Prom season is here and every where you look there is prom fashion....for her. What about the guy? Mr. Burch Formal Wear is here to help out. Take a look below for some of our prom tips just for him.
1. Make sure it fits
Make sure your tux fits like it should. This means the shoulder seams should hit at the actual shoulder (and not halfway down your deltoid), the sleeves don't come past your thumbs, and you can't fit more than a fist in between the fastened jacket and your chest. As for the pants, a little break is okay; a lot of break is unacceptable.
2. Color can be good
You're used to the classic pairing of getting a jacket and pants together, but why not try something a little different? Adding color with your tie or socks can really add some personality and still keep that polished formal look.
3. Don't skip the details
Is your bow tie going to have classic tapered ends, or a more modern square shape? Think about which option will look best with your lapels, and in proportion with your overall outfit. The finishing touches matter most during formal occasions, when they're the only things separating you from the rest of the penguin pack.
4. Should you suit up?
If you happen to have a more open-ended dress code, you might skip the formal trend and go for a suit that shows a bit more personality but is equally appropriate for the big night.
5. Groomed the right way
You're going to have to shave. If you want to keep some scruff, keep it cleaned up. Plan your haircut at the right time. About one week before the big day is enough lead to allow your sharply shorn 'do to settle in. You don't want to pose for pics looking like you just got out of the chair.
6. Less is always more
Going heavy on the cologne isn't going to help you look any better, and certainly won't be fun for those closest to you all night (i.e. your date). A night like prom can be an occasion to break away from your usual scent and try something new.
7. Different can be good
A guy who gets his date a rose corsage is like the guy who goes to a great Italian restaurant and orders spaghetti and marinara; there's nothing wrong with it, but so many more exciting options are out there! Try an orchid or calla lily that will look unique amongst the parade of roses on the big night. Same goes for your boutonniere.
8. Always be a gentleman
Step up to the plate and impress her by opening car doors, helping her to her seat, and standing when she gets up to go to the bathroom with six other girls. Remember that her parents and friends are going to hear a recap of every single detail about the whole evening. What will she say about you?
Need some help with your suit or tuxedo? Come see us at Mr. Burch and let us help.