Pachuco Style

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council by Resolution finds that the wearing of Zoot Suits constitutes a public nuisance and does hereby instructs the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance declaring a nuisance and prohibit the wearing of Zoot Suits with reet pleats within the city limits of Los Angeles.”

“The Victory Suit represented everything that civilians had to give up for the sake of their country. It was a symbol of pride and patriotism, but also of the limitations set upon creative efforts during wartime.”