Joseph Abboud makes a terrific designer
tuxedo! We like the Joseph Abboud quality, we like the
Abboud fabric, we really like the grosgrain lapel (very classy),
we like the way it drapes and we find it a distinctive look
in the world of tuxedos. Congratulations Mr. Abboud,
your tuxedo is tops!
Now for the facts – This 2-button pure wool Joseph Abboud
tuxedo is a competent and confident tux. It is a fuller
cut, bigger in the chest and shoulder, but not boxy. The
cloth is a very soft, year-round weight, very smooth, crisp
pure wool faille cloth. The higher button 2-button styling
looks refreshing where many tuxes (our competitors, for instance)
look so similar. The very fine grosgrain on the lapels
is only noticeable when you are next to the wearer (as she
stirs her drink and says, “My what an interesting tuxedo you
have on. . . won't you tell me about it.”) Grosgrain
covered buttons and grosgrain stripe up the pant leg. Slack
is lined to the knee for comfort.
We highly endorse this Joseph Abboud tuxedo (if you couldn't
tell), it's ideal for the gentlemen who is stylish but not
As a bonus you get a free Joseph Abboud 100% Egyptian combed
cotton formal shirt. It's the perfect complement – high
quality cotton shirt, distinctively different, very classy,
and likewise for the stylish guy who is not into high fashion.
Wondering what happened the 3-button Joseph Abboud tuxedo we
used to offer? It is available by special order – just
give us a call and we'll be happy to get it for you.
** WARNING ** All Joseph Abboud Tuxedos Are Not The Same!
Alarming but true, there are two different manufacturers of
Joseph Abboud tuxedos in the marketplace today. Joseph
Abboud produces their own tuxedo (shown here) with a very fine,
very rich pure wool cloth, grosgrain lapels, grosgrain covered
buttons, flap pockets and dak waistband. You will
find this same tuxedo at Nordstroms and many other fine retailers.
One of the rental tuxedo manufacturers has licensed the name,
Joseph Abboud, to place on their tuxedo. You may very
well find this garment in your local tuxedo store. It
is not the same garment as we are offering above. Side-by-side
you will see the original is a darker, more elegant black, a
finer fabric, & crisper appearance. The licensed
rental garment has plain satin lapels and covered buttons, not
the more unusual grosgrain. More importantly, it is not
the same comfortable, easy fit that Abboud is well known for. Please
understand, the licensed rental garment is a nice tuxedo – but
despite the Abboud label, it is not the same quality garment
the original Joseph Abboud is.