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Need to rent a black suit for funeral.
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levi
2009-11-25 16:01:18 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
Clothes are (relatively) so cheap in this modern
world that I seriously doubt that anyone could
stay in business renting suits suitable for funerals.

I don't think that the deceased will notice what
you're wearing. However, funerals are for the
living. If you don't feel the need to "impress" or
"fit in with" the living by wearing a suit during your
normal life activities, why try now?

Showing up is what really matters.

This advice comes to you from a person whose
mother died two weeks ago.
Thomas T. Veldhouse
2009-11-25 18:56:53 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Why do you need a suite for a funeral. There is no need for formal dress for
the vast majority of funerals that I have been too, although casual dress is
usually frowned upon. This may sound insensitive, but the dead person will
not care what you wear, and if looking down from his/her resting place will
just be happy that you are there. I tried to keep this as "secular" as
possible to avoid drawing out the left wing attackes on political correctness.
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Thomas T. Veldhouse

Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.
D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-25 20:19:13 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Why do you need a suite for a funeral. There is no need for formal dress for
the vast majority of funerals that I have been too, although casual dress is
usually frowned upon. This may sound insensitive, but the dead person will
not care what you wear, and if looking down from his/her resting place will
just be happy that you are there. I tried to keep this as "secular" as
possible to avoid drawing out the left wing attackes on political correctness.
I'm not here to discuss the why of it
But thanks for responding anyway
Thomas T. Veldhouse
2009-11-25 21:18:09 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Why do you need a suite for a funeral. There is no need for formal dress for
the vast majority of funerals that I have been too, although casual dress is
usually frowned upon. This may sound insensitive, but the dead person will
not care what you wear, and if looking down from his/her resting place will
just be happy that you are there. I tried to keep this as "secular" as
possible to avoid drawing out the left wing attackes on political correctness.
I'm not here to discuss the why of it
But thanks for responding anyway
At least you avoided your captious behavior in your other post where you
noted that I was using the word suite rather than suit (and if you want to
know why I do it, it is because I write software and one of the software
products we work with is **** Suite), and also, thanks for missing my
mispelling of "attacks" so that I could note it myself.

As far as keeping it secular and PC, it avoids, hopefully, the attacks of he
who shall not be named and a long chain of responses that forces me to kill an
entire thread, which I dislike doing.
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Thomas T. Veldhouse

Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.
Scott Smith
2009-11-27 15:58:04 UTC
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As far as keeping it secular and PC, it avoids, hopefully, the attacks of he
who shall not be named and a long chain of responses that forces me to kill an
entire thread, which I dislike doing.
Such thin skin you have, Thomas.


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D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-27 17:52:57 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to
attend
a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Why do you need a suite for a funeral. There is no need for formal
dress
for
the vast majority of funerals that I have been too, although casual
dress
is
usually frowned upon. This may sound insensitive, but the dead person will
not care what you wear, and if looking down from his/her resting place will
just be happy that you are there. I tried to keep this as "secular" as
possible to avoid drawing out the left wing attackes on political correctness.
I'm not here to discuss the why of it
But thanks for responding anyway
At least you avoided your captious behavior in your other post where you
noted that I was using the word suite rather than suit (and if you want to
know why I do it, it is because I write software and one of the software
products we work with is **** Suite), and also, thanks for missing my
mispelling of "attacks" so that I could note it myself.
As far as keeping it secular and PC, it avoids, hopefully, the attacks of he
who shall not be named and a long chain of responses that forces me to kill an
entire thread, which I dislike doing.
Stop whining
It's unbecoming
And I have no understanding why some people need to recommend something that
you have clearly stated NOT TO BE an option
Must be stupidity or something like that.
Scott Smith
2009-11-27 22:58:41 UTC
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
As far as keeping it secular and PC, it avoids, hopefully, the attacks of
he who shall not be named and a long chain of responses that forces me to
kill an entire thread, which I dislike doing.
Stop whining
It's unbecoming
But it fits Thomas so well. ;-)


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catpandaddy
2009-11-28 07:13:43 UTC
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As far as keeping it secular and PC, it avoids, hopefully, the attacks of
he who shall not be named and a long chain of responses that forces me to
kill an entire thread, which I dislike doing.
Stop whining
It's unbecoming
But it fits Thomas so well. ;-)
Stop being mean to Thomas right now! You trying to make me start whining my
fool head off?
Scott Smith
2009-11-28 16:21:24 UTC
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
As far as keeping it secular and PC, it avoids, hopefully, the attacks of
he who shall not be named and a long chain of responses that forces me to
kill an entire thread, which I dislike doing.
Stop whining
It's unbecoming
But it fits Thomas so well. ;-)
Stop being mean to Thomas right now! You trying to make me start whining my
fool head off?
"Don't make me pull this Usenet group over and come back there!" ;-)


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Mike O'Brien
2009-11-28 16:26:57 UTC
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Stop being mean to Thomas right now! You trying to make me start whining my
fool head off?
"Don't make me pull this Usenet group over and come back there!" ;-)
"Oh my God! its raining turkeys!" - Les Nessman .
Melba's Jammin'
2009-11-26 13:46:29 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
Why do you need a suite for a funeral.
Jeez, what difference does it make? He wants to rent a black suit.
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Thomas T. Veldhouse
2009-11-30 16:45:42 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
(snip)
Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
Why do you need a suite for a funeral.
Jeez, what difference does it make? He wants to rent a black suit.
Simple, if he thinks he needs to wear one and actually doesn't then it could
save him some money. That is all I and a couple of others have said.
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Thomas T. Veldhouse

Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.
Thomas T. Veldhouse
2009-11-25 19:00:46 UTC
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I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
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Thomas T. Veldhouse

Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.
D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-25 20:43:44 UTC
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I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com

There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse, no
matter how hard you try
Jinx Minx
2009-11-25 21:39:07 UTC
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse, no
matter how hard you try
*I* do not need a dictionary. I did not spell it "suite" so if I misspelled
another word, please do let me know which one so I don't make the same
mistake again. And for the record, I'm not a guy.

Jinx
D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-25 22:06:50 UTC
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse, no
matter how hard you try
*I* do not need a dictionary. I did not spell it "suite" so if I
misspelled another word, please do let me know which one so I don't make
the same mistake again. And for the record, I'm not a guy.
Jinx
LOL
YOu prove that indeed you DO need a dictionary
1) You wrote "suite"
2) Guys is a generic that under English rules of grammar encompasses both
males and females
For example, the word "actor" is also used in such a fashion
3) I have no way of knowing what your flavor of gender may be from your
posting
Nor do I care
Jinx Minx
2009-11-26 04:06:05 UTC
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I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse,
no matter how hard you try
*I* do not need a dictionary. I did not spell it "suite" so if I
misspelled another word, please do let me know which one so I don't make
the same mistake again. And for the record, I'm not a guy.
Jinx
LOL
YOu prove that indeed you DO need a dictionary
1) You wrote "suite"
2) Guys is a generic that under English rules of grammar encompasses
both males and females
For example, the word "actor" is also used in such a fashion
3) I have no way of knowing what your flavor of gender may be from your
posting
Nor do I care
I NEVER spelled it "suite". Learn to read, dumbass.

Jinx
Scott Smith
2009-11-26 04:23:11 UTC
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dumbass.
The best concise description of "D.A. Tsenuf" I have seen so far.

Well said. ;-)


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catpandaddy
2009-11-26 05:05:25 UTC
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Post by D.A.Tsenuf
Post by Jinx Minx
Post by D.A.Tsenuf
Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse,
no matter how hard you try
*I* do not need a dictionary. I did not spell it "suite" so if I
misspelled another word, please do let me know which one so I don't make
the same mistake again. And for the record, I'm not a guy.
Jinx
LOL
YOu prove that indeed you DO need a dictionary
1) You wrote "suite"
2) Guys is a generic that under English rules of grammar encompasses
both males and females
For example, the word "actor" is also used in such a fashion
3) I have no way of knowing what your flavor of gender may be from
your posting
Nor do I care
I NEVER spelled it "suite". Learn to read, dumbass.
Jinx
He's probably counting the quoted text from Thomas that appeared in your
reply, and doesn't even realize that this makes him equally guilty of the
very same thing by requoting the previously quoted material. So, unless he
includes himself in his complaint, there's no merit in his trying to pin it
on you as well as Thomas. He just wants to lash out at people here, so he's
not worth any further time of yours or mine.

Have a good Thanksgiving!
l***@gmail.com
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Well, what about a person that has nothing to wear an doesn't have dress shoes.these are the people that need to rent.these people don't have jobs they work on cars for a living
catpandaddy
2009-11-25 22:11:55 UTC
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse, no
matter how hard you try
*I* do not need a dictionary. I did not spell it "suite" so if I
misspelled another word, please do let me know which one so I don't make
the same mistake again. And for the record, I'm not a guy.
Jinx
That's just the way D.A.T. acts to everyone. Pay it no mind.
D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-27 18:00:32 UTC
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I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse,
no matter how hard you try
*I* do not need a dictionary. I did not spell it "suite" so if I
misspelled another word, please do let me know which one so I don't make
the same mistake again. And for the record, I'm not a guy.
Jinx
That's just the way D.A.T. acts to everyone. Pay it no mind.
What I find interesting is all the people who want to talk you into doing
something you have clearly stated not to be an option

Must be some unconscious need to bang head into wall, or other hard surface
Thomas T. Veldhouse
2009-11-25 21:14:01 UTC
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BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
There is a difference between a "suit" and a "suite"..
And no, you can NOT get a "suite" at either Target or Men's Warehouse, no
matter how hard you try
Big hairy deal ... or should I say harry deal! I know one is "sweet" and the
other is "suit", but when I type fast in an informal forum, ship happens.
Nice of you to be so captious and to be the group spell and grammar checker.
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Thomas T. Veldhouse

Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.
levi
2009-12-01 20:29:26 UTC
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BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
    Try here
   www.m-w.com
Hey thanks for the link. I've been using
www.webster.com for a very long time, but
I was really starting to get annoyed at the
pop-up browser window of advertising that
they began including a year or two ago.

The m-w link goes right to the same page
that I use, but without the pop-up. Yea!
D.A.Tsenuf
2009-12-01 20:57:17 UTC
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BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
#
# Hey thanks for the link. I've been using
# www.webster.com for a very long time, but
# I was really starting to get annoyed at the
# pop-up browser window of advertising that
# they began including a year or two ago.
#
# The m-w link goes right to the same page
# that I use, but without the pop-up. Yea!

Glad to be of help
Which just goes to show that every cloud does have a silver lining
But sometimes you need a bit of time for it to shine
levi
2009-12-02 01:42:19 UTC
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BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
#
# Hey thanks for the link.  I've been using
#www.webster.comfor a very long time, but
# I was really starting to get annoyed at the
# pop-up browser window of advertising that
# they began including a year or two ago.
#
# The m-w link goes right to the same page
# that I use, but without the pop-up.  Yea!
Glad to be of help
    Which just goes to show that every cloud does have a silver lining
    But sometimes you need a bit of time for it to shine
Life's grand when you wait for the band.
Scott Smith
2009-12-02 02:15:54 UTC
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Post by D.A.Tsenuf
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
#
# Hey thanks for the link.  I've been using
#www.webster.comfor a very long time, but
# I was really starting to get annoyed at the
# pop-up browser window of advertising that
# they began including a year or two ago.
#
# The m-w link goes right to the same page
# that I use, but without the pop-up.  Yea!
Glad to be of help
    Which just goes to show that every cloud does have a silver lining
    But sometimes you need a bit of time for it to shine
Life's grand when you wait for the band.
I believe "D.A.Tsenuf" has finally found his niche in life...

...to be unintentionally helpful. ;-)


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D.A.Tsenuf
2009-12-03 15:24:49 UTC
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BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
Try here
www.m-w.com
#
# Hey thanks for the link. I've been using
# www.webster.com for a very long time, but
# I was really starting to get annoyed at the
# pop-up browser window of advertising that
# they began including a year or two ago.
#
# The m-w link goes right to the same page
# that I use, but without the pop-up. Yea!
Glad to be of help
Which just goes to show that every cloud does have a silver lining
But sometimes you need a bit of time for it to shine
But if there's no band, it's time to make your own music..
Michael Stemper
2009-12-01 18:44:18 UTC
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Post by Thomas T. Veldhouse
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target
[snip]
Post by D.A.Tsenuf
BOTH you guys need a good dictionary
No, "Jinx Minx" doesn't need a dictionary; she spelled "suit" properly.

YOU need to learn to read attributions.
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Jinx Minx
2009-11-25 21:40:04 UTC
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I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Good luck finding somebody who can properly fit you into a suite at Target ...
or JC Penny's or Kohls. If you want to buy a suite, you really have to go to
a place that specializes in such things and Men's Warehouse is the first thing
that comes to mind for me. However, I don't recommend buying or renting a
suite for a funeral for most cases. I suppose if you are a Pallbearer that
may change things some, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
--
Thomas T. Veldhouse
Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.
True enough, but since the OP just wants a suit for this one occasion, I'm
assuming one that fits reasonably well without be custom tailored to fit
would do just fine.

Jinx
Scott Smith
2009-11-25 19:28:05 UTC
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Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
Clothes are (relatively) so cheap in this modern
world that I seriously doubt that anyone could
stay in business renting suits suitable for funerals.
I don't think that the deceased will notice what
you're wearing. However, funerals are for the
living. If you don't feel the need to "impress" or
"fit in with" the living by wearing a suit during your
normal life activities, why try now?
Showing up is what really matters.
This advice comes to you from a person whose
mother died two weeks ago.
Exactly. I recently attended a funeral for a friend and I wore
an off-the-shelf black sport coat with a black button down
shirt and a pair of jeans. Comfortable, appropriately somber,
and I seemed to fit in just fine.

As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.


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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
Clothes are (relatively) so cheap in this modern
world that I seriously doubt that anyone could
stay in business renting suits suitable for funerals.
I don't think that the deceased will notice what
you're wearing. However, funerals are for the
living. If you don't feel the need to "impress" or
"fit in with" the living by wearing a suit during your
normal life activities, why try now?
Showing up is what really matters.
This advice comes to you from a person whose
mother died two weeks ago.
Exactly. I recently attended a funeral for a friend and I wore
an off-the-shelf black sport coat with a black button down
shirt and a pair of jeans. Comfortable, appropriately somber,
and I seemed to fit in just fine.
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
Oh, and by the way, sorry to hear about your mother. :-(


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2009-11-26 15:17:16 UTC
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On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:28:05 -0600, Scott Smith
Post by levi
Title says it all
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
Clothes are (relatively) so cheap in this modern
world that I seriously doubt that anyone could
stay in business renting suits suitable for funerals.
I don't think that the deceased will notice what
you're wearing.  However, funerals are for the
living.  If you don't feel the need to "impress" or
"fit in with" the living by wearing a suit during your
normal life activities, why try now?
Showing up is what really matters.
This advice comes to you from a person whose
mother died two weeks ago.
Exactly.  I recently attended a funeral for a friend and I wore
an off-the-shelf black sport coat with a black button down
shirt and a pair of jeans.  Comfortable, appropriately somber,
and I seemed to fit in just fine.  
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
Oh, and by the way, sorry to hear about your mother.   :-(
Thank you Scott. She was 92 and ready to go,
so her passing should be observed more with
joy than with sorrow. All of her children and
most of her grandchildren were there to help
ease her final days.
WDS
2009-11-25 20:48:12 UTC
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Post by Scott Smith
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
Many people in the family may feel you are being disrespectful if you
show up dressed inappropriately.

http://www.mestads.com/tux/

Despite it being labeled "tuxedos" there are suits. So I suspect that
other rental places will also rent suits.
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2009-11-25 21:04:17 UTC
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Post by Scott Smith
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
Many people in the family may feel you are being disrespectful if you
show up dressed inappropriately.
Sounds like THEIR problem to me. ;-)

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2009-11-26 16:46:17 UTC
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Post by Scott Smith
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
Many people in the family may feel you are being disrespectful if you
show up dressed inappropriately.
Sounds like THEIR problem to me.    ;-)
Yes it is. However, in order to keep the
wheels of society properly greased, quite
often we do things like don the "appropriate
costume" of the group we are (by circumstance
or choice) trying to pass amongst without
undue friction.
Scott Smith
2009-11-26 17:03:27 UTC
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Post by levi
Post by WDS
Post by Scott Smith
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
Many people in the family may feel you are being disrespectful if you
show up dressed inappropriately.
Sounds like THEIR problem to me.    ;-)
Yes it is. However, in order to keep the
wheels of society properly greased, quite
often we do things like don the "appropriate
costume" of the group we are (by circumstance
or choice) trying to pass amongst without
undue friction.
Very true. Although, I have managed for most of my life to avoid
having to deal with those particular constraints very often.


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Lutsen Lumberjack
2009-11-25 21:41:51 UTC
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Exactly.  I recently attended a funeral for a friend and I wore
an off-the-shelf black sport coat with a black button down
shirt and a pair of jeans.  Comfortable, appropriately somber,
and I seemed to fit in just fine.  
As Levi said, it's the being there and supporting family and
friends of the deceased that counts.
How about ask the funeral home what the deceased will be wearing, and
try to dress similarly.
Jinx Minx
2009-11-25 17:41:04 UTC
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend
a funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....

Jinx
Melba's Jammin'
2009-11-26 13:48:12 UTC
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend
a funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Jinx
Good point. Tuxedo rentals can be expensive; I don't know about plain
dark suits.
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D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-27 17:50:35 UTC
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend
a funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
I know you don't want buying info, but I've seen nice looking suit pieces
now being sold at some Target stores in the menswear dept. I haven't
checked prices, but it might be a cheaper option than renting. Just
something to keep in mind....
Jinx
Good point. Tuxedo rentals can be expensive; I don't know about plain
dark suits.
--
Men's Wearhouse rents suits for kids
Suit/shirt/tie/shoes for $60 for my 9 year-old
Far better than buying a suit he'll outgrow.
For myself, I resurected an old navy pinstripe from the back of the closet
Tailoring to fit after 13 years, $55
Problem solved
Ironically, since I'm not as physically active, I have actually lost some
bulk, so it's more about tightening rather than loosening the jacket and
pants for a better fit.
Who would have thunk it ?
Melba's Jammin'
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
You have my sympathy.
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Yes, they do.
Do you know of any that do this ?
Call the closest place to you. Try a Yellow pages search or a local
area search for Tuxedo Rentals, Mens Formal Wear, Large malls may have
such businesses‹check the tenant directory of the one nearest you.

Good luck.
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-Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
10-30-2009
D.A.Tsenuf
2009-11-27 17:51:40 UTC
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Post by Melba's Jammin'
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
You have my sympathy.
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Yes, they do.
Do you know of any that do this ?
Call the closest place to you. Try a Yellow pages search or a local
area search for Tuxedo Rentals, Mens Formal Wear, Large malls may have
such businesses >
Good luck.
Ironically, most places do NOT rent suits for adults
Melba's Jammin'
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Post by Melba's Jammin'
Do you know of any that do this ?
Call the closest place to you. Try a Yellow pages search or a local
area search for Tuxedo Rentals, Mens Formal Wear, Large malls may have
such businesses >
Good luck.
Ironically, most places do NOT rent suits for adults
Who knew? Well, it was worth a shot. I'm glad you got it all worked
out.
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http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
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try Goodwill and the Salvation Army....i.e. buy used for five cents on
the dollar
I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
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try Goodwill and the Salvation Army....i.e. buy used for five cents on
the dollar
yes that can work very well. since garage sales are now non existant
in this weather. The problem is running all over, north, south, east
and west, to the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores that are near
upscale nighborhoods, that get the upscale suits in normal sizes, and
still have them in inventory. The doggone volunteers and employees
tend to take them home to their spouses, sons and relatives.

Are you willing to spend the money on a good tailor? Otherwise, JC
Penney Clearance or Mens Warehouse cheapest, seems like your best
option. Or, can you .borrow one from one of your church friends, of
the same size.
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
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Gandalf
2009-11-27 05:22:23 UTC
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
Buy yourself a navy blue sports jacket, and some dark gray slacks.

You can use that same outfit for many other semi formal occasions.

In the spring, by some tan slacks, and you can wear it to a wedding,
too.

Everybody should have one suit jacket.

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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
Buy yourself a navy blue sports jacket, and some dark gray slacks.
Blazer and slacks matching or dark grey have always been my default for
formal events.
In this case, it has to be a bit more formal than blazer and slacks.

Meaanwhile, I've solved the problem by resurecting an old "mafia", aka dark
(nearly black) blue pinstripe for the occasion for myself and renting a suit
for my son.
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2009-11-27 18:20:45 UTC
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
funeral
Have no need or desire to buy one
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Do you know of any that do this ?
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#
# Clothes are (relatively) so cheap in this modern
# world that I seriously doubt that anyone could
# stay in business renting suits suitable for funerals.
#
# I don't think that the deceased will notice what
# you're wearing. However, funerals are for the
# living. If you don't feel the need to "impress" or
# "fit in with" the living by wearing a suit during your
# normal life activities, why try now?
#
# Showing up is what really matters.
#
# This advice comes to you from a person whose
# mother died two weeks ago.

<sigh>
My condolences for your loss
I hope she was able to enjoy her life for as long as possible

My mom passed a week ago at 89. Metastased breast cancer took her from 140#
to 64# within a year. Fortunately with very little discomfort or pain.

We had to move her to a hospice in June, since she had needed help to live
in her appartment for the last year, and we had reached the point where the
hospice was easier. (The daughter of parent's family friend ran the show for
us - since she lived in Montreal)

She had visitors, her minister and 2 friends leave just 10 minutes before
she passed away.

I've been shuttling wtih one of my kids at least once a month for the last
couple of years, to let them have as much "grandma time" as possible.
They've accumulated so many miles that they get automatic upgrades to First
Class whenever they fly and there's a seat available..

Agreed, that funerals are for those left behind and not for the dead.
The people who will come to it live in an environment that is still a lot
more formal than Minnesota is.
Since I'm the one organizing it, I have to be dressed for the occasion. And
my usual jeans and polo shirt just won't do for the occasion.
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2009-11-28 09:30:44 UTC
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I need to rent a black suit for both and adult and a 9-year old to attend a
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Have no need or desire to buy one
Do the rental places that rent formal wear do this ?
Do you know of any that do this ?
Thanks
#
# Clothes are (relatively) so cheap in this modern
# world that I seriously doubt that anyone could
# stay in business renting suits suitable for funerals.
#
# I don't think that the deceased will notice what
# you're wearing.  However, funerals are for the
# living.  If you don't feel the need to "impress" or
# "fit in with" the living by wearing a suit during your
# normal life activities, why try now?
#
# Showing up is what really matters.
#
# This advice comes to you from a person whose
# mother died two weeks ago.
<sigh>
My condolences for your loss
I hope she was able to enjoy her life for as long as possible
My mom passed a week ago at 89. Metastased breast cancer took her from 140#
to 64# within a year. Fortunately with very little discomfort or pain.
We had to move her to a hospice in June, since she had needed help to live
in her appartment for the last year, and we had reached the point where the
hospice was easier. (The daughter of parent's family friend ran the show for
us - since she lived in Montreal)
She had visitors, her minister and 2 friends leave just 10 minutes before
she passed away.
I've been shuttling wtih one of my kids at least once a month for the last
couple of years, to let them have as much "grandma time" as possible.
They've accumulated so many miles that they get automatic upgrades to First
Class whenever they fly and there's a seat available..
Agreed, that funerals are for those left behind and not for the dead.
The people who will come to it live in an environment that is still a lot
more formal than Minnesota is.
Since I'm the one organizing it, I have to be dressed for the occasion. And
my usual jeans and polo shirt just won't do for the occasion.
I sympathize with your loss.

And I'm glad that you've found "suitable"
solutions for your sartorial requirements.
Now that you mention it, I do vaguely
recall the Man's Wearhouse having rental
suits for kids.
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