Our Story


Al’s Formal Wear began with one tuxedo store, opened by Al Sankary in the Dallas area in 1952. A few years later, Sankary's brother-in-law Alan 'Al' Gaylor, along with wife Lillian, opened the first Houston store in the downtown area, officially making Al's Formal Wear a family business. With the two Als working together, they were destined for greatness. As the years went by, the business continued to grow, and they successfully outfitted customers through decades of fashion trends.

Al's Formal Wear currently has multiple stores located in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Colorado. Al's wholesale division, Ascot Formal Wear, supplies formalwear shops across the United States with tuxedos.

With Al Gaylor’s son, Stuart, now at the helm, Al’s Formal Wear has continued to grow, opening more stores in new markets, with many more to come. While Al Gaylor passed in April 2008, we hope to make him proud by continuing to offer our customers the best formal wear and customer service.


At Al's Formal Wear our mission is to help you look your best. We are committed to find you a suit or tux that fits properly and will make you feel confident walking into your next formal event.



We understand how important the right fit is. Follow our incredible simple step-by-step guide and let your worries disappear.



You need your Tux when you need your Tux. Find out more about the Al’s Promise below!

Giving Back

Al's Formal Wear is proud to give back to the communities we serve. Click below to learn more about the prom representative program, our school fundraiser program, donation requests, and other group offers.