What We Do


What We Do

Here at Perno's we want to make sure that your suit or tuxedo fits you perfectly, we offer a couple of services to ensure you have a great experience.

Perno's Formal Wear offers the largest in stock selection of tuxedos, vests, and formal accessories in the area. Perno's has been Athens premier formal wear specialist for over 30 years. Whether you're selecting a tuxedo for your wedding, prom, fraternity event or any special occasion let us help you look your best. Since most of our tuxedos and accessories are in stock, you'll be able to see the exact tuxedo and vest you'll be wearing at your occasion. If we don’t carry a specific style you are looking for, we offer complimentary try on appointments at your convenience.

Tuxedos & Suits  - Weddings, Proms, Quinceañera's, Formals, Homecoming, and any other special occasions 

  • The area's largest selection of in stock men’s formal wear

  • Large selection of in stock accessories for rental and purchase

  • In-house tailor for alterations

  • Available by appointment after hours with emergency contact numbers

  • Same day service available on basic black tuxedo rentals

  • Vest & Tie only available for rental

  • Special pricing for group events – call for details (706) 354-8072

  • Hotel Pick Ups

  • Custom bow tie orders for wedding parties and groups






Specials & Payment Info

Specials & Payment Info

Perno's Formal Wear carries a full stock of basic black tuxedos and accessories. This means we can provide week of or even same day service. Unlike our competitors, we do not charge rush fees for last minute orders. Whether it's a tuxedo, a new shirt, or something as simple as a lost stud, we are able to accommodate your every need. 


Free Groom's Rental

with 5 paid rentals in wedding party, the groom will receive a free rental

(only valid with complete suit rentals)


Perno’s in house Ring Bearer Special $69.95

Basic Black Tuxedo

(includes black coat, pants, shirt, black bow tie, black cummerbund & shoes)

*no substitutions*

Sizes 3 Boys - 16 Boys


Greek Special (with or without shoes) $59.95+ tax

(includes coat, pants, shirt, black bow tie & cummerbund) 

Our Greek special is based on a first come, first service basis. Student ID required. 

  • Our Greek Special is available from September 1st to March 31st.


We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you!

We accept cash or card: Visa, MasterCard, & Discover. We do not accept checks or American Express.

$50 non refundable deposit is required on all orders. Balance is due at pickup.

All orders placed week of must be paid in full at the time of order and all cancellations placed week of are non refundable



All lost items must be covered at the renter's expense




Perno’s Formal Wear has been the premier men’s formal wear specialist in Athens, GA since 1985. We offer a wide variety of formal choices from designers such as Allure for men, Calvin Klein, Stephen Geoffrey, Lord West, Tony Bowls, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Jean Yves, and Michael Kors. We also specialize in casual and modern wedding attire with suits and tuxedos in grey, tan and slate blue.

We, at Perno’s, want to make your wedding day as memorable and worry-free as possible. The most important thing to remember when selecting a tuxedo store is that, unlike the national chains, we carry many of the styles IN STOCK! This means, when registering your wedding in-store, you can see the actual tuxedo on your fiancé in advance of the wedding (Try on orders available in styles we don’t carry). In most cases, this eliminates last-minute fitting problems since we have replacement inventory on hand.

If you have out-of-town groomsmen in your wedding party, that is no problem. They can simply go to a local formal wear shop in their area (large chain store- not recommended) for a complimentary fitting and submit their sizes and payment info to us here.  

We also offer hotel pick-up after your wedding for out-of-town members of your party. Ask us about this service when registering with us.

Please call or e-mail us with any questions you might have. We hope you choose Perno's Formal Wear for your special day!


Out of Town Measurements

Out of Town Measurements

Please download and print this form to take with you to a local tuxedo shop or tailor to make sure you receive the proper measurements for out-of-town weddings & events, if you have any questions feel free to call or email us!

Right click and "save to downloads"

Hotel Pick Up

Hotel Pick Up

Exhausted after your event? No problem. Leave your tuxedo at the front desk when checking out and we will pick it up FREE of charge.

(Athens area only)

Hotels Include:

Hotel Indigo - 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Spring Hill Suites - 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

Holiday Inn Express - 513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30601

Hilton Garden Inn - 390 East Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601

Gameday - 250 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30601

Best Western - 170 North Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Marriot Courtyard - 166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA 30601

Days Inn -  230 North Finley Street, Athens, GA 30601

The Graduate - 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601

Hampton Inn - 2220 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606

Georgia Center - 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602

Microtel - 1050 Ultimate Drive, Athens, GA 30606

(If you do not see the name of your hotel on our list, please call us or let us know which hotel you are using before your event)




Perno's Formal Wear uniquely stocks 4 distinct rental packages to accommodate customers at all price points.


If you choose to exclude the shoes from your tuxedo rental an additional $10 will be subtracted from your package price

Package 1

Classic Tuxedo


Classic black 1 button single breasted styling, non vented coat with besom pockets,satin notched lapel and satin covered buttons.

fabric content:

100 % worsted wool

includes coat, pants, shirt, vest or cummerbund, choice of tie,studs and cufflinks & shoes

Package 2

Slim fit package


Slim black 2 button single breasted styling, non vented coat with besom pockets, satin notched lapel and satin covered buttons.

Fabric content:

100% worsted wool

includes coat, pants, shirt, vest or cummerbund, choice of tie,studs and cufflinks & shoes

(Options include: slim or modern fit pants and fitted or classic fit shirt)

Package 3

Designer package

From $199.95 to $219.95

Allure for Men suits in tan and heather grey

Ike evening by Ike Behar: Collin (navy suit) and Blake (navy tuxedo with black peak satin lapel), Marbella (burgundy tuxedo coat with black satin lapel), Tyler (grey suit)

includes coat, pants, shirt, vest or cummerbund, choice of tie,studs and cufflinks & shoes

(Options include: slim or modern fit pants and fitted or classic fit shirt)

Madison James Graphite Grey Tuxedo

Package 4

MichAEl Kors


Michael Kors Desire tuxedo in black

Slim fit 2 button. 2 1/2 inch satin notched lapel, breast welt and satin double piped pockets, side vent and soft shoulder. French facing and purple body lining

Fabric Content:

super 130 Venetian wool

Includes modern fit or classic fit trouser, your choice of fitted or classic fit shirt, and complete accessories with shoes