Well I've got a formal dance coming up and there is one thing that drops the f bomb on my plans, the word FORMAL. My definition is my hiking sneakers,my favorite hoodie, a t-shirt and some shorts. Apparently we can't go if we don't wear a friggin tux so how am I suppose to deal with this other than not going which has been going through my mind.
Ok so I wrote this entire reply and then looked up and saw that it was from 10 months ago. I'm not letting my wrk go to waste tho so here =P
As a guy who has a full separate closet for formal clothes ranging from khakis to tuxes (not going to go into details but I need them often for events.) If you're not big on formal wear just take a deep breath. I'm guessing the event is black tie considering you're saying tuxes are necessary.. Don't bother with the color's and anything too flamboyant, just go with the classic tux. There's a reason it's called that you know; it never goes out of style and you won't draw attention to yourself as long as you wear the tux proudly (if you're too shy and fidgety in the tux and let it wear you you'll draw a negative vibe). If you wear it well and happily years from now people will look back and still think you looked good.. then they'll look over at the guy in the red tux and laugh as they wonder what he was thinking =P
don't believe me? check it out and ask yourself which one will draw more attention and which one looks more clean cut, sophisticated, elegant, mature, whatever you'd like to call it.