October 15, 2012

The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 2

Ryan Gosling reliving the counterculture era by wearing colored tuxedos (via barefoot-duchess.blogspot.com)

In my previous article, I discussed the birth and evolution of the tuxedo to the 1930′s and what men’s formal attire was popular prior to that time. We also found out who made the tuxedo and from where it was made, as well as its informal alternate options.

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October 12, 2012

The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 1

Early advertisements for the tuxedo (via blog.blacktieguide.com)

Many historians agree that the tuxedo was created in 1886 by Pierre Lorillard IV, a resident of Tuxedo Park, a town located just outside of New York City. American males, specifically those of the affluent variety, witnessed a momentous change in men’s formal wear with the addition of this new look.

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June 15, 2012

Summer 2012: When and Why to Wear a Tux

Now that Memorial Day is behind us and it’s well into summer, you’re likely thinking that it’s time to hang up the formal attire, break out the grill, and relax. While you should by all means be thinking about some quality barbeque, though, don’t be so ready to throw your nice duds in the back of the closet. Prom might be over, and graduation parties are already done with, but summer is a season full of opportunities for you to fit into that tuxedo and class it up. (more…)

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