Prom Tuxedo Guide

Proms are wonderful things.  They are often a young man and woman’s first exposure to a formal evening.  They mark a rite of passage from youth to adulthood.  They’re fun, flexible, and they can generate the kind of good memories that will last a whole lifetime.  But for many, proms can also be a little difficult to navigate. Proms are unique among other formal events in terms of protocol, so there are always a lot of questions surrounding them.   That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive Prom Guide.  This guide will provide guidance to any soon-to-be-tuxedo-clad-prom-bound wayfarers out there that could use a little help. FREQUENTLY ASKED PROM QUESTIONS: What’s the difference between a prom tuxedo and a prom suit? The primary physical difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the presence of satin.  Typically tuxedos have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers.  Suits don’t incorporate any satin and usually have either plastic buttons or buttons faced with the same fabric as the coat (aka self buttons.) As for the difference between “Prom Tuxedos” and “Prom Suits”, as opposed to regular tuxedos and suits, the difference has to do with the message you send. A prom marks the beginning of a young man’s journey into adulthood and all of the freedom, responsibility, risks, uncertainties, and opportunities that come along with it.  As such, his life lesson is rooted in taking care of himself and making his mark on the world, at the same time celebrating the boyhood he’s leaving behind.  He should be well groomed...

Bow Tie Knot

The Bow Tie Knot is used to tie a bow tie and is worn to give you a formal and elegant appearance. A “black tie occasion” such as a wedding is an event that you would commonly wear a bow tie at, along with a tuxedo. The proper size should never be broader than the widest part of your neck and should never extend past the tips of the shirt collar. To tie the Bow Tie Knot, select a bow tie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:   1) Place the bow tie around your neck, situating it so that end “A” is about two inches longer than end “B”. 2) Cross end “A” over end “B”. 3) Bring end “A” up and under the loop. 4) Now double end “B” over itself to form the front base loop of the bow tie. 5) Loop end “A” over the center of the loop you just formed. 6) Holding everything in place, double end “A” back on itself and poke it through the loop behind the bow tie. 7) Adjust the bow tie by tugging at the ends of it and straightening the center knot. And that is how it is done! Simply keep practicing the Bow Tie Knot a few more times now to let your new knowledge sink in....