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Exhibit Celebrates Tuxedo’s 150th Anniversary (Sort of)

October 29, 2011


The London College of Fashion (LCF) has put together a traveling exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the tuxedo.  They date the garment’s origin based on Henry Poole & Co’s claim that in 1860 the famed tailors “made a short evening or smoking jacket for the Prince of Wales to wear at informal dinner parties […]

125th Anniversary of the American Tuxedo Part I: Origins

October 27, 2011


(originally written for In October of 1886 New York’s social elite gathered at a brand new and very exclusive country club called Tuxedo Park for its first annual Autumn Ball. As was the norm for upper-class gentlemen, magnates such as William Waldorf Astor, JP Morgan and Bruce Price (famous architect and father of Emily […]


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