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Funeral Clothing Rental

Like tuxedo rentals, but downbeat
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Funeral homes could offer clothing rentals to mourners who don't own appropriately funereal clothing. Could save on material & cleaning costs because they might only need to be worn by a live person once or a few times at most - eventually someone could be buried or cremated in the used outfits.

(idea inspired by someone asking in a local online forum where to get a suit for her 19 y/o son to wear to a funeral)

a1, Feb 08 2024

Pantone_20Nuns [xenzag, Feb 08 2024]

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       Slightly off topic - but a good excuse for me to promote on my fav halfbakery offerings (link)
xenzag, Feb 08 2024
  

       Amazing how many Pantone BLACK shades there are. For when you want to convey a precise degree of mourning.
a1, Feb 08 2024
  

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Voice, Feb 09 2024
  

       I'd be suprised if the undertakers wouldn't supply this, but they would have to be asked in advance (you wouldn't want them pulling a clothes rack from out the back of the hearse, while the mourners strip to their undies at the rain-swept graveside)   

       The last funeral I was at the undertakers had a bunch of large black umbrellas for the mourners to use which I guess is the first step towards this idea.
pocmloc, Feb 09 2024
  

       // ... you wouldn't want ... mourners to strip to their undies at the rain-swept graveside //   

       No?
a1, Feb 09 2024
  

       This is why being a Goth is such a cost effective life option.
DrBob, Feb 23 2024
  

       waves to Bob, you old goth. Shirley clothes rental is well baked, nay done to a crisp.
po, Feb 23 2024
  

       // clothes rental is well baked, nay done to a crisp. //   

       True - even alluded to in the subtitle. But this is a specific type of clothing (somber) offered by the specific venue (funeral homes).
a1, Feb 23 2024
  

       ignore me, I'm turning into doc curry.
po, Feb 23 2024
  

       // But this is a specific type of clothing (somber) offered by the specific venue (funeral homes).   

       Half baked then - you can rent an understated black suit from many a haberdashery.
tatterdemalion, Feb 23 2024
  

       // Halfbaked //   

       I'll take that as a complement - half baked is what we're all about here! I really think the funeral directors are missing out on a lot of business going to other clothing rental places.   

       Maybe they could at least get a cut from referrals.
a1, Feb 23 2024
  

       <Waves back at po>

//mourners who don't own appropriately funereal clothing//
The last couple of funerals that I attended, nobody was in traditional funeral garb anyway. So I think this is an idea whose time passed, probably, back in the 70's.
DrBob, Feb 24 2024
  

       // I think this is an idea whose time passed //   

       I guess I was late for the funeral then.
a1, Feb 24 2024
  
      
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