“The tuxedo is a man’s tailored suit used for semi-formal or formal wear. It may be sewn from a wide variety of colors and fabrics; increasingly, brighter colors and unconventional designs are pervasive in tuxedo styling.” – Encyclopaedia Britannica
The smoking –or tuxedo– is the male suit par excellence, to be worn in formal and gala events.
It was created in the mid-19th century, when the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII, asked his trusted tailor to design a suit for evening events.In the years to come, the smoking jacket established itself as a house robe worn by men in smoking rooms, with the purpose of preserving the suit from the smell of tobacco. In the United States, it spread under the name of Tuxedo, inheriting the name from the prestigious Tuxedo Club of New York, and became a classic element of the most rigorous and formal evening dress code: the Black Tie.
Thanks to its timeless style, the tuxedo still dominates the common imagination as a symbol of male elegance. Worn in the classic black version or played down with other colors like blue and white, the tuxedo is an essential dress to have in your wardrobe: the perfect solution for occasions that require a traditional look, from business dinners to the most exclusive and formal events.
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