5 Tuxedos For the Groom On a Budget

From classic black to trendy tartan, we found the hottest tuxes for the budget-conscious groom.
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Shelley Brown
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Shelley Brown
Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor
  • Shelley writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in fashion, beauty, jewelry and accessories
  • Shelley writes and edits articles for The Knot magazine, as well as styles the magazine’s fashion and cover shoots
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Shelley was a freelance Digital Editor at Conde Nast’s Lucky Magazine and freelanced for FLAUNT Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Backstage.com and Paste.com
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Rental and budget-friendly tuxedos don't look like they used to. Long gone are the boxy silhouettes and kitschy cummerbunds of penguin-suits past. New rental sites like The Black Tux offer streamlined tuxes in hot new shades like blueberry and gray. In the market to buy? Ready-to-wear sites you already know and love like Topman and ASOS also have a surprising selection of affordable formalwear for the fashion-forward groom.

Check out our favorite tuxedos for the groom on a budget below!

Classic Tuxedo

classic formal black tuxedo

For a traditional black tie wedding in a formal setting like a ballroom, nothing but a black tuxedo in a classic cut will do.

Tuxedo, $230, MensWearhouse.com

Slim-Fit Tuxedo

slim fit black tuxedo

A slimmer of-the-moment style has a sleeker aesthetic but is still polished enough for a formal event. Opt for traditional black to add timeless appeal.

Tuxedo, $181, ASOS.com

Gray Tuxedo

gray slim fit tuxedo

A sharp slim-fit tux in a cool shade of gray is perfect for a daytime or outdoor affair. Keep it classic with black accessories or add some fun with a colorful bowtie.

Tuxedo, $110 to rent, TheBlackTux.com

Blue Tuxedo

blue tuxedo

A deep navy blue hue adds some fashion-forward flair to a retro-inspired tux complete with a dapper shawl collar. Pair with a patterned pocket square and socks to push the envelope even more.

Tuxedo, $200, CombatGent.com

Printed Tuxedo

tartan print tuxedo

If a pop of color on your tie or socks isn't enough of a statement, consider a printed tux like this subtle dark green tartan style. Pro tip: Stick to simple monochromatic accessories that won't compete with the bold pattern.

Tuxedo, $475, Topman.com

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