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Frequently Asked Questions About Formalwear & Rental Process


1.  I'm not certain how the tuxedo rental process works.  Can you describe the steps involved?

Step 1:  In order to rent a tuxedo with us, you must register your event.  Click Here: http://www.jimsformalwear.com/PDF/Measurement_Form_Jims_Formal_Wear.pdf to fill out the formonline or give us a call @ 530/544.9071.

Step 2:  Choose your tuxedo style.  Click Here: http://www.thetuxbuilder.com/jfw/ to open the Tuxedo Builder App.  Choose your shirt, vest and tie and look for some other accessories, such as pocket squares and shoes.  Call us @ 530/544.9071 with ANY questions or to get information about prices. 

Step 3:  Get your proper measurements taken at your local men's store or suit department in any major department store.  That should be done approximately 6-8 weeks before your event.  We are not responsible for tuxedos ordered in the wrong size if we are provided by other vendor's measurements.  We can order exchanges, but shipping charges will apply. 

Step 4:  Your tuxedo will be ready for pick up on the day of your arrival to South Lake Tahoe.  Visit our store to try on your tuxedo to ensure no last minute changes need to be made.

Step 5:  Tuxedos may be left at any of the major hotels in our area - simply notify the Sidestreet Tuxedo department.  Leave the tuxedo in garment bag provided with the bell captain or front desk.  Make sure you return all items rented to avoid extra charges.

A credit card number is REQUIRED to order and secure your tuxedo.  Payment is due at time of pick-up. Any cancelations made after the tuxedo has been received at our store (about one week before the event) will be charged to you at half the cost of your order.  If it is April or May the cancelation charge will be full payment of order.  NO REFUNDS! 


2.  My groomsmen are located all throughout the country.  How do I collect their measurements and get the information to chosen Retailer?

A common scenario you may be facing as you plan your wedding.  Your wedding will be held in your home town.  A couple of your groomsmen live in other states.  They are unable to travel to the Jim's Formal Wear Retailer who is handling the tuxedos for your wedding to be measured.  How do they get measured for their tuxedo if they are arriving the day before the wedding?  Don't worry!  You can solve this problem by downloading the out-of-town groomsmen measurement form: http://www.jimsformalwear.com/PDF/Measurement_Form_Jims_Formal_Wear.pdf.  Use the form as a tool to collect the tux measurements for the gentlemen in your wedding who are too far from your chosen Jim's Formal Wear Retailer to be measured. All the measurements needed for the tuxedo order are listed on the form.  


3.  Can I measure myself for a tuxedo rental?

​It may seem really simple to measure yourself for a tuxedo, but it's important to remember that it's next to impossible to acquire accurate measurements! An inaccurate measurement that may be off by only an inch may get you a tuxedo coat that's one or two sizes too big or small. It's best to count on your Authorized Jim's Formal Wear Retailer to measure you for your formal affair. They have been professionally trained in proper measuring techniques and will be able to acquire the necessary measurements to ensure your tuxedo will fit properly!


4.  I'm trying to match a specific color dress.  Do you offer fabric swatches of your accessories?

We do not manufacture the vests and ties in our rental line, so we do not have excess fabric that we can offer as samples. However, we do have a solution! We do offer pocket squares for sale in all of our accessory styles and colors. Pocket squares work great for matching colors, since you can easily carry them with you and keep them handy as you plan your event.

Contact us today to order your pocket square.


5.  I want a specific color of vest and tie to coordinate with my tuxedo, but I don't see that option on your website, do you have it?

You can feel free to mix and match any of our tuxedos with any of our accessory options. It's not necessary to order the ensembles as they are shown on our website. Those are merely examples for you to consider. Our Tuxedo Builder application allows you to mix and match tuxedos and accessories online using a cool feature within it called "Build a Tux."  Click Here: http://www.thetuxbuilder.com/jfw/


Do you have additional questions about how to handle out-of-town groomsmen measurements for your wedding? If so, please contact us and we'll help you!





Call or Email us about your Tuxedo Rental needs:

SideStreet Boutique Tuxedo Rentals for all of Lake Tahoe

The Village Center (One block from the Casinos - Near Raley's Grocery Store)

4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd #19
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

P. 800-626-1-TUX
P. 530-544-9071
F. 530-544-3339
Email To:tuxedos@sidestreetboutique.info