Glossary of terms used on this site
A device that temporarily joins two pieces of fabrics. The B. F. Goodrich Company coined the name Zipper in 1923 for the line of rubber overshoes that it made using the fastener. The name slowly came to be associated with the fastener itself, and eventually acquired generic status.
A zoot suit is an exaggerated 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 African American and West Indian men during the late 1930s and 1940s.