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The Tuxedo Through American History Pt. 1

[caption id="attachment_1112" align="alignleft" width="215" caption="Early advertisements for the tuxedo (via blog.blacktieguide.com)"][/caption] 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. No longer would men dazzle their peers with customary Victorian waist coats (vests) or tailcoats – instead a shift was made to a black jacket that has for over a century, and until now, been the staple of...

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