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|Type of business||Private|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Key people||Andrew Blackmon (co-founder)
Patrick Coyne (co-founder)
The Black Tux is a men's fashion company specializing in the online tuxedo and suit rental industry. The Black Tux rents tuxedos, suits, and other men’s formalwear accessories entirely through its own e-commerce marketplace.
The company was founded in 2012 by Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The business was created as a direct response to the co-founders’ poor experiences involving tuxedo and suit rentals for weddings and formal events. Prior to launching publicly, the company was involved with MuckerLab a Los Angeles-based start-up accelerator. The company received $10 million in Series A funding in January 2015, with an additional $25 million in September 2015.
The Black Tux rents tuxedos, suits, and other formalwear and accessories entirely online. Shipping is free both ways and arrives a full week prior to customers’ events. The Black Tux designs its tuxedos and suit and offers dress shirts, shoes, neckwear, and other formalwear accessories for rental.
Shortly after launching out of beta, The Black Tux was featured in GQ, which called the company “the Warby Parker of the formalwear game” and declared “The Black Tux has come to rescue guys from tux-rental hell.” Since launching they have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Techcrunch. In December 2013, The Black Tux raised funding from investors in the venture capital community.
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