DANNY ZERKA, 17
BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR
Prom style: A black suit.
Celebrity style icon: George Clooney.
How important is it to look good for prom? My date is an extremely beautiful girl, and it's going to be tough to look as good as she is going to look on our soon-to-be amazing night.
How will you personalize your look? With a smile. And a fresh haircut.
What fashion trends are hot and not? I like an old-school black tux. I'm not a fan of girls in poofy dresses that look like they're heading to their wedding.
If you could wear anything to prom, what would it be? My letter jacket is my favorite piece of clothing. I earned every piece on that jacket, and it's a great way of representing me.
Favorite style: I love athletic wear, but I also love wearing suits. I feel like I'm in charge and ready for business when I wear one.
RONALD ALLEN, 16
HOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL, SOPHOMORE
Celebrity style icon: Either Will Smith or Andre 3000.
How will you decide your prom look? Picking a tux for me is about comfort and look.
How will you personalize your look? With a royal blue or silver tie or bow tie, a slightly lighter blue shirt, and with silver cuff links so that I can go with my school colors but also look good.
What fashion trends are hot and not? I think white suits are nice, but are easily dirtied.
Favorite style: I really enjoy polo shirts and sweaters with jeans or khakis, or even a graphic T-shirt with jeans. I dislike skinny jeans or the "skater look."
JAKE HALL, 17
STILLWATER AREA HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR
Prom style: I'll probably just go in a regular tux.
How important is it to look good for prom? I wish it was actually less formal, or formal attire wasn't "expected."
How will you decide your prom look? If my date has a color in her dress, I'll get a vest to match.
What fashion trends are hot and not? I don't like the extreme formality. I get that it's the tradition for prom, but that just isn't my thing.
Tips for looking good on prom: Do your own thing, don't just go by what other people tell you. If your date thinks you should wear something that looks stupid, ignore them, it's your outfit.
WALUE XIONG, 17
ST. PAUL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR
Prom style: A simple black tux, nothing too flashy. That's where the girl comes in.
What would you like to see your date wear? I like girls who can really rock that bright yellow -- always an eye-catcher.
What's the most important thing about your tux? It has to fit perfectly.
What fashion trends are hot and not? Last year, my friend's date wore a black cardigan instead of a tux, which I thought was really unique. I actually thought it looked better than the other guys who were wearing tuxes.
Tips for looking good on prom: If you feel good about how you look, then you probably do. And the only one you have to worry about criticizing you anyway is your date ... and your mom.
WOLFE WILLIAMS, 17
ST. PAUL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR
Prom style: A classic black (possibly pinstripes) tux with Creative Recreation Cesario high-top sneakers in black and silver leather.
Celebrity style icon: Will.i.am. He has pretty cool leather jackets.
How will you personalize your look? The sneakers. It's all in the sneakers.
Tips for looking good on prom: Shave, don't wear a yellow tux.
If you could wear anything to prom, what would it be? A tailored Armani black pinstripe tuxedo with my sneakers and no bow tie.
What fashion trends are hot and not? I hate plaid, Ray-Ban sunglasses are dorky (though I have three pairs), Uggs are "ugh," and I love sideways zip leather jackets. I don't actually like the whole hipster style movement for its fashion, but I think it's good that everyone is biking now.
ZACH MCKENZIE, 16
EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, SOPHOMORE
Prom style: I like the look of a white tux, but I'll probably wear a black one.
Who influences your look? My date can decide what tux I'll wear.
Favorite style: Athletic. I don't like to get too dressed up; it's just easier to dress comfortably.
If you could wear anything to prom, what would it be? I like the look of the tuxedo jacket and jeans I'm wearing in the picture, but I don't know if it would fly at my school to wear something so casual.