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Tux Appeal

If you’re heading to prom this year, you must, above all else, remember this one golden rule: never rent your tuxedo. It’s just not worth it. Not because rented tuxedos tend to be ill-fitting, over-priced and, yes, smelly – but because the classic tux is about so much more than just a one night fling. The real value of a tuxedo comes after prom, when you can experiment with breaking it up and integrating it into your everyday wardrobe – the trousers look great with simple tees, and the jacket looks spot-on paired with ripped skinny jeans.

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Tuxedo Styling guide

CLASSIC PROM

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In terms of tailoring, the tux is the undisputed prom king. Its iconic appeal has seen it worn by everyone from 007 to Alex Turner at this year’s Brits. Just don’t forget the bow tie.

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THE
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ROYAL PRINTS

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Reinvent the classic prom look by introducing some prints and patterns into your outfit. Swap the smart shirt for a floral pattern or a geometric print, accessorise with a skinny tie.

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PRINTS ADD INTEREST
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TIME FOR TEE

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If in doubt, lose the shirt and tuxedo jacket completely – match your skinny tuxedo trousers with an unfussy scoop neck tee and a black leather biker jacket.


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IF IN DOUBT
ADD A TEE

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Competition

TWEET US TO ENTER

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Win a £250 Topman wardrobe by telling us what your suit means to you. Simply complete the following sentence and tweet it to @TopmanUK: #Itsmore than just a suit. It’s…

Here's an example: "@TopmanUK #Itsmore than just a suit, it's what gets me noticed at work (and at the bar)."

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED


Prom inspiration
Prom inspiration

ROCK & ROLL ICONS

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From Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner to Mick Jagger’s glitzy on-stage style and mod about town Miles Kane, check out the British musical icons that know how to seriously rock a suit.

Photos by David Fisher/Jonathan Hordle/James McCauley (REX)


And don't forget
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SMART SHOES

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Footwear is the first thing a woman notices about a man. Enough said.


SUIT FIT GUIDE

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Whatever your prom style, make sure you get the right fit for you.


THE DETAILS

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A subtle addition of a pair cufflinks is an understated finishing touch.


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