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Here it is! The jacket has been slimmed down, sleeves tapered, and pants definitely made better. It still has its 80s/90s roots, but it made into a modern interpretation. It retains the large shoulders, but everything else is made more proportional and no longer looks too much like a zoot suit. Overall, I will say that it is reminiscent of the bold look of the late 1940s and early 1950s, where suits had slim yet exaggerated features.

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