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.
Mr. Burch Formal Wear has been around for a few years and seen a few prom seasons. Let's take a look at Prom trends for 2013.
Chiffon: Chiffon made a return to Formal Fashion Week for 2013. This elegant material brings formal prom dresses to life. A romantic look and feel for any girl especially with the material flowing as she moves on the dance floor.
Ruffles: Ruffles are huge for prom 2013. Adding a feminine look to any gown, ruffles are a major fashion trend. They add flirty flair to the already romantic look. Throw in some sparkle and a ruffle accented gown could be on the hottest looks for prom.
Sweetheart neckline: There is no better neckline for a strapless dress than a sweetheart neckline dress. It is without a doubt the most flattering of styles and it is sure to make unforgettable memories for years to come.
Metallic/Sequins: Inspired by the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, metallic dresses and sparkly sequins will be all the rage this prom season. Not sure which style you prefer? Come by and visit the Mr. Burch Trussville location and speak with one of our customer service specialists. We want you to look and feel your best for your big night.
We don't want the guys to be left out! Come see us at any of the Mr. Burch locations to redeem the $50 off tuxedo rental coupon below. Whether you're looking for something classic or trendy, we're happy to help.