Mensusa some interesting information about long zoot suits

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Zoot suits are nonentity but men’s suits with pegged trousers with wide leg and tight cuffs. Those trousers are also called as tramas. Other features are a long coat with broad lapels along with padded wide shoulders.

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Mensusa some interesting information about long zoot suits

  1. 1. Mensusa- Some interesting information about Long Zoot Suits Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. Zoot suits are nonentity but men’s suits with pegged trousers with wideleg and tight cuffs. Those trousers are also called as tramas. Other featuresare a long coat with broad lapels along with padded wide shoulders. Onepoint that we don’t miss to see in the zoot suiters is the tapa and calcos.These suits which gained standing in the early 1930s as a cool andcasual suit, soon turned to gain much more fame in Los Angelescommunity. After this it took good place in the world of suits. The suitshave an inspiring history behind. They were prohibited for the mirror thewar time suits. Despite the limitations the Zoot suits are still here acrossthe globe.Fashionable Mensusa Zoot suits in various colors were and are famousall through the world and they require higher precision. They areconformist dinner suits which suits the semiformal and informal occasionslike parties and celebrations. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Zoot Suit Culture:Zoot suits were flashy with extreme cuts designed to be stylish andsleek with loose fitting trousers making it perfect for dancing. Zootsuits were worn for special occasions such as a dance party. The zootsuit was first popularized by young teenage "hepcats" and the"jitterbug" dancers. It became extremely popular when entertainerssuch as Frank Sinatra began wearing them. The white zoot suit withwhite shoes became a trademark for king of swing, Cab Calloway.The zoot suit consists of baggy trousers cuffed at the ankles, widelapel and padded shoulders, wide brimmed hat, long dangling chainsand oversized jacket. The baggy trousers are high-waisted i.e., thetrousers are worn from waist higher than the normal trousers are worn. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
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  5. 5. Origin of Zoot Suit:There is no clear clarification when and where the mens zoot suitoriginate. It resembles the pegged trousers and long coat worn of 1900s.The Mensusa zoot suits first gained popularity in Harlem jazz culture in1930s.According to yet another clarification the origin of zoot suits could bein 1941 when it was first designed by Chicago tailor and band leaderHarold C. Zoot Suit Fox. These suits were intended as dancing suit. Theywere worn by African-American and young Latinos in Los AngelesChicano community. The Mexican American youths who wore zoot suitscalled themselves Pachuos. The people of Los Angeles measured anyonewho wore zoot suit as gang member. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. Zoot suit is a history and these suits have traveled across the times andestablished themselves as best entertainers these days. That is the secret ofwhy Zoot suits are liked by every one of today, yesterday and tomorrow. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Zoot Suit Glossary:Tramas - Wide-legged, tight-cuffed, or “pegged” trouser.Carlango – Long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders.Tapa or Tanda – Felt hat with long feather.Calcos – Pointy French style shoes.Pachucos – Mexican American youths in mid-20th Century who wore flashyclothes such as zoot suit.Zoot Suit Riots – Series of riots that erupted in Los Angeles, Californiaduring World War II between sailors and soldiers stationed in the city andMexican American youth gangs headed by Pachucos who wore zoot suits. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. For More information visit www.mensusa.com Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8

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