This year for my prom (well, for my girlfriend's prom, I graduated last year and she's a senior) I rented a Tux. I really wanted to purchase one and put together my own ensemble. I saw a spread in GQ a while back, and it had a cool look. It was basically the jacket, pants, and shoes as normal, but instead of the formal tux shirt, vest, and bowtie, this model was just wearing a dress shirt. I think this would have looked pretty smooth, especially with a black or dark gray shirt, but I wimped out and got a traditional tux. I was able to rent a Dior, single breasted two-button tux with a 'double collar', I was actually suprised with the quality. Instead of matching the dress color to the tux, I chose a white vest and tie with a wingtip shirt (I wanted to go with an ivory vest and tie, but the store clerk said that the white shirt and ivory accessories would look dirty together). Prom is in two weeks, and I'm looking forward to it. The only thing I'll do is instead of wearing those awful plastic-y rental shoes, I'll wear my nice comfy Kenneth Cole's. The suit idea is good, however, everybody wears tuxes at my school, and though it would make someone stand out, I think it might be in a bad way.