Where to get a last minute Tux
My First Tux
The Tuxedo is well known as the pinnacle of men’s suiting. It was made famous in America as the suit of choice, worn to balls by Rich Men in Tuxedo Park, New York. Fun Fact, the suit originally dates back to 1865 first worn by Edward VII, fitted by Saville row tailors here in London.
As a men’s style blogger and classical menswear enthusiast, I am sad to say that in my 28 years of life, my first Tuxedo experience has only just taken place.
Despite having a recent formal awards evening stamped in my calendar for months, I had made no progress on what I was going to wear. Three weeks out from the event, my need to finally procure my first Tuxedo was growing ever more serious as my time was running out.
I knew my options of having a suit made up were becoming very limited given the standard lead times on a MTM suit, not to mention no chance of finding something I liked in a store. Luckily for me however, Hockerty menswear have my measurements on file, a large range of tuxedo designs and could spin a suit around, delivered in 2 weeks.
Within half an hour I had chosen my fabric, designed my suit and had my Tux order sent out.
The final product arrived within 2 weeks, fit perfectly and was made of a high quality materials. For an online MTM service, Hockerty produces one of the best suits at short notice for a reasonable price.
I can now confirm that there is nothing more liberating a man can wear than a well fitted Tux. See my selected Tux style options below.