March 14, 2013

Take Prom By Storm: The Navy Blue Tuxedo

Embrace the blue.

Embrace the blue.

Prom night is rapidly approaching. It can be assumed that if you’re still probing tuxedo blogs then you have yet to make a final decision on your attire.And if your plan was to wear black you’d already be at the flower shop picking out corsages and boutonnieres. Instead, you’re still searching for formal wear to wow the crowd. The navy blue tuxedo is an overlooked choice among prom-goers that has always given visual gratification and is thus considered an exceptional look for its rarity.  If you’re trying to be conventional, yet stylish at the same time, then this tux is a recommendation not to ignore.

Also known as the navy blue power suit, this tuxedo accentuates refined fashion and masculine qualities. In a navy blue tux, you will exude utter importance and confidence that will get you much admiration. This neutral color is also a highly receptive one, so you will benefit from the ability to match with a plethora of other colors such as pink, yellow, light blue, and black. Matching with your date will become much easier.

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When it comes to the tuxedo jacket, it is very common to see contrasting black lapels because of the alluring elegance.  If you intend to match your blue tux to a black tuxedo shirt, or anything other than white/cream, then it would be pertinent of you to stick to same color lapels.  Introducing too many colors has a high probability for visual discomfort, making you stand out in a very bad way. In terms of variance, the more relaxed lapel would be the shawl, while peaked ones are for achieving the height of formality. It may be difficult to go with black shawl lapels and a white button down because of your dates dress requirements, but you should still strive for that casual look for it is the most stunning in terms of both convention and style.

Try tradition in a different hue.

Try tradition in a different hue.

There are a few options in regards to tuxedo shoes that match well with navy blue. The first being black oxford tuxedo shoes, closed lacing.  Black shoes come off as very traditional because they link the tuxedo suit to how it was worn by British sailors (where the color earned its title).  With that in mind,  the color scheme is embodied by a sense of dignity and honor.  The second option is brown and white tuxedo shoes, which is more of an elegant style to wear that gains a lot of compliments.  Be careful not to have them too light, you don’t want the shoes to be the most noticeable part of your attire. With off colored shoes the rest of your tuxedo must also be simple in terms of alteration, which means same color lapels and a white shirt. Remember, simplicity means everything.

There are many that will say a navy blue tuxedo looks better than a black one. The unequivocal fact remains that navy blue is a delicately refined selection that resonates in style.  You can’t go wrong with either one, but black is much more common and is thus restrained by expectation.   Look to add some variety to your prom night that will have onlookers dazzled by your graceful stylishness.

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