The Tuxedo originated in the 1880s as a less formal alternative to the tailcoat. The term Tuxedo comes from the New York State village Tuxedo Park that was a society get away in the late 1900s.
The Tuxedo grew in popularity in the 1930s, partly as a result of the rising film industry, which was keen to portray glamour on screen as an escape from the depression and hard times that America was going through. Film stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant helped promote the idea of male glamour.
These days The Commander in Chief, Barack Obama is the last word in black tie chic. There have also been recent twists on the tux, with Louis Vuitton collaborating with artists Jack and Dinos Chapman for a printed tux.
The tuxedo is a classic look for men and perfect for any formal occasion that the modern man might attend.
As Liz Lemon said to Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock “why are you wearing a tux?” his reply; “it’s after six; what am I, a farmer?"
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