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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Nick M
In my experience, the guy wearing the white suit always wins.

Always.
My junior prom, I went white jacket, black pants.

Yup, you guessed it.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Impeccable, classic styling, on its own, might not be enough to cement the title.

And therein lies the dichotomy. A classic suit of dinner clothes is designed not to make a man stand out but to help him blend in. In a sense, you become the perfect neutral, a canvas on which the splendor of your date's attire becomes all the more vivid. The more classic, timeless and stylish your dinner clothes, the less likely you are to garner the kind of attention that would cause the hoi polloi to call you "best dressed."
post #18 of 27
Midnight blue dinner jacket!
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
Last year I wore something really modern. A tux with a long jacket with two stripes going down the side, no buttons. Black pants, black shoes, black pinstriped shirt, no pocket square, and a purple tie to match my date. I won by two votes, the guy in all white was a close second, he had a cane and hat. It was pretty lame if you ask me.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Nick M
In my experience, the guy wearing the white suit always wins.

Always.

Not if half of the guys sport a white suit to be oh so different.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Oddly Familiar
Last year I wore something really modern. A tux with a long jacket with two stripes going down the side, no buttons. Black pants, black shoes, black pinstriped shirt, no pocket square, and a purple tie to match my date. I won by two votes, the guy in all white was a close second, he had a cane and hat. It was pretty lame if you ask me.

Damn you, imagined visions of that monstrosity will haunt my dreams for years.
post #22 of 27
start to buy some monsieur mag, that helps a lot
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Oddly Familiar
Last year I wore something really modern. A tux with a long jacket with two stripes going down the side, no buttons. Black pants, black shoes, black pinstriped shirt, no pocket square, and a purple tie to match my date. I won by two votes, the guy in all white was a close second, he had a cane and hat. It was pretty lame if you ask me.
Honestly, if you won best dressed with that, the advice in here wouldn't really score with the judges.
post #24 of 27
I once wore a traditional tux and bowtie, but with the palest of pale pink shirts, many people not noticing until they were up close, but realising that there was *something* different about mine..
post #25 of 27
A long jacket with no buttons? I don't get it, did it just hang open or was it a tunic-like creation? Sounds like something out of International Male.
post #26 of 27
I'd say being on either end of the spectrum will be the two ways to get noticed. You can either dressed to rules exactly, or to do something ridiculous like a zoot suit. These stand out because the majority of HS prom are notch lapel, matching long tie and vest, poorly fitted gary's tux shop monstrosities (aw I fell for that my first prom). A great tux will stick out in the minds of others and they won't be able to put their finger on it. I honestly don't even remember if i had a notch or peak lapel the next time around, but just the bow tie made people go "nice." Or you can take the predictable approach and wear a costume. How bout a velvet purple pimp suit? . A zoot suit (with a cane!) would garner many votes. This is what I think would shock and awe as well as being somewhat proper: a morning(?) jacket with TAILS. Ok so the prom probably isnt being held during the day... but TAILS man. Tails will win it!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet
I once wore a traditional tux and bowtie, but with the palest of pale pink shirts, many people not noticing until they were up close, but realising that there was *something* different about mine..
I think colored formal shirts are nice.

Charvet has lemonade ruffled formal shirts, which I find intriguing.
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