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9 Interesting and Fun Fashion Facts

#5. The zoot suits

The zoot suits - 9 Interesting and Fun Fashion Facts

In June of 1943, Los Angeles saw several public disturbances as white servicemen clashed with
Mexican-American youths over the youngster’s “zoot suits.” The zoot suits exaggerated lines and loose
fits required far more fabric than a normal suit, which was seen as unpatriotic given wartime rationing. The majority of the violence was perpetrated by whites against Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, and Filipino-Americans.

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