A rented tux is a wonderful thing.
A rental tux is more like a costume. It says you're taking part in an event so incredibly special you need to borrow the appropriate garments to participate.
If you buy your tux, then it's just clothing out of your closet. I don't care if Giorgio Armani himself tailors the thing, once you own the suit it loses some of its appeal.
So, whether it's powder blue with big ruffles or classic black; putting on a rented tuxedo makes you feel like you're on top of the world.
The last time I wore a rented tuxedo was eight years ago.
I felt like I was on top of the world then.
The funny thing is, I'm fairly sure I wouldn't have needed a rented suit to feel that way.
All I had to do was look down the aisle to see what was coming my way.