Business casual Casual Friday Smart casual. A tuxedo American English , or dinner jacket British English , is a semi-formal two or three piece suit for evening wear, distinguished primarily by satin or grosgrain jacket's lapels , and similar stripes along the outseam of the trousers. The style was copied by an American and crossed the Atlantic.
Manton , Feb 18, Vintage Gent , Feb 18, Some 8 years after the fact My understanding, from the British tradition, is that a Tuxedo generally has a single button whereas a dinner jacket has two or even three and the cut is slightly different. A Tux is more rounded and looser, and a dinner jacket is more geometric and 'tailored.
In the UK the dress trousers are implied in 'dinner jacket' but 'black tie' is a common term to distinguish from white tie, where full evening dress is worn. A white jacket is Details - a cummerbund should be worn black is conservative, burgundy a bit festive ; shoes should be properly polished; white shirt, preferably formal; ideally black shirt studs and a white pocket square; black socks although I really shouldn't have to say this ; a folded collar is actually more traditional as winged collars are reserved for white tie; obviously a black bow tie, preferably self-tied, but it can match the cummerbund for a little gaiety.
Outerwear should be a black overcoat and white silk scarf but no hat. These are, of course, rules from the early 20th century, but I believe they hold true. Additional addition to the jacket is the flap pocket where pocket squares, medals or other similar decorations can be placed.
I was in the menswear trade for 49 years. A Tuxedo is a white Jacket for evening wear with a plain back no vents, usually. A Dinner suit is a black single or double breasted jacket with satin sometimes silk or corded lapels and trousers with a black satin or braid stitched over the side seams. An American wanted to buy a Tuxedo. I put a white Tuxedo on his back. There is no need to resubmit your comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
User assumes all risk of use, damage, or injury. You agree that we have no liability for any damages. Get New Comparisons in your inbox: The most popular uses of the tuxedo in the United States at present are for weddings, galas, balls, proms and formal nights on cruises. They are also often worn by male musicians at concerts. In these circumstances the tuxedo's styling and accessories are most commonly chosen according to the wearer's tastes.
Less popular are black tie events, such as gala fundraisers, where men typically wear more traditional tuxedos and accessories as dictated by the dress code.
Ken White in optional white dinner jacket, i. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the semi-formal suit specifically. For a discussion of its accessories and etiquette, see Black tie. For other uses, see Tuxedo disambiguation.
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A tuxedo and dinner jacket (as an ensemble) consist of staple items like a pleated, white, dress shirt, black trousers, black evening jacket, and matching black patent leather shoes. Black dress socks are also part of the overall outfit. Cundey said the dinner jacket — or the tuxedo — first came about when Edward VII, later the king of the United Kingdom, decided in he was "tired of wearing tails at dinner by himself.". The smoking jacket was invented because men after dinner, would wear it on top of their tuxedo or dinner jacket and they would go to the smoking lounge and smoke. The smoking jacket was supposed to keep the smoke from the evening wear that you would wear every day.