Shopping for Boys' Suits and Tuxedos

By Stacy Zeiger , last updated August 26, 2011

Shopping for boys suits and tuxedos can be a frustrating task. Not only are suits and tuxedos typically expensive, but as fast as boys grow, they cannot be purchased more than a few months in advance. Many men’s suit stores and bridal stores sell traditional suits and tuxedos for boys. For those looking for a less expensive suit or a suit with a unique design or a different style of suit, online retailers offer more variety, often at reasonable prices.

Men’s Wearhouse, a men’s business and formalwear company with hundreds of locations throughout the United States, offers a selection of suits, tuxedos and sport coats for boys. Most suits are priced between $100 and $200 and come in sizes four through 20. For parents who do not want to spend over $100 on a suit or tuxedo, Men’s Wearhouse also offers suit and tuxedo rentals for special events which come with all accessories, including shoes. For weddings, Men’s Wearhouse works with David’s Bridal to find suits and tuxedos to complement the other wedding party outfits.

Little Colony Kids, an online retailer, sells boys suits and tuxedos from sizes newborn through 20, with special suits for husky boys. Most suits run between $60 and $100 in smaller sizes and between $100 and $150 in sizes eight through 20. Suits come in multiple colors, from classic black suits and tuxedos, to charcoal gray, navy and pinstripe patterns.

Kids Formal sells a wide variety of 5-piece suits for boys in black, brown, navy, gray and white. Most suits come with shirts and other accessories. The retailer also sells 5-piece tuxedos in black, white and ivory, including tuxedos with shorts. Vests and neckties are sold separately and come in over 10 different colors. Suits and tuxedos cost between $55 and $75. Dress shoes and socks are available for under $50.

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