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The Tuxedo #OnThisDay

He may like it shaken but not stirred but James Bond also made wearing a tuxedo in the 1960s what every cool 007 guy wanted to wear when he was at the gambling casino.

But it was back on October 10th 1886 that it is said wealthy American merchant banker James Brown Potter wore a dinner jacket to the Autumn Ball at Tuxedo Park, New York.

There are earlier examples. The UK’s Prince Edward VII set a trend of wearing a shorter jacket to formal dinner occasions and ditching the tails.

Other variants have been introduced over time, including colours other than black, trimmings and the cut of the garment.

You can read more here: We’re entering a Golden Age of tuxedos — and these 8 photos show why

And then there is this: The Tuxedo

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