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The zoot suit was epitome of men's fashion during the 1920's. The jacket was designed with shoulder pads and wide lapels. You can see on these two figures an overly long watch chain hangs from the waist. The pants were baggy in cut and then became tighter at the ankle.

During WWII, zoot suits became popular uniforms for young African and Mexian Americans. Style: Long jackets with wide shoulders and large lapels. Wide baggy leg trousers, pulled up to waist. Wide brimmed hat with feather.

pachoco style | PACHUCO STYLE Graphics Code | PACHUCO STYLE Comments & Pictures

pachoco style | PACHUCO STYLE Graphics Code | PACHUCO STYLE Comments & Pictures

Men's Suits, 1946

English drape - suit cut for men that became predominant style. Cut for comfort that fell with a wrinkle through the chest and shoulders

Meg Tilly as Lorna Corbett in Bomb Girls

Picture: Meg Tilly in 'Bomb Girls.' Pic is in a photo gallery for 'Bomb Girls' featuring 9 pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenhower_jacket

The Eisenhower jackets became a staple during WWII. An Eisenhower jacket was a waist length jacket developed for the American Army during WWII. It conveyed a sense of wartime.

Compton crips

A known violent gang by the name of Park Village Compton Crips, shown here throwing up their gang signs/hand gestures while displaying their blue gang color with 4 of the members concealing their identities by the use of bandannas.

English Drape -- A suit style that was cut for comfort. The jacket, single or double breasted, is full across the chest which forms vertical wrinkles because of the extra fabric.

The London Drape suit, design commonly credited to Dutch tailor Frederick Scholte

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