this is the finest tuxedo place i have ever been to including all the times i've gotten tuxedos in high school.
in june i was a groomsman for a relative and i rented a tuxedo from eli menswear. great tuxedo at a very very affordable price.
after returning it we somehow got onto the subject of buying it. i don't think they normally do this, but who knows. Either way, they offered the tuxedo to me at discount price because i had just rented it. needless to say it was very cheap and i think it's just good to have one of these around insteading renting it over and over again.
PROS: price, service
Eli Thomas is located in Santana Row in San Jose California. I would suggest parking across the street in the movie theater parking because parking underneath the building is always nonexistent. The staff is nice enough but not very knowledgeable. Before our wedding, my husband worked three weeks with Eli Thomas to get his groomsmen tuxes right. They had two fittings, in which he picked out the style of the tux and the colors of the vests and ties. Two days before the wedding, the all went to pick up their respective tuxes. Eli Thomas managed to get every single one of the tux sizes wrong. Out of 6 guys, only one was the correct fit. There were various problems such as trousers being too short and shirts being to big. The day before our wedding they were scrambling to get the right sizes and colors. What a mess!
PROS: Good location
CONS: Bad customer service, no parking near store