Clothes do not make the man, but they do provide a nice buffer zone in the event of a hedgehog uprising. Look polished in your protective gear with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 toward formal wear and accessories at Al’s Formal Wear. Choose between the Harvey or Metairie location.
Since 1952, family-owned-and-operated Al’s Formal Wear has been spiffing up gentlemen for all formal and celebratory occasions. Dudes get dandified by donning Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, or Perry Ellis, to name just a few of the brands on hand, with rentals beginning at $57.99. Look sharp for a transcontinental yacht adventure with the cruise package, featuring a white polyester dinner jacket sure to impress big spenders and scandalize stodgy, traditional butlers ($139.97). Ease into a formal evening with a black silk cummerbund and pre-tied bow, or put on the ritz in a jaunty white fedora (both $39.99).
For fashion-confused fellows who’d rather put their trust in the autonomous, aesthetically objective eye of a machine, Al’s innovative color-match system fills the boot. The process begins with a tiny swatch of a bridesmaid dress from any bridal store, carefully cultivated in a petri dish and nurtured to maturity in its realized vest or cummerbund state. Al’s also provides wedding invitations, with more than 1,000 available designs and a multitude of accessories to provide a splendorous aura sure to inspire encore after encore of the Chicken Dance.