Tuxedos Gone Tech
Xedo Introduces Revolutionary Online Tuxedo Rental
Experience Just In Time For Wedding Season
With nearly 40% of engagements taking place between November and February (WeddingWire.com), a revolutionary new concept is offering men a smarter way to suit up for the big day. Xedo offers online rentals of high-quality, flawless-fitting, yet affordable men’s designer formalwear delivered directly to your doorstep, coast-to-coast. Xedo’s one-of-a-kind platform offers a unique online shopping experience, filling a niche for today’s time-crunched, yet fashion-focused millennials.
Here Comes the….Groom
With 80% of US grooms and groomsmen admitting to renting tuxedos, Xedo serves as the ultimate formalwear solution to make dressing the entire wedding party simple, stylish and stress-free. Xedo’s interactive Tux Builder is an easy and fun way for couples to design the groomswear style for their special day. Complete online management of the bridal party eliminates the hassle of coordinating appointments, payments or fittings for groomsmen across the country. Busy brides and grooms get to keep their sanity – and their Saturdays – overseeing their bridal party looks from the comfort of their own home or device.
Proprietary algorithms minimize sizing errors and hone in on a customer’s correct measurements from the start to guarantee the perfect fit. For the ultimate in convenience, tuxedos are shipped two weeks before the big day to ensure plenty of time for free size replacements if necessary. A complimentary “Groom’s Tux Try-On” months in advance allows grooms to see how the product looks and feels in person, before committing to purchase. Coupled with free shipping and impeccable service, Xedo will always ensure that the fit is just right for the big day. As an added perk, the groom’s tuxedo is free with a registered wedding party of six or more.
The Perfect Match
Combining refined British craftsmanship with America’s creative spirit, Xedo offers a wide array of fashion-forward wedding, special occasion and prom looks to meet every need. Boasting an impressive array of designer-driven collections, Xedo’s signature look is classic elegance meets modern swagger, with the details that make the difference: luxury fabrics, sleeker cuts, narrower lapels, sophisticated colors and authentic old-world tailoring. The result is formalwear that looks more runway and less rental.
Partnerships with today’s top bridal and menswear designers include Alfred Angelo, Allure, Justin Alexander, Michael Kors and Mon Cheri. Styles reflect the signature look of each designer, made to complement their bridal gown collections. A Daymond John collection will be launched in Fall 2016, with additional high-profile designer partnerships to be announced in the future.
“Xedo was created out of the belief that rental doesn’t have to consist of ill-fitting tuxedos that are poor quality and inconvenient to obtain,” said Peter Abruzzo, Xedo US CEO. “We’ve brought together an unprecedented collaboration of talent to provide the finest fabrics, quality and style ever introduced to rental, making exceptional black-tie style accessible and affordable for everyone.”
A major benefit of these partnerships is Xedo’s exclusive, insider access to all of the designers’ exact colors and fabrics, ensuring that all accessories – from vests and cummerbunds to pocket squares and bow ties – are truly a perfect match. Now, bridal party color coordination is easier than ever and more precise. Colors can even be mixed and matched to tell a personalized color story.
Blue is the New Black
Wondering what to expect this season? Designs from Xedo’s debut collection are both masculine and modern, sophisticated and sleek, with unique details. According to Kelsy Zimba, Xedo’s Creative Director, key trends will include striking grosgrain and satin trim lapel detailing, beautiful fabric buttons with real buttonholes on the cuff (unheard of in the rental market), matte shoes and the comeback of the cummerbund.
While black was the color of choice in 2015 with 80% of grooms selecting the shade, in 2016 expect an even split between black, gray and navy. This season features tuxedos in deep, rich tones of blue such as Midnight Blue, Blue Ink and Navy, as well as stormy shades of gray in hues like Charcoal, Steel, Heather and Cement. Trimmings for tuxes are all about color, with brides favoring pastels for the groomsmen or sticking to more of a monochrome look, matching the bow tie to the suit. Expect new styles to be added as trends change.
Tuxedos start at $95 for the jacket and pants, while packages range in price from $170 – $195. An incomparable value, packages include a jacket, pants, cummerbund or vest, neckwear, shirt, studs & cufflinks, pocket square, shoes and socks. Xedo carries tuxedos in size 3 to 66 to accommodate both children and adults, ensuring everyone can look and feel their best.
Xedo is available online at www.xedo.com, as well as through select bridal and fashion retailers nationwide, including 52 Alfred Angelo locations. Xedo’s cutting-edge platform can be accessed via any internet-enabled device, from PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones.