Popular with the rebellious city youth of the 1940s, the over-sized men’s zoot suit is the preferred outfit for swing dancers today. It’s also popular for creating a 1940s gangster look. The Zoot Suit had baggy pants, a long and oversized suit jacket, wide short ties, and sometimes a wide fedora hat. Loud colors like purple, yellow, and blue were just as common as wide chalk stripes and narrow pinstripe suits. The illegal use of materials during wartime made them all the more rebellious to wear.
Looking for 1920s Zoot Suits? They didn’t exist, although the styles have some similarities, such as high waisted wide leg pants and striped patterns. Go here to read more about the history of the Zoot Suit.
These men’s zoot suits are made in the style of 1940s zoot suits and Pachuco suits, but with a modern take. A perfect blend between vintage and new. Click the listing to see size charts on the retailer’s website.