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    Dinner Suit

    A dinner suit is a men’s formal suit that was invented by Henry Poole of namesake Tailor Company Henry Poole & Co. in London in 1860. It is usually tailored and made of a black or navy blue fabric, comes either single or double-breasted, has large silk lapels and is worn with a white shirt and a black bow-tie. The matching pants has usually a satin stripe that is running down the sites and is worn with a cummerbund which was called a waistcoat back at the time. Only the English call it dinner suit or dinner jacket. For the American’s it is a tuxedo, for the French, Italian’s and German’s it’s called smoking.

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