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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Men’s Tuxedo?

    Mai 14th, 2013

    The men’s tuxedo, aka tailcoat was invented by Henry Poole of namesake Tailor Company Henry Poole & Co. in London in 1860. Located on London’s famous Savile Row, Poole created a less formal version of the tailcoat, a short smoking jacket for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII of the United Kingdom) to wear it to informal dinner parties. Due to the Prince’s recommendation to tailor a dinner dress only at Henry Poole & Co Company, the tuxedo became quickly famous in 1886, when New York’s millionaire James Potter brought the dinner suit home with him to the Tuxedo Park Club, a newly established residential country club for New York’s elite. Read the rest of this entry
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    Henry Poole & Co

    September 30th, 2011

    Henry Poole & Co, English gentleman’s tailor, founded in 1806. The key people were: James Poole, Founder, Angus Cundey, Owner , Simon Cundey, Director and Henry Poole. Located at №15 Savile Row in London, the family-run business invented the Dinner Suit in 1860 even though they were originally specialized in military tailoring.
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