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February 15, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casual attire may rule in the office, but as men find themselves needing a tux more than once a decade, a rise in rentals is fueling a national consolidation in the men's formal-wear industry. Gary's Tux Shops of Van Nuys on Wednesday agreed to merge with Chicago-based Gingiss Formalwear in a stock transaction to create the first nationwide chain of tuxedo rental stores. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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December 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
May Department Stores Co. will purchase 125 formalwear stores from the Gingiss Group, the companies said Monday. The stores include Gingiss Formalwear and Gary's Tux Shop outlets, along with two Gingiss Group service centers in Addison, Ill., and Van Nuys. The acquisition continues May's expansion of its bridal group. Terms of the deal were not announced. "The links between our bridal group businesses and our department stores' wedding registries are critical to our strategy of attracting young-adult customers to our department stores and especially to our home stores," said Gene Kahn, May's chairman and chief executive.
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BUSINESS
December 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
May Department Stores Co. will purchase 125 formalwear stores from the Gingiss Group, the companies said Monday. The stores include Gingiss Formalwear and Gary's Tux Shop outlets, along with two Gingiss Group service centers in Addison, Ill., and Van Nuys. The acquisition continues May's expansion of its bridal group. Terms of the deal were not announced. "The links between our bridal group businesses and our department stores' wedding registries are critical to our strategy of attracting young-adult customers to our department stores and especially to our home stores," said Gene Kahn, May's chairman and chief executive.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casual attire may rule in the office, but as men find themselves needing a tux more than once a decade, a rise in rentals is fueling a national consolidation in the men's formal-wear industry. Gary's Tux Shops of Van Nuys on Wednesday agreed to merge with Chicago-based Gingiss Formalwear in a stock transaction to create the first nationwide chain of tuxedo rental stores. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NEWS
May 5, 1994
If a man changes from Speedos to tuxedos, is he a Renaissance man or an extremist? Maybe he's just a well-turned water polo player. Members of USC men's water polo team modeled menswear at a fashion show last week at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine to benefit the Sophisticates' Assessment and Treatment Services Center in Santa Ana. Tuxedos for the H2O hunks were provided by Gingiss Formalwear. Other clothes--from casual Reyn Spooner island shirts to Hugo Boss suits--came from Garys & Co.
NEWS
May 13, 1994
If clothes make the man . . . campaign expenditure reports show that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) went to the Armani Boutique for a tuxedo last year and ponied $2,192 of campaign funds for it, while Assemblyman Ross Johnson (R-Placentia) headed for Gingiss Formalwear for a tuxedo and shelled out $136. This was a no-tie black tie sartorial showdown: The Speaker is probably the best-dressed man in California.
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May 5, 1994 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tuxedo rentals. Most guys have to go through that rite of manhood at some point during their teen-age years. Unfortunately, that first mention of tuxedo and rental often is followed by the word yeeecchhh . Until, of course, the fine threads are put on, and suddenly the wearer is overcome with a feeling of maturity far beyond his years. Well, it's now May, and that means a whole new crop of guys will be entering the tuxedo rental market in preparation for various junior and senior proms.
NEWS
August 11, 1994
Whether you think it's a comical monkey-suit or the most stylish of evening wear, there's no doubt the tuxedo is a foundation of high fashion. Jeanne Gibson sees it that way; she and her husband, Mike, own Gingiss Formalwear stores in the Mission Viejo Mall, South Coast Plaza and Westminster Mall. A former high school teacher, Gibson gave up textbooks and test papers for thousands of rental tuxes, cummerbunds and shoes.
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April 28, 1995 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
High school guys headed for this year's prom are putting a twist on the traditional tux. Whether they're adding a paisley vest to a classic black tuxedo or dressing head-to-toe in 1970s pastel formal wear, prom-goers are showing that black-tie attire can be colorful. Some are dressing up like the half-witted characters in "Dumb and Dumber": They're heading to vintage clothing and costume shops and requesting tuxedos with huge lapels in garish colors such as orange and baby blue.
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May 30, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tomorrow night marks the end of senior prom season for the Gingiss formal-wear shop at The Oaks Mall. And as can be expected, prom season meant plenty of work for the folks there. Of course, nothing compares to a couple of years ago when two guys wearing Gingiss tuxedos got into a fight and were thrown into jail. "We had to wait until they got out to get the tuxes back," said store manager Lynn Klufetos. "Unfortunately, during the busy season we need them every weekend.
NEWS
November 19, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The world is no longer black and white for men who want to wear a tuxedo to a formal gala this holiday season. Many men are adding colorful accessories to the classic black tuxedo--the uniform of formal parties. Brocade vests, colorful cummerbunds and printed bow ties have changed the meaning of the words "black tie." For a look at the new tuxedo treatments, check out Daniel Day-Lewis' wardrobe in the movie "The Age of Innocence."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1994 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High school is hard enough. Yet this month, teen-agers all over Ventura County are choking down their Angst as they summon up the guts to ask the toughest question of the year: Will you go with me to the prom? From Newbury Park High School's dance April 16 through Royal High School's fete on June 4, prom season hits kids straight in the heart--and in the wallet.
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