A Better Deal Tuxedo - Client Testimonials

At A Better Deal Tuxedo, we are committed to serving our clients and are happy to work alongside them. We take great pride in our customer service and truly appreciate when our clients come to us with their gratitude and thanks. We invite you to view our Customer Gallery and have included some of our favorite client testimonials below:

 
A Better Deal Tuxedo Crew: Thanks for dressing us up. My brother(Jake) and I looked as good as was possible under the circumstances. It was a magical day. We thank you for your guidance, your service and patience - Matt Stephens
Thank you so much for your excellent customer service! Your staff members are very skilled & knowledgeable and the guys really appreciated that. - Mirelle & Patrick
We wanted to drop a quick note to say how terrific all of the men looked at the Hicks-Kammerer Wedding. Our sincere thanks to Janet for coordinating their outfits - everyone just looked spectacular! You helped make the day very special for both of us! - Lacey & Chuck
Just wanted to say a big thanks for meeting with me yesterday! You are amazing and I love working with you because you genuinely care and want the best for me. I appreciate it very very much and I am as calm as a cucumber because I know you've got everything under control. I like the new Victorian gold tie...I think even better than the one I originally wanted!! Sometimes when the door closes, you find something even better.
Hello! Carlo and I are back from our honeymoon in Fiji and want to say a big thank you to A Better Deal Tuxedo! The groomsmen looked so amazing (thank you for pre-tying their neckties!!) and the colors were absolutely perfect!!!!I remember I was hesitant about the lighter grey suit, and the darker tie color, but it was all meant to be. During the wedding, I kept thinking to myself that our bridal party looks SO GOOD! Thank you SO much for all of your time and efforts in helping me put together my vision for the wedding. The weather was cold and rainy that day and nothing went according to the carefully hatched plans we worked on for so many months, but it was absolutely perfect and the way it should have been. Funny how life always seems to unfold that way. I wish you the best continued success.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Marion & Carlo
I'm so sorry its taken me so long to get a photo of your (incredible!) handiwork in outfitting our wedding! The wedding was all the way back in June, but I'm just getting around to sending pictures to all of our vendors. Anyway, I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful professionalism and the beautiful job you did on the guys suits/tuxes on our big day. Our photographers loved their looks and we got compliments from everyone there!
Take care and thanks again!
Katie Cates
Thank you very much for making my dream wedding day so beautiful. We will cherish our wedding memories in a special place in our hearts always.
Sincerely,
Jesse & Clarice
Dear Janet & Tux Crew,
A very belated thank you for making my new husband, my dad, and groomsmen look so fantastic for our May 29th Wedding. Those were some seriously good-looking suits & we couldn't be happier with how they looked. Thank you for being so accommodating when we showed up without an appointment, for being fun & easy to work with, and for great suits!
Sincerely,
Michael & Catherine
Thank you for all of your help with ordering the tuxedos for our wedding. Even when two groomsmen weren't able to make it, you were able to accommodate two new groomsmen only two days before the wedding. You were always professional and the tuxedos worked out great. - Lynnae & Greg
I wanted to thank you for the way you handled the situation with Eric's suit. You are truly a caring business owner and that means a lot in this day. We really appreciate your willingness to make things right and that will be the impression we carry with us regarding your shop.
Thank you again,
Eric & Katey
Thank you again so much for accommodating all of our groomsmen...they looked AMAZINGLY FABULOUS! I hope you can use and post the video from the guys @ 4120 videos. All the guests loved their look & I thank you Janet for knowing exactly how to outfit the guys. I hope to see you @ the next show...Enjoy you Summer!
XO Paul & Andrea
MORE than a year has passed since the wedding, so I hope you even remember us! But I still wanted to take a moment to let you know how supremely happy Brian and I were with his tux and the rentals for his Dad and Best Man. His dad was also very pleased with the results of your work on his tricky fit. I heard(after the wedding) that the bowtie required some improvisation and I do apologize if we ended up taxing you too much that day. You are such a doll and you run a great business - we are so glad to have met you!
With gratitude,
Candy & Biran
Thank you, thank you for everything. You dressed all our men from head-to-toe in a classic, stylish fashion. You made us and our wedding party feel comfortable, while still providing top notch customer service and expert guidance. We LOVED the James Bond look and Adam looked(and felt) amazing! Everytime he wears his tuxedo we will think of you and our wedding! Enjoy the pictures and thank you again!
Jamie & Adam
Thank you very much for all your help with the wedding. all of the groomsmen looked fantastic. We loved the white suits, very sharp! Thanks again for all your time and effort. Happy Holidays!
All the best,
Justin & Josphina
Thank you for being so wonderful to Mike and I from the very beginning. It was a great pleasure working with you. And Mike and all his groomsmen look so handsome in their suits(Mike especially). Also many, many thanks for referral to Pamela Parasol, loved her teal parasol. Thank you!
Beverly & Michael
Dear Janet
This is overdue! We hope that you are doing great! Thank you so much for your superb customer service & tuxedo quality. The striped chocolate brown tuxedos looked so sharp and were just what we wanted! We really enjoyed meeting you and anytime that we're in the area, we'll have to stop in and say hi! We will and have recommended you to all of our newly engaged friends. Enclosed are some photos I've been meaning to send you for some time taken by Luna Photo. Please view all of our photos if you'd like online. The info is on the back of our picture card. They will be up online until Sunday, Nov. 15th. Thank you again! Happy Holidays and New Year!
Love,
Chiara & Ryan
I wanted to thank you again for your professionalism and the beautiful job you did on the guys’ suits/tuxes on our big day. Our photographers loved their looks, and we got compliments from everyone there!
Take care, and thanks again!
Katie C.
Hello! Carlo and I are back from our honeymoon in Fiji and I wanted to say a big "Thank You" to A Better Deal Tuxedo!
The groomsmen looked so amazing (thank you for pre-tying their neckties!!!) and the colors were absolutely perfect!!! I remember I was hesitant about the lighter gray suit, and the darker tie color, but it was all meant to be. Thank you SO much for all of your time and efforts in helping me put together my vision for the wedding.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Carlo & Marion
Thank you so much for helping us pick out the perfect tuxedo for the wedding. As you can see from these pictures, Ryan looked amazing!
All our best,
Ryan & Rebecca
I could understand a few of the low reviews - but seriously: are you expecting a "Say Yes to Dress/Kleinfeld" experience when it comes to finding a tuxedo? Did you want consultants dressed in black in a fancy shop to pop champagne when you find THE tux? Well if you do, then don't go here.
But if you want awesome customer service, a great selection of stylish suits and tuxedos - then please visit A Better Deal Tuxedos and see Janet and Jerry. What I LOVE about ABDT is that their ENTIRE inventory is on site. FACT: If you go to Friar Tux or Men's Warehouse or another "chain" shop - you walk into a show room. You talk with a "sales rep" who doesn't really care about the style and fashion of your wedding. You pick suits and accessories from a book. AND if you wanted to try on the actual suit you want to wear on your wedding day... you CAN'T, until you actually pick it up 2 days before your wedding. UM. NO THANK YOU.
Our appointment with Janet and Jerry lasted 2.5 hours. (haha! crazy, i know! But my fiance has a particular vision for his wedding day style) Anyway - a long appointment, but not ONCE did we feel rushed. Jerry took his time to measure and show us the different suits they had in stock. Janet was so gracious (and honest) to show us what looks nice and what's hot and what's not. The BEST thing about it was - my fiance was able to try on the EXACT suit he was going to wear on our wedding day - from head to toe! Seeing him almost brought me to tears!
We have 8 groomsmen and I know they will be taken care of. And the day they pick up their tuxedos - if something is missing, or if some don't fit - they can exchange it or do alterations...on the spot...in the store!
....OH! And who wouldn't want to go where Philip Rivers shops?? YUP. He bought his tuxedo here in January. Enough said. Our initial consultation gets 5 stars. And I'm hoping it will be the same review after our wedding day.
Diane E.
As the Groom, I wanted to have my own tux and "A Better Deal Tuxedos" delivered. I looked all through San Diego and no could offer or compare to the service, quality and staff of "A Better Deal Tuxedos".
This is one of the few companies that are true to there names. So, if you want to purchase or rent, I would highly recommend them.
P.S. At first I planned on buying my tie elsewhere, but no one could offer the Black on Black tie A Better Deal had. SO, I bought the tie from them as well.
Philip B.
My husband and I worked with Janet at A Better Deal for our August 2008 wedding. We purchased a tuxedo for him there, and his father and best man rented their tuxes there.
Before we visited ABD, we had been to Nordstrom to price out tuxedos for my husband. We were a bit deflated by the prices we were quoted and thought we might have to rent for my husband. So, we visited ABD upon the recommendation of my gown shop, Chez Bride Moderne.
We made an appointment over the phone for a late afternoon visit. We were greeted and served by Janet, one of the owners there. I provided her a picture of the look I was hoping to achieve. We discussed rental options, but Janet made it clear that a slim, tailored look (that was very important to me) was not going to be possible with a rental. She then quoted us how much it would be to purchase a tuxedo from her and we were just floored - her price was less than half of what Nordstrom offered. She gave us the name of her preferred tailor, who would be able to tailor the tux to our liking.
My husband and I both were impressed and drawn in by Janet's enthusiasm and personal approach. She was simply a delight to work with.
I should note that this is a very busy shop. Over the course of half-a-dozen various visits there, you have to work with the staff a bit to get the kind of personalized attention that we liked so much. Something that worked well for us was to come at the end of the day during their last half hour of business. Since my husband and I work all day, that was the only time that we were available to come to the shop anyways, so it worked well for us.
We also made arrangements for my husband's father and best man to rent tuxedos there. We followed Janet's instructions as to when she needed measurements by, and for the plan to pick up and drop off the rentals. His dad had some trouble with a proper fit at his daughter's wedding earlier in the summer, and he reported that he was very happy with the fit that Janet achieved for him. The men reported no problems with picking their tuxes up, and in fact drove down to the shop (which happened to be very near our venue) to have Janet's expert hand tie their bow-ties the day of the wedding. They looked GREAT.
Oh, and my husband looked like a million bucks. Janet's recommended tailor (Q. Ta in Pacific Beach) did a fantastic job. What is perhaps more important than my satisfaction was that my husband loved the way he looked in the ensemble Janet provided and enjoyed working with her every step of the way. This was simply a resounding success. Thank you, Janet!
Candice C.
Very good small business. I used them for my wedding and I was impressed. They can get busy but if you plan and take your time, they can be a pleasure to work with.
They made no visible mistakes with any of my 8 or 9 rentals. On time and no last minute surprises. My husband looked GREAT (he always does).
Wish there were more "Better Deals" in San Diego.
Maria H.
The man needed to rent a tux for a fancy pants wedding in La Jolla. He told them the look he wanted to portray, and they nailed it. The entire night he received compliments on his tux, and the bride was gushing over how he went the extra mile and wore a tux to make her day special. He looked so handsome *sigh*
There was a small issue with the pants being damaged at the bottom when he returned them, however they removed the hem and said not to worry about it that it was fixable without charging him extra.
Overall, impeccable service and reasonably priced tuxedo rental. Glad we found this business on yelp!
Kim T.
We used this place for our wedding this past August 2009. Janet helped us out and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our selection. She helped get our colors and style coordinated for all of the wedding party. You simply cannot compare her expertise and attention to detail. Do yourself a favor and go here and not some big chain store!
Vanessa T.
Janet and Jerry (owners) are awesome!
I stopped by Men's Wearhouse on New Year's Eve for a tux fitting and the people there treated us poorly. I was so frustrated and disappointed, I asked my fiance to call our wedding coordinator for a recommendation. She sent us to ABD. Jerry greeted us warmly and Janet immediately gave me a Tuxedo101 lesson. I learned a ton! I also learned that Men's Wearhouse measured my pants too low and I would have looked like a gangster walking down the isle.
After I tried on a few tuxes, I reserved tuxes for me and my guys immediately. That was easy!
Charlie C.
These guys are GREAT! Best place in the area to rent a tux or suit for whatever occasion you might find yourself in -- very personal service, great selection, and lower prices than at the mall chains. I rented both a tux and a suit for a trip I made a couple of months ago to Washington DC where I needed both (the moths ate mine years ago). Got measured quickly, then tried out a few options. Put down my deposit and I was good to go. I was so happy with the price, service, and quality that I just brought my son there yesterday to get set for his high school prom. No more malls for us!
Peter E.
After visiting several skanky tux shops, all of which you could not try anything on but merely choose from a photo in a catalog, we were recommended to A Better Deal by our Event Coordinator-on our first visit, we were warmly welcomed by Janet. She knows her stuff, and we found the pricing very affordable. What sealed the deal for me was the fact that you could try everything on, and everything is THERE-with other mass retailers, if they screw up your order, you are well...screwed. They don't carry their inventory in the store; however A Better Deal does. This gave me peace of mind knowing that a sizing error could be fixed within minutes instead of days. Everything was flawless and the groomsmen looked fantastic. Yes, they have dogs. Yes, it is a small shop. San Diego is a dog city, and some people can hang with it and some can't. If I had my own shop, I would bring my dog every single day. If this bothers you, I would recommend going elsewhere. For us, it was a refreshing, warm and great experience. Good people, good service. No issues at all. Tuxedos were perfect.
Amy P.
Great service, high quality suits/tuxes, and great prices. Before finding out about ABD here on Yelp we visited a few of the other chain tux shops in town, where all they had is what I would call "prom tuxes." ABD was the only place that had what I was looking for since I opted for a nice charcoal suit over the traditional tux for our wedding. Not only was it a high quality product, but they even have a slim fit collection so the cut was just right. Looked much better than a boxy tux that you would find elsewhere. Very happy with the whole experience. Don't waste your time at other tux shops, go straight to ABD.
Rob F.
Excellent! One of my friends recommended that I check this place out for a 1930's themed wedding reception that I was going to attend. I went in about a month prior to the reception and they showed me a few options and said that they could get me fitted a few days prior to the event. I arrived 5 days prior to the event, got fitted and was looking sharp! The customer service by all of the staff was top-notch, always smiling, always helpful.
Tom H.
 
I have been looking for tuxedos for my 7 groomsmen and myself. I drove over to Men's Warehouse after work yesterday and it was an awful experience. They were just sales people with little knowledge and outrageous prices. They were asking for $200 a person for a tuxedo rental (And the tuxedo was very bland and boring). After listening to their sales pitch for an hour, my fiance and I took off in search of another option.
We had read reviews on A Better Deal and decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, they were closing and we were still 10 minutes away. We called the store and Jerry told us to come on in, even though they were closing. Jerry and Janet spent two hours helping us to pick out the best, trendy and special tuxedos for the wedding. The customer service was top notch, the best I have ever seen anywhere. Jerry ironed shirts and pants for me to try on, while Janet worked with my fiance to pick out colors to match our wedding and her bridesmaids dresses. I have 7 groomsmen and 6 are from out of state. I originally went to Men's Warehouse because it is a national chain and I figured my friends could get measured in their respective states. As it turns out, Jerry and Janet sent me measurement sheets for all my friends, and they will be fitted the day before the wedding, with an alterations person on site for same day alterations.
My tux is amazing and my groomsmen will love theirs as well. This store is simply the best. It would be a huge mistake to go anywhere else. This was the best experience at a store that I've had in years. I will recommend A Better Deal to everyone, and will be back for future events.
Zach W.
 
Excellent tuxedo rental, they did my wedding over a year ago, and every time I look at the pics, I am pretty stoked. This place is way better that most tuxedo rental places so I thought I would write them a quick review. The owners are hilarious, a little crazy actually, but they do great work, and keep it light. They were very busy when I went to pick mine up, which slowed the process down, but hey, I guess that's a good thing.
Alex B.
 
I could understand a few of the low reviews - but seriously: are you expecting a "Say Yes to Dress/Kleinfeld" experience when it comes to finding a tuxedo? Did you want consultants dressed in black in a fancy shop to pop champagne when you find THE tux? Well if you do, then don't go here.
But if you want awesome customer service, a great selection of stylish suits and tuxedos - then please visit A Better Deal Tuxedos and see Janet and Jerry. What I LOVE about ABDT is that their ENTIRE inventory is on site. FACT: If you go to Friar Tux or Men's Warehouse or another "chain" shop - you walk into a show room. You talk with a "sales rep" who doesn't really care about the style and fashion of your wedding. You pick suits and accessories from a book. AND if you wanted to try on the actual suit you want to wear on your wedding day... you CAN'T, until you actually pick it up 2 days before your wedding. UM. NO THANK YOU.
Our appointment with Janet and Jerry lasted 2.5 hours. (haha! crazy, i know! But my fiance has a particular vision for his wedding day style) Anyway - a long appointment, but not ONCE did we feel rushed. Jerry took his time to measure and show us the different suits they had in stock. Janet was so gracious (and honest) to show us what looks nice and what's hot and what's not. The BEST thing about it was - my fiance was able to try on the EXACT suit he was going to wear on our wedding day - from head to toe! Seeing him almost brought me to tears!
We have 8 groomsmen and I know they will be taken care of. And the day they pick up their tuxedos - if something is missing, or if some don't fit - they can exchange it or do alterations...on the spot...in the store!
....OH! And who wouldn't want to go where Philip Rivers shops?? YUP. He bought his tuxedo here in January. Enough said. Our initial consultation gets 5 stars. And I'm hoping it will be the same review after our wedding day.
Diana E.
 
Wonderful Wonderful!!! Im so excited to have picked them for all our Tuxedos for the wedding. They are amazing, staff wise and the types of tuxedos! I would only go to them.
San Diego R.
 
A Better Deal was recommended to us for our groomsmen rentals for our wedding last July. We were warned ahead of time that the place is a little dated and it is owned by a quirky couple. This description is accurate, but there is much more to ABDT!! We found the owners charming and super helpful. They are clearly passionate about their shop and finding the right fit and clothing for each individual. They have a huge variety and even outfits for ring bearers. They are no-nonsense and definitely don't take any crap from anyone. If that doesn't sound appealing, please go to Men's Warehouse!
We wanted our groomsmen to rent suits instead of tux's because we wanted a sleek, modern look. They had suits, shirts, shoes, and belts to rent and for a much more reasonable price than any of the tacky tuxes we saw at Men's Warehouse! We were so happy with the results - our groomsmen look amazing in all the pictures!
We were so happy with our experience, my husband decided to buy a suit for the wedding from ABDT. He is tall and skinny, so she had him try on the modern, slim fit and it was AMAZING! She kept saying he looked like a model and that the suit was made for him. The groom got to feel like the bride does when she finds her wedding dress - pretty special!
The suit did fit perfectly, looks great in the photos, and we plan to order the same suit in a couple other colors!
Jessica T.
 
I was really impressed by this place. I just went in to get measurements for an out-of-town wedding and was treated courteously and helped immediately. I have read many horror stories of people trying to get measurements at other Tuxedo rental places. After reviewing the Yelp files, I decided to go to ABDT and I would go back again if I ever need another tux! Even their selection of ties was good as well as cufflinks and every color suspender you can imagine!
I do have to say, parking there is a pain in the rump. I hate parking in La Jolla. I feel like I just keep circling from one roundabout to the next until a spot opens up. There is some angle parking for those that cant parallel... but mostly parallel parking.
Thank you, ABDT for the help! I'd refer them to anyone seeking Tuxedos.
Justin R.
 
The friendliest service by Jerry, Janet and the rest of the staff. An amazing selection of high quality suits, tuxedo's, shirts and ties. I have purchased a tuxedo, multiple suits, a dozen shirts for myself. I also picked out quality silk ties for my dad, brother and friends in time for the holiday's last season. If your looking for a special occasion or everyday men's wear check this place out FIRST!
Kevin S.
 
Life saving place. We went to Men's Warehouse first got measure weeks before the big day they screwed up the order. Called A Better Deal Tuxedo they were able to measure and suit us up in couple hours that we look good on our big day. Staff was friendly and owner is great even though they had to stay extra hour past closing time. Overall can't thank them enough.
Farukh S.
 
This place was great! I rented a tux here for a wedding, and the whole process was very smooth. They had a great selection and they keep everything in stock there at the store... you don't need to worry about them bringing something in from another location. They also will do quick alterations on-site as needed. The prices were very reasonable. The people that work here were very friendly and patient... as someone who doesn't wear suits or tuxedos often, I couldn't answer several of the questions they asked, but they were very helpful in getting me what I needed. The quality of what they offered wasn't too bad either.
Andrew P.
 
This place is fantastic! My fiance went here to buy tux for himself and to look for rentals for our upcoming wedding. At first we didn't want to go here because we figured, being in Birdrock, it would be more on the expensive side. After a terrible experience at another tuxedo shop, we decided to give A Better Deal a try. I am SO happy we did! Not only was the experience far better than where we had been, but the quality of the tuxedos are fantastic, and they ended up being cheaper for hate groomsmen to rent! Score!
We also had a hiccup and had to push back the wedding after we went in for our first appointment. When I called to explain, they were so accommodating and even let us come back to try on different tuxes months later even though we had already purchased a tux and it had come in.
I can't recommend this place enough. If you are looking for quality service, quality tuxedos, and great prices, check this place out!!
Natalie S.
 
Amazing service, very knowledgeable and friendly staff, great prices and selection. This place treated me like a king! Thanks guys. I already got my tux reserved for my wedding in May :)
Alex K.



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