The tux is said to have originated in Tuxedo Park, New York, when the son of a wealthy tobacco family, Pierre Lorillard, wore the slick, risque formal wear to a ball.
The fancy fashion was a radical departure from the stuffy, traditional mens formal wear, and was an instant hit.
Since then, the tuxedo has become de rigueur French for the proper fashion etiquette for mens formal wear.
Some of the most notable tuxes over the years include...
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