Traditional arguments aside - what would you have the kid wearing to his prom Manton?
I agree with Phil: just by getting it right (i.e., adhering to the "rules") PearlJamFan will look different and
better than 99% of his peers. Jacket: his choice, but no notched lapels. Â If he can find grosgrain, great. Â But satin is OK. Shirt: fold collar. Â A lot of the kids will no doubt wear wings, but they will be limp, lousy, minescule attached collars. Â No one will have the right kind, because in this country they can only be procured bepoke. Â Avoid those stupid 1/4" pleats. Â A pique front or else the widest pleats you can find. Tie: black bat wing, tied by him. Shoes: Patent oxfords, no cap. Â (Sorry, Phil, I prefer these to calf, all which seem to have toe caps, which is wrong; and the kid probably doesn't know how to spit shine a shoe). Â The horrible teasing he would endure for wearing a pump would simply not be worth it. Vest: Better than a cummerbund. Â Black or maybe black and white woven silk. Â That would certainly stand out without being too "naff".