Tuxedo Ideas: FAI- Zoot suit

Zoot suit, An extreme form of the sack suit, the zoot suit had a long jacket with excessively wide shoulders and long wide lapels and trousers that were markedly pegged.

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A “Pachucha” (Mexican-American women in zoot suits) Rosie From Boyle Heights In The 1940s

A “Pachuca” (Mexican-American women in zoot suits) Rosie From Boyle Heights In The found photo street style casual sweater pants hair

The creation of the zoot suit can be traced to Harlem in the mid to late 1930s. Initially an African American youth fashion, closely connected to jazz culture, the zoot suit was co-opted by a generation of Mexican American youth. The oversized suit was both an outrageous style and a statement of defiance. Zoot suiters asserted themselves in the face of widespread discrimination. At the dawn of WWII, the suit was condemned by the U.S. government and over time the suit was seen as unpatriotic.

The Zoot Suit Styled Trousers, Called Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

The creation of the zoot suit can be traced to Harlem in the mid to late 1930s. Initially an African American youth fashion, closely connected to jazz culture, the zoot suit was co-opted by a generation of Mexican American youth. The oversized suit was both an outrageous style and a statement of defiance. Zoot suiters asserted themselves in the face of widespread discrimination. At the dawn of WWII, the suit was condemned by the U.S. government and over time the suit was seen as unpatriotic.

https://flic.kr/p/4rbr5B | BE086625 | 1943 --- Teens Dressed in Zoot Suits --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

The creation of the zoot suit can be traced to Harlem in the mid to late Initially an African American youth fashion, closely connected to jazz culture, the zoot suit was co-opted by a generation of Mexican American youth.

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