Zootin up your tee with a Zoot Zoot killer diller!  by patjila

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A young Malcolm X described the zoot suit as: “a killer-diller coat with a drape shape, reet pleats and shoulders padded like a lunatic’s cell”. Zoot suits usually featured a watch chain dangling from the belt to the knee or below, then back to a side pocket.

Zoot suits were for special occasions, such as a dance or a birthday party by zooting up.
The amount of material and tailoring required made them luxury items, so much so that the U.S. War Production Board said that they wasted materials that should be devoted to the World War II war effort.
This extravagance during wartime was a factor in the Zoot Suit Riots. Wearing the oversized suit was a declaration of freedom and self-determination, even rebelliousness!

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  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Leuk joh !
    Heel knap gedaan Patje!!

  • Thnx so much John I always am inspired by the music and fashion from 40s and 5Os :) Dit is met Rockabilly mijn stijl altijd inspiratie overal :) Heel veel dank John!

    – patjila

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great T

  • Many thanks Sylvia, meis bedankt!

    – patjila

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 4 years ago

    great design, wonderful info on the zoot suit!

  • Hi Sandra glad you like it, thanks so very much!

    – patjila

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 4 years ago


  • Ah yes Anna you are so right! Thank you for your lovely comment, was so glad the design has the looks of the period :)

    – patjila

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 4 years ago

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 4 years ago

    I had a Zoot Suit years ago!! Another instant Fav Patjila :o) xx

  • Woow show photo show… show photo Robin plz plz plz want prove!!!! :)) Huge thanks Robbs! xx

    – patjila

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your artwork has been featured in
    Who are You to Judge? group.!!

  • That fantabulous….thank you so very much…an honor as well very happy with it Rainy!

    – patjila

  • andy551
    andy551almost 4 years ago

    Really fantastic design!!!!!

  • Thank you Andy love the 40s and the 50 style fashion :) Happy it’s so appriciated!

    – patjila

  • patjila
    patjilaover 3 years ago

    zootable vid XD

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