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How did the Mafia dress?
Dress formally. Gangsters in the 20s and 30s dressed up rather elegantly. A typical outfit included an all-black, grey, or pinstriped suit with a tie. Keep the color scheme simple; stick to black, white, grey or brown. If you don’t have a suit jacket, then wear a vest and roll up the sleeves of your collared shirt.
What are the roles in a Mafia family?
The boss, underboss, and consigliere constitute the top three positions and a three-man ruling panel, or “administration”. The Genovese crime family are credited with inventing the rank of Messaggero, who is tasked with serving as a liaison among the other American Mafia families.
Do Mafia members ever tell you they are members of the Mafia?
In theory no mafia member should ever tell you they’re a member of the mafia nor ever confirm its existence…then there’s real life…some can’t help themselves bragging about who they are.
What are some tips for doing my own Mafia genealogy?
I’ve charted connections among members of my own family, and the families of known mafiosi from Corleone. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid common mistakes, when doing your own mafia genealogy. Know your own family tree. Much of the work of mafia genealogy is in being prepared to recognize a potential connection.
What is it like to be a Mafia soldier?
In reality most lower level mafia soldiers live “check to check”, hand to mouth. Mafia members keep funny hours and seem to have no real jobs to go to. This is especially true with the younger to middle aged men. Waking up around 11 am or noon.
What are the typical hours of an Italian Mafia member?
Waking up around 11 am or noon. Coming home in the wee hours of the morning. The older guys and higher ranks tend to keep somewhat more “regular” hours albeit they might spend a lot of time away from home during the day. American Italian mafia members are not supposed to have facial hair.