The year: 1896. The place: Tuxedo Park, New York. The patron: Griswold Lorillard. For the prior 70 years, formalwear meant white tie and tails. But Griswold changed all that with his innovation. A dinner jacket sans-tails! More comfortable, less to wear, easier to dance. And the rest is history . . .
Since then, innovation has carried Griswold's tuxedo from a single-breasted peak lapel style to many other styles including the ever appropriate notch lapel, the single-breasted shawl collar, the double breasted shawl collar and the double breasted peak lapel.
Then a century later, 20
miles south of Tuxedo NY, the Baby Tuxedo was