- Apr 2, 2013
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I'm new here guys, so I don't know exactly how this works, but I'd like to ask for some advice from what seems like the sartorial center for men online. I'm a high school student and have just bought a nice midnight blue, slim fit tuxedo to wear to my prom. Peak lapels, naturally. I have a few questions surrounding the tux. My girlfriend will be wearing a classic black evening dress, so I was wondering if the tuxedo's midnight blue would clash with the black, despite the fact that the difference in color is almost imperceptible. Second, I've made the naive decision to buy a pair of dress wingtip oxfords to wear with the tux. I'd known that patent leather or theatre slippers were the norm, but I figured it would add some flare and a trendy twist to the ensemble. My question regarding the shoes is: are wingtip oxfords an absolute faux pas or acceptable under my circumstances? Remember this is prom, not a senator's gala. Lastly, what is the best way to add some individuality, other than the wingtips? A polka dot pocket square or a patterned black bowtie? Or perhaps something else that hasn't crossed my mind? I honestly don't have the resources to correct my wrongdoings here, so this is all a bit of a moot point, but I'd still love to hear what you all have to say. Again, I have no idea how this works, so if I've disrupted the natural order of things with my personal query, I apologize. Thanks much.