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need help finding a proper suit for prom..

zsiddiqui23

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im 17..going to prom and i need to buy a suit with the limited amount of cash i have in my account (1300$)

I'm very stylish and brand oriented when it comes to casual wear (true religions, and whatnot), but i know i cant afford any big name suits with the money i have left...

i've heard good things about zara and h&m for the price

im looking for a black suit with a slim fit..im going to wear a white dress shirt under and a red tie (top button unbuttoned, for the loose, more modern look).

are there any suggestions for this look i want to achieve? prom is in a month..so i have time.


any help or pictures would be appreciated! thanks!



**note.. ive been to h and m alot (not for suits before) and i remember looking for the right size was a pain considering everyone bought theirs from there..

oh and im 6'0..175 pds (lean)
 

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Let me say, in advance, that you're going to get crucified here. However, I'll try to be as constructive as possible (I, too, am 17) 1. $1,300 is a lot of money to spend. Obviously you won't want to spend it all on a suit, but it's not a bad sum
2. Technically speaking, you probably shouldn't wear a suit to a prom, ideally you should wear a tuxedo. However, if you're conscious about standing out, and nobody else will wear one, then I guess you should stick with a black suit. 3. For the price, and for the amount of usage you'll probably get from it, H&M and Zara are indeed good value for money, especially at our age. --- Now for the string of comments you're likely to receive: 4. 'Fashion' is not the same as 'style'. 5. You don't need your top button undone for a 'loose, modern look'. If you have a slim black suit, bright white shirt and relatively slim red tie (boring choice, by the way) you'll look pretty modern as is. 6. Make sure you wear nice shoes
 

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Originally Posted by Deipnosophist
Let me say, in advance, that you're going to get crucified here. However, I'll try to be as constructive as possible (I, too, am 17)

1. $1,300 is a lot of money to spend. Obviously you won't want to spend it all on a suit, but it's not a bad sum


2. Technically speaking, you probably shouldn't wear a suit to a prom, ideally you should wear a tuxedo. However, if you're conscious about standing out, and nobody else will wear one, then I guess you should stick with a black suit.

3. For the price, and for the amount of usage you'll probably get from it, H&M and Zara are indeed good value for money, especially at our age.

---

Now for the string of comments you're likely to receive:

4. 'Fashion' is not the same as 'style'.

5. You don't need your top button undone for a 'loose, modern look'. If you have a slim black suit, bright white shirt and relatively slim red tie (boring choice, by the way) you'll look pretty modern as is.

6. Make sure you wear nice shoes




+1
That is a lot of money to spend. Try to look at some local outlets if you have the time. Also, get a pocket square.
 

jamesny

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Aren't a little young to buy a suit? Why don't you just rent one.
 

blahman

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Wonder if he got laid prom night.
 

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