History Of The Zoot Suit

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Brooklyn, Great insight and informative post! I agree with you that the Zoot suit should be considered an example of both fashion, as well as inequality. What first started out as a symbol of inequality, being worn by Mexican American and African American men, continued to be worn as a fashion statement, in addition to the Teddy Boys, who started wearing the Zoot suit as a show of inequality, but continued to wear them in hopes of not being lost in the midst of other disadvantaged youth, to be remembered and recognized. In the Smithsonian article "The Brief History of the Zoot Suit" Ellison (1995) wrote, "the garment had a profound political meaning" (as cited in Gregory, 2016), it furthermore stated,“For those without other forms of cultural