Slim fit tuxedo Virgin wool Off-white and black - Houndstooth

€885

Cream and black houndstooth motif on virgin wool Jacquard,

"Oxygen" by Lanificio F.lli Cerruti

 

1-button jacket with contrasted ottoman peak collar,

opencuff buttonhole, 1 back vent.

 

Trousers with fastening with visible button

and adjustable waist tab, 2 Italian pockets,

fine ottoman strip down the lenght of the leg,

trouser botton width 18,5 cm, finished hem

(it is possible to open the hem to lengthen the leg). 

 

Tuxedo 100% virgin wool "Oygen" by Lanificio F.lli Cerruti

Lining 100% viscose

Dry clean

mens smoking 16ES3FERA-F513/29

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Tuxedo or smoking jacket

The required decorum of a 19th century British gentlemen managing his guests’ sense of smell meant that the smoking jacket was originally worn exclusively in the smoking room. Seduced by the garment, the American James Potter transgressed the rule and in 1886 wore this jacket with its satin lapels to the Tuxedo Club in New York. He popularised the use of its new name. Completed with braided trousers, a plastron shirt and a bow tie, in the 20th century this ensemble became the signature attire for men frequenting casinos and cocktail parties, or her Majesty’s Secret Services, like James Bond.

Tuxedo or smoking jacket - De Fursac mens suit and clothings

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Jacquard

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A fabric with complex motifs which owes its name to the automatic loom used for its production, itself conceived in Lyon in 1801 in the workshops of Joseph-Marie Jacquard. A unique combination of three previous innovations (Basile Bouchon’s perforated paper tape, Jean-Baptiste’s continuous loop of perforated cards and Jacques Vaucanson’s cylinder, also perforated), the Jacquard loom revolutionised the sector and was capable of doing the work of five people. A development deemed unpopular by competitors (the famous Lyon weavers known as the “canuts”) who rose up in 1831 and tried to destroy Jacquard’s machines by striking them with clogs (sabots in French). But while we might owe the word “sabotage” to the canuts’ revolt, the industrialists chose to support Jacquard and his loom took the place of other older techniques. A predecessor to the computer (because the perforated cards are programmable), the Jacquard loom has today grown considerably and now produces almost all patterned fabrics used for clothing, furnishings and domestic linens. 

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