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    A tuxedo aka tailcoat 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 American’s call it tuxedo. For the English it is a dinner suit or dinner jacket, for the French, Italian’s and German’s it’s called smoking. The tuxedo was first introduced by New York’s society in the late 1800s, when Griswold Lorillard, son of one of the Tuxedo Park founders, wore it to the wealthy enclave’s 1886 Autumn Ball. The tuxedo became its name since the Tuxedo Park Club’s members began to wear the jacket in public and onlookers came to associate the jacket with the club’s name. Today, the famous men’s tuxedo is also worn by women. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was the first to introduce the women’s tuxedo in 1966.


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