Originally Posted by Will Carothers
Hello everyone, just joined and i have a question:
1. I'm a sophomore guy who just got asked by a senior to prom (yay).
2. I know how dorky it is, but after seeing Skyfall, I've been itching to wear a midnight blue shawl collar tuxedo.
3. The problem is my date and I aren't sure if her white dress with gold lace will "clash" with the blue of the tux. It's my opinion that a blue tux with black cummerbund and bow tie with a gold pocket square would compliment her gown very well (maybe even give her a corsage of dark blue flowers).
3 too. I do not want to be the guy who goes to prom and looks like a fool, so do you all think that the combination i suggested would look alright, or should i just keep it simple and stick with a black tux?
1. First off, good work and congrats, mi amigo, but damn, how early does this process start now?
2. Not dorky, as [well fitting] midnight shawl collar tux = attaboy. Treat it the same as [again and always, well fitting] black. I know you mean [the dorky comment is about] the fact that it's from Skyfall, but I don't care, same answer.
3. Here is where we get real. There are numerous threads here that deal with black tie, wedding and special occasion attire, etc. Read and study them. Srs. However, for now I am going to sum them all up here in ONE piece of salient advice that you should remember for the rest of your life, but 'specially now that you as a sophomore are taking a senior to prom [don't you dare think it's the other way around]: you are the frame to her art. That means, inter alia, you do not wear a goddamned gold pocket square - you wear white. Your tuxedo facing matches your bow tie. Your tuxedo fits. Hell, don't even tell her what you're wearing ahead of time, just show up and blow her mind...as...
she can wear chartreuse green, magenta, hell even white with gold lace () yet you keep it simple and let her stand out, such that there is no need to "coordinate" as the obvious chemistry you two well dressed folks will ooze is more to the point and, if you keep it simple, you will not only only "coordinate," but complement her - and that's the point.
Edited by GothamRed - 2/2/13 at 10:25pm