We don't have many chances to dress up in our part of the world due to our location, culture and our occupations (agriculture). So, this is a time when we can enjoy dressing up and having a great time. Believe me, I used to HATE wearing a coat and especially a tie but in my older age I've have learned to really enjoy it.
I have purchased two tuxes (the 2nd because I lost 70 pounds) from a chain store with all the extras (cuff links, cumberbuns, shirt, bow ties) for less than $125 each just for our cruises (and at least three weddings someday). These are great looking outfits and look just as good as any of the high dollar suits out there. Just one rental can cost you that much.
Celebrity Eclipse March 5, 2011
Serenade of the Seas Oct 23, 2011