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ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 20 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'PACHUCO ROMERO' FOR ALL PICTURES. PXP01-PXP20    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.    TEMPLATE OUT

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The “pachuco” scene in Mexico is thought to date back to the 1930s and 1940s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. The custom’s continuation in Mexico is seen in part as a continuing protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border. Read more

Home at theIn this Tuesday, April 1, 2014 photo, a woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export in Jimo city in east China's Shandong province. Growth in the developing economies of Asia will edge higher as the recovery in rich countries helps the region weather the slowdown in China, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

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A woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export, in Jimo city in east China‘s Shandong province. Read more

Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb 21, 2014.

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Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Models display Autumn/Winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain

Model presents creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show SIMOF in the Andalusian capital of Seville...A model presents a creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show SIMOF in the Andalusian capital of Seville January 30, 2014. The show will run until February 2. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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A model presents a creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show in the Andalusian capital of Seville Read more

A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris...A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

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A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in ParisRead more

A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland's Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.21, 2014.

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A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland’s Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in ParisRead more

A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris, January 20, 2014.

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A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.

A model presents a creation of fashion label Malaikaraiss'  Autumn Winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

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Shoes created by fashion label Polaire, shown during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in BerlinRead more

EDS NOTE NUDITY - A model wears a creation of Lena Hoschek's Autumn Winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

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A model shows off an outfit from Lena Hoschek’s autumn/winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in BerlinRead more