At that it's better'n being a man in a monkey suit, with nothing to do but impress the passengers and order around the crew.
Mrs. Gooch had only to thrust her hand into the little pocket of his monkey suit to convict him on the spot.
a man's formal evening suit or dress; tuxedo
A fancy uniform or formal suit; tight uniform: Neither of my two hats went well with the monkey suit (1886+)
A baseball uniform (1929+ Baseball)