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Our Story


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Our Story


 

In 1984, while attending the University of Georgia, the youngest of the Perno brothers, John was going to attend his girlfriend's sorority formal. He found himself in need of a tuxedo shirt, bow tie, cummerbund, studs, and cufflinks. John recruited help from his older brother and they headed downtown to Kennon's Formal Wear. When they saw the line out the door and around the building, they had an idea. That Sunday night at their family supper, Perno's Formal Wear was founded. 

The original logo of a man in a top hat was scribbled on a napkin by John's girlfriend, now wife of 25 years. The rest is history.

Perno's Formal Wear has been Athens premier formal wear specialist for over 30 years, offering the largest in stock selection of tuxedo vests, and formal accessories in the area. Whether you're selecting a tuxedo for your wedding, prom, fraternity event or any special occasion, let us help you look your best. Our large in stock inventory allows you to try on several options while searching for the perfect fit and look. 

New in stock merchandise: Micheal Kors, Allure for Men, Jean Yves