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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.