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The suit is best described by the song:

"A zoot suit with a reat pleat
with a drape shape
and a stuff cuff."

Translated for the ignorant, this means a pair of trousers reaching nearly to the armpits, ballooning to about 32 inches in width at the knee and tapering spectacularly into a cuff barely large enough to insert the foot... The suit's origin is about as obscure as its occupant's vocabulary."

Click here to read about the woman who outlawed the Zoot Suit...

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The Zoot Suit (Newsweek Magazine, 1942)

The Zoot Suit (Newsweek Magazine, 1942)

The Zoot Suit (Newsweek Magazine, 1942)

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