Published at Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 17:16:52 PM. tuxedo styles. By Liam.
Many etiquette clothing & sartorial pundits have insisted for the last century that the term ′tuxedo′ is less correct than ′dinner jacket′ However the first written reference to the tuxedo predates dinner jacket by some two years; tuxedo first appeared in 1889 while dinner jacket is dated to 1891 Contrarily the Prince of Wales had apparently ordered a ′tailless dinner jacket′ from his tailors in 1885 Today the terms are variously used in different parts of the world Tuxedo as a term is most often encountered in North America where it originated It was here where it came to be associated with Tuxedo Park This was a plannedresort community developed as a huntingclub in the Ramapo Mountains near New York City In French Italian Portuguese German Spanish Polish Russian & other European languages the tuxedo is referred to as the smoking jacket In French the shawlcollared version is known as le smoking Deauville The peakedlapel version however is known as le smoking sentirent In many places it has earned the nickname of penguin suit owing to its black & white colourcombination In the US it is often called the monkey suit This is a reference to street musicians who had an accompanying chimpanzee as part of their act in which the chimp would be kittedout in a mini tuxedo
The most reliable account can be heard from Grenville Krane one of the original founders of Tuxedo Park He explained how the club′s members began to wear the jacket in public whenever they dined in New York Curious onlookers amused by this new look among the wellheeled clientele of the city′s top restaurants came to associate the jacket with the famous Tuxedo Park Country Club Tuxedo is a popular suit worn on formal occasions like celebration dinners ball or dance party special social gatherings weddings engagement luncheon meetings etc They are available in several designs patterns and styles When the occasion calls for it rest assured that there can be no classy or more sophisticated formal attire for a man than a tuxedo Tuxedos can be personalized in a wide variety of ways to suit different body structures Tuxedo suits are soughtafter principally because they make the wearer look strikingly majestic and masculine and make women turn their heads
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