Well we've reached the final post on the Blogging A to Z Challenge, April 2012! Woo! I can't believe it's the last day of April, though... where did the month go? Anyways, in celebration of the final day of the challenge, the topic is... Zoot Suit!
What is a Zoot Suit, you may be asking? According to the free online dictionary, a zoot suit is "A man's suit popular during the early 1940s, characterized by full-legged, tight-cuffed trousers and a long coat with wide lapels and heavily padded, wide shoulders"
Cab CallowayThe style originated in the Jazz Age of the 40s in Harlem and spread through ethnic communities across the country, primarily worn by Mexican- and African- Americans.
Now the reason I like Zoot Suits so much is the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Who else? I grew up listening to their album Zoo Suit Riot, which had a lovely silhouette on the cover.
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And I simply can't end this post without a nod to the actual song that made me think of this post...