History of Tuxedos

The history of Tuxedos
America, Home of Innovation!

America, land of innovation, is where formalwear became a bit less formal, and a lot more fun! The year, 1896, The Place, Tuxedo Park, New York, the Patron, Griswold Lorilland. For the prior 70 years, formalwear meant white tie and tails (click here for picture).

But Griswold changed all that with his innovation. A dinner jacket sans-tails! More comfortable, less to wear, easier to dance. And the rest is history . . .

Since then, innovation has carried Griswold's tuxedo from a single-breasted peak lapel style (click here for picture) to many other styles including the ever-appropriate notch lapel (click here for picture), the single-breasted shawl collar (click here for picture), the double breasted shawl collar (click here for picture) and the double breasted peak lapel (click here for picture).