A question about Mexican peasants

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  1. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I just watched a western, and realized that this is something I've seen many times in westerns. Whenever there are Mexican peasants, they all wear all-white clothing. While the clothes look practical for people who live in a hot, sunny place, it seems odd that they all have on almost the exact same oufit.

    Is there a reason for this? Does anyone know?
     
  2. Ragnar

    Ragnar

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    Umm, its a MOVIE.

    Any resemblance to real life is purely coincidental.
     

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    Central casting is the culprit.
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    It's a movie. It is also showing a time before Wal Mart, when those clothes were hand made in a little village in Mexico, so how much variety do you think they had?
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Yeah, I know it's a film, but I've seen several like this, and it made me wonder if there's a reason the filmmakers put them in those outfits, like possibly they actually dressed that way. I don't know, that's why I asked- to see if anyone else does.
     
  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Those aren't peasants. The proper term is peon.