Coat features narrow satin notch lapel. Collar can be flipped up to reveal black satin edging.
There's a good reason not to: You probably won't get the one you want, said Kathy Wright at Garber's Menswear in Cape Girardeau. The company stores order from may be out of a color and if you're an odd size the order can be delayed.
Waiting until the week before prom, "that's pushing it," Wright said.
"Once they know their date's dress colors, they need to book as soon as possible," she said.
Don't be afraid to ask for help, guys. "A lot of them come in with their girlfriends and she picks it out," Wright said.
Two-button, single breasted with nonvented back. Satin trim outlines a notch lapel and accents flap pockets.
Getting fitted takes only a few minutes, picking out the tux takes a little longer. First off: black or white or something else? Then there's the jacket length and stripe options.
Wright said a lot of students match their vest and tie to their date's dress. Do you want accessories? Most shops can get canes, hats and decorative chains, but those are purchases, not rentals.
But Wright said most guys just get a regular tux with a colored vest, so calm down, fellas.