Two years ago I posted that After Six, America’s largest and most influential tuxedo manufacturer and wholesaler, had been liquidated in 2011 and the brand had been purchased by The Dessy Group. At that time the new owners had just launched their first tuxedo under the After Six name, a contemporary 2-button notched-lapel style called The Paragon that was being sold directly to consumers.
CEO Alan Dessy has informed me that the lineup has just been expanded to include more traditional offerings. A one-button peak lapel and one-button shawl collar are now available, in addition to a new notched lapel style. All three models are made in the USA from Lanificio di Tollegno Italian wool which is the same material used for J. Crew’s Ludlow suits.
Jackets retail for $375 and pants for $129. They’re available at aftersix.com.