The Zoot suit as rebellion

The Zoot suit as rebellion

By Battlescarred – LibCom.org – Photo Not Credited. The zoot suit appears to have developed around 1935 in nightclubs in the black area of Harlem in New York, at Sammy’s Follies and the Savoy Ballroom. Zoot suits exaggerated the smart 1930s look, and were...
¡Watcha mi tachuce! The Bonaroo Look

¡Watcha mi tachuce! The Bonaroo Look

By Research.Pomona.edu – Photo Not Credited. To look Bonaroo was to look cool. In Los Angeles during the 1930s and 1940s, zoot suits were mostly worn by poor and working class Mexican, African American and Jewish youth. These tailored outfits had broad shoulders...
#2 for Mexico’s ‘pachucos’ keep zoot suits, defiance alive

#2 for Mexico’s ‘pachucos’ keep zoot suits, defiance alive

By Yemeli Ortega – MG.co.za – Photo AFP Decked out in baggy suits, their watch chains swinging to the mambo as feathers bop atop their wide-brimmed hats, Mexico’s “pachucos” are keeping alive the tradition of the zoot suit – and the defiance it...