By  on October 5, 2011

Pinpointing the origin of the tuxedo in America has always been a bit of a mystery.

The prevailing story is that Griswold Lorillard, the 22-year-old son of tobacco magnate and Tuxedo Park, N.Y., founder Pierre Lorillard, cut the tails off his jacket when attending the inaugural Autumn Ball at the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park in 1886, causing a scandal and spawning a new fashion trend.

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