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The why of white clothes in capoeira:
"In the 1950s, when I first started in our art of capoeira, it had no type of uniform or standard. We practiced and we played as we wanted, in pants, with or without a T-shirt, in shorts, in shoes or barefoot etc ...
Later, then organized in academies, we started to use the football team t-shirts, each master wearing the colors of his favorite team: Canjiquinha green and red, Bimba blue and white, Pastinha yellow and black, Caiçara green and yellow. , etc., etc...
Then Mestre Bimba, then in his regional capoeira school, began to instigate the use of white fabric pants from a bag of bleached sugar.
Pants and shirtless for training, and during his performances he wore a white shirt with a patch on the left chest and sneaker-type shoes on the feet.
From there, many academies began to use the white uniform as the standard.
As for the white jacket (costume), it was Sunday clothes used at the time by all social classes during festivities. This is easily verified on old photos.
Currently during Capoeira parties and baptisms, the participants come dressed in impeccable white costumes ... It is very beautiful, but it does not represent the usual clothes of capoeiristas of the past !!!"
Source: Mestre Geni
Translated from Portuguese automatically.