Tuxedosonlien.com Owner and Founder explains why it makes more sense to buy a tuxedo rather then rent
If we look at prices of tuxedo rentals nowadays, most tuxedos rentals are above $100. The reason for that is cost of labor. It costs a lot to do a full service tuxedo rental, in other words, to measure you, put it together, give it to you, take the risk that you might not bring it back, or you might bring it back damaged, and the wear and tear on the tuxedo itself. When buying a tuxedo, you don't take all of those things into consideration. First of all, you're wearing a brand new tuxedo. Secondly, it's at a lower cost because it is not made to be durable to be rented for 30+ times. The item that you're buying is at a lower cost because there's less construction. It's also lower cost because the majority of the tuxedos we sell online are polyrayon fabric, and the fabric is of lower cost. They are imported from the orient, and that is also of lower cost, but not necessarily of lower quality. With all those considerations in mind, and with the consideration that we have cut out the middleman, we can sell you a tuxedo at a little over the $100, which is the same price you're going to rent one at. In fact you're getting a brand new tuxedo; one that fits and feels better, that you don't have to worry about returning, and that you can wear for next time at the same price that you would get a tuxedo that you wore that someone else has worn several times. Because it has to be durable, a rental tuxedo feels like cardboard. Ours feels soft, supple, and lightweight.