Realistically Colorized Tuxedos from the Past: Fred Astaire

Classic formal wear is timeless.  Traditions like Black Tie date back over 125 years ago.  White Tie attire dates back significantly farther.  And both of these traditions are still present if not prevalent and largely unchanged in today’s culture.  But when we look back at examples of these timeless styles in the past, the black and white pictures themselves seem distant from us.

Black and White Fred Astaire in White Tie and Top Hat

Colorized Fred Astaire in White Tie and Top Hat

So, starting with none other than Mr. Fred Astaire himself, we’ll be colorizing old and iconic images of tuxedos and tailcoats from the past, to demonstrate just how timeless these traditions truly are.

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