Japan’s lowriders get a little higher #2

Japan’s lowriders get a little higher #2

By Andrew McKirdy/Staff Writer – www.JapanTimes.co.jp – Photo: Yoshiaki Miura. Photo: Kazuhiko Kurita, dressed in a vintage suit with his replica Tommy gun, poses for a photo next to his 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline, at the Lowrider Super Show held in Makuhari...
Putting On a Zoot Suit

Putting On a Zoot Suit

By Clarissa M. Esguerra – Vestoj.com – Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library. Photo: Joaquin Porras, a zoot suit youth, was held as a robbery suspect on Friday, November 6, 1942. Read...
Samohi Tackles Relevant Race Issues in ‘Zoot Suit’

Samohi Tackles Relevant Race Issues in ‘Zoot Suit’

By Atlas Novack – SMMirror.com – Image Not Credited. Times change, but sometimes the headlines don’t. Luis Valdez’s groundbreaking play set on the streets of East Los Angeles depicts the lives of Mexican American youth who were unjustly indicted for the...
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...