838 1st Avenue NE    Cedar Rapids, IA  52402    319.393.4298

Prom Tips

Plan Ahead!

As soon as your date has selected a dress, come book your tuxedo. Don't put it off to the last minute. If you want a special style or color, get it locked and loaded. All of the area proms are within a one month time frame, with many on the same weekend. Make tux arrangements / reservations as soon as possible for best selection.

Now, you know you look great!  

All that is left is to Be Smart, Be Safe and have a Fantastic time at Prom. 

Consider What Your Date is Wearing

It isn’t a requirement to wear the same colors as your date, but your attire should at least make sense together. Many guys like to accessorize with the color of their date's dress. You can bring a picture of the dress or bring a dress swatch with you. If you will be attending prom with a group of friends, consider coordinating all your tuxedos for a fashionable look.

​Pick Up the Tux When it is Ready
We recommend picking up your tux as soon as possible. Tuxes start arriving in the store as early as Tuesday of the event week. We will call or email you when your  tux is ready, and your final fitting appointment will be made at that time. We do our best to get everyone in and out the door as quickly as possible. 

Try It On
We require you try on your tux before you leave the store with it. Remember, the tux may need adjustments. We have a seamstress onsite to attend to these needs, as they arise. These adjustments are not a big deal, and take very little time for our experts. 

Wear It Right 
​Guys, remember a tuxedo/suit is a formal garment. You don’t wear formal wear in the same way that you wear a pair of jeans or casual shorts. Formal Pants were made to be worn just below your belly button. These are not jeans that can sit on your hips. Those pants also are not secured in place with a belt. There are adjusters for size on the sides of the pants. If you're looking to make sure they stay in place, the formal way to do so is to use suspenders. Those go over the top of your shirt and under the vest. If you aren’t sure how your tux should be worn, we are here to help!

Make Arrangements to Bring It Back
Your rental is due back at our store by 5:00 pm our next business day after your prom.  We need that order back so we can dry clean it, press it, put it back in stock and get it ready for someone else next weekend.  Late returns are charged late fees of $20.00 per day.