Tuxedo Park is in the Hudson Valley, an enclave for New York's rich and famous, where to be seen and invited is everything.
Story has it that a son of the founder of Tuxedo Park, came up with the idea (copied) to wear a short black jacket without tails. Although, he was not the inventor, that honor goes back to Edward VIII, Prince of Wales in 1865, who had his tailor remove the tails from his tailcoat and introduced this new look. It just took a few years to finally catch hold in America, and to this very day. The tuxedo represents classic dress for a man (think James Bond).