The Pachucos Of Tepito

The Pachucos Of Tepito

By Daniel Hernandez – DanielHernandez.typepad.com – Photo Not Credited A demonstration of the cha cha cha by members of the Associacion de Pachucos y Rumberas, in the Barrio del Peralvillo, within the Barrio de Tepito, within Colonia Morelos, within Centro...
#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...
Zoot Suit Discovery Guide

Zoot Suit Discovery Guide

By Research.Pomona.edu – Image Not Credited Pachuco and Pachuca are terms coined in the 1940s to refer to Mexican American men and women who dressed in zoot suits or zoot suit-influenced attire. Though there is no definite origin of the word Pachuco, one theory...

The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

By Michelle Threadgould – Racked.com. One of the earliest moments when rosaries appeared in the popular fashion consciousness happened in ’30s and ’40s Los Angeles. Chicano youth, known as pachucas and pachucos, wore rosary beads in part to proudly highlight...