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Suit For Prom - Advice Needed - [PICS INSIDE]

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BuffaloWang, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Caustic Man

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    The blue thing in the back is a poorly concealed tie.
     
  2. BuffaloWang

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    Will fix collar. No Im not, it's cold so I'm wearing a beanie.

    Should I lose the square if I'm going like this? Pants will be hemmed so it just hits the shoes. Then sleeves will be shortened so that 1/4"-1/2" of shirt shows. Anything else?
     
  3. BuffaloWang

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    Didn't have time so I just tied the bow tie around and took a quick photo. It's actually a white square, the lighting makes it sort of pink.
     
  4. Caustic Man

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    The square is one of the few things right about this outfit. As for the jacket, it needs to be taken in around the waist, chest, and back. But again, that might cost more than you are willing to pay for an $80 suit.
     
  5. BuffaloWang

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    Retook photos as per request.
    Looking for suit fit recommendations and anything additional.

    The tailor can shorten the suit sleeves for $20 + pants hem for $10 = $30 alternations for a $80 suit.
    There may be more things that need to be tailored, but need bang for buck and don't want to have alternation cost be higher than suit cost.
     
  6. Caustic Man

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    If you aren't willing to spend any more money then there are no further recommendations I can think of for your suit fit. You are getting the trousers hemmed and the sleeves shortened, good on you. Any other suggestions will cost more money.
     
  7. m0bbie

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    White shirt and black bow tie [​IMG]
    You look better with these combination... but nevertheless, no one can force you to do anything, so do as you/your date please.

    P.S. I believe your date wants you to look different from the others.
     
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    man that white shirt looks good... u look way better than i did at my prom. if youre willing to spend a bit more money have a tailor suppress the waist and clean up the back too. you can probably get a lot of life out of that suit considering you wont be wearing it much
     
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    The X threads on the back vent needed to be opened up too correct?
    I will be going white shirt+black (or dark grey) bow tie for sure at my prom.

    Will check with the tailor to see how much it will cost to bring the waist in a bit.

    Caustic: What were the other things that I could get the tailor to do? I can also ask to see how much it will cost.
     
  10. Caustic Man

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    Correct, the threads closing the vents need to be removed. Carefully. As I said, if you are willing to spend the money on it the tailor should take in the waist, chest, and back. The jacket as it is right now is over all too big for you, which is ok because all that can be fixed.
     
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    Don't know why you sized the suit up. It looked better before. Don't bother getting the all the extra stuff done, just do the sleeves and pants.
     
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    ^A lot of people recommended he size up earlier in the thread.

    Op, don't get hung up on the cost if the suit vs the cost of alterations. The most important thing you can do to look good at this point is to get the suit to fit you. It is worth the cost whether the suit is 80 or 800.
     
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    ^A lot of people recommended he size up earlier in the thread.

    Op, don't get hung up on the cost if the suit vs the cost of alterations. The most important thing you can do to look good at this point is to get the suit to fit you. It is worth the cost whether the suit is 80 or 800.
     
  14. BuffaloWang

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    I didn't notice a huge difference in size when I went up. The shoulders were prob wider an extra inch of so. Might as well get more wears out of it if the bigger size fits.
     
  15. BuffaloWang

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    So apparently my prom might be semi-formal which means just a vest and tie.

    What would I do for that? White shirt with black vest? Black bow tie or black tie?
     
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    What does "might be" mean? Did they not say what it's supposed to be?

    "Semi-formal" means "suit" to the majority of the English-speaking world. Who invented the definition of semi-formal you're using?

    Vest + tie = waiter uniform.
     
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    ^I thought "semi-formal" properly meant black tie, as opposed to white tie, although I doubt if that's the intent here.
     
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    It did, but I'm referring to common modern usage here.
     
  19. BuffaloWang

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    That's what I thought. So should I still go in the suit even though most people would get the memo of 'semi-formal vest and tie?'
     
  20. Caustic Man

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    That's really up to you. I mean, if they are stating that you should come in something that is classically considered incorrect (i.e.: wearing a vest and tie with no jacket) then you have to make a choice. Be sartorially correct and look out of place, or fit in and be sartorially incorrect. It's only a prom after all. It's not like you will have executives judging you by your appearance. It's your choice.
     

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