What styles are hot?
A. This varies year to year,
season to season. Mannino's Tux & Tails offers a huge selection of
tuxedos and accessories in order to offer variety and suit many individual tastes.
Each year several styles tend to be the ones that everybody wants to wear. From
our experience, most young people want "fashion forward" or slightly
different than ordinary looks. By visiting our store and talking with one or our
tuxedo experts, you can see those "hot" styles firsthand to determine if they
fit your individual taste.
When should I reserve my tuxedo?
A. The sooner
you reserve your tuxedo the better, hopefully 2 or 3 weeks prior to the event.
The hottest styles book out fast so, by booking early, you will have the greatest
selection. The problem occurs when your date hasn't selected her dress yet and
you are waiting to find out the color so you can coordinate your choices with
her dress. The solution to this dilemma is to reserve your tuxedo style first.
Then, when your date is able to let you know the color of her gown, return to
select the tie and vest. If you are a procrastinator, take solace in knowing that
Tux & Tails has thousands
of tuxedos in stock, giving us the ability to help you even for those last minute
I have to pay for my tuxedo when I reserve it?
No, but paying in advance will help you save time on a very busy final fitting
and pick up day. At
Mannino's Tux & Tails
we require at least a $10 down payment to reserve your order. This down payment
is refundable if you cancel your order at least 10 days prior to the event. The
balance of your rental is due at the time of the final fitting. If you are paying
by check make sure it is accompanied with a valid drivers license. If paying by
a charge card that belongs to your parents or guardian, and they are not present,
make sure you have letter of authorization giving you permission to use it.
is my tuxedo due back?
A. Tuxedos are due back
the day after use. If your dance is on a Friday, tuxedos are due back Saturday.
For Saturday dances your scheduled return date is Monday. Due to the heavy number
of rentals during school formals it is imperative that you abide by this schedule.
Late charges of $10 per day apply to rentals not returned on time. Your late return
may also affect the prom goer who has reserved your tuxedo for the following weekend.
How can I save money on my rental?
A. Almost all
tuxedo companies offer special prom pricing. One look around your campus and you
are bound to find a special coupon or flyer. At Mannino's
Tux & Tails you can save
up to 25% on your tuxedo rental for your prom. A way to save additional money
is to become a "Mannino's
Tux & Tails Prom
Representative". By referring your friends to
come to Mannino's
Tux & Tails Shop, you have the
opportunity to earn further discounts, perhaps even a free tuxedo.
How much should I expect to spend?
A. As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for". Be wary of any
company that offers cutting edge high fashion coats for $39. These coats are typically
out of style or have been rented an excessive amount of times. Don't be afraid
to ask, "How old is that style of coat?" or, "Is that mannequin coat a true representation
of the condition of the coat I would receive?"
Tux & Tails maintains high
standards and spends thousands of dollars each year making sure all tuxedos and
accessories are of high quality. Average rentals for prom tuxedos range from $49
to $95 and include everything except vest and shoes. When checking prices find
out what the rental includes and if they have any additional fees, such as damage
waiver or tax. Try to avoid companies that lure you in with low base prices and
charge you for every add-on. Tuxedos should come with: coat, pants, shirt, tie,
suspenders, cumberbund plus studs and cufflinks for the shirt. Shoes and vest
rental are typical items that require an additional fee.