The Bing Crosby tuxedo

In 1951, the world famous American crooner Bing Crosby was denied entrance into a Canadian hotel because he and his friend were dressed completely in denim. Although the Hotel management eventually recognized Bing and made an exception because of who he was, the story of the incident traveled fast. Friends of his back home contacted Levi Strauss and Co. and the designers immediately developed a custom denim tuxedo jacket for Bing so that he would never have problems wearing denim again, even in fancy establishments.

We have replicated this for the 1940’s to 1960’s inspired Goodwood vintage festival, an event based around fashion, music, art and design of that time.

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