Regency Origins: The Tale of the Tailcoat
The interesting irony of formal attire is that almost without exception, every aspect of the masculine evening costume derives from the sport of horseback riding.
Elegance: A Quality Guide to Menswear
But that irony is nothing compared to this:
The English nobility's adaptation of the common man's clothing was also inspired by British sympathizers of the egalitarian principles of French and American revolutionaries.
In their rejection of their colonial masters, American rebels turned to their French brothers-in-arms for their fashion cues which became ironic when the new French elite began importing the gentrified English look.
The dude has a blog - here he critiques Daniel Craig's look at the Skyfall premiere. He pretty much likes it but feels that Craig's jacket is too tight.
But it's a bitch-fest over the GQ Men of the Year