Hi guys. I hope this topic doesn't seem trivial to you guys, but as I'm still in high school, my Prom is coming up and I want to look my best. My date is wearing a black dress with silver accents. I want to wear a bow tie with a wing collar shirt (I think a straight tie looks too common and not as formal). However, I am having some trouble figuring out what color vest I should wear. I don't think I want to wear a cummerbund lol. (BTW yes, I will be renting, I'm only in high school). I read in GQ that if wearing a wing collared shirt, one should wear a peak-lapel tuxedo and only in one or two buttons. (As you can tell I don't know much or at all about formalwear). I think that a black bow tie looks classic and quite handsome... however, I have some qualms that a black vest would look a bit... dark? I'm not sure. But any input on the color of the bow tie, vest, or anything is appreciated, as I hold the members of this message board in the highest regard when it comes to sartorial matters. Thanks guys.
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4/17/05 at 6:17pm