For Prom it comes down to this: Bow Tie or Long Tie?

Bow Tie or Long Tie?

For those of you that are struggling with the question: “Should I wear Bow Tie
or Long Tie”?

Consider this…. Like the Black Tuxedo itself, the Bow Tie is still the King of men’s formalwear and it represents the style and elegance that quite frankly makes a Tuxedo. With that said however, an appropriate long tie is not a fashion mistake by any means as
it has its own look of elegance when worn properly with a Tuxedo.

Just to give you a little background, the tuxedo has changed very little in the past
90 years and except for the 1970’s and early 1980’s where the baby blue and
maroon polyester Tuxedos with ruffled shirts ruled the day, the traditional Bow
Tie was still the only tie available.

It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that the long Windsor Tie made its entrance onto the
formalwear scene and quickly became the tie of choice for most prom goers.
Reinforced by the Hollywood elite and the Tuxedos worn at the Oscars, the long
tie became the dominant tie in all aspects of formalwear and is now the number
one worn tie for Weddings Proms and other black tie events.

But, … not so fast.  Times are changing and for the past two years the Bow Tie is
making resurgence with roughly half of all Prom goers rethinking their tie
selection and ordering the classic bow tie that once defined formalwear for over 90

As one of my customers said to me just the other day… “I have never worn a bow tie before… this year I want to Rock the Bow Tie”.

I have to admit that I like the new trend back to the classic bow tie, as I
believe a Tuxedo worn with a long tie tends to look less formal and more like
business attire, but that is just my opinion.

There are still a lot of arguments in support of wearing a long tie as most young men
that want to avoid standing out or worse yet looking goofy in front of their
peers and their dates.

Whatever style you pick, the bottom line is that you should choose the style of tie based what is comfortable and appropriate for you.  After all you are the one wearing the Tuxedo.



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2011 “Pigskin” Fall Formal Tickets Go On Sale Tonight

Tickets go on Sale October 24th, 2011

On Monday, (Tonight) October 24, 2011 the Pigskin Fall Formal tickets go on sale at Hutchins Street Square from 7:00 PM to 8:00PM.

Tuxedos of Lodi will be handing out $30.00 Student Discount Cards and we accept all local competitor $30.00 Discount Cards at the store.
Didnt get a card? Come into the store and you will receve the discount regardless.
Don’t Know the color of the Dress? It doesnt matter, reserve your tuxedo today and we will add the color later… at no charge.
Remember all Vest and Tie Color Combinations will match up with any Tuxedo, so reserving your Tuxedo is the imortant thing.
On a tight budget? No worries, we have Tuxedos starting at $59.95 and you can match your dates Dress with a tie and a pocket square.
Colleen and I look forward to seeing all of you in the store.
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The $30 Student Discount Card is Back at Tuxedos of Lodi

Its Prom Time and there is no Better Time than to Say the $30.00 STUDENT DISCOUNT CARD is back.

$30 Student Discount Card

$30.00 Student Discount Cards are Available for All Students.

Here is how it works. For a Tuxedo that is normally $169.95 (our most expensive), your cost is $139.95. For a Tuxedo that is $129.95, your cost is $99.95. For a Tuxedo normally priced at $119.95, your cost is $89.95.

It is that simple. No gimmicks, no early order rules, no ifs ands or buts! Best of all EVERY Student receives the Discount wether or not they have the Card when they come in. And … we accept all local Competitor $30.00 Student Discount Cards. No Questions!

For the past 18 years Tuxedos of Lodi has been Lodi High’s, Tokay High’s, Galt High’s, St. Mary’s and even other Stockton’s Schools Favorite Tuxedo Store. For 18 Years we have been a sort of “Rite of Passage” for all young men in the Lodi area.

Best of Lodi

Best of Lodi 18 Years in a Row

Are we bragging… you bet we are. For the past 18 Years Tuxedos of Lodi has been awarded with the Best of Lodi and Best of San Joaquin.  Every Year for 18 Years.

At Tuxedos of Lodi… Tuxedos are all that we do and because of that we are highly specialized and focused on one thing… how you will look. Colleen and I fit upwards of 2000 men a year and that makes a big difference in the way that you will look. For us, the Tuxedo business is not  a side line, it is our only business.

So what else is there?

NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED*: At Tuxedos of Lodi your Credit is good! We never ask Prom goers to leave a deposit to Order a Tuxedo! Other stores require a $20 or more deposit… NOT AT TUXEDOS OF LODI. You can come in and get fitted for your Tuxedo and pay for it when you pick it up. *Tuxedos that are reserved and not picked up will have charges that apply. 

Formal Wear

Classic and High Fashion Tuxedos

FREE POCKET SQUARES: At Tuxedos of Lodi Every Tuxedo comes with a Free Pocket Square. We don’t nickle and dime you with charges for this and charges for that.

NO ACCESSORY CHARGES: Vest and Ties and a white shirt come with every Tuxedo. We have NO hidden cost.

We have TWO extra’s at Tuxedos of Lodi:  shoes and Black Shirts. The Classic shoe is $15.00 and the Square toe, Comfort or Slip on is $25.00. Black Shirts are $10.00.

NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR CHANGES: At Tuxedos of Lodi it doesn’t matter if your date changes the dress color or you change your date. All Vest and Tie color changes up and until the Wednesday before your prom are free of charge. Have a change after the Wednesday… Talk to Peter and Colleen… we will make it happen.

NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR LATE ORDERS: At Tuxedos of Lodi it doesn’t matter when you order your Tuxedo, we never charge you a late Order Fee. If its 2 days before the dance and we we say we can get you a Tuxedo… you get the Tuxedo and with your Student Discount and no Late Order Fee.

Keep your eyes open for other updates, we will have more along with Helpful Videos so you can make your Prom the best ever.

Thanks Again from all of us at Tuxedos of Lodi!

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