Browsing All posts tagged under »tuxedo / dinner jacket«

Being James Bond Part I: The 007 Tuxedo

October 30, 2011


(originally written for For many men James Bond personifies the ultimate male.  While plenty of action heroes are skilled with fast cars and lethal force, only Bond balances these primal traits with civilized tastes and seductive charm.  Thanks to the iconic depiction of the character sporting a deadly handgun and elegant tuxedo, young men […]

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 II: Evolution

October 28, 2011

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(originally written for The tuxedo’s evolution from its 1886 American premiere to its present day incarnation has been a remarkable journey that mirrors the extensive social change that has occurred over the past century and a quarter. Having originated as an informal replacement for the aristocratic Victorian evening tailcoat, the dinner jacket was first […]

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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