Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Black Vest?!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by parametric, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    I plan on wearing one to my senior prom. The rest of my ensemble is good. However, I need a cheap yet good looking black vest. I have a high school budget so any suggestions welcome! Would like to look classy while not breaking the bank at all...
     


  2. kingxxxman

    kingxxxman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010


  3. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012


  4. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    bump10char for a desperate high schooler.
     


  5. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    are you wearing a suit or a tux to prom?
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

    Messages:
    5,059
    Likes Received:
    129
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    

    ^ This. I'm guessing a suit is most likely, in which case you really should have got a matching vest as part of a 3-piece, but its prom so nobody will care if you wear a slightly mismatched waistcoat (I'm assuming the suit is also black).

    If it is a tux, then you should be wearing a low-cut formal waistcoat, a high 5/6-button waistcoat should never be worn with a tuxedo, though this is one of many abominations that seem all to common at prom.

    In either case, I don't have any specific suggestions. A price-range would help, as 'not breaking the bank' probably means something very different to a lot of people here than it does to someone of prom age.
     


  7. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    I am wearing a Tuxedo to prom. A price range would be great from 20-100 bucks.
     


  8. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

    Messages:
    5,059
    Likes Received:
    129
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    

    Ok, I don't have any specific brands to recommend, but if you're wearing a tuxedo then your waistcoat should look like this:

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     


  9. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    I see, so you don't recommend an actual vest? I think I would prefer to wear an actual vest though...
     


  10. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

    Messages:
    5,059
    Likes Received:
    129
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    
    Those are 'actual' vests. That is the appropriate style for wearing with a tuxedo. Wearing a high-cut style vest with a tuxedo looks terrible and is just plain wrong. Correct (providing you ignore the notch lapel and two buttons): [​IMG] Awful: [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012


  11. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    

    I can't! My eyes! they burn!
     


  12. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    112
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    chicago suburbs
    the vest comes from the place the tux comes from.
     


  13. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Interesting! Wow. I feel like that if i wore the proper vest, I may be completely different from all the other people... But is it me but I can't seem to find these correct vests anywhere?
     


  14. thinman

    thinman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,926
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    If you're renting the tux, rent the vest too. if you want to buy, you can get a black vest at H&M for about $25-30. Although it wouldn't pass muster on the forum because it won't be the proper tuxedo waistcoat, no one here will see you and no one else at your prom is likely to know the difference.
     


  15. parametric

    parametric Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    I bought the tuxedo from JAB. I will check out H&M however. Aren't the materials for the vest and the lapels supposed to be the same though?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by