The Great Tuxedo Challenge of 2012 Is Now On

Or, it soon will be. After I posted about it last week, an anonymous benefactor stepped forward to supply Tim with his reward, should he make it through the month of August wearing a tuxedo all day every day. And Al’s Formal Wear has graciously agreed to provide Tim with the tuxes to help him do so. In fact, he is at one of their stores right now getting fitted. So, everyone who wanted Tim to suffer, you’ve got your wish, starting August 1.


  • Ket

    “filed under Proper uses for this blog”


  • I can report that I have just returned from the Oak Lawn location of Al’s Formal Wear (your one-stop shop for all your formal wear needs), where store manager Dawn Brown put her hands all over me. Totally in a professional way, though. She was just getting my measurements.

    “Now how long is this thing?” Dawn asked at one point.

    I assumed she was talking about the temporal length of the tuxedo challenge. “The whole month of August,” I told her.

    “Whew, 31 days,” she said, shaking her head. “It’s going to be hot.”

    Yes. Yes, it is.

  • Sugar

    So this is the best you idiots can do with my free consulting ideas? I still expect someone to send me a check, though.

  • Daniel

    Hopefully, we’ll get extensive photographic documentation of an itchy & irascible Tim, glazed and pasty, slumping miserably in his torment. We will point. We will laugh.

    What a grotesque enterprise. Bravo!

  • Kk

    I suggest copious amounts of talcum powder. For the chafing.
    Bonus challenge: he has to use DART for the month as well. Throw in a nice overcoat or trench for it.

  • j.d.w…

    I hope to God you get to wear your own shoes. I wouldn’t wish a week of those rented shiny shoes on my worst enemy…

    • @j.d.w.: I have allowed him to wear his own shoes, thanks to his out-of-order feet and the kindness of my pure heart.

  • Spartacus

    It would be genius if you could convince a benefactor to give a beach vacation to the Rogers family, conditioned on an August trip and Tim’s attendance at all family activities. I’d suggest wearing the cummerbund upside down to keep the sand out.