Army & Navy - MATERIEL: Uniforms Will Be Worn So


Military police on duty at a Washington, D.C. jitterbug dance hall last week were so shocked they could only stare. Before their regimented eyes swaggered an enlisted soldier in a $150 zoot uniform. The tunic shaped in from broad, padded shoulders. The form-fitting coat flopped well below the hands that hung from leg-of-mutton sleeves. A white belt held the trousers chest-high over a cocoa-colored shirt and white tie. Above the ankles were ten-inch hemstitched stuff cuffs. A zoot watch chain swung low from the right pants pocket.

In the nearest police station M.P.s removed the set of threads, leaving the hep-cat...

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