Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tuxedo Day Celebration

Posted by Alex Perkins at 11:11 AM
photo credits to: sararonline.com

A day to give a toast to a sartorial creation is celebrated every year on the tenth day of October in the United States of America. The date commemorates the day in 1886 when tuxedo had its debut in New York City. The first American tuxedo was created by Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park.

There is no official record found documenting the origins and purpose of this special day. It can be simply deduced that it may had been created as a marketing tool for the continued promotion of the clothing industry. As to its purpose, it may serve as a constant reminder of the tuxedo’s contribution to the rich cultural American history.

The tuxedo is a formal wear suitable for ceremonial social occasions, such as weddings, debutante cotillion, races,formal garden events, prescribed dinners and decorous festivities. The Western elegance of formal wear, characterized by black and white garments, has gained wide acceptance in many countries.

Formal clothing has become the standard proper social attire in countries with no prescribed national clothes. The conventional dress in the evening is white tie for men. In the United Kingdom, morning clothing is the standard prescribed day time clothing. The lounge suit, of British origins, remains categorized as the casual attire.

On the other hand, morning clothes are rare in the United States of America and Canada. It had been substituted by the stroller, lounge and business suit. It is, however, comforting to note that morning dresses remain in Europe, Japan and Australia. The suggested observance of the annual Tuxedo Day may vary depending on the country and lifestyle of a person.

The general observance consists of:
  • Buying a new tuxedo for yourself or as a gift to a loved one;
  • Attending events where attendance requires formal wear;
  • Window shopping to be updated on the latest tuxedo trends;
  • Having a tuxedo altered to be in line with the latest style;
  • Sending eCards to friends reminding them of the event;
  • Helping in the promotion of the special day through the various multimedia sites;
  • Creating unique tuxedo design for a future formal event;
  • Hosting a dinner party requiring a formal dress code;
  • Organizing a weekend race with family and friends; or,
  • Learning more on the history and development of tuxedo.

Tuxedo Day will be celebrating on October 10, 2014, a Friday. With more than six months preparation time, think of your own special way to celebrate this event.

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