What is this Event Called Black Tie All About?
There is a dress code in place for formal events, generally referred to as black tie. The black tie code of dress is applicable to many types of social events. The black tie code, just like any other form of dress code has rules attached. The tuxedo is the main staple when it comes to black tie dress code.
Historically Speaking . . . .
The tuxedo was born historically during 1886. This does mean to say the beginning phase is precise since there is an ongoing debate amongst historians as to the formal attire’s starting point or date of origin. The legend of the tuxedo’s beginnings starts with Pierre Lorillard IV. Pierre was a tobacco magnate. It is said, by some, it was Pierre who designed the tuxedo; and that it was his son, Griswold, who was the first man to wear the tuxedo. Griswold Lorillard wore the attire to the Autumn Ball—a yearly event of the Tuxedo Park Club. The Tuxedo Park Club is still located on the outskirts of New York and known for its affluent membership. Speaking of which when it comes time to rent a tuxedo for a special black tie event such as a wedding or gala event: Wilkes Barre tux rentals in the Wilkes Barre area offer good choices for men who wish to put their best foot forward, appearance-wise.
Back to the History of the Tuxedo: “Nothing to Wear for the Special Event”
Without question, portions of the story above are true. However, many historians state that the beginning stages of the wearing of the tuxedo started earlier than what was mentioned above; however, still during the year of 1886. James Brown Potter was a prosperous New York coffee broker. Brown was invited to pay a visit to the Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII. The cordial Prince of Wales invited Brown to pay him a visit at Sandringham. This occurred when the two men met, while vacationing in England; at a Royal Ball in the city of London. The wealthy coffee broker accepted the Prince’s invitation. However, while Brown was at Sandringham, he realized he did not have a clue as to what was appropriate wearing apparel for a dinner at Sandringham. Potter finally mustered up the nerve to ask the Prince for his guidance about what exactly was considered proper formal attire. The Prince did not hesitate for a minute to direct the clueless Brown to his personal London tailor in Saville Row: Henry Poole and Company. At the venue, Brown was fitted for a short black jacket; without the tails, which usually accompanied such a style. The black jacket looked much like a British riding coat. The Prince of Wales liked this style of jacket apparently a great deal, since he had seemed to have taken to wearing it quite often, during the period.
Then there is the Rest of the Story . . . . . .
The story goes, with regard to the first account of the birth of the tuxedo, that Griswold caused quite a stir when he wore his new jacket to that year’s ball. The story about the jacket spread far and wide. Once the word was spread about Griswold’s sensational jacket, a new type of formal attire was formally born.
Excitement about the Tuxedo still remains with Us Today!
The initial excitement about the jacket remains with us today: a tuxedo gives any man confidence; and transforms him from that of ordinary to extraordinary. The man who makes it a point of wearing a tuxedo to the appropriate formal event is afforded with a great deal of self-confidence. It is right to say this type of formal apparel is the perfect choice for any formal occasion such as a wedding, red carpet event, or gala dinner party.
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