- Jul 4, 2010
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high school student here nd prom is coming. I would like a suggestion on cheaper tuxs . I'm built but also trim. I am considering a jacket from joss bank for 147.
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Looks good to me! If I wanted to be nitpicky, traditionally a tuxedo jacket does not have pocket flaps & should not have a centre vent, but for a budget tuxedo it's not a big deal. Plus, you can just tuck the flaps inside the pockets. Choosing the flat-front pants over pleated is also a smart idea.
To complete the rest of the outfit, make sure you get a nice black vest or cummerbund, black bow tie, & a white tuxedo shirt with a laydown collar, as opposed to a wing collar. Also, get the best pair of black lace-up dress shoes you can afford (ideally something simple with minimal decoration) & give 'em a good polish. A simple white pocket square tucked into your jacket's breast pocket will also look very dashing.
If you need any more info, the Black Tie Guide is an invaluable resource: http://www.blacktieguide.com/index.html
Have fun at your prom!
How necessary is a cumberbund? Also would getting a normal dress shirt with french cuffs be acceptable? Normal tuxedo shirts wear like tents on me.
I agree with getting the jacket and pants there and not as separates.If you get the jacket at JAB, definitely get the pants there as well. You want the fabric for both pieces to match, as opposed to having 2 different shades of black and/or different materials for the jacket & pants. Try to go for a one-button, peak lapel tuxedo, as that is the most timeless, classic style.
Depending on your budget & how soon you need it, the JAB Signature Peak Lapel tuxedo can be had on sale for about $300, which is a great value at that price. You just have to wait for the right sale to come along: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101786