Jose Heriberto Macias Sotelo, Filiberto Flores Mujica, Antonio Guardarrama Tapia and an unidentified friend wear their "Pachuco" outfits while posing for a photograph in Mexico City, March 21, 2014.
Kitted out in zoot suits, snappy shoes and hats, the so-called "pachucos" add a dash of style to the Mexican capital.
"Pachuco style" hats are seen at the house of Jose de Jesus Gonzalez de la Rosa in Mexico City, May 15, 2013.
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.
Jose de Jesus Gonzalez de la Rosa puts on cufflinks while dressing up as a "Pachuco" at his home in Mexico City, May 15, 2013.
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.