(pronounced tehk-SEE-do arms)
A seating piece’s overall dimensions have little to do with its “tuxedo” classification. The primary requirement needed to designate a sofa or chair as having tuxedo arms is that the arms are the same height as the back. However, some hold fast to its old school designation and use the term only when said arms are slightly flared. Regardless of whether your old school or new, the tuxedo chair or tuxedo sofa can possess pillows that are either loose or attached. The pillows might rise above the height of both back and arms, or they might not. Heck, sometimes the pillows are non-existent. In its most modern version, the tuxedo sofa has taken on a very low, streamlined look having a tight upholstered back with minimal padding. Très European.