Tuxedo & Dinner jacket

Formal wear has a specific place within the BLUGIALLO family as we pride ourselves in being a small part of many clients special occasions. With the same attention to detail and craftsmanship as our backbone suiting programme, our formal wear is an expression of personalized luxury, understated yet expressive in its own way.

Our tuxedos

The classic tuxedo, also known as a dinner jacket, black tie, or even smoking jacket is a garment with one clear purpose – formal occasions such as weddings and special ceremonies. And when you have the possibility to create the dinner jacket exactly according to your personal preferences it can easily become a staple piece in your formal wardrobe that can serve you for many years to come. And of course, at Blugiallo it will always be made to measure to your unique body measurements. 

Made to measure tuxedo

As for all outfits and garments, the measurements are incredibly important to achieve a well-dressed, tailored look. But it might be even more important when it comes to formal wear in general and tuxedos in particular. 

When creating a tuxedo there are some measurements that we look into some extra. 

  • Widths of tuxedo trousers and jacket
  • Length of the tuxedo jacket and trousers
  • Trouser rise (waistline)
  • Button height (closure)
  • Overall shape of the tuxedo

Designing your tuxedo

What to choose when designing a dinner jacket? There are several options to choose from and we recommend that you start to consider on what occasions and seasons you will be wearing it. Select the fabric that will get you the most use of the dinner jacket. The decision of a wool or velvet tuxedo jacket will make a big difference in the final result.

The second thing you need to decide on is if you want to go for a single breasted, or double breasted tuxedo. You can also choose between different lapels, both in terms of shape and fabrics. The most classic choice might be to go for the peak lapel and if you want to take it one step further you can go with the choice of the shawl collar. 


Facts about the tuxedo

It is said that one of the first tuxedo jackets manufactured was commissioned in 1865 by Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Emperor of India. The purpose? A blazer to relax in after their royal duties and before dinner, of course. The garment is then said to have traveled via one of the King’s good friends, James Brown Potter to the United States and New York, where it also gave rise to the club of the same name.

Via the decadent ‘The New York Tuxedo Club’ and the tobacco heiress Grisworld Lorrilard with friends, the jacket was developed in the latter part of the 19th century into the formal tuxedo we are used to seeing today.