Friday, March 18, 2005

Funky Monkey Suits At Proms This Year

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The prom season is a few weeks away and fashion experts are predicting that the monkey suits will be funkier this year.

Monica Kotto, fashion editor at YM Your Prom magazine, says that, unlike past years, high school guys are now picking tuxedos that are funkier and reflect “their individuality.”

That means guys are mixing and matching a tuxedo jacket with jeans or boots, or vintage ruffled shirts.

One potential prom tux influence could be the cult hit, Napoleon Dynamite, which features the lead character wearing a vintage 1970s brown tuxedo.

Kotto admits the movie may inspire some fans to comb thrift shops for similarly styled monkey suits but warns promgoers that the Napoleon Dynamite look is best-suited for a tall skinny dude.

Although Kotto says high school girls are most interested in glamorous prom fashions, she says the guys want clothes that are fun and “don’t want to look as perfect as they would at a wedding.”

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