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A video history of the tuxedo or dinner jacket

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October 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

CBS shares a swell clip on the story of the dinner jacket (or tuxedo across the pond) with some choice interviews over at the Poole workshop, whose archives do not lie:

“In 1865, The Prince of Wales ordered a blue silk smoking jacket lined with silk, with silk collar and cuffs”, and gave birth to a new attitude in evening dress.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/tuxedo-well-suited-for-over-a-century/


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