10 Affordable Tuxedos For Grooms and Guests

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Photos, from left to right: Jos. A. Bank, The Black Tux, Macy's
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
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Tres Dean
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
Associate Menswear Editor
  • Tres writes and edits articles for The Knot, with a specialty in menswear and suiting.
  • He brings over a decade of expertise in the field garnered as a writer, editor, copywriter, and trend specialist.
  • Before joining The Knot he covered menswear for publications including GQ, AskMen, Men’s Health, Sharp Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Spy.
Updated Mar 14, 2024
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Black-tie attire doesn't have to break the bank. There are plenty of affordable tuxedos available these days that can have you looking your best for a lot less than you might believe (think under $500 on the expensive side of "affordable" and in some cases as little as a couple of hundred bucks). And that's not even taking even cheaper rentals into account. From bargain gems to rental services that are a step up from where you may have picked up your high school prom suit, the options are vast. Whether you're a groom or a guest, here are some of our favorite affordable tuxedos available today.

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Where to Buy an Affordable Tuxedo

You don't have to look too far to find an affordable tuxedo these days. Some of our most reliable retailers have budget-friendly options available, while some have elevated the affordable tuxedo rental game. Others specialize in affordable black-tie attire. If you're looking to browse or just need to find some inspiration for your next wedding fit, check out some of our favorite places to buy affordable tuxedos.

Men's Wearhouse

The biggest name in affordable suiting is probably a good place to start when looking for an affordable tuxedo. Men's Wearhouse still has a wealth of options for tuxes from big and small brands alike, plus their rental services are top-notch.

Shopping Options: Buy and Rent

The Black Tux

The Black Tux offers a full tuxedo rental service (plus the option to buy anything from their catalog) all from the comfort of your home. With them, you can get a great tuxedo for under $200 and not have to worry about anything other than dropping it off at the post office when you're done.

Shopping Options: Buy and Rent

Wildfang

Wildfang specializes in gender-neural casual and formalwear, with their tux selections coming in at affordable rates and stylish cuts. This is a great place to shop if you're looking for a tux that doesn't break the bank but doesn't skimp on modern stylish flourishes.

Shopping Options: Buy

The Best Affordable Tuxedos for 2024

Our favorite affordable tuxedos meet at the intersection of great pricing and quality style. You don't have to skimp on the latter just because you're aiming for the former. From gender-neutral gems to classic looks from classic retailers, here are some of our favorite affordable tuxedos.

The Black Tux Notch Lapel Tuxedo

The Black Tux Notch Lapel Affordable Tuxedo
Photo: The Black Tux

The Black Tux's notch lapel tuxedo is simple, classic black-tie elegance. You can rent it for as little as $149 or buy the look for under $500–both great options depending on what you're looking for in terms of affordable tuxedos.

Size Range: 34-58

SuitShop Premium Navy Tuxedo

SuitShop Premium Affordable Navy Tuxedo
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Channel a bit of Bond without dropping MI6 sums of cash with this stunner from SuitShop. For under $250 you can get kitted out in a suave tux perfect for walking down the aisle or just watching from the pews.

Size Range: 34-64

Generation Tux Charcoal Gray Tuxedo

Generation Tux Charcoal Gray Tuxedo
Photo: Generation Tux

Generation Tux offers some of our favorite tuxedo rentals in the field today. Their gray tuxedo offers a fun, trendy twist on classic tux stylings and would look great at your next wedding–plus you can rent it for under $200.

Size Range: Customizable

Wildfang Empower Tux

Wildfang Empower Affordable Tux
Photo: Wildfang

The folks at Wildfang have mastered gender-neural suiting with sleek silhouettes and fun detailing, like the slimmed-out shawl lapel on their Empower tuxedo. This one can be dressed up for a full-on black-tie affair or down for something a little more casual.

Size Range: XS-3X

Black Tie Kingston Tuxedo

Black Tie Kingston Affordable Tuxedo
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Black Tie's Kingston comes in a classic, simple tuxedo style and a price tag that's tough to beat. It starts at $135 for separates or you can cop the whole look for a cool $200 and some change. Plus their range of sizing is tough to beat.

Size Range: 34S-60L

OppoSuits Midnight Blue 2-Piece Tuxedo

OppoSuits Midnight Blue 2-Piece Affordable Tuxedo
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A shawl lapel tuxedo in blue for under $150? That's a hard bargain to turn down–you have the folks at OppoSuits to thank for this one.

Size Range: 36-50

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Classic Stretch Fit Black Tuxedo

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Classic Stretch Fit Affordable Black Tuxedo
Photo: Macy's

This beauty from RL's Lauren line features beefy peaked lapels and quality construction. It's a classic tuxedo jacket for anybody looking for fits for a broader frame.

Size Range: 38-60

Charles Tyrwhitt Shawl Lapel Tuxedo Jacket

Charles Tyrwhitt Shawl Affordable Lapel Tuxedo Jacket
Photo: Charles Tyrwhitt

Charles Tyrwhitt brings classic British formal style to the masses at affordable prices. Their shawl lapel tuxedo features a thick lapel, helping you channel old-school black tie vibes.

Size Range: 38S-48L

Jos. A. Bank Slim Fit Tuxedo

Jos. A. Bank Slim Fit Affordable Tuxedo
Photo: Jos. A. Bank

If you're looking for a slimmer take on a tuxedo, Jos. A. Bank's signature tuxedo is the way to go. It's got slimmer proportions (but not too slim) and timeless notch lapels in a package that comes in under $500.

Size Range: 36S-48L

Perry Ellis Textured Tuxedo Jacket

Perry Ellis Affordable Textured Tuxedo Jacket
Photo: Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis's simple black tuxedo is a tough deal to beat. It's a look that'll never go out of style at a price that's hard to turn down.

Size Range: 36-50

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