Sunday, December 18, 2011

Link roundup

1. Why do we call them "tuxedos"?

The evening dress for men now popularly known as a tuxedo (sometimes formally termed black tie attire), takes its name from Tuxedo Park, where it was said to have been worn for the first time in the United States, by Griswald Lorillard at the annual Autumn Ball of the Tuxedo Club founded by Pierre Lorillard IV, and thereafter became popular for formal dress in America. It became known as the tuxedo when a fellow asked another at the Autumn Ball, "Why does that man's jacket not have coattails on it?" The other answered, "He is from Tuxedo."
The town was named "tuxedo" supposedly from the Algonquin phrase ptauk seet tough ("place of the bear").

2. Apparently this is the fashion world's current "it" girl.

3. Another terrible review of Games Workshop's new Finecast miniatures (and customer service).