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Zoot Suit Riots Gangs | here's the young pachuco zoot suiters who banded together to fight the ...

Zoot Suit Riots Gangs | here's the young pachuco zoot suiters who banded together to fight the ...

photograph by Max Yavno of “las pachucas” — Chicana zoot suiters, in pant suits. Photo titles "Two Women" 1946 via http://ofanotherfashion.tumblr.com/

photograph by Max Yavno of “las pachucas” — Chicana zoot suiters, in pant suits. Photo titles "Two Women" 1946 via http://ofanotherfashion.tumblr.com/

Zoot Suit, 1940–1942. COMING SPRING 2016: A garment pattern of this extant zoot suit, which illustrates just how its extreme, larger-than-life proportions were created, will be available for free download—along with other fashions in Reigning Men—later this spring as part of LACMA’s Pattern Project: Undertaking the Making.

Zoot Suit, 1940–1942. COMING SPRING 2016: A garment pattern of this extant zoot suit, which illustrates just how its extreme, larger-than-life proportions were created, will be available for free download—along with other fashions in Reigning Men—later this spring as part of LACMA’s Pattern Project: Undertaking the Making.

* MAN'S WOOL ZOOT SUIT, N.J., 1938-1942 New York City 2 different pattern striped wools, long fitted coat, oversize padded shoulders & exterior pouch pockets, red plastic buttons, high-waist balloon pants, pegged cuffs, 4 slash pockets, crudely made suspenders in cinnamon wool, Sh-Sh 26", Ch 45", Jacket L 41", High W (taken in) 32", Outseam 50.5", Inseam 31", (large L-shaped tear near 1 pant pocket, darning on jacket's L shoulder) very good. From Newark, N.J. area

* MAN'S WOOL ZOOT SUIT, N.J., 1938-1942 New York City 2 different pattern striped wools, long fitted coat, oversize padded shoulders & exterior pouch pockets, red plastic buttons, high-waist balloon pants, pegged cuffs, 4 slash pockets, crudely made suspenders in cinnamon wool, Sh-Sh 26", Ch 45", Jacket L 41", High W (taken in) 32", Outseam 50.5", Inseam 31", (large L-shaped tear near 1 pant pocket, darning on jacket's L shoulder) very good. From Newark, N.J. area

zoot suit store    zoot suits & accessories.... amazin' prices...

zoot suit store zoot suits & accessories.... amazin' prices...

You know the zoot suit. It's the suit that bad guys are usually wearing in comical mid-century gangster movies, but there's much more to this story than a stereotype. In the 1940s and 50s, zoot suits were worn by Mexican-American hipsters who embraced the flamboyant oversized style of dress to expre

You know the zoot suit. It's the suit that bad guys are usually wearing in comical mid-century gangster movies, but there's much more to this story than a stereotype. In the 1940s and 50s, zoot suits were worn by Mexican-American hipsters who embraced the flamboyant oversized style of dress to expre

Art and the City of Angels (Fall 2011): L.A. 1940-1960: Zoot Suit Riots

Art and the City of Angels (Fall 2011): L.A. 1940-1960: Zoot Suit Riots

Zoot suit: This was a suit worn mostly by African American's during the war. These were a symbol of rebellion because there were regulations against using too much fabric and these were oversized with a  lot of extra fabric.

Zoot suit: This was a suit worn mostly by African American's during the war. These were a symbol of rebellion because there were regulations against using too much fabric and these were oversized with a lot of extra fabric.

1938-1942 zoot suit: 2 different pattern striped wools, long fitted coat, oversize padded shoulders & exterior pouch pockets, red plastic buttons, high-waist balloon pants, pegged cuffs, 4 slash pockets, crudely made suspenders in cinnamon wool.  Sold at auction for $ 78,000

1938-1942 zoot suit: 2 different pattern striped wools, long fitted coat, oversize padded shoulders & exterior pouch pockets, red plastic buttons, high-waist balloon pants, pegged cuffs, 4 slash pockets, crudely made suspenders in cinnamon wool. Sold at auction for $ 78,000

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