October 10, 2011

October 10: Tuxedo Introduced to America, 1886

The dinner jacket was designed for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), as a comfortable garment for less formal dinners. But it took those young sports from Tuxedo Park to make it truly fashionable.

Read article here.

Pictured: Late 19th century lithograph of a man in a tuxedo jacket. Note that he's also wearing a vest -- the cummerbund came later.

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