I met John Dominello at the Mohegan Sun Bridal Expo in March 2021. With groomsmen from various states, I was drawn to Modern Formals because they offer virtual tux fittings and mobile delivery with their tux truck. John was communicative and kn...
ew exactly what he was doing after years of experience. The Friday before our wedding, John came to my house, where the groomsmen had gathered, to delivered the tuxes. He set up shop in the living room and even made onsite alterations when necessary. His knowledge and expertise makes them one of the best tux places around. John truly cares about his clients and provides high-quality rentals. We were also able to create our own cuff-links for our bridal party which matched our wedding theme. One other thing that meant a lot to me was the ability to provide fabric from my wedding dress to create a pocket square for my husband. Modern Formals is family owned and provides individualized experiences for each of their clients. You won’t regret it!
Reviewed On 8/22/2021 by Maria C
John the owner is unprofessional. On the day of the wedding I called the store to ask about father of the bride price or policy. He in a condescending tone was rude and demeaning. He was able to tell I was aggravated and asked me if i was okay....
John then proceeded to speak negative about me (the bride) to my family members and groomsmen when picking up their tuxedos. Saying that "the bride seems rude today. If she continues to be that way no one going to care for her." The quality of the tuxedos were horrible. My groom had a stain on his pants Multiple groomsmen had buttons missing. I know they are just rentals but have pride in the products and services you provide. John, Be respectful of the bride and groom to their family members as you are providing service to them in making their day special.
Reviewed On 8/18/2021 by Joshua F
Where do I begin!? Modern Formals at the Southington location was exceptional from the beginning to the end. John and Jen were amazing and really gave me everything that I asked for. The process was very simple and these two were very easy to w...
ork with. I highly recommend them for all your formal needs.
Reviewed On 2/04/2021 by Kacie U
We met with John to pick out what styles we liked and wow was it an amazing experience! Super friendly, doesn’t steer you in the wrong direction, takes into account so many details about the wedding. Could not have been a better!!
Reviewed On 9/26/2019 by Melissa C
Everyone needs to buy local from a shop like Modern Formals for their wedding. All my groomsmen looked fantastic in their fresh, chic, and modern suits. Sal and John are the owners and are the coolest guys who made my whole bridal party feel co...
mfortable and well cared for. They even made made sure that my girls dresses would match perfectly with my grooms mans ties by obtaining a swatch from the bridal shop I used. Do not go anywhere else!!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Nicole B
After seeing our friends have a bad experience with Men's Wearhouse I decided a local option was the way to go. John the owner and his assistant Jen are the best! The only problem we had were the groom's shoes because he needed an 18, instead o...
f his normal 16 and unfortunately their only pair in that large size was broken and could not be replaced in time for the wedding so he squeezed into the 16 for the ceremony and photos then changed into his own dress shoes for the night. Overall the guys all looked excellent!
Reviewed On 10/14/2015 by Samantha O
Never again. We used modern formals for a Friday wedding. There was the father of the bride, the groom, and six groomsmen. Needless to say, we had a large order which added up to a large amount of money being spent. Unfortunately, We were not a...
llowed to pick up the tuxes until after 10 o'clock in the morning on the day before the wedding. However, most people were at work and could not get to the store before they closed at 5 o'clock. It was very unfortunate because once we did get the suits, there were countless issues with them. The stitching was uneven and looked as though a child had done it. The fabric had pulls all over it. There were stains on the ivory shirts the groomsmen were wearing. The measurements had all been done incorrectly, and the store did not have the proper sizes so that they could be corrected. I was tremendously disappointed that a place that has such a significant role in big events would pass out such embarrassing work.
Reviewed On 1/10/2015 by Shannon G
Modern formals did an amazing job making my husband and the rest of the guys in my wedding look amazing! They were accommodating, affordable, and very professional! They really know their stuff. Everyone we worked with were AMAZING. We worked M...
ore with Sal in the Middletown store. He was funny and easy to work with!!!!!!!! We would not have gone anywhere else!
Reviewed On 9/22/2014 by Kate W
We originally met with Sal at the Middletown store and he was great with helping to choose colors and styles. They are very flexible about where and when you pick up, and all the guys were able to pick up everything at the Southington store sin...
ce that is where the wedding was. Everything turned out great and all the guys looked very sharp. Modern Formals even picked up all of the tux's at our hotel which was so convenient.
Reviewed On 8/14/2014 by Alexandra C
The staff was very friendly and courteous. The children's tuxedos had old and worn shirts and the jacket button fell off during the ceremony. Alterations were not completed when promised and we had to return on the day of the rehearsal to pick ...
up the groom's tuxedo.
Reviewed On 1/05/2014 by Kristen G
Modern Formals is the place to go! We met John at a bridal show after a horrible experience at Men’s Warehouse. We booked a no-obligation appointment with him that day, and met with him at the Southington store a few weeks later. John personall...
y took care of us, and really knew his stuff. He knew instantly what to put together, and we were so impressed with his service. Fittings for all the guys were a breeze, and one of our groomsmen even booked them for his wedding! Even our out-of-town groomsman had no trouble getting the right fit! My husband had a second set to change into after our formal shots were taken, and that came in really handy. We got married on the hottest day of the summer, and the humidity was out of control. He was so appreciative of the extra set to change into before our reception started! Not only was the service awesome, the price was right too! The groom’s tux was free, both fathers’ were half off, and the ring bearer’s tux was half off too! Everything included for the groomsmen was around $120 (a fraction of what Men’s Wearhouse wanted). Overall, I would recommend Modern Formals without hesitation to anyone needing men’s formal attire.
Reviewed On 8/25/2013 by Katie M
My husband and I went to other places before going to Modern Formals and we felt comfortable with renting through this business. Other formal rental places had horrible quality tuxedos and they didn't have the color to match the bridesmaids dre...
sses. The lady that does all of the alterations assured us that the guys would have tuxedos that fit them and they would be ready Thursday morning for our Friday wedding. When my husband went to pick up his tuxedo, his pants were not at the store so they had to take one of the groomsmen's pants and alter them while he waited. The white vest had visible stains on it and his coat was not altered. Needless to say, my husband had to go back on the day of our wedding to pick up his altered coat. With all of the last minute things we had to do, this was something we didn't have time to deal with especially worrying that the stained vest would be seen in our wedding pictures. We would not do business again with Modern Formals.
Reviewed On 7/30/2013 by Matt G
My fiancé was called 3 times saying his tux was ready for pick up. Each time he went in it was not ready. We don't live close by so each time was a hassle. Finally, on his 4th trip there, he sat and waited while they he,med his pants! We al...
so told them no pocket napkins and they did then anyways and SEWED them in, so we were suck with them! Stressful wedding morning!
Reviewed On 6/29/2013 by Ashley P
Since it was prom season all the weddings received much less attention even though someones wedding day is much more important. Also if you request a certain size they will still pick what size they think is best even when you put it on its muc...
h too big and baggy. Also dont even bother taking the shoes because they are all scuffed and look like 100000 people have worn them.
Reviewed On 6/09/2013 by Vicki B
Service there is great. They are polite, knowledgable and know there stuff inside and out.
Reviewed On 6/12/2012 by Alana B
Sal is just a breeze to work with. He is so easy going and informative, and matched my girls look exactly, right down to the exact shade of pocket square that matched the girls' shoes. He made sure everyone tried on before picking up, so we had...
no problems with sizing!
Reviewed On 3/08/2012 by Christine D
We looked into both the national chain (Men's Warehouse) and local places and this is the place to go! Sal Jr. is the best, took care of my guys and when something wasn't right even had the items delivered to where we were instead of us coming ...
back to him. I would and have recommended him to many other people. Only draw back was that they moved less than two months before our wedding and we weren't notified, some of my guys just happened to stop by for fittings the last week he was in his old location.
Reviewed On 1/18/2012 by krystle e
They were very helpful and friendly. There tuxs were very nice. It was great that they had 3 locations so the men in my bridal party were able to go to witch one was closer to them.
Reviewed On 11/01/2011 by Katie P
all the boys looked amazing. Sals amazing!!!!
Reviewed On 3/13/2011 by Jessica Q
My husband had all groomsmen that were not from the area. Sal told me not to worry just to have them get fitted somewhere in their area and send the measurements to him. Everything worked out great. Any last minutes adjustments were not an issu...
e. Grat customer service and did great matching the girls dresses. All the guys looked handsome!
Reviewed On 11/16/2010 by Laura F
The provided the groom and the groomsman with the wrong tux. By the time we realized it was too late. They did nothing about it.
Reviewed On 11/14/2010 by Lauren C
Loved everything about them, except one of the ladies we worked with made us feel rushed while trying on tux's and when we dropped them off was on the phone and basically "shoo-ed" us out the door. Great tuxs, great fit
Reviewed On 9/21/2010 by Megan B
John was great to work with. The tuxes came with no problems, and at a great rental price.
Reviewed On 9/06/2010 by Kimberly P
Modern Formals was great to work with. The owner is so nice to work with. They were much better than from when we first tried men's wearhouse. The guys looked so handsome.