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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63 Customer Reviews for The Black Tux

Average Customer Rating: 4.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 57 4 star: 0 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  6
Bottom Line: 92% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Amazing customer service

    • Washington,
    • Sep 19, 2017
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    Everything was great; very cheap, easy, and convenient. I had one issue early on where my account wasn't showing up correctly, but support resolved the issue within a few hours. I don't even remember what the problem was, instead I remember they had great customer service that took care of the problem immediately, which is ultimately more important and impressive.

    Thanks for making it so easy. I will definitely recommend!

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

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  • A great and easy experience

    I used The Black Tux to rent three light gray suits for the groomsmen at my wedding. The process was very easy, and all the suits, ties, and vests were shipped 14 days before the wedding, providing plenty of time to try out the fit and make any adjustments if necessary.

    You have the option of either paying for the suits entirely or sharing the cost across the groomsmen, which is a nice feature. After purchase, the Black Tux has an instruction guide to take measurements for your customized suit. You can measure yourself, have a friend measure, or even go to a tailor for the measurements.

    Overall, it was a very smooth process, and I will be using this service for my next formal event rental.

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

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  • Great experience!

    • Boston, MA,
    • Sep 18, 2017
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    The Black Tux far exceeded my expectations. I placed my order for the suit, and before I got it, I received an email saying they recommended a different size (thankfully they did or my pants wouldn't have fit!). After receiving my suit, it fit great and was much more higher quality than I expected considering the price. It was a bit wrinkled due to it being shipped but I called, and they said they would even reimburse me if I got it pressed.

    Everyone looked great on the wedding day and with the FedEx return label already supplied, shipping it back was hassle free. 100% would recommend The Black Tux to family and friends!

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

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  • Destination wedding rental

    I visited every tux rental outfit out there for my wedding. This one has by far the best fit, best service, most reasonable ship back times, and overall best attitude of them all. I couldn't be happier with the product and how me and my boys looked.

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

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  • Great service and convenience!

    At first, I was skeptical about renting formal wear online. But after finding out how easy and user-friendly the whole process was, I would definitely use The Black Tux again. The whole process from entering measurements to returning after the event was very convenient and simple to use. Also, customer service was extremely helpful and quick when the shoes didn't fit.

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

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  • Perfect fit, easy delivery and return, excellent price.

    Renting a tux for a wedding can be a painful experience, whether the wedding is in town or out of town. Using a major chain store, getting measured and settling for a less-than-ideal fit along with extraordinarily high prices and unreasonable return deadlines.

    The Black Tux eliminated all of that. I was able to use my local tailor to measure me at my convenience and provided the measurements to The Black Tux online. A fit consultant reached out to me to recommend a size modification, which I hesitantly accepted. The reassurance that any alterations would be reimbursed gave me comfort, so I accepted the expert's opinion.

    The suit arrived earlier than expected in a box and garment bag, with no wrinkles at all, I could have worn it that day. I tried the suit on and it was a perfect fit and extremely comfortable. I was glad I accepted the size recommendation from the rep.

    Best of all, this costs 100 dollars and allowed five days to return the item after the event date. I wore this to an out of town wedding and was able to use all the enclosed items to return the suit. They even provided the tape to reseal the box!

    This experience was fast, easy, painless and most of all, affordable and comfortable. I would recommend this to everyone. Five stars without a doubt.

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

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  • Easy process, quick delivery, quality product.

    I used The Black Tux for a suit because I was a groomsman in a wedding, and it couldn't have been easier. The suit fit well, arrived quickly, and looked great. Plus, the company does a great job of providing helpful (and concise) instructions on how to return everything. I have a feeling I'll be using them again.

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

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  • Exceptional service

    • Minneapolis, MN,
    • Aug 7, 2017
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    I was a first-time customer of Black Tux and a bit skeptical. However, I gave it a shot and was so pleased. Initially, the pants sent were a size too small but they included a return label, and I had the right pair within a few days. The new pair had a stain which I got dry cleaned, but the tux was top quality and more designer than the one found in tux rental shops. I let them know about that stain, and they took care of my dry cleaning bill. I would recommend Black Tux to anyone looking for a great tux with a no hassle experience.

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

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  • The light grey suit

    • New Jersey,
    • Aug 6, 2017
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    I was a groomsman in one of my best friend's weddings and we used The Black Tux to outfit the wedding party. The process of rental and return was super easy. Sizing and quality of suit was prefect. Will rent again for sure from The Black Tux.

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

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  • Very appreciated service

    The style and the timeliness are wonderful. I don't wear a tuxedo often enough to buy one, but whenever I have needed one, The Black Tux has been my go-to choice. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a tux for an event but not forever.

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

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  • Excellent service

    • Tyler, TX,
    • Aug 6, 2017
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    I was asked to be a groomsman for my brother. He told me to sign up through Black Tux and they would help with everything. I was skeptical. Surprisingly, their videos for measurements were extremely helpful, and even though the pants were still a tiny bit short, they're willing to pay back up to $15 for alterations. I loved the comfort of the clothes, although shoes could be a little better. Use them. Great company and service.

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

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