A video history of the tuxedo or dinner jacket


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.



  1. Ville Raivio says:


    I don’t have a copy of the video. Perhaps it can be found with a search on the CBS site.

  2. Jody Valdez says:

    The link via CBS isn’t active. Anyway to reload for us to see?

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