We started down the path of a new tux, and when I told him I hardly ever wore one, he suggested TheBlackTux.com. I was a little surprised, but willing to give it a try. He used to be in the tux business and despite his poor opinion of the quality of rental tuxedos, he suggested The Black Tux based on a previous experience with another of his clients.

    He took my measurements and then I placed my order. After entering my measurements and reviewing my order, a Black Tux fit specialist emailed me to suggest a different jacket size. My bigger concern was the inseam on the pants, and so I stuck with the jacket size I originally ordered, and he assured me they would get the pants right.

    As promised, the tux came two weeks prior to the wedding, and while the pants fit great, the jacket was a bit too big. I emailed the Fit Specialist and without saying "I told you so," The Black Tux sent a new jacket (the size that was recommended by the fit specialist). I got that in plenty of time as well, and it all worked and looked great. The quality was excellent, the fit was excellent, the service was excellent, and the price was very reasonable. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, and the father of the bride looked pretty darn good (if I do say so myself) in a tux that was in style and fit great.

    On Monday, it was easy to simply put the tux back in the box it came in and ship it back with the prepaid label. What a great concept and a great experience. During all of this, I got an invitation for another wedding - a black tie wedding (so much for not wearing a tux that often)! So, I just placed another order with The Black Tux. That pretty much says it all I think.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great look with customer service to match

    • Santa Barbara, CA,
    • Jun 19, 2017
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    I am going to be honest and say I was quite nervous getting my fiance's suit in the mail, but now I want to constantly rent suits from The Black Tux!

    First off, they allowed my fiance to get a free suit trial, which put us at ease. The only issue we had was getting the groomsmen to measure themselves (since that is hard to ask a guy, but I figured they would prefer that over having to go into a store). The suits all arrived plenty early. I sent pictures of the suit on my fiance, and the customer service team was able to help tell me if there was anything that wasn't fitting properly (since I don't know much about suits). The shoes were awesome that came with the suit, and they came with free socks! Woohoo, haha.

    The guys all looked wonderful, and it was very easy to return the suits. It comes with a return label and a box, and if you don't want to bring the box to the wedding (like one of our groomsmen who flew cross-country), they'll even give you a credit if you have to buy a box. All around amazing customer service and quality!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Black Tux review

    Our groomsmen got The Black Tux suits for our wedding and to be honest, I was a little nervous about it. But in the end the process was really simple, the groomsmen all got their suits when they were supposed to, they all fit perfectly, and looks really good!

    Thanks.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Easiest. Tux. Ever.

    Renting this tux was seriously one of the most painless tasks I've ever had to do. I admit I had much skepticism about getting a properly fitted tux, from a website, shipped in a box, sight unseen. Easy maybe, but no way this thing is going to look right.

    I was way wrong. Somehow these folks packed an incredibly good looking tux, with ALL the accouterments, in a box the size of a briefcase, and it comes out looking flawless. Additionally, the fit was absolutely perfect, and I loved the online DIY measurements option. I'll never go anywhere for a tux again!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Loved The Black Tux

    It was so easy, the price was great and it has good student discounts. The customer service was amazing! I loved it! My son was thrilled with the tux he picked out and the shoes, velvet slip-ons, were very comfortable and stylish.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Wedding outfitted

    Excellent job again! All my groomsmen and I looked exquisite. This is my second time ordering from The Black Tux. They never disappoint. If I ever need a tux rental again, I will for sure be ordering from The Black Tux.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • So easy, so worth it!

    A great and easy way to have an awesome suit for my boyfriend to wear in Vegas for his 30th, without having to travel with it! I surprised him with this (not something he would ever pay for himself), and he loved it.

    The only issue (not really an issue) was how it gets delivered 14 days before an event, an option regarding that would be nice. I understand the reasoning for a wedding or something more important than just a weekend in Vegas, but we had it delivered to our hotel, and they wouldn't hold an item for two weeks. To get around this, I had to submit the order with a future date so it would only be at our hotel for two days prior to our arrival and just hope for the best!

    Great fit and a great suit. Thank you!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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