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The Netflix of Tuxedos

Unless you frequent the finest establishments of Monte Carlo or have a packed social calendar of nuptials, it probably doesn't make sense for you to pony up for a tux. Sure you'd love to have one, but it grates heavily on the soul to have a beautiful tux and no occasion to let it out of the house. If your tux usage per year is 0.33 or less, we'd like to suggest The Black Tux, the Internet's black tie renters.

While they've got the standard black tie affairs, they also have the quintessential Sean Connery Thunderball midnight blue tux to keep you from looking like every other penguin at your cousin's-former-roomate's wedding. To rent, all you need to do is select your tux, give them your size, and the tux arrives one week before the event. When you're done, toss it in the mail. If you don't know your size, you can measure yourself or have a tailor do it, and they'll reimburse you for that cost.

Since there's no brick and mortar involved, The Black Tux can undercut typical tux rental prices and put the unspent money from cut costs into lowering the price and getting better tuxes. The company claims the inventory is on par with $1,200 department store clothing. But unlike a department store, they have awesome curated looks available, such as the "North by Northwest," shown above.

A "Royal Tenenbaum" outfit is also available if you want to win the wedding.

But you might be competing with someone who went with the "Rat Pack."


Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He has zero tuxes in his closet, only skeletons. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.