Perhaps you noticed: it’s prom season. For guys that means suits and, generally, a fair bit of uncertainty. That’s normal. Many teenagers are unfamiliar with suits. What’s a cool suit? There will definitely be photos taken, so you want to come correct. Should you purchase or rent?
Let us make this simple. You should definitely buy. And you should buy from the British brand Topman – which is distributed in the U.S. exclusively through Topman and Nordstrom. Forget tuxedos. Get a hip, affordable, easy-to-wear Topman suit. Done.
There was no Topman in 1981, which is when Nordstrom Senior Designer Tim Haywood went to prom. Things were more complicated then. Feeling the spirit of the season, he took us on a walk down memory lane.
STEP FURTHER INTO THE 1980s
Prom and wedding season happen in proximity to each other on the calendar, but—hopefully—they occur at very different periods in a man’s life. Even so, there are a couple of things these occasions share:
- There will be dancing.
- You should try to look your best.
- You should probably wear a suit.
Whether this is the first time you’ll be suiting up or if you’re looking to update your usual wedding attire, here are a couple of styling and fit pointers to make off-the-rack suits look off the hook.
Suiting rules and styles are constantly evolving—thankfully, or we’d all be wearing knee breeches and tails. Even if you’re not in the market for a new suit, you might make an honest assessment of your suiting staples to see if they abide by these guidelines.
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