Technically, the Zoot Suit was more of fashion and attitude statement supposedly, first worn by some African American and Jazz Era Artists in the 20’s and 30’s and was eventually adopted by some men in the Latino, Chicano, Filipino and Italian communities, especially in L.A., which eventually led to the ‘Zoot Suit Riots.’ Meanwhile, in Chicago, Harold C. Fox, a clothier and sometime big-band trumpeter claimed credit for creating and naming the zoot suit with the reet pleat, the reave sleeve, the ripe stripe, the stuff cuff and the drape shape that was the stage rage during the boogie-woogie rhyme time of the early 1940’s. Subsequently, Broadway Productions, Hollywood Movies, the gentleman’s ‘High Fashion,’ and “Church Brothers’ clothing industry have utilized, modified and often exaggerated the Zoot Suit for their own purposes. So have Costume Theme Party Goers. Therefore, we have a ridiculously huge collection of outlandish and wonderful Zoot Suits, Zoot Hats, Men’s Pimpin’ Ties & Pocket Squares, Canes, Zoot Chains and more, all useful for Prom, Homecoming, Fabulous Theme Parties and Sunday-go-to-Meeting Attire.
Guys & Dolls Musical Film is bases on a book about Gangsters and their lifestyles in the 1920s & 1930s. The highly successful Musical Movie of 1955 featured flamboyant characters in bright, colorful costumes and as such has became a favorite for High School, Municipal and Professional Dance Troupes and Theatrical Companies favorite. We can provide all the Flapper and Gangster outfits you need from high quality hand beaded gowns to economy Halloween costumes and every imaginable quality in between with all the accessories in the same styles and in large sizes and quantities.
1920’s Renaissance Gentleman’s Attire: Green High Fashion Three Piece Zoot Suit, Green God Father Hat with Feather, Striped Fancy Shirt, Pimp Cane, Zoot Chain, High Fashion Tie, Pocket Square, White High Fashion Shoes