Buying your own tux for prom could be the way to save money

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Prom costs are plenty high, but guys could actually save money on the tux if they think outside the box.

Buying a tuxedo could actually be a money-saver in the long run.

Suit Mart has a prom tux package with a tuxedo, shirt, vest, bow tie and pair of shoes for $140. That's only about $40 more than some rental costs.

"It's a very good investment. You don't realize how many affairs you go to that you'll need a tuxedo," said Gary Dante of Suit Mart.

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