Tuxedo is an elegant and refined dress code that exudes class. The iconic outfit is typically black with satin lapels and matching satin trim on the pants. It is usually worn with a white dress shirt, a bow tie in either black or white and cufflinks. Other accessories like a cumberbund/waistcoat or pocket square are optional, but can add a fashionable flair to the ensemble. A tuxedo is reserved for the most formal occasions and is often rented out rather than purchased as a regular suit is.

The name Tuxedo is believed to have originated from the neighborhood of Tuxedo Park in New York where the style first became popular in the 1890s. The tuxedo was a contemporary to the much more formal English-style evening wear of the time and was popular among upperclassmen who were looking for a more stylish look.

After a hiatus during World War One, the formal tuxedo came back into fashion in the 1930’s with a young sense of style disruption. During this time, midnight blue and grey began to rival traditional black for popularity in the tuxedo market. The tuxedo evolved during this period with the introduction of the double-breasted jacket and other fashionable variations.

A tuxedo requires a high-quality fabric and precision tailoring to achieve its full potential. The satin lapels and trim add a luxurious sheen and the satin buttons give a distinctive flair. The tuxedo is worn with a pair of well-polished shoes like derbys, oxfords or monk shoes.  Tuxedo