The ultimate guy’s guide to Homecoming


Seniors, from left, Nick Rice, Antonio Wycklendt and Richard Pilz reflect what guys should wear at Homecoming.

Antonio Wycklendt , Staff Writer

This year’s Haunted Homecoming is set for Saturday, Oct. 29. As it creeps closer and closer, it’s important to start thinking about things other than which girl you are going to ask.

Homecoming is the first school dance for we guys to look sharp, feel good about ourselves and make an impression. Guy’s fashion has seen little change over the years.

“Looking good is essential because it will attract the girls to you,” says senior Anthony Nguyen.

Guys should be thinking about what they are going to wear and how to make the best out of their night. But what’s the best thing to wear to homecoming?

Well, you’re in luck, because this is the ultimate guy’s guide to homecoming.

It’s important to look sharp and classy. Dress the part. If you are going with a date, try to pick something that’s going to complement what she is wearing.

Senior Surrein Maniraju says, “Dressing up is pretty important. You gotta tuck in that shirt and be stylish.”

You’re going to want to start by picking out a dope blazer. Some classy colors include navy blue, charcoal gray and, of course, black. If you want to stand out, pinstripe or a retro-styled blazers look pretty snazzy.

A button vest always adds a touch of sophistication as well.

Don’t forget a nice dress shirt. Your dress shirt should complement the color of your suit. School fashion guru Charlie Corona recommends a “silky button-up shirt.” The senior also says that you could “even throw in some black and white polka dot suspenders, if the occasion feels appropriate enough.”

Depending on what your prefer, coordinating tones can amp up your look or dim it down. However, be sure to match patterns or your whole style could be compromised.

Next pick out your dress pants. If you’re looking for a style to keep up with the trends, then slim-fit is the way to go. They’re more fashionable and stylish. Pick out a color that either matches or complements the color of your blazer. Make sure that they don’t hug your body though or look too tight. They should just skim your legs.

Finally, it all comes down to the accessories. I’m talking about your tie, belt, socks and dress shoes. These items will make or break your look.

“It’s critical that you pick out some fancy socks and a nice tie,” Maniraju says.

It’s all about the skinny tie. This will take your outfit to the next level. When it comes to your tie, you have some freedom to play around. You could pick a color that complements your overall color scheme, or you could be bold and pick one that really stands out. You can’t go wrong when it comes to picking a solid color or pattern one either.

You could also go with a bow tie. Corona says you could try rolling with “a sick-patterned bow tie.”

Your belt and socks won’t be seen very often throughout the night, but you still want to make sure they’re on point. Go with a belt that has a gold buckle. Gold looks great with everything.

With the socks, you can go incognito and match with your outfit, or you could go with some fun and crazy socks that really stand out. Like the tie, you can’t go wrong, so have fun with them.

And to complete your dapper look from head to toe, you’re going to want to pick out some high-class dress shoes. Go with some classic black derbies, oxfords, brogues, monks or loafers. Pick the style that best fits you and feels the most comfortable.

However, if you really want to stand out, go with some “uniquely-colored or patterned shoes,” Corona says.

Remember, homecoming is your opportunity to look your best, so apply what you’ve learned to your style. Be bold and make a statement.