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Etsomnia™ 344: Prom Por Homme

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Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I have done plenty of prom posts about bad dresses, but this year, I thought we’d explore the gents’ side of prom merchandise. I was not disappointed. In fact, it was way more exciting than I was expecting!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

Worried you’re not going to be crowned prom king? Why not bring your own crown just in case?
Oh, my, I just love this! By FlipFlow
Shabby? Yes. Chic? Decidedly not.
It’s not his fault, really. When he was younger, his mother dressed him like this…
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! By ManomaShop
Don’t get me wrong. I love cows. But I think even they would this this was too far.
How cool is this? Gold-plated metal bow tie by PapinoTies
A little something from the Nana’s Sofa Collection.
That’s one way to keep people from stepping on your feet on the dance floor… By Ferucci
It’s just not prom unless at least one bozo shows up in one of these things.
Mixed metaphors, 2022 edition.
Oh, my gosh, yes! Completely untraditional, but in a good way. Another total winner by FlipFlow
Well, he’d certainly be easy to spot in the crowd…
According to this seller, a Mad Hatter-style top hat is just the prom accessory to drive your date wild!
If your date shows up looking like a crime scene, I’d advise you develop a migraine and beg off.
This is kind of delish! By StyleStudioCrafts
I don’t know. If it doesn’t have a flask in it, what’s the point?
The planets and lions aren’t confusing me nearly as much as that color.
I’m not mad at the suit, but what is up with that fit? Somebody get that boy some Spanx and a good bra!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 344: Prom Por Homme

  1. I will be 82 in June. Can you see me wearing any of these while shopping at Walmart? I did like the T-shirt one. Most of them are beautiful. Wonder what message the pink one is attempting to send? Humm, do any of them wear pants? I must admit that I am smiling big time this morning thanks to Donna and this post. Hal

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  2. once again I thought nearly the exact same things as you mere seconds before scrolling down dar enough to see you say it first. I’d only disagree with royal red one at the top – without the lacey imitation chest hair ruff, and a little less shiny, and maybe in a color I’d like more, I can see that not being too bad. Extravagant, but not the too-much-of-a-bad-thing that some of those others are.

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  3. haha! Oh, that last outfit–alterations, please! I’m picturing Tim Gunn having a fit over this one. No pun intended.

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  4. I’m sure it’s just me but this whole Prom thing has gotten completely out of hand.

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  5. There are some very snappy suits in this edition of Etsomnia. I very much like the trend of patterned fabrics being used in formal suits. My oldest son missed out on prom because of the Covid (something that made him so glad it made me suspect he had engineered the whole pandemic) but my 16 year old is my social butterfly so I can see him being enthused by prom and I can definitely envisage him in several of these suits.

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