¡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...
Mapping LA’s Notorious Zoot Suit Riots

Mapping LA’s Notorious Zoot Suit Riots

By Elijah Chiland – LA.Curbed.com – Photo LA Public Library. Photo: Zoot suiters at a Grand Jury hearing following the riots. Though no lives were lost, many were injured and the LAPD largely ignored widespread and targeted violence against the...
The Zoot Suits, 1940s

The Zoot Suits, 1940s

By Kathleen Campos-Banales – mtholyoke.edu – Photo Meier & Rivera 145 During World War II, a lot of youths were expressing themselves through their outfits such as the zoot suits. Zoot suits “consisted of a broad-rimmed, flat hat; a long draped coat;...