Sure, I fixed a towel on fire with a hair dryer when I got ready for my high school prom, but I’ve learned a lot before then, and you bring all that wisdom of the ages handed down to you. Getting dressed for prom is diverting. And there’s one easy trick that, more than any other piece of suggestion, will guarantee that you’re one of the great-looking guys there:
Keep it classical, keep it timeless; and keep it tasteful.
These are all three aspects of the same idea — that you wish to look like a man who took control of his clothes, not a man whose clothes bring draped over him by a respective or a rental tux salesman.
That means staying away from the brilliant offerings you’ll see a much of places. Whether you go for a tux or a suit, escape anything — seriously, anything — that comes in a shiny, plastic-like, brightly-colored fabric.
Instead, beautify yourself out in the strong elegance of black and white. With just some tasteful touches of color here and there you’ll be a massive alternative to the boys in the goofier,
For most Proms Suite you’ll have two main suite code options:
True Black Tie: The Semi-Formal Option
What most people call formal wear is genuinely semi-formal, and it means a tuxedo jacket and black-tie outfit.
Realistically, your prom won’t be a tough black tie event. It’s impassable to hold a crowd of high school students to that standard, to say nothing of unjust to students who don’t have the assets for an elaborate rental outfit.
But it will certainly be choices at most proms, and for men who wish to look wickedly sharp it’s still the great choice out there. By dressing to true black tie standards when utmost of your peers are in more suite-like garments you’re sure to stand out.
You won’t wish to purchase a tuxedo at this stage of your life — you’re still growing, and they’re costly garments to replace. Rather, you’ll be renting.
Make it clear at the rental store that you need proper black-tie attire, including the following:
1. The Jacket
Tuxedo-style jackets in plain black with either peaked lapels or a shawl collar.
The lapels can be faced in black satin or left alike surface as the jacket, though the former is also traditional and a bit sharper-looking.
If you plan on wearing a boutonniere flower (which I suggestion), make assure there’s a working buttonhole for it.
2. The Trousers
Match the black in the same cloth as the jacket.
There should be a stripe of satin (the same satin that’s on the lapels) down the foreign of every trouser leg. They should be taken up with suspenders, not a belt, and the trousers should have tabs for the suspenders interior the waistband.
You don’t wish the cheaper metal clip style of suspenders display from underneath your jacket while you dance.
3. The Shirt
Plain white with a stiff vertical band (called a placket) in the middle where the sides joins is. The buttonholes will be holes on both sides, fastened with studs instead than sewn-on buttons.
Cuffs should be French-style. The collar can be either a main point collar (like you would look on most good suite shirts) or the raised wing-style collar with stiff, exalted points.
4. The Tie
A plain black bow tie, Take the extra five minutes to read how to tie one yourself instead than using a clip-on.
It’s about as simple as tying your shoes, there’s simple how-to advise online if the rental outfit doesn’t come with one (Wikipedia alone can bring you through it), and it’ll look much better. People will observe.
5. The Shoes
You could lease formal pumps to go with the outfit, but if you have a pair of plain black suite shoes of your own I’d suggestion shining them up and wearing them rather.
A night of dancing is a strict way to break in shoes you’ve never worn since.
6. The Waist
You can wear either entrust or a cummerbund. Either one is fine, but plain black satin is preferred for both. You can bear a colored cummerbund, but if you do, stick to very dark and sober colors.
Bright colors look horrible. A colored vest of each type is too much — if you opt for a vest, sticks to black.
You can usually elect your shirt studs and cufflinks from certain options. They should either match or be complementing, such as plain black shirt studs and gold-and-black cufflinks. Never blend silver and gold medals in the same outfit.
For a touch of color, suggest adding a boutonniere — a plain red carnation is forever striking, or you can talk to a florist about a corresponding boutonniere-and-corsage set for you and your date. Just stick to ones with a distinct flower for you; gentlemen should never be bearing a bouquet on their chest.
If this sounds a minor too restrained to you, think again. The elegant simplicity of the black tie outfit gets out everything that goes with it.
A single flower becomes a vivid accent; a darkly-colored cummerbund is quickly a bold fashion statement. And, most essential, it means that you and your date — not your brilliant outfit — will be the center of attention.
Dark Suits: The “Black Tie Optional” Alternative
Unless your school defines in explicit terms that you have to bear black tie, you can deal with prom as a “black tie optional” event.
That means that rather of wearing a tuxedo you can wear a plain, dark suite with a white shirt and a colored tie.
This is often a more economical option (particularly for sons lucky plenty to fit in their father’s business suits), and it provides you a little more leeway to add colored elements, particularly the necktie.
Just exercise restriction— you’ll look better in a simple dark suit with a nice muted tie in the same color family as your date’s suite than you will bearing wild patterns and neon colors.It isn’t as extraordinary as black tie, but a good suit (especially one that fits well) will still set you separate as one of the sharper-dressed young men at the Prom Suite.