Xedo.com Press updates
Some of the latest press about Xedo.
The Knot Dream Wedding
We were honored and excited to have been a part of Devon & Asha Still’s big day in collaboration with The Knot Dream Wedding.
Xedo provided the groomsmen and fathers of both the groom & bride with their stylish Justin Alexander tuxedos with Alfred Angelo accessories.
Photos by Joseph Lin Photogaphy
May / 20 / 2016
Xedo at the 2016 Oscars - part two
Dale Godboldo from American Crime Story looked dashing in a Michael Kors for Xedo 3-piece black tux at an Oscars party.
Mar / 01 / 2016
Xedo at the 2016 Oscars - part one
JC Chasez in Justin Alexander for Xedo. He wears a 3-piece black tuxedo at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party.
Feb / 29 / 2016
Why Shark Tank's Investor, Daymond John, Loves Wearing Xedo
Align With Winners
Daymond is known as the Shark of style. He walks into a room often dressed to the nine’s and turning heads. He latest investment of time is with Xedo, an online consumer application designed to offer customized tuxedo rentals. It makes getting ready for the Oscars, a bridal party or formal wear event as simple as a few clicks, your formal wear is delivered like a gift directly to your doorstep. The on-demand luxury style-wear is resonating with Millennials and more. Daymond was introduced to the two visionaries who would bring this experience to America. The team had already been shipping formal wear for years all over Europe. Richard Freedman and Peter Abruzzo caught Daymond’s attention. Peter has been in the industry for more than 25 years. As CEO of Modern Tuxedo, he grew the tuxedo business from one single location operation to one of the highest grossing formalwear companies nationwide. Richard Freedman, Managing Director at ACS Clothing, is the brainchild behind the company. Richard, along with his father Joe, established ACS in 1997 and along with their staff of 100 plus dispatch out over 400,000 outfits per year.
Daymond knew a partnership with Xedo was a perfect fit for him. “I was very happy, all of the key players are there, quality in the product is there and then of course easiest thing to sell is the truth. So it was very easy for me.” Daymond explained. Daymond saw a future for Xedo and for him. He knew his access to retailers and a strong social following by the massive millennial market would provide value. “The best part about today is that you can reach everyone from your cell phone. We are a very visual world. So whether Millennials are dressing casual during the day, or when they are going through those special times in their lives, they are dressing up; and they are sharing that all over social media.” Daymond notes. Of course one of the best things about Millennials, they love to share. “They are the biggest ambassadors, the kind you simply couldn’t pay for. Like when you and I grew up, I had 8 friends, these kids have 800. And there are 8 million of those kids.”
Bring Value, Make Value
The partnership with Daymond is invigoriating to Peter and Richard who initially had some concerns about bringing the Xedo concept to America. They knew they needed iconic leaders to represent their brand. “I worked with Daymond years ago when we launched FUBU into formal wear. And it was a huge success, huge. And then our friend said Daymond is the perfect person for this. Look, he is fashion, he is brains, and he is everything. We like working with him and I think he is going to bring us to the level that we need to be. I think it’s going to be a tremendous success.” Peter noted. From our Millennial Study, we know that the tech-friendship population gravitates to convenience, influencers they trust, on-demand response, and saving time, all things that Xedo promises to deliver. “I think we will have a really successful business and bringing these partners together is key.” Peter explained.
What would Daymond John tell his 20 year-old self to focus on today? “ I would give myself financial intelligence, because no matter what you do in business it is hard to make money but it is ten times harder to keep it. I would share with myself that you are going to make way more mistakes in life, don’t try to be better than anybody out there, the only person that you are supposed to be better than is the person that you were yesterday.” As a financial advisor, this is the same message we’re sharing with our clients each day.
Invest It Forward
So how does Daymond John view success? “Success to me is doing exactly what I do now. I am allowed to invest in other people’s dreams and take a ride with them, I am allowed to see other people now find financial security or follow their dream all the way through and see if their dream works or doesn’t work.” Daymond explains. “I am also educating myself every day because of investing in all of these businesses I get to learn how the next generation is operating and I get to take that and not only use it for things like this venture right here or other businesses that I am doing.” Right now, Daymond’s excitement is in Xedo. “We are going to have a lot of fun with it and make people look really amazing. Enjoy those special times in life and have fun with it!”
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Feb / 25 / 2016
Local Biz: Xedo Tuxedo
The largest formal men's wear rental outfit in Europe picked Memphis for its expansion in the United States.
We got a behind-the-scenes look at Xedo's 240,000 square foot distribution center which became fully operational on January 1st.
In the giant building in a South Memphis industrial park, a company with Scottish roots is changing the way guys rent formal men's wear.
"We're pretty excited. Revolutionizing tuxedo rental," Andy Gliemann of Xedo said.
Michael Kors, Alfred Angelo, and Bartlett's own "Allure." All the marquee names in men's formal wear. No appointment. No fitting. Just order your tux at your convenience online.
"We fulfill the order. We quality check it and we ship it out the door," Gliemann said.
Gliemann was tasked by ACS Clothing out of Scotland to start the operation, providing tux rentals all over the United States.
Like a perfectly tailored tux, Gliemann said Memphis was the perfect fit for Xedo.
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Feb / 08 / 2016
Xedo at the 22nd Annual SAG Awards 2016
Feb / 01 / 2016
Tuxedos Gone Tech
Xedo Introduces Revolutionary Online Tuxedo Rental Experience Just In Time For Wedding Season
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly 40% of engagements taking place between November and February (WeddingWire.com), a revolutionary new concept is offering men a smarter way to suit up for the big day. Xedo offers online rentals of high-quality, flawless-fitting, yet affordable men's designer formalwear delivered directly to your doorstep, coast-to-coast. Xedo's one-of-a-kind platform offers a unique online shopping experience, filling a niche for today's time-crunched, yet fashion-focused millennials.
Here Comes the... Groom
With 80% of US grooms and groomsmen admitting to renting tuxedos, Xedo serves as the ultimate formalwear solution to make dressing the entire wedding party simple, stylish and stress-free.Xedo's interactive Tux Builder is an easy and fun way for couples to design the groomswear style for their special day. Complete online management of the bridal party eliminates the hassle of coordinating appointments, payments or fittings for groomsmen across the country. Busy brides and grooms get to keep their sanity – and their Saturdays – overseeing their bridal party looks from the comfort of their own home or device.
Proprietary algorithms minimize sizing errors and hone in on a customer's correct measurements from the start to guarantee the perfect fit. For the ultimate in convenience, tuxedos are shipped two weeks before the big day to ensure plenty of time for free size replacements if necessary. A complimentary "Groom's Tux Try-On" months in advance allows grooms to see how the product looks and feels in person, before committing to purchase. Coupled with free shipping and impeccable service, Xedo will always ensure that the fit is just right for the big day. As an added perk, the groom's tuxedo is free with a registered wedding party of six or more.
The Perfect Match
Combining refined British craftsmanship with America's creative spirit, Xedo offers a wide array of fashion-forward wedding, special occasion and prom looks to meet every need. Boasting an impressive array of designer-driven collections, Xedo's signature look is classic elegance meets modern swagger, with the details that make the difference: luxury fabrics, sleeker cuts, narrower lapels, sophisticated colors and authentic old-world tailoring. The result is formalwear that looks more runway and less rental.
Partnerships with today's top bridal and menswear designers include Alfred Angelo, Allure, Justin Alexander, Michael Kors and Mon Cheri. Styles reflect the signature look of each designer, made to complement their bridal gown collections. A Daymond John collection will be launched in Fall 2016, with additional high-profile designer partnerships to be announced in the future.
"Xedo was created out of the belief that rental doesn't have to consist of ill-fitting tuxedos that are poor quality and inconvenient to obtain," said Peter Abruzzo, Xedo US CEO. "We've brought together an unprecedented collaboration of talent to provide the finest fabrics, quality and style ever introduced to rental, making exceptional black-tie style accessible and affordable for everyone."
A major benefit of these partnerships is Xedo's exclusive, insider access to all of the designers' exact colors and fabrics, ensuring that all accessories – from vests and cummerbunds to pocket squares and bow ties - are truly a perfect match. Now, bridal party color coordination is easier than ever and more precise. Colors can even be mixed and matched to tell a personalized color story.
Blue is the New Black
Wondering what to expect this season? Designs from Xedo's debut collection are both masculine and modern, sophisticated and sleek, with unique details. According to Kelsy Zimba, Xedo's Creative Director, key trends will include striking grosgrain and satin trim lapel detailing, beautiful fabric buttons with real buttonholes on the cuff (unheard of in the rental market), matte shoes and the comeback of the cummerbund.
While black was the color of choice in 2015 with 80% of grooms selecting the shade, in 2016 expect an even split between black, gray and navy. This season features tuxedos in deep, rich tones of blue such as Midnight Blue, Blue Ink and Navy, as well as stormy shades of gray in hues like Charcoal, Steel, Heather and Cement. Trimmings for tuxes are all about color, with brides favoring pastels for the groomsmen or sticking to more of a monochrome look, matching the bow tie to the suit. Expect new styles to be added as trends change.
Tuxedos start at $95 for the jacket and pants, while packages range in price from $170 - $195. An incomparable value, packages include a jacket, pants, cummerbund or vest, neckwear, shirt, studs & cufflinks, pocket square, shoes and socks. Xedo carries tuxedos in size 3 to 66 to accommodate both children and adults, ensuring everyone can look and feel their best.
Xedo is available online at www.xedo.com, as well as through select bridal and fashion retailers nationwide, including 52 Alfred Angelo locations. Xedo's cutting-edge platform can be accessed via any internet-enabled device, from PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones.
Xedo is a manufacturer of high-quality, flawless-fitting, men's designer formalwear delivered directly to your doorstep, revolutionizing the tuxedo rental industry in North America. The brand's innovative online platform allows consumers to preview, rent and manage wedding, prom and special occasion looks at their own convenience, providing a black tie solution for today's busy man. Xedo is available online at www.xedo.com as well as through select bridal and fashion retailers nationwide. Xedo is a division of ACS Clothing Group, Europe's largest provider of men's formalwear. The brand operates a 240,000 square foot distribution facility in Memphis, Tennessee, near shipping partner FedEx, guaranteeing formalwear delivery coast-to-coast. For more information, visit the website or call 1-844-784-8087.
Jan / 07 / 2016
Xedo at the People's Choice Awards
Straight Outta Compton actor Neil Brown Jr. was dapper in a Michael Kors for Xedo.
- Michael Kors Charcoal Grey Notch Collar Tux with matching vest and pants
- Striped Slate Blue Tie and Pocket Square
Jan / 06 / 2016
Your summer wedding tux
Yeah, you gotta start thinking about spring/summer weddings now. Fortunately, Xedo allows you to build your own tux … and rent it..
Start with the brand (Allure, Michael Kors, et.), then pick your preferred color palette, tie type, vests/cummerbunds, shirt (which includes free studs and cufflinks) and shoes (free socks included).
A video tutorial helps you find your fit, and FedEx takes care of delivery and returns.
(Appeared on InsideHook - http://www.insidehook.com/nation/the-unofficial-guide-to-all-custom-everything/
Jan / 04 / 2016