Every month Paul Morrell Formalwear tracks the rental data for all of the tuxedo styles we offer and determines which 10 coats were the most rented for the previous month. This information is invaluable to businesses and consumers alike because everyone wants to know what’s in style right now. In a constantly changing and evolving environment, having up to date style information like this puts you way ahead of the curve.
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In March, we saw a fairly typical spread of Grey, Black, and Tan across the Top Ten Chart.
Taking up 5 spots on the Top Ten Chart (including the top spot) were Grey Tuxedos and Suits, 4 tuxedos and 1 suit. That’s down from 6 spots last month, but still comprises the largest majority of the color families represented. Grey tuxedos and suits tend to rent well year around, so it comes as no surprise that they continue to do well in March. As far as the rental formal wear industry goes, March is generally a significant month because it is the first solid indicator of the trends that will dominate through prom season.
Next up on the Top Ten Chart are the Classic Black Tuxedos, taking up three of the remaining five slots. While proms are stylistically very versatile, Classic black tuxedos will always be the backbone of this industry, and will remain a strong renters through prom season. And until the weather turns too hot to wear them comfortably, they’ll continue to be strong renters.
Tan Tuxedos and Suits make up the remaining two spots on the Top Ten Chart. These are typically a popular choice during warmer months of the year, generally viewed as the quintessential option for destination/beach side weddings. But they are also very popular for prom because of their “formal but not too formal” aesthetic that corresponds thematically with most proms as well as destination weddings. Because of this, these tan tuxedos and destination suits will be strong renters for the majority of the year.
You can view Paul Morrell’s Top 10 Tuxedo Styles for March 2013 Here.
For a formal vendor, knowing what’s being sought after gives you a competitive edge in your local market. For a customer looking for just the right outfit, this gives you access to the most up to date style information available, so you can make the best decision for your important day! You can also look at past month’s Top 10 listing to find out which styles come and go, and which styles are mainstays in formal style.
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