A tuxedo (American English, also colloquially known as “tux”) or dinner
suit or dinner jacket (British English) is a formal evening suit distinguished
primarily by satin or grosgrain facings on the jacket's lapels and buttons
and a similar stripe along the out seam of the trousers.
The suit is typically black or midnight blue depending on
choice of wear and commonly worn with a formal shirt,
shoes and other accessories, most traditionally in the form
prescribed by the black tie dress code.
Dinner jacket in the context of menswear first
appeared in England around 1887 and in the US
In the 1960s it became associated in
North America with white or coloured
Tuxedo in the context of menswear
originated in the US around 1888.
It was named after Tuxedo Park, a Hudson Valley
enclave for New York’s social elite where it was often
seen in its early years.
The term was capitalized until the 1930s
and at first referred only to the jacket.
When the jacket was later paired with its own unique trousers and
accessories in the 1900s the term began to be associated with the
entire suit. Since the turn of the 21st century the name has also
been increasingly adopted by the British.
French, Italian, Portuguese,
German, Polish, Russian and
other European languages
the jacket is called a
smoking and in Spanish it is
name is in reference to the jacket’s early similarity to Victorian
The suit with accompanying accessories is
sometimes nicknamed a penguin suit given its
resemblance to the bird's black body and white
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