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[Comments] (5) Bread And Tuxes: Last week I heard about a nearby tuxedo rental place going out of business. They were offering a full tuxedo with shoes for $90. I've worn a tuxedo once in my life but that's cheap enough to hold in reserve in case an occasion of extreme fanciness presents itself.

The guy running the shop had been in business for thirty years and was shutting down because he got sick--I don't know if the problem was medical bills or if he just couldn't work anymore. I got the full tux as promised, and he also gave me an extra vest and two extra ties. I tried to pay him extra for this but he refused my filthy money. "The wholesalers come in and get it for nothing," he said. "I want to give it to the people."

The only downside is that my pants and jacket have little bar codes sewn into the inner lining, I guess for inventory tracking purposes back when they were rented out. Not the suavest of looks.


Posted by Susie at Thu Aug 06 2009 19:34

Wow, John's suit cost way more than that. That's a good deal. You know, you were quite handsome in that tux, you ought to post a better picture.

Posted by jacob at Thu Aug 06 2009 22:47


leonard: i co-sign the idea "buying a tux". i had one for years and it's fun to wear "just whenever".

susie: i co-sign the idea "leonard post pics"

Posted by rachel at Fri Aug 07 2009 04:52

that is a great deal. you never know when a tux will come in handy!

Posted by Leonard at Fri Aug 07 2009 07:54

There are lots of other pics in that same directory: http://www.crummy.com/pix/2003/08-la/

Here's another of me in the tux: http://www.crummy.com/pix/2003/08-la/04-Me%20and%20Rachel.jpg


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