The Zoot Suit was a typical way of dressing for "Swing Kids" and similar movements during the 40´s. A bit irritating to many since they used up more than their rations of fabric for the coats during the war.
Singer / Bandleader Cab Calloway in Zoot Suit.
A zoot suit (occasionally spelled zuit suit) is a suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. This style of clothing was popularized by Mexican-Americans, African Americans, and Italian Americans during the late 1930s and 1940s. In England bright-colored zoot suits with velvet lapels that bore a slight resemblance to Edwardian clothing were worn by Teddy boys.