A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits

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  • 369 Bird Rock Ave

    La Jolla, CA 92037

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  • 858-551-6044

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A Better Deal, and a Better Experience

??The only lasting things after a wedding, other than the couple??s love, are the pictures. So the pictures should look good.? This is one of the mottos of Jerry Klein, owner of A Better Deal Tuxedos, which aims to make your formal wear renting or purchasing experience a memorable one. In most big chain stores, you don??t get any personal attention, or advice on color coordinating, measuring, etc. For a couple who is already stressed with trying to plan a wedding, the last thing they need is to realize that the groomsmen don??t have matching ties, and the groom??s tux has sleeves that are too long! Fortunately, the professionals at A Better Deal can help. They offer a free hour of consultation services, with no obligation to rent or purchase (although, Jerry added, because they offer such great selection and service, over 90% of people do!).

The quality of the products and services they offer are clear by the astounding amount of awards they have won from various bridal magazines and formal wear committees. Yes, there are actually whole committees dedicated to voting on the best manufacturers and retailers of formal wear! In addition, they have served a number of celebrities, news cast members, entertainers, sports figures both locally and across the states! It??s obvious how much they care about their clients, and will go out of their way to make sure that on your big day, you are looking your best. Of course, formal wear isn??t exclusively for weddings, they also have a wide selection of suits, sport jackets, and all the accessories you??ll need for any occasion where you want to be looking fashionably correct. Most importantly, Jerry and his wife love people & enjoy knowing they play a part in the special moments that last a life time.

Article by: Renita Ip

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A Better Deal, and a Better Experience

??The only lasting things after a wedding, other than the couple??s love, are the pictures. So the pictures should look good.? This is one of the mottos of Jerry Klein, owner of A Better Deal Tuxedos, which aims to make your formal wear renting or purchasing experience a memorable one. In most big chain stores, you don??t get any personal attention, or advice on color coordinating, measuring, etc. For a couple who is already stressed with trying to plan a wedding, the last thing they need is to realize that the groomsmen don??t have matching ties, and the groom??s tux has sleeves that are too long! Fortunately, the professionals at A Better Deal can help. They offer a free hour of consultation services, with no obligation to rent or purchase (although, Jerry added, because they offer such great selection and service, over 90% of people do!).

The quality of the products and services they offer are clear by the astounding amount of awards they have won from various bridal magazines and formal wear committees. Yes, there are actually whole committees dedicated to voting on the best manufacturers and retailers of formal wear! In addition, they have served a number of celebrities, news cast members, entertainers, sports figures both locally and across the states! It??s obvious how much they care about their clients, and will go out of their way to make sure that on your big day, you are looking your best. Of course, formal wear isn??t exclusively for weddings, they also have a wide selection of suits, sport jackets, and all the accessories you??ll need for any occasion where you want to be looking fashionably correct. Most importantly, Jerry and his wife love people & enjoy knowing they play a part in the special moments that last a life time.

Article by: Renita Ip

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My intention is to make this review as honest as possible, so that couples getting married in the future can use it to select the proper tux rental establishment. I am going to keep this review in chronological order, so you have a good idea of how my experience went.

In our effort to visit several tux stores to see which one would be right for our wedding, we visited A Better Deal Tuxedo. When we pulled up to their store in Bird Rock, we felt that the exterior was a little run-down looking and the sign was super old. However, when we walked in we met Janet, the co-owner. She was extremely friendly and we seemed to get along with her right away. She explained to us the process and we looked through the suits and showed us pictures of all the famous people they have dressed on the wall.

After that, things seemed to go downhill. We were renting almost 15 tuxedos for our wedding and I chose them because their suits are actually retail suit/tuxedos, as opposed to Savvi Formalwear, which almost every other tux shop has. After the first appointment, we came in 2 or 3 other times and every time I personally felt like I was bothering them. This was highly disturbing as we spent almost $2,000 dollars at their store ($175 per tux, with one rental free). Also, I noticed that all of their notes were handwritten on a single sheet of paper. Therefore, when we changed things, they scribbled out old notes and either wrote on top of it, or in the margins. Sloppy. Is this not the 21st century? Who does not use computers nowadays?

While the other employees were great, Janet?s mood seemed to decline throughout the process. She even had the audacity to talk crap on me to my best man behind my back! Was I really not going to hear about it? Furthermore, there was some miscommunication about the ties we were going to wear and they ordered them without letting me know, so I happened to buy my own ties, but they still expected me to take care of them! Fortunately, Janet resolved the matter and we were over that.

The day before the wedding we went to pick up our tuxes. They managed to give everyone shoes except for me, the groom, which boggled my mind! They tried to tell me, after I already tried on several shoes, selected the exact size (they run large) and style, that I had not asked for shoes. What a joke, why else would I have tried on the shoes several times? Instead of resolving this matter calmly with the suggestions I put forth, they were combative about it. This is when Jerry, the owner (Janet?s husband) got on the phone. He talked about all the pictures on the wall and all the famous people they have dressed and finally said:

?I hope you never get married again!?
Jerry, Business Owner
A Better Deal Tuxedo

After that I was just plain enraged. How could someone in such an industry talk to their clients this way? Especially, the OWNER. He clearly meant to be malicious as I could hear the intense anger in his voice. Needless to say, while their tuxedos are OK,

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★☆☆☆☆

My intention is to make this review as honest as possible, so that couples getting married in the future can use it to select the proper tux rental establishment. I am going to keep this review in chronological order, so you have a good idea of how my experience went.

In our effort to visit several tux stores to see which one would be right for our wedding, we visited A Better Deal Tuxedo. When we pulled up to their store in Bird Rock, we felt that the exterior was a little run-down looking and the sign was super old. However, when we walked in we met Janet, the co-owner. She was extremely friendly and we seemed to get along with her right away. She explained to us the process and we looked through the suits and showed us pictures of all the famous people they have dressed on the wall.

After that, things seemed to go downhill. We were renting almost 15 tuxedos for our wedding and I chose them because their suits are actually retail suit/tuxedos, as opposed to Savvi Formalwear, which almost every other tux shop has. After the first appointment, we came in 2 or 3 other times and every time I personally felt like I was bothering them. This was highly disturbing as we spent almost $2,000 dollars at their store ($175 per tux, with one rental free). Also, I noticed that all of their notes were handwritten on a single sheet of paper. Therefore, when we changed things, they scribbled out old notes and either wrote on top of it, or in the margins. Sloppy. Is this not the 21st century? Who does not use computers nowadays?

While the other employees were great, Janet?s mood seemed to decline throughout the process. She even had the audacity to talk crap on me to my best man behind my back! Was I really not going to hear about it? Furthermore, there was some miscommunication about the ties we were going to wear and they ordered them without letting me know, so I happened to buy my own ties, but they still expected me to take care of them! Fortunately, Janet resolved the matter and we were over that.

The day before the wedding we went to pick up our tuxes. They managed to give everyone shoes except for me, the groom, which boggled my mind! They tried to tell me, after I already tried on several shoes, selected the exact size (they run large) and style, that I had not asked for shoes. What a joke, why else would I have tried on the shoes several times? Instead of resolving this matter calmly with the suggestions I put forth, they were combative about it. This is when Jerry, the owner (Janet?s husband) got on the phone. He talked about all the pictures on the wall and all the famous people they have dressed and finally said:

?I hope you never get married again!?
Jerry, Business Owner
A Better Deal Tuxedo

After that I was just plain enraged. How could someone in such an industry talk to their clients this way? Especially, the OWNER. He clearly meant to be malicious as I could hear the intense anger in his voice. Needless to say, while their tuxedos are OK,

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We had two of the groomsmen pants split down the seem by just simply helping bridesmaids up a small retaining wall for pictures. This is something that a pair pants should be able to handle and for it to happen to two people is ridiculous. They still charged the full replacement price for the pants, even after the groomsmen had to go through the entire reception with this embarrassment.

On the day of the wedding, 1 groomsmen and the Father Of The Bride both lost a button off their pants right when they put them on. Yet another example of the poor quality of the pants.

The groom, groomsmen, and father of the bride were all fitted in June for a end of August wedding, when we picked up our tuxes before the wedding all but 1 of the 9 of us had to have alterations made due to inaccurate arm and leg length measurements made in June.

Horrible quality and horrible service, especially when you consider the outrageously high prices. NOT recommended and will never use them again.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had two of the groomsmen pants split down the seem by just simply helping bridesmaids up a small retaining wall for pictures. This is something that a pair pants should be able to handle and for it to happen to two people is ridiculous. They still charged the full replacement price for the pants, even after the groomsmen had to go through the entire reception with this embarrassment.

On the day of the wedding, 1 groomsmen and the Father Of The Bride both lost a button off their pants right when they put them on. Yet another example of the poor quality of the pants.

The groom, groomsmen, and father of the bride were all fitted in June for a end of August wedding, when we picked up our tuxes before the wedding all but 1 of the 9 of us had to have alterations made due to inaccurate arm and leg length measurements made in June.

Horrible quality and horrible service, especially when you consider the outrageously high prices. NOT recommended and will never use them again.

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MATT ""FATHER OF THE BRIDE""
THIS WAS THE STORE USED FOR OUR DAUGHTER'S WEDDING. THE TUXEDO RENTAL FOR THE MEN WAS $157.00. I WOULD HAVE RATHER PURCHASED NICE SUITS THAT THE MEN COULD KEEP AND WEAR AGAIN. SHOP AND COMPARE QUALITY AND PRICE BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO ANY STORE. GREAT TACO SHOP NEARBY!

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MATT ""FATHER OF THE BRIDE""
THIS WAS THE STORE USED FOR OUR DAUGHTER'S WEDDING. THE TUXEDO RENTAL FOR THE MEN WAS $157.00. I WOULD HAVE RATHER PURCHASED NICE SUITS THAT THE MEN COULD KEEP AND WEAR AGAIN. SHOP AND COMPARE QUALITY AND PRICE BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO ANY STORE. GREAT TACO SHOP NEARBY!

Pros: NEAR THE OCEAN

Cons: PARKING

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During tough economic times, price and value are important so I was shocked when I was charged nearly twice the cost of most competitors in the tux business for a friend's wedding.

The parking around the store is awful, it only has one location and the tuxedos are inferior- cookie cutter, adjustable suits and plastic shoes.

The tailor who did my final fitting attempted to be nice but made a condescending remark about the size of my neck and a slight about my weight despite the fact that I recently lost close to 30 pounds and I stand at 6ft over 185pds, close to the standard weight for my size.

If you are a first time Tux renter, this may seem like a nice place but you may want to do a price comparison and quality comparison. You may find that if your groomsmen are coming from locations outside San Diego, a national rental chain may be a better value.

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★☆☆☆☆

During tough economic times, price and value are important so I was shocked when I was charged nearly twice the cost of most competitors in the tux business for a friend's wedding.

The parking around the store is awful, it only has one location and the tuxedos are inferior- cookie cutter, adjustable suits and plastic shoes.

The tailor who did my final fitting attempted to be nice but made a condescending remark about the size of my neck and a slight about my weight despite the fact that I recently lost close to 30 pounds and I stand at 6ft over 185pds, close to the standard weight for my size.

If you are a first time Tux renter, this may seem like a nice place but you may want to do a price comparison and quality comparison. You may find that if your groomsmen are coming from locations outside San Diego, a national rental chain may be a better value.

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We rented a tuxedo here for a friend's wedding. I was impressed at how friendly and nice the man who helped us was. My husband stopped in at his convenience before the wedding to get fitted and it took absolutely no time at all... and when he went back to pick it up for the event, they had him try it on and make sure the fit was a good one. All of the needed parts were there (all the way down to the shoes) and the tux looked really sharp... very easy rental and very nice folks!

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We rented a tuxedo here for a friend's wedding. I was impressed at how friendly and nice the man who helped us was. My husband stopped in at his convenience before the wedding to get fitted and it took absolutely no time at all... and when he went back to pick it up for the event, they had him try it on and make sure the fit was a good one. All of the needed parts were there (all the way down to the shoes) and the tux looked really sharp... very easy rental and very nice folks!

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La Jolla tuxedo and formal wear business, A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits offers tuxedos, men's formal wear, black tie formal wear, traditional tuxedos and more! At A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits, we combine the services of a personal shopper with the convenience and affordability of San Diego's leading men's formalwear provider. We invite you to schedule a personalized consultation with one of our experienced fashion coordinators.

 

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