Thanks gdtolman. Someone finally agrees with me.
As far as one affording a tux - Our local formal wear rental stores sell tuxes after they have rented them for a while. I bought a complete tux, jacket, pants, ruffle shirt, cumberbun(sp), tie, vest, like new PL shoes, cufflinks, all for $55. All like new. That outfit will last for years since I seldom wear it anywhere else. I would think these stores do the same elsewhere.