The white suit is iconic to the Tournament of Roses and has a rich history. The tradition dates back to the turn of the (20th) century, when members staging the Rose Parade needed an easy way to identify each other in the crowds. The white suit was chosen because it stood out, and because it was a way for Pasadena to gently thumb its collective nose at the east coast tradition of never wearing white between Labor Day and Memorial Day.
The white suit includes:
Some Do's and Don'ts:
*** available at Tournament House
PM Jacoy, 2650 Mission St., San Marino MAP
The suit costs $200 plus tax. Prior to visiting PM Jacoy, you must pay the $100 deposit on your suit, please click this link WHITE SUIT DEPOSIT. When you pay the deposit you will receive an email receipt, please show that to the people at PM Jacoy and they will fit you for the suit. Hemming is included in the price and they offer a discount on other tailoring services, or you can take it to any tailor of your choice. You will pay the balance ($100 plus tax and any additional tailoring) when you pick up the suit. Please allow 4-6 weeks for tailoring.
Note: All members have the option to purchase their white suit from any merchant of their choice. A member is required to follow the white suit apparel guidelines.
White Shoes: www.dinkles.com (marching band supplier - look for the Vanguard - they also have white gloves, for cold parade mornings)