Daniel Ramirez wears his "Pachuco" outfit while posing for a photograph next to a wall with graffiti in Mexico City March 24, 2014. Kitted out in zoot suits, snappy shoes and hats, the so-called ... more 
Daniel Ramirez wears his "Pachuco" outfit while posing for a photograph next to a wall with graffiti in Mexico City March 24, 2014. Kitted out in zoot suits, snappy shoes and hats, the so-called "pachucos" add a dash of style to the Mexican capital. The "pachuco" scene is thought to date back to the 1930s and 40s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits, partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. Many modern Pachucos in Mexico follow on from this custom and use the suits not only to go dancing, but also as a continuing sign of protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border. Everything from the suit to the shoes is handmade - the shoes can cost from $60 to $120, the suits some $300, each shirt another $30, the hats between $40 and $130. Picture taken March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 16 OF 20 FOR PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'PACHUCO ROMERO' less 
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Fri, Apr 11, 2014 6:04 AM EDT