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zoot suit

A man's ensemble for hipsters and other cool dudes. Popular during the 1930s and '40s, a zoot suit featured a long coat with wide lapels and padded shoulders and matching high-waisted, ballooning pants. Fancy shoes and a felt fedora hat completed the hipster “look.” “Zoot” was apparently a variation of the word “suit.”
See also: suit
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Zoot recalls: "I was based in London, but the clubs of Newcastle were quite famous and I got a booking in 1964 at the Go Go for my Big Roll Band.
Valdez en Zoot Suit no esta exento de una gran cantidad de referencias al medio historico, politico e inclusive confronta de una manera ironica la situacion de las clases medias.
Examining the racial stereotypes promoted in the newspapers, Escobedo does not avoid the painful pressure that zoot suit culture, Pachuca identity, and crime placed on Mexican American families who desperately sought to control their children.
According to Zoot director Ladislav Trpak, the investment will allow the company to introduce variety into the Czech and Slovakian fashion markets, which currently lack it.
Equifax and Zoot are embracing a partner-centric strategy that enables each firm to focus on what they do best, simultaneously giving their clients a wide range of solutions.
The subject of chapter one is the female zoot suiter, "the rebellious young woman who challenged familial and communal norms by creating an affirming vision of racialized womanhood.
Christened the zoot suit by hipsters and hepcats, it usually came with a hat with an outsized brim and a watch chain that dangled from the wearer's belt to the middle of his calf.
The zoot look caught on predominately among young men from racial and national minorities, but had a strong white following as well.
Chapter one reviews the role of the Pachuca women in several major events in Latino culture--the Zoot Suit Riots and the Sleepy Lagoon incident, both in the 1940s, and both watershed moments in Mexican-American history.
According to Alvarez, zoot culture blossomed within the context of a national debate about American identity in which minority youths were consistently-denied membership in the national polity.
American Handgunner hereby tosses our collective Fedora Hats in the ring with the Zoot Shooters.
Among the performers was juggler Zoot and the Flag and Bone Gang, who perform traditional dances from the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Read was seen in a dapper zoot suit, bow tie and hat, gliding across the dance floor and spinning his partner around to the cheers of onlookers.
Using a wide array of sources, including oral history interviews, archival material, periodicals, visual art, and literary texts, Ramirez's The Woman in the Zoot Suit takes Los Angeles as its case study to explore the multifaceted politics of pachucas, ethnic Mexican women who donned the infamous suit, including the youth subculture in which these young women took part during the 1930s to the 1950s.