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What to Wear to Prom For Guys

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What to Wear to Prom For Guys

With prom season upon us, we know you are asking yourself - what should you wear

The R. Hanauer team has the distinct privilege of helping young men select -- perhaps for the first time -- fine accessories. These will showcase their personality, nurture their self confidence, and instill a sense of personal pride. It’s a task we’ve taken tremendous joy in doing for more than three decades, and an opportunity we look forward to, year after year.   


Wearing a Tux to Prom - and Prom Attire Longevity

Prom attire for guys remains a classic combination: black tuxedo, crisp shirt, polished shoes and, of course, fine neck wear and waist accessories.

The outfit a young man wears to his high school prom is not feasibly going to fit him once he’s fully grown - but his accessories likely will. Investing in quality pieces that will serve him in college and beyond is wise, and a decision he’ll  definitely thank you for later. 


5 Best Prom Looks

Here then are five of our favorite formal wear looks for Prom 2020: 

Carolina Proud

Our all-silk Blue Palmetto Cummerbund Set is a versatile ensemble that every proud South Carolinian will find reason to wear - either together or as a bow alone - year after year. Presented in Citadel Blue and hand-made in the USA, this handsome set is also available in orange and garnet, and makes for an especially treasured purchase for those headed for college in our home state. 

Blue Palmetto Cummerbund Set for Prom

Velvet Elegance

The ultimate in black tie attire, the R. Hanauer Black Velvet Cummerbund Set is absolute elegance. Presented in luxe cotton velvet and hand-made in our Fort Mill workshop, this set will never go out of style.

Prom is the ideal occasion to sport this specialty set but, we warn you - you may become the center of attention. Available as a set in red as well, and sold separately as bow ties in black and red.

Black Velvet Cummerbund Set for Prom

Calm, Cool & Coordinated

Gone are the days when prom pictures go only as far as Mom’s mantle. With photos instantly circulating the globe via social media, the pressure is on today’s prom dates to be especially spiffy.

One way to make a lasting impression is by coordinating colors with your date. We recommend a gentleman complement his date’s dress and have a broad selection of sophisticated patterns and on-trend colors that will complete the desired look.

Among our standouts are our all-silk, American-made Derwin Repp Cummerbund Sets (shown in Coral and available in five other colors) and our Windsor Dots Cummerbund Sets (shown in Purple and available in four other colors). Bow ties and neckties are available in these patterns too.

Coral Derwin Repp Cummerbund Set for Prom


Purple/ White Windsor Dots Cummerbund Set for Prom

Team Player 

Prom represents a rite of passage, and offers a time to celebrate the accomplishments of one’s formative years and to welcome in what’s to come.

Fine accessories that showcase pride for the home team - or for those graduation bound - a nod to college colors are a heartwarming tribute and a handsome choice for prom. Shown here in navy/orange, our all-silk Bar Stripes Cumberbund Set comes in 17 colors and is also available in bow ties, neckties, and bow tie and pocket square sets.

Navy/ Orange Bar Stripes Cummerbund Set


Classic Gentleman

Last, but certainly not the least of our 2020 prom picks is our Formal Black Satin Cummerbund Set. A traditional choice, these exquisite and incredibly versatile all-silk accessories will forever be in fashion.

To elevate the look (and make sure his set makes it home), consider adding a monogram to either the bow tie or cummerbund. This gorgeous fabric is also available in a necktie and is sold separately as a bow tie too. 

Formal Black Satin Cummerbund Set for Prom

Prom photos are social media gold! Tag your dapper #RHanauer Prom looks on Instagram and Facebook, and be sure to check out our YouTube channel too.