The average cost of renting a tuxedo in the United States varies from $150 to $242, with the average being around $196, as of July 2015. This fee covers the coat, pants, shirt, shoes, cuff link set and vest. Designer fashion tuxedo rentals typically cost $400 to $500 to rent.
When renting a tuxedo, the cost of fitting is included, taking the guesswork out of finding the right size. Renting a tuxedo involves fitting both the tuxedo itself and the shoes, so men should bring with them a pair of dress socks for a proper fitting. Men may also provide a swatch of fabric of the dress or other outfit his partner plans on wearing to make sure it is a match.
Men shopping for a tuxedo rental should know the occasion they are dressing for. White-tie and black-tie are two different things and most tuxedo rental shops have traditional tuxedos as well as more stylish selections.
A deposit may be required to hold the selection. It may be the entire cost, or only half down and then the balance when picking up the tuxedo.