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Fine & Mellow: 1942

Fine & Mellow: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Saturday afternoon, Seventh Street and Florida Avenue N.W." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Order your Zoot Suit today

There are two places selling new zoot suits online.
https://elpachuco.com/product-category/zootsuits/
and https://www.zootsuitstore.com/Shopping/measure.asp
The former site says measure your waist two inches above the belly button.

Is this fabric really necessary?

Social and cultural tensions aside, here's a good illustration of why some criticized the "drape shape" as a waste of fabric in wartime.

A Zoot Suit With a Reet Pleat?

At least the trousers.

Blues by Billie

He wears high-draped pants
Stripes are really yellow
He wears high-draped pants
Stripes are really yellow
But when he starts in to love me
He's so fine and mellow

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