Pachucas, The First Generation of Chicanas To Go Against The Government and Mexicano Family Ideologies. Their Long Suits Represented The Rebellion Against the U.S. Who At That Time Placed A Law Restricting Thread Counts For Clothing Made In The U.S. In Order To Combat The U.S. Army, Who At That Time Was In War.
"The Woman in the Zoot Suit" is the first book focused on pachucas. She often wore a V-neck sweater or a long, broad-shouldered coat, a knee-length pleated skirt, fishnet stockings or bobby socks, platform heels or saddle shoes, dark lipstick, and a bouffant. Or she donned the same style of zoot suit that her male counterparts wore. With their striking attire, pachucos and pachucas represented a new generation of Mexican American youth, who arrived on the public scene in the 1940s.