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post #121 of 203
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Originally Posted by goatamous View Post

If it's "semi-formal", why are you considering a bowtie?
I like Duff_Man's suggestion - a PS, open collar. It's high school prom - chances are if you wear a tie, you'll take it off within an hour, tie it around your head, and make an ass of yourself anyway.

 

Always happens at the best parties!

post #122 of 203
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Originally Posted by goatamous View Post

If it's "semi-formal", why are you considering a bowtie?
I like Duff_Man's suggestion - a PS, open collar. It's high school prom - chances are if you wear a tie, you'll take it off within an hour, tie it around your head, and make an ass of yourself anyway.

"The term "Semi-formal" denotes black-tie for men in evenings" -- from the Wiki.

post #123 of 203
Dude, he's an 18- year old kid asking for advice from a web forum. That suit will do him fine for another 6 years considering how infrequently he'll need it. And considering how terrible most American men dress, this suit's fit will make him look far above the average.

I didn't mean an expensive garment bag. You can get a cloth bag for storing suits in the closet for 5-10 bucks, and a suitable (forgive the pun) hanger for ten as well. And, as already mentioned, they'll never go bad or wear out. He can use them for future, more costly purchases.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

My point was that yes he is in high school and this suit is for prom, not exactly a place where one must look impeccable, but let's just be honest. The suit's fit leaves a lot to be desired and since it cost $80 the construction is probably not the best. That being the case he will probably not get years of use out of it before it falls apart and it will probably end up in the garbage or a Goodwill by the time he starts getting enough money and reason to want to dress well.

But aside from that, the things you have been advising this young man about are puzzling. It makes me doubt your sincerity and suspect that you are in fact a troll. Who else would confidently assert such balderdash and ignorance of good fit?
post #124 of 203
According to Wikipedia, yes. But according to the common usage, semi-formal doesn't mean Black Tie. Unfortunately, the world at large is not up to Styleforum standards regarding terminology.
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

"The term "
Semi-formal
" denotes 
black-tie
 for men in evenings" -- from the Wiki.
post #125 of 203
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Dude, he's an 18- year old kid asking for advice from a web forum. That suit will do him fine for another 6 years considering how infrequently he'll need it. And considering how terrible most American men dress, this suit's fit will make him look far above the average.
I didn't mean an expensive garment bag. You can get a cloth bag for storing suits in the closet for 5-10 bucks, and a suitable (forgive the pun) hanger for ten as well. And, as already mentioned, they'll never go bad or wear out. He can use them for future, more costly purchases.

 

Whatever you say.

post #126 of 203
My, you are caustic, aren't you? wink.gif

By the way, I also agree with everything you said as well. Well, not the part about me being a troll, but the other stuff. Let's hope he does indeed wear out the suit by the time he graduates college. biggrin.gif
post #127 of 203
Thread Starter 
So for prom will be wearinga vest. Would the best option be a white shirt, black vest, and black bow tie? My date will be wearing a black dress. So we can both go red or white corsage/boutonnière?
post #128 of 203
Give her a corsage. You can skip the boutonnière, but if you really want one, go for it. Red or white is classic. You'll look great.

Is you prom date the same girl whose semi-formal you're attending?
post #129 of 203
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Give her a corsage. You can skip the boutonnière, but if you really want one, go for it. Red or white is classic. You'll look great.
Is you prom date the same girl whose semi-formal you're attending?

Will be getting a corsage and boutonnière. Just not sure what vest to wear and what flowers to go with.

Yesh, it is the same girl. Her formal was 1-2 days ago.
post #130 of 203
You couldn't find a black hidden placket shirt? Would look better.

What I don't understand is that you're willing to spend $ on Common Projects & Filson & Other SW&D items, but not something that's going to be a wardrobe staple. eh.gif
post #131 of 203
^ He is a high schooler, he'll grow out of whatever he buys now anyway. He can get a nice suit in his last year of college, when he actually needs it.
post #132 of 203

Gotta say, the black suit + white shirt + black bow tie combo looks exceptionally great. Black shirt and cyan bow tie is uhoh.gif But at least you'll have a good laugh in a couple of years if you review the old photos. Happens to all of us!

 

As for semi-formal, I'd throw in a nice tie and skip the bow tie. Except for the black one it always looks a bit nerdy or clown-esque. Open collar would be fine for sure, but having a tie with you doesn't hurt. If you're one of the few fellas sans tie you'll probably feel uncomfortable.

post #133 of 203
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

You couldn't find a black hidden placket shirt? Would look better.
What I don't understand is that you're willing to spend $ on Common Projects & Filson & Other SW&D items, but not something that's going to be a wardrobe staple. eh.gif

I'm willing to spend $100-200 on shoes because if I were to get CP's, I would be able to wear them everyday.
At my age, a $80 H&M isn't really going to be a wardrobe staple.

I get where you're coming from, but at the time I was pretty rushed too; so H&M was one of the best options.
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Originally Posted by Zeppelin View Post

Gotta say, the black suit + white shirt + black bow tie combo looks exceptionally great. Black shirt and cyan bow tie is uhoh.gif  But at least you'll have a good laugh in a couple of years if you review the old photos. Happens to all of us!

As for semi-formal, I'd throw in a nice tie and skip the bow tie. Except for the black one it always looks a bit nerdy or clown-esque. Open collar would be fine for sure, but having a tie with you doesn't hurt. If you're one of the few fellas sans tie you'll probably feel uncomfortable.

Unfortunately probably can't rock the black/white suit combo for my prom as it has been stated to be semi-formal with vests for guys.
Will be going to H&M to pick up a suit. I'll either wear a bow tie (will be black) or wear a skinny black tie.

Photos of the vest/tie will be up as soon as I get a vest and bow tie.
Looking to buy a black bow tie right now, if nothing comes up, then I may just ordered one of thetiebar before it's too late.
post #134 of 203
STOP SAYING "H&M". It hurts me.
post #135 of 203
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Originally Posted by BuffaloWang View Post


I'm willing to spend $100-200 on shoes because if I were to get CP's, I would be able to wear them everyday.
At my age, a $80 H&M isn't really going to be a wardrobe staple.
I get where you're coming from, but at the time I was pretty rushed too; so H&M was one of the best options.
Unfortunately probably can't rock the black/white suit combo for my prom as it has been stated to be semi-formal with vests for guys.
Will be going to H&M to pick up a suit. I'll either wear a bow tie (will be black) or wear a skinny black tie.
Photos of the vest/tie will be up as soon as I get a vest and bow tie.
Looking to buy a black bow tie right now, if nothing comes up, then I may just ordered one of thetiebar before it's too late.

Bowtie >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Skinny Black Tie

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