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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251 Consumer Reviews for The Black Tux

Average Consumer Rating: 4.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 234 4 star: 3 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  14
Bottom Line: 96% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Great, order early.

    • Ithaca, NY,
    • Sep 20, 2018
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    A very cool premise and easy-to-use site. Be sure to order early and try on immediately. Of nine people (eight groomsmen and groom), one did not have to request a different sized jacket. Also, it would be helpful if the size of the clothes were listed on the clothes.

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

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  • The Black Tux, why not?

    • New York,
    • Sep 16, 2018
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    From the very moment the suit arrived, I was impressed. Starting with the packaging. The overall quality and fitment of the suit was bang on target! It was a head turner look! I would highly recommend renting from The Black Tux. They're the best!

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

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  • The Black Tux is the go-to style for men

    • Laurel, MD,
    • Sep 15, 2018
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    The Midnight Blue Shawl Tux looked nice in pictures but was even more impressive on the groomsmen. It stood up all day from 2 pm to midnight. Everyone wanted to snap a picture of them. One person even commented that they looked good enough to be in a photo shoot. Just as important was the Fit Guarantee and the ease in returning the merchandise even though one person "accidentally" threw his box away. The customer service worked above and beyond the call of duty to make the wedding a success. So who says that it's just the bridesmaids who rock? Groomsmen now have a way to level the male-glam playing field with a modern design look at an affordable price with "The Black Tux."

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

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  • Awesome as always

    • St. Petersburg, FL,
    • Sep 15, 2018
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    I have used The Black Tux on multiple occasions and the fit has always been good, and when it wasn't, replacement items were shipped fast and fit great. I would definitely use again and would recommend others to do so.

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

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  • Not to be trusted for your tuxedo needs

    • Massachusetts,
    • Sep 14, 2018
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    I rented five tuxedos, totaling over $900, for my wedding. Several groomsmen were traveling from out of state or country, so they shipped their tuxedos to my address. The Black Tux mistakenly sent two tuxes of my size. I was, therefore, one tuxedo short for my groomsmen, with the missing tux being for one groomsman who is significantly larger than me. There was no way for him to fit in a slim fit tux my size. This was not a small mistake. My groomsman has 100 lbs on me. He was fit by a professional tailor and input his measurements correctly into The Black Tux site. We called The Black Tux, but they said they could not help with short notice, even though the mistake was theirs by their own admission.

    We scrambled to rent a tuxedo right before the wedding. Fortunately, we eventually found one. However, we could not find a perfect match for our Black Tux tuxedos. The replacement was more expensive than The Black Tux tuxedo. So now I spent more than $1100 on tuxedos for my wedding, and we didn't even match thanks to The Black Ttux.

    After the wedding, I finally got in touch with a manager at The Black Tux after several failed attempts. I asked The Black Tux to refund the extra cost of the more expensive replacement tux ($200 vs. $132 at the black tux). The Black Tux refused. Clyde and Kevin at The Black Tux customer support admitted fault, but were unwilling to make this problem caused by The Black Tux right.

    In an attempt to appease me, Clyde and Kevin did offer me a promo code, as if I would ever use this company again. I would not recommend using The Black Tux to anyone for any reason. Their employees are clearly incompetent on several levels. They do not care about their customers. They will not correct their own mistakes. If you need a nice tuxedo for an important event, I would strongly suggest looking somewhere else.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Perfect from head to toe. Literally felt like it was made just for me.

    • San Francisco, CA,
    • Sep 11, 2018
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    I wear a suit at least once a week ever since I was seven. But I've never ever felt one as comfortable as the tux I wore for my brother's wedding. I've gotten SO many compliments, saying that it looked like the suit was made specifically for me, and I'm a pretty built person. I wore the tux in Chicago heat and never felt more comfortable or the need to remove the jackets! Now only if these guys can sponsor me and send me a suit to wear weekly, hahaha.

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

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  • Amazing!

    • Salinas, CA,
    • Sep 11, 2018
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    We ordered my now husband and groomsmen's suits from the black tux. It’s so easy and convenient! The suits looked amazing on everyone, and we will definitely use this company again! Their customer service is outstanding - we called twice with questions and then to get a replacement bow tie and both times it was effortless. I can’t say enough good things about our experience!

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

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  • Hey everyone, come see how good I look!

    • Boston, MA,
    • Sep 11, 2018
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    I went to a black tie optional wedding at a castle and wanted to step my game up from the usually suits I rotate through for weddings. I saw an ad for The Black Tux on social media and decided to check it out. The selection of suits was impressive, and I decided on a blue tuxedo jacket and black pants. I put my sizes in and within three days I had it at my door. Everything fit great, and at the wedding, I looked better than the groom - his words not mine. I would absolutely recommend this to anybody who wants to look great and is sick of their usual suits.

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

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  • Great customer service

    • London, England,
    • Sep 11, 2018
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    Great customer service and the tux was perfect. I had the home try-on shipped to the east coast where I was living, but the actual tux for the wedding I was in shipped to the west coast, and the customer service reps were super helpful when trying to sort this all out. They responded to emails promptly and even called me when needed. A+++ for customer service. The tux was quality as well, I'll definitely be using these guys again!

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

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  • Excellent service!

    • Wallingford, CT,
    • Sep 11, 2018
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    I’ve never worn a more comfortable suit in my life. I looked great and was very happy with the service. I even ordered the wrong thing and got everything fixed within 24 hours. I already ordered my next suit and plan on using this service for my own wedding next year.

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

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  • Superb wedding experience

    • Wisconsin,
    • Sep 11, 2018
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    Every one of the 10 people that got a suit had an amazing experience. If there were any fit issues, they were resolved quickly and effortlessly. With each interaction I had with customer service, I left with my questions answered and happy with the outcome. Anytime I have an event that requires a rental, I will be using The Black Tux. Thank you!

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

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